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Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hundreds of Jamaicans are to benefit from cataract surgery later this year, thanks to the Chinese Bright Journey Medical Mission.The revelation was made when the mission team - comprised of represen-tatives from the Beijing Friendship and Tongren...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Smoke from environmental fires is a major health hazard, causing a number of harmful effects on the body. Unfortunately, over the past few weeks a high percentage of the population has been battling the health risks associated with fires, as...

Published:Wednesday | August 1, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Personal trainers Kurt Dunn from Body By Kurt, Marvin Gordon, and Lorenzo McIntosh turned up the heat at the FLOW Flex Gym on Saturday for The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life sixth event, in its Season Two's Tuff Enuff Challenge.5k run, leg works, weight...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Managing Riverton smoke health riskThe Ministry of Health is advising members of the public to take precautions in light of the current fire at the Riverton City dump.Persons are asked to avoid exposure to the smoke by doing the following:ï Minimise...

Published:Tuesday | July 31, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Health insurers have agreed that most Jamaicans do not know enough about the health benefits offered under the insurance policies they hold, and that more needs to be done to improve awareness on these matters as a way of upholding citizens' rights...

Published:Saturday | July 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

With the promise of Sweet Energy hanging in the air, this year's staging of the Sweat Fete exercise party, dubbed the Glow Edition, certainly delivered.According to Sweet Energy Fitness' Nelly Modest, there was something for everyone at Sweat Fete,...

Published:Wednesday | July 25, 2018 | 12:15 AMMarvin Gordon

After laying out your training game plan and structuring your workouts, there is one more pressing consideration: how do you approach each exercise? What tricks can you use to get the most out of the training time and equipment available?Here a few...

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

This summer has been a hot one. Temperature affects your mood; you're more likely to feel irritable, annoyed, angry, or short-tempered when the time is uncomfortably hot.So, if you find yourself feeling hot and bothered in more ways than one, you...

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

Fitness guru Stokely Rose and the TrainFit team were determined to test if Fit 4 Lifers were Tuff Enuff on Saturday morning, at week five of Season Two of The Gleaner's health and fitness initiative.The early-morning circuit boot camp featured:...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:22 AMMarvin Gordon

The game plan in hand, it's time to plan your workouts and exercises. Workouts must be properly organised to derive maximum benefit from each training session.There are many areas to cover when planning workouts within the framework of your game...

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

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said there is a need for heightened discussions on behaviour change initiatives that will lead to improved lifestyle choices.Delivering the keynote address at the National Parent-Teacher Association of...

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

Erectile dysfunction, which is commonly called ED, occurs when a man can no longer get or keep an erection. This, therefore, affects his ability to have sexual intercourse, which can be very frustrating. This problem is really different from other...

Published:Wednesday | July 18, 2018 | 12:00 AMJean Shaw/Contributor

Have you ever seen anyone receive a standing ovation and unanimous applause at a medical conference? Well, Alma MockYen - noted broadcaster, radio and television producer, dramatist and media trainer - received one!MockYen had just delivered a house...

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

It neva normal Saturday morning, as the Sweet Energy Fitness Club worked The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants to a frazzle. Wow! Just wow!Fitness coaches Robert 'Astro' Whyte and #livewire MC Sheena-Kay and the Sweet Energy team had an intense boot...

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

Studies show that 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,...

Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a bid to help in carrying out the mission of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica, Sagicor Foundation donated a much-needed mammography workstation unit to the JCS at a handover event on...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 4:27 PMMarvin Gordon

When it comes to organising exercises, there are three aspects to tackle: planning your overall programme, planning each workout, and planning each exercise within your workout...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Moves Road Tour will make its final stop in Portland, culminating the yearlong series of medical screenings, health education and physical activity sessions under the Ministry of Health-led initiative.The road tour, which kicked off in...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them.This applies to...

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

The National Family Planning Board (NFPB) has made a variety of contraceptive methods available to the public at an affordable cost, but according to NFPB's executive director, Lovette Byfield, not enough women are making use of them."Having a child...

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

Fitness guru Kurt Dunn and his Body By Kurt team had The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants drenched in sweat during the aerobics boot camp on Saturday morning.It was the third staging in Fit...

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

Senna is a very good colon cleanser and can be used to relieve severe cases of constipation. Because senna leaf is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, it also helps to reduce hemorrhoids swelling due to irritation. Senna is best used for short...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

With all the training and nutrition information available, it can be difficult to wade through it all and organise an effective fitness plan.So how do you get it all to work together?How can you use the training and nutrition information we provide...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBenjamin Cooke/Contributor

It is imperative that disease prevention and health promotion become greater priorities in our health care. The majority of money spent in healthcare is focused on treatment and care rather than health prevention and promotion, which will no doubt...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

Minerals are nutrients that are essential to good health that our bodies cannot make but is present in the earth. Plants absorb them from the soil, and we get them most from eating plants or indirectly from eating animals that eat plants. We may...

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