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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...

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

1. Overusing mouthwash, orusing one that's too acidicOne of the toughest environments for your teeth is a dry mouth. That's because saliva has a combination of minerals, enzymes, and oxygen compounds that keep the pH balance in your mouth neutral -...

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

Researchers have found that persons who drank eight to 12 eight-ounce glasses of ice cold water per day had a higher metabolic rate than those who drank water at room temperature.Your body may burn a few calories heating the cold water to your core...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:05 AMMarvin Gordon

If giving to charity isn't enough to draw you to 5K races this year, here are five more reasons for you to run...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Alcohol not only harms your liver in the long run, but it also causes what is known as 'brain fog'. Brain fog refers to a feeling of mental confusion, like a cloud that impacts your ability to think clearly. Several studies show that alcohol abuse...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said obesity among adults in Jamaica is increasing by one per cent every year, contributing to illnesses such as diabetes and hypertension.He said if left unchecked, obesity and its consequences can retard...

Published:Wednesday | January 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Alfred Dawes

My recent comments about the takeover of school cafeterias by fast-food franchises have elicited responses from some of the affected companies defending the practice.When something goes against your profits, you are forced to counter it even if it...

Published:Thursday | January 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The country's vector management programme has been strengthened with the opening of the Mosquito Control and Research Unit (MCRU) Insectary at the University of West Indies (UWI) Mona campus in St. Andrew. A joint initiative of the Ministry of...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:01 PMMarvin Gordon

The new year brings with it the renewal of the corporate 5k circuit. Yes, it's almost time for Sigma run already. Time to sign up and buy your running shoes. Oh, and that other thing – training...

Published:Wednesday | January 10, 2018 | 12:04 AM

Guys with 'central obesity', or a waist circumference of 40 inches or above, had significantly lower levels of testosterone than men with more svelte waists, a 2014 study in clinical endocrinology found.One of the most common...

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