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Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:23 PM

Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:22 PM

Nearly 17 years ago, Gasset Randon suffered from a stroke.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:20 PM

Did you know that ringworm is not a worm at all.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:18 PM

The Government continued to invest in the development of the health sector in 2018, with billions of dollars spent to upgrade and equip h

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 7:27 PM

Without realising it, people consume way too much sugar.

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:28 AM

We all know that fried food isn’t the best for our waistline or general health. Consistently eating foods like French fries, fried chicken, fish sticks, and tortilla chips puts you at risk for diabetes and heart disease and can even have...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:27 AM

New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. One in three adults in the United States, or 35 per cent of the adult population,...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 2:58 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Understanding fitness-related measurements makes health goals much easier to accomplish. In fact, one should never start any fitness programme without an understanding of how these measurements affect training, nutrition and results. Here are three...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Sex sometimes hurts – especially for women. In fact, research finds that some 30 per cent of women experience some pain during vaginal intercourse and about 72 per cent experience some pain during anal intercourse. Sex adviser Debra Herbenick...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

South East Regional Health Authority   Health Centre Extended Days per Week Opening Hours Comprehensive Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m. -8 p.m. Glen Vincent Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Stony Hill Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 a.m...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:14 AM

For part three of  The Gleaners’s Dengue Alert, we’ve reached out to the Ministry of Health for answers to specific areas of concern to some Jamaicans. Sherine Huntley Jones, medical entomologist /programme manager of the Vector...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is any bleeding which occurs outside of a normal menstrual flow. This includes spotting small amounts of blood between periods or extremely heavy periods.  Normal vaginal bleeding or menstruation occurs every 21 to 35...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 9:37 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Posture is too important to foundational fitness to be left to chance. Bad posture hinders performance and leads to injury. In addition, it is easy to create bad posture through improper training and even everyday activities such as sitting. Not...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Obesity is a disease just like diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Once your weight for your height (body mass index - BMI) is high enough, your chances of losing and keeping off the weight are five to 10 per cent. At this point, the best...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 10:03 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

With the holidays in full swing, planning is the best thing you can do for your health and fitness. Chances are, you are going to be making new year's resolutions anyway, so why not put some thought into them? Instead of the usual, 'I will...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 11:08 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Posture does not often appear among New Year's fitness goals. This is unfortunate because posture provides a detailed description of the health of muscles and joints. It also affects health and performance significantly and is likely to be...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 10:20 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

By this time next week, millions would have started their two-week annual foray into the world of fitness. New Year's resolution fresh in their minds and no clear goal other than wanting to look like an Instagram model, most will abandon the...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Did you know that broken- heart syndrome is a real thing, and no one is immune to it? It is typically brought on by intense emotional or physical stress. And it can feel just like a heart attack. Let's explain. When someone experiences a heart...

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

QUESTIONS1. If you want to be able to afford somewhere to live, do you:a. Chill.b. Work...sometimes.c. Work...regularly.d. None of the above.2. When you purchase, rent or 'cotch' in this home, do you:a. Clean once per year.b. Clean once a month.c....

Published:Wednesday | January 9, 2019 | 12:00 AM

People suffering from anxiety and depression may be at higher risk for developing other major health conditions, like heart disease, suggests new research, perhaps at levels comparable to smoking and obesity ­ though the ‘perhaps’ in this case is significant...

Published:Wednesday | January 2, 2019 | 12:00 AM

And, I, Alfred of the tribe of Dawes, in the third year of my sojourn in the savanna by the sea saw these things of which I speak; not for sake of visions from The Most High, but through the wisdom that He hath granted to me and all who hath eyes to...

Published:Wednesday | December 26, 2018 | 12:07 AM

With Christmas just behind us and the New Year only days away, the holiday celebrations are far from over. Which means that alcohol in all its forms will continue to flow as we all prepare to bid farewell to the old and ring in the new.But try not...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Christmas is dear to us all. It is the time of year when we reflect on all the great things we have done and focus on the great time we will have. There is absolutely nothing better than fruitcake and sorrel season in Jamaica. I have waited all year...

Published:Wednesday | December 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Recent research suggests that we consume around 3,000 calories in our Christmas dinner - more than the entire recommended daily intake for a grown man! This huge festive feast not only contributes to weight gain, but also to...

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