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Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Clarendon Health Department is appealing to Jamaicans to get vaccinated as a safe way to strengthen their defence against vaccine-preventable diseases. The call was made at the 16th commemoration of Vaccination Week in the Americas at the Canaan...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Outside of its mouthwatering flavour, Cinnamon has many medicinal properties. It is used as a laxative, for gas and sour stomach. It is also good for diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. It is also good for cold, sore throat and cough. Studies are now...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The best pictures in the world are taken by our eyes and the best views are seen by our windows to the world. Yet, for thousands of Jamaicans living with cataracts, the world only seems cloudy.On the last episode of 'Doctor's Appointment', Dr. Neil...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (defined as up to one drink per day for women or up to two for men) has been shown to have some positive health effects, especially on heart health, regularly having more than that can be detrimental to...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:11 AMMarvin Gordon

Push-ups are a great way of building functional upper-body strength. Completing a set of push-ups requires multiple muscle groups to work together in the way that they do naturally.Naturally does not mean simple or easy, however. There are many ways...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:08 AM

In the race of life, we are all afforded advantages and disadvantages that fuel or de-energise us along our journey. For me, the journey of disability has been a very rough one, as I have had to move from being physically fit to...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Do you know someone who has trouble breathing when they smell freshly cut grass, smoke, chemicals or dust? Then they may be among the more than 300 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In my last article, I spoke about the difference between obesity and overweight, as well as the advantages that bariatric surgery has over traditional lifestyle change. Obesity is a complex disease characterised by hormonal and metabolic changes...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

People who spice up their sex life with a bit of kinkiness - such as bondage, sadism, masochism (BDSM), role play, sex toys, handcuffs, tying up, oral sex, adding food to the mix, sex outside the bedroom - may be mentally healthier than those who...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:07 AMMarvin Gordon

Push-ups are a staple of bodyweight training. Push-ups provide a truly versatile exercise which can be tailored to help boost fitness in so many ways.From muscle-building to boosting limit strength - increasing your one-rep-max - in a variety of...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Suppose you had a medical condition that could result in you dying anywhere from five to 20 years earlier than you normally would have? You went to a doctor, and he told you he had a treatment guaranteed to work four per cent of the time. Would you...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

You would be amazed to know that millions of people around the world suffer from some sort of sleeping disorder, from quite severe to mild. Whichever category you...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Imagine going about your routine trip to the market, then suddenly you're overcome with dizziness, your limbs start to go weak, and you can't speak. With home nowhere in sight, all alone in the busy market, you're having a stroke.This could have...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Weight gain, irregular periods, mood swings, infertility and depression. One in every 10 women worldwide experience these symptoms as they are tied to polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormone imbalance that primarily affects the...

Published:Sunday | April 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Rheumatoid arthritis, is an ailment affecting joints located on both sides of the body - wrists, hands and knees. It can also attack the eyes, lungs, skin, nerves, blood and/or heart. Young Jamie's symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:47 AMPatricia Thompson/Contributor

Years ago, the main nutrition challenges were with babies and children up to five years. Malnutrition in children was defined as the lack of some or all nutritional components needed for growth and good health. The main deficiencies then were...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

Week after week of intense training will almost always follow the same path: progress to plateau to overtaxing, followed by overtraining and/or injury.When working within an intense training schedule, we can't afford to be reactive with recovery....

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Claiming the lives of some 4,500 Jamaicans in 2006 alone, diabetes continues to plague the nation's people today.Joining host Dr Sara Lawrence for episode three of Doctor's Appointment, Season Three, was diabetes expert...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the United States-based Environmental Working Group.Every year since 2004, the group - a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organisation - ranked...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during preparation. Not all processed foods are unhealthy, but some processed foods may contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. The best indicator of how highly processed a food is...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLisa-Gaye Richards/Contributor

Every year we celebrate women's strengths, passion, determination, purpose and their ability to rise above all odds with their heads held high. But what about the strength of a woman in taking charge of her body, her health?Now is the time for all...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:09 AMMarvin Gordon

Summer is almost upon us and gyms are starting to fill up again. Whether you are a first-timer or it is a part of your yearly routine, the chase for the summer body has officially begun.Diet and fitness fads find easy victims among the uninformed....

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hair, often referred to as one's 'glory' and 'crowning glory', has been the subject of controversies arising from rules about hair grooming practices at some schools and work places.At times, individuals of African descent receive messages that...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of the rarest cancers in the world today is multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. Yet, the American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States alone, more than 31,000 people will be diagnosed with the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Studies show people over the age of 60 who eat more than two servings of vegetables a day had a 40 per cent slower rate of cognitive decline than those who eat one serving or less. Green, leafy vegetables such as callaloo, pak choi, cabbage and...

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