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Published:Wednesday | July 26, 2017 | 12:04 AM

The bond between a mother and her child is indisputably one of the strongest connections in nature. This connection is strengthened during the postnatal period of the child's life and throughout the breastfeeding period.The World Health Organisation...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves

Pregnant women already have some degree of heat intolerance. On top of that, pregnancy can make the summer seem even hotter!When you are pregnant, your body temperature is a bit higher than normal, so the added heat from the outside temperature will...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or brain injury caused by oxygen depravation to the brain due to fetal or neonatal asphyxia is a leading cause of death or severe impairment among infants.These impairments include epilepsy, developmental delay, motor...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Doctors in the United Kingdom say they found a massive cluster of contact lenses in a woman's eye.The 67-year-old woman was scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November. She thought it was dry eye and old age causing her discomfort.But doctors...

Published:Wednesday | July 19, 2017 | 12:00 AM

After testing 30 different cheese products, researchers from an independent lab in the United States found that all but one contained chemicals called phthalates, man-made substances that have been shown to interfere with human hormones. The highest...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:30 AM

A vaccine has for the first time been shown to protect against the sexually transmitted infection gonorrhoea, scientists in New Zealand say. There are fears gonorrhoea is becoming untreatable as antibiotics fail. The World Health Organization sees...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

While we get alarmed at the news of the high murder rate gripping the island, we are numbed to fact that hundreds more are wounded in the ongoing war between gangs and targeted innocents.The wounded suffer devastating injuries, at times requiring...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

According to two new studies published Monday, greater consumption of coffee could lead to a longer life.People who drank two to four cups a day had an 18 per cent lower risk of death compared with people who did not drink coffee, according to the...

Published:Wednesday | July 12, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Having frequent sex might boost your brain, researchers from Coventry University in the United Kingdom suggest.In the study, researchers asked 73 older adults how often they had sex, and then had them perform tasks that tested their brain function...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

"Even though the number of cases of Zika have significantly declined from the outbreak of 2016, there is still need for continued vigilance and action on mosquito-borne diseases, which pose a health security threat, a tourism threat, and an economic...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AM

It is very important to bear in mind that your skin, the body's largest organ, is constantly renewing itself. Here is a reminder of some ways in which we can take good care of it to protect it from damage and enhance its renewal.1. Eating the right...

Published:Wednesday | July 5, 2017 | 12:00 AMJendy McDonald

A blood transfusion is the transfer of blood or blood products from one person (donor) into another person's bloodstream (recipient). This is usually done as a lifesaving manoeuvre to replace blood cells or blood products...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AMSuzette Shaw Reid

According to Louise Haye, author of the book You Can Heal Your Life, "We are responsible for creating the disease(s) in our bodies and the first point of creation is stress."From natural disasters to over-demanding bosses and household obligations,...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Although you purchased the correct size shoes, breaking in a new pair can be a painful experience. But that doesn't have to be. There are several ways to break in new shoes without damaging your feet.We've all suffered from blistered ankles and...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

WHAT DID YOU SAY?!"Doc, I want you to test his hearing!" says Mrs T. Both husband and wife are in my office for their usual follow-up checks. Mr T is adamant that there's nothing wrong with his hearing and jokes that sometimes he pretends not to...

Published:Wednesday | June 28, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans can now access reliable health care at a distance using the latest in information and communications technology (ICT).This is through the Doctor on Call application (app), which allows patients to consult with their doctors and obtain...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

n Fresh carrot juice contains a lot of beta-carotene, vitamins and minerals, which makes it great for health maintenance, particularly for people with weak immune systems, skin and vision problems. It is also great for children.n Carrot juice is...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The summer heat is upon us and, as usual, we are working on that desired summer body. Some persons are willing to try all sorts of diets, potions and concoctions to get the big broad hips, small waist, and let's not forget the men and the six-pack....

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert-Karim Besnier

It is essential that women keep their hair happy and healthy during the hot summer days which are filled with much festivities and adventurous outings. Of course, there should be nothing preventing you from 'letting down your hair' and wilding out a...

Published:Wednesday | June 21, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Two of the most common antibacterial chemicals - triclosan and triclocarban - can be found everywhere from clothing to body products, household items, playgrounds, exercise equipment and more.Last year, the Food and Drug Administration told...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:23 AM

The global obesity problem now affects one in 10 people in the world, it is rising in countries rich and poor, and in many countries, it is increasing faster in children than in adults, according to a new study. The researchers estimated that more...

Published:Wednesday | June 14, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves

In recent times in my practice, I have come to realise that many women are not clear on what menopause is, what the symptoms are, or what to expect. This can be very frustrating and can be a source of anxiety for many women, who are simply confused...

Published:Wednesday | June 7, 2017 | 12:13 AM

With weight-loss and adopting a fit and healthy lifestyle, the buzzwords these days, more and more persons are researching the best ways to lose the weight, keep it off, tone up and stay the healthy course in a consistent, sustainable way.The trick...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:56 AMDr. Arna J. Brown-Morgan

Jodie is a 21-year-old student who is visiting her family doctor today because her exams will soon begin and she just can't concentrate on her studies. She asks her doctor for vitamins to energise her during the days and which will help her...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:46 AMDr. Mellanie Didier

Renal disease is a spectrum of abnormal function of the kidneys. It ranges from mild, with minimal and possibly reversible abnormalities, to chronic and permanent dysfunction. Data from the United States (US) in 2014 indicated that over half a...

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