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Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Exercising during the summer heat can be challenging.The intense heat can seriously affect our performance, and this is compounded if the humidity is high.

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

There is growing evidence that certain vitamins may help boost brainpower and memory, and you don't need mega doses.The B vitamins are vital to normal brain and nerve functions.

Published:Wednesday | August 18, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning doctors and patients that an anti-seizure drug, Lamictal, can cause rare inflammation of the brain and spinal cord.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Welcome to Sharon's mind.body.fitness connection! This new bi-weekly column will be filled with ideas, life experiences and facts on how you can lead a healthy life, filled with peace, love and a sense of joy and fulfilment!...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

She came to the gynaecology clinic week after week; her complaint was the same.She was in pain and needed relief. Medications had failed and she wanted surgery. It was a difficult decision for me.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Last week, we spoke about the myths and facts surrounding string beans and green bananas.

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

NHF funds water tank at hospital - The University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) in Kingston received $23.5 million from the National Health Fund (NHF) to help build a 783,000-gallon water tank...

Published:Wednesday | August 11, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Are the claims of amazing weight loss on the HCG diet really true? The HCG diet, also known as the Simeons therapy, has two components: One is a 500-calorie diet (occasionally increased to 800 calories a day).

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Use of endosulfan, an organochlorine insectide first registered in the 1950s, is being phased out in Jamaica. Michael Ramsay, Pesticide Control Authority's (PCA's) registrar, said in a recent interview that the phase-out...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

People with poor diets who cannot afford (money or time) to eat the foods they should, have figured out a way to supply some necessary nutrients to the body - supplementation with vitamins and minerals.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

The American Heart Association (AHA) has issued a new statement on staying heart healthy. The group reviewed 74 previously published studies and developed specific strategies to help people stay heart healthy.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

I will discuss in a two-part series, four popular Jamaican foods and beliefs surrounding them as it relates to disease management.String beans and diabetes...

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Lenworth Jacobs Clinic reopens- The Lenworth Jacobs Clinic reopened in July at 65 East Street, Kingston.

Published:Wednesday | August 4, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Dear Dr Williams-Green, I read your articles in The Gleaner every week and find them very informative.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

beefMeat lovers must be having a hard time swallowing the bad rap on beef.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

If you have made it this far into the cold and flu season without being hit, consider yourself fortunate.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

As our daily challenges increase and we find it more difficult to cope, many of us experience bouts of depression.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Charlyn Fargo, ContributorI am convinced losing weight is like saving money - you do it a few calories or a few dollars at a time.

Published:Sunday | August 1, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Many people have experienced trauma such as serious accident or injury, being shot, stabbed, held up at gunpoint, rape and other sexual assaults, or the unexpected death of a close friend or relative.People who experience major trauma are at high risk...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Recently, I was made aware of a woman with a disability who was pregnant. The father was unsupportive and she was requesting assistance...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Gel cuts HIV and herpes risk - Researchers have achieved an important scientific breakthrough in the fight against HIV and genital herpes with a vaginal gel that significantly...

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Rice is the staple of choice in Jamaica. Many young people do not like ground provisions but I find this dislike is because of presentation and monotony in preparation.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Good day Dr Gardner,I have been on an exercise routine for the past three months and have seen some results in terms of being more energetic and weight loss.

Published:Wednesday | July 28, 2010 | 12:00 AM

Scientists recognise that many cancers can be prevented by modifying what people eat and their level of physical activity.

Published:Wednesday | July 21, 2010 | 12:00 AM

It's summer and the heat is on. Children are away from regular school and most are involved in summer programmes. Depending on the child's age group, their meal patterns...

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