Health

Know what you might be jumping into

THE scorching summer heat is here and will not be easing any time soon. With some children already out of school and families converging for the holidays, heading for a dip in cooling water is a top-of-mind priority. Read More

Is brain death absolute?
WE know that when our heart stops beating we die. However, if our brain dies, do we also die?... Read More

Eating healthy is the best beauty regimen
IN the era of the self-made make-up industry billionaire and millionaire stars on Instagram and YouTube, people are spending their money on ways to mask and disguise blemishes and “imperfections”.... Read More

Health tips for dad
AS we honour our fathers and father figures today, let's also remind them about how important it is that they remain healthy and take care of themselves.... Read More

For stomach cancer,

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

DIJON, France (AFP) — “Classic chemotherapy was awful... but with this treatment, I feel hope,” says French pensioner Jacques Braud, who is undergoing treatment for stomach cancer with a new form of therapy dispersed by aerosol. Read More

You can fight sarcopenia, but will you?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 16 2019    

MOST of us hope to work towards a better life as we get older — finish school, begin working, thrive and save for retirement in our thirties, forties and fifties, then retiring and enjoying the fruits of our labour in our sixties, seventies, eighties, and perhaps... Read More

What is Alveoplasty?

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

ALVEOPLASTY is the process of surgically recontouring and modifying the jawbone ridge — usually after tooth extraction — to enhance the healing process and prepare the jawbone for subsequent dental restoration procedures, such as the placement of dentures. Read More

Six fingers per hand

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

POLYDACTYLY is the extraordinary condition of someone being born with more than five fingers or toes. Read More

Measles

Sunday, June, 16 2019    

MEASLES is a childhood infection caused by a virus. Once quite common, measles can now almost always be prevented with a vaccine. Read More

Scenes from Relay For Life

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

People turned out in droves on June 1 to participate in the Jamaica Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2019 fund-raiser at the University of Technology, Jamaica. Walkers and runners attending the annual event competed against each other to raise the most money and also to... Read More

More on the blood type diet

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

THE idea that one's blood type is a factor in the kind of diet that will make them trimmer and healthier, or not, was created by a naturopath named Dr Peter J D'Adamo. Read More

Brush your teeth, postpone Alzheimer's

Sunday, June, 9 2019    

YOU don't only avoid holes in your teeth by maintaining good oral hygiene.Researchers at the University of Bergen have discovered a clear connection between gum disease and Alzheimer's disease, a recent release has said. Read More

Food safety tips for the summer

By Dr Wendy-Gaye Thomas | Sunday, June, 9 2019    

JAMAICANS really don't need to wait for summer to have a party or gathering, but the season is here and the party temperature is definitely rising — along with the sizzling heat, of course. Read More

Growing up high

Sunday, June, 2 2019    

ABOUT one in five Canadian adolescents uses cannabis (19 per cent of Canadians aged 15-19), and its recent legalisation across the country warrants investigation into the consequence of this use on the developing brain. Read More

Foods known to help fight depression

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 2 2019    

WITH all the Mental Health Month activities — from celebrities talking about their own challenges to talk shows discussing related issues — there is definitely increased awareness. Unfortunately, it is likely that a very large part of the combined 25 per cent of people... Read More



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