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Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:03 AM

Smoking now kills seven million people a year - almost double the number recorded in 2000, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.The...

Published:Wednesday | May 31, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The results of several studies are now revealing that exercise is the best solution for insomnia.Exercise is not quite as effective as sleeping pills, researchers believe, but considering the potential downsides of pharmaceutically induced methods,...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMRobert-Karim Besnier

Massage isn't an antidote for every likely condition that will affect your holistic health, but it's definitely an exercise prescription that can remedy a string of problems that you will encounter on the journey to achieve your wellness goals.In...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Celebrities such as Rihanna, Simon Cowell, Kate Moss and Cindy Crawford have all been spotted undergoing IV therapies, which is said to provide many health benefits, such as increased energy, optimised immunity, weight loss and improved skin."The...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AMTracey-Ann Brown

Ever wondered about easy ways to treat everyday health upsets. Here are a few remedies used in both Jamaican and Chinese traditional medicine.DIGESTIVE AIDGinger teaGinger can be used to ease nausea and bloating. Cut the fresh ginger root into...

Published:Wednesday | May 24, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A new study from the Royal Society for Public Health in the United Kingdom has found that Instagram does the most damage to young people's mental health when compared to all of the other popular social networking apps currently used. Snapchat is a...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Tomlin Paul

Every second your heart beats, whether you like it or not. So, too, there are natural rhythms to other aspects of your being. There is a natural 'beat' that comes out of our mind, whether we like it or not. I have heard it many times from countless...

Published:Wednesday | May 17, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In 1770, a famine ravaged the Bengal region in British-occupied India, killing over 10 million people. In some areas, there were not enough people left alive to bury the dead. This famine was described as man-made by many historians. Some have gone...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

According to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), 61 per cent of health workers do not sanitise their hands when necessary, which puts people at risk of contracting infections. Hence, it is calling on countries and health centres to...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

In recognition of World Move for Health Day today, The Ministry of Health and its partners are encouraging communities and companies to coordinate activities that promote physical activity and proper nutrition.Through its Jamaica Moves campaign, the...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

A new discovery from scientists at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in the United States may have found a cure for hair going grey...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Water keeps us hydrated, helps us avoid overeating, and could even burn extra calories. But, like with many of our healthiest habits, more isn't always better, even when it comes to water. Believe it or not, there are a few times when you should...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AMDr Mellanie Didier

A common disease of the arteries with multiple and severe complicationsAtherosclerosis, also known as arteriosclerosis, is a disease of the walls of the arteries. It can affect arteries throughout the body. When the heart arteries are affected, is...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Eating full-fat cheese, milk or yogurt does not increase the risk of a heart attack or stroke, according to a new study published in the European Journal of Epidemiology this week.The study was an in-depth analysis of 29 prior studies that looked at...

Published:Wednesday | May 10, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Obese women have a harder time getting pregnant, noted a study. One Indian study of 300 morbidly obese women found that over 90 per cent of them developed polycystic ovarian disease, a condition associated with infertility, over a three-year period....

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:17 AMDr Alfred Dawes

Since my last article in which I sarcastically called for bans on Nutribuns and patties, I’ve learned a few things. Chief among them is that Jamaicans don’t run jokes with patties. I received numerous calls from persons defending...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The health ministry intends to introduce a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine this year in the fight against cervical cancer."A study in the United States revealed that within four years of the vaccine's introduction, HPV decreased by over 50 per...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

The phenomenon of men waking up with a morning erection is so common that doctors actually have a medical name for it: nocturnal penile tumescence (NPT).According to recently released research, although men mainly notice this occurrence in the early...

Published:Wednesday | May 3, 2017 | 12:00 AM

According to a new obesity study, whether you watch what you eat by counting your daily calories or practising intermittent fasting, either approach can be effective for weight loss.Intermittent or alternate-day fasting requires routinely...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:14 AMDr Joy Callender

Nutrition is important to prevent cervical cancer, during the treatment of this cancer, and after recovery from cervical cancer. A diet low in fruits and vegetables increases the risk for cervical cancer. Prevention involves eating a diet based on a...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:14 AMDr Milton Hardie

Cancer of the cervix is second to breast cancer as the cause of death by a malignancy in the Jamaican woman. The cervix or lower part of the womb is that part of the womb that enters the top of the vagina, making it accessible for examination and...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:12 AMDr Sharon Robinson

April is Oral Cancer Awareness Month. Oral cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world, with a mortality rate of less than 50 per cent at a five-year diagnosis.According to Dr Irving McKenzie, the chief dental officer at the Ministry...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:11 AMKarelle

Here are some tips to get you started on an exercise programme!...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:00 AM

Cancer is the uncontrolled growth and spread of cells. It can affect almost any part of the body. The growths often invade surrounding tissue and can metastasize to distant sites...

Published:Wednesday | April 26, 2017 | 12:00 AMDeniese Badroe

Today is International Noise Awareness Day and to commemorate the day, JAD Hearing Services - a social enterprise which provides hearing assessments, hearing health education and hearing devices - in partnership with its parent organisation the...

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