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Published:Monday | March 5, 2018 | 6:29 PM

The innovative initiative geared towards marketing healthcare in Jamaica and the Caribbean, Caribbean Medical Devices Exhibition (CME), will be held this Friday at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel in New Kingston. CME is the culmination of Medical Link...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:06 AMMarvin Gordon

"Mi love food too much fi do that," she said, referring to my tendency to carry breakfast, lunch, snacks and, sometimes, even dinner, to work.Somehow the myths surrounding meal prep refuse to die. From "The food doesn't taste good," to "Mi nuh have...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Chief Public health inspector for Westmoreland, Steve Morris, said while leptospirosis is not at a crisis level, every effort should be made to ensure the disease is easily detected and speedily treated.Morris said health officials continue to...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Veterinary public health inspector at the Westmoreland Health Department, Jodi-Ann Harris, said that leptospirosis can be transmitted to humans by domestic animals.Harris said that "while the rats do get all the blame", the leptospirosis bacteria...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Some people hate the bitter taste, but aloe vera is one of the greatest natural remedies out there. It is very good at detoxifying the body and relieving constipation; loaded with anti-inflammatory properties; soothing to the digestive...

Published:Wednesday | February 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

There is no question. Jamaica is a violent country. This is primarily seen in the spiralling murder rate, but there are multiple instances where our primal aggressive streak is borne out. Healthcare workers have for years been subjected to verbal...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

By now, everyone should know that exercise and diet are paramount for heart health. Even light exercise like a half-hour brisk walk five days a week can improve cardiovascular health. And it's not just aerobic exercise that improves heart function,...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CABI scientists have joined an international team of experts who suggest that the large-scale management of a range of some invasive plants could hold the key to reducing the spread of deadly malaria.Dr Arne Witt and Dr Sean Murphy worked with...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When you bump into something with enough force, the blood vessels underneath your skin can break, causing blood to leak out of them. That results in the purplish-blue mark you see on your skin.But sometimes...

Published:Wednesday | February 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This is one of the oldest and most popular herbs that is grown around the world. Not only is it refreshing, but mint has a number of many medicinal uses, owing to the reason for it being an ingredient in so many...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) is currently a model site for Jamaica and the rest of the Caribbean with the almost completed implementation of the Hospital Information Management System (HIMS), which has digitised the hospital's...

Published:Wednesday | February 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hey, today is Valentine's Day, the day of love. Has Cupid shot you with his arrow yet? If not, you need to hurry it along because love is probably the most potent medicine you will ever need for all that ails you.So ... want to improve your overall...

Published:Tuesday | February 13, 2018 | 11:06 PMMarvin Gordon

So you realise you might have been pushing too hard in the weight room. This does not have to be the end of training - or training hard. Recovering from overreach in your training programme can be quite instructive.Pay more attention to these...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 10:49 AMMarvin Gordon

So you have decided it's time to shed that stubborn bit of belly fat. What's more, you want it done in four weeks; you know that if you workout six times a week you can do it...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Men who exercise regularly and maintain a healthy diet are less likely to develop erectile dysfunction than couch potatoes. Exercise revs up your blood circulation by keeping your cardiovascular system hearty and happy. A...

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

She wasn't always a fitness fanatic. In fact, prior to 2009, Geneadel Penglas had only ever competed in one 5K event - the Sagicor SIGMA Corporate Run. Her goal, however, was not to win or even place, but to have her first experience of the event....

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Persons who have diabetes are being warned to control their blood sugar to reduce the risk of getting diabetic retinopathy (DR).DR is an eye condition that affects blood vessels in the retina, which is the structure that lines the back of the eye....

Published:Wednesday | February 7, 2018 | 12:00 AMStacy Ann Delevante/ Contributor

The Ministry of Health is encourag-ing individuals to get moving in 2018, as it continues to push its Jamaica Moves initiative in an attempt to encourage Jamaicans to lead a healthy lifestyle.Many persons have been delaying getting active, citing...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

The most common reason for exercising is putting on muscle or 'toning' up. There are a few things to know, however, if you are to avoid the common routine of working out then killing your gains.Before you hit the weights, here are a few ways you can...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A study at the University of California in Berkeley, United States, found that women become aroused when exposed to a chemical called 4.16-androstadien-3-one (AND). The good news? AND occurs naturally in men's...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is expressing concern about the marketing of unhealthy products to children in Jamaica as the country grapples with a high level of childhood obesity.Executive Director of the HFJ, Deborah Chen, explained that...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Injectable fillers, particularly those containing hyaluronic acid, continue to grow in popularity worldwide as a safe, non-surgical, natural-looking method of reducing the signs of skin ageing.Hyaluronic acid is a substance that is present naturally...

Published:Wednesday | January 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health is encouraging persons in vulnerable groups, such as the elderly, children, and pregnant women, to get the influenza vaccine.Principal medical officer and national epidemiologist in the ministry, Dr Karen Webster-Kerr, said...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 4:51 PMMarvin Gordon

Think you've done it all in the gym? Getting bored? Or have you hit a plateau you can’t seem to beat? Try something new this year. Fitness programmes grow boring very quickly and lose effectiveness almost equally fast. To keep having fun...

Published:Wednesday | January 24, 2018 | 12:00 AM

As a high-schooler, the longest distance you could get Kemar Leslie to run (competitive or otherwise) was the 1500-metre race. Fast-forward to 2018, and you will notice that he's the face you see crossing the finish line first at most 5K races...

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