Health

Sex after a heart attack

AFTER a heart attack, the patient and their partner are usually fearful about resuming certain routine activities — such as driving, sex, and exercise — and usually have safety concerns. Read More

Foundation helps to improve patient care at UHWI
THE JMMB Joan Duncan Foundation recently outfitted the intravenous ( IV) fluid room in the pharmacy department of the University of the West Indies Hospital (UHWI) with a new 60,000 BTU air conditioning unit valued at over $500,000, to assist the...... Read More

Back to school with the right shoes
THE new school term is just around the corner and parents will be rushing around, checking off that extensive shopping list that will no doubt include books, uniforms, sports kits, and, of course, new school shoes.... Read More

Sandals continues its drive for health and wellness
Recently millions worldwide celebrated International Global Wellness Day by doing a physical activity, eating healthily or engaging in therapeutic sessions as a means of mental and physical relaxation. However, for Sandals Resorts in the Montego Bay region, the emphasis on healthy...... Read More

Hormone shows promise for treating neurodegenerative conditions, study finds

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A single injection of a fragment of a life-extending protein hormone could improve cognition in those with neurodegenerative illnesses, according to new research published last Tuesday. Read More

I have an open bite

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

THE way your teeth align and meet together is known as occlusion. In an ideal world the teeth match up perfectly, with the upper teeth resting just slightly above the lower teeth when your jaw is closed and the top surfaces of the molars lining up. Read More

Health minister does more than talk

BY ROCHELLE WILLIAMS | Sunday, August, 13 2017    

'Minister Moves', 'Dr Fit Tufton' and 'Minister of Fitness' are just some of the names ascribed to Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, who is credited as being a minister who 'walks the talk' in the lifestyle habits he advocates. Read More

Playing action video games can actually harm your brain

Sunday, August, 13 2017    

Neuroscientists should think twice before getting patients to play video games as a way to boost their brain power, a new study conducted at Université de Montréal (UdeM) suggests. Why? Because, in many cases, gaming can do more harm than good. Read More

KPH gets laser eye treatment machine

Saturday, August, 12 2017    

PATIENTS affected by the eye conditions glaucoma and cataracts will have improved access to corrective surgeries at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Read More

Campaign launched for people living with HIV to take medication for life

Friday, August, 11 2017    

A social marketing campaign has officially been launched by the Ministry of Health to encourage people living with the human immunodeficiency virus (PLHIV) to take their medication and to continue to do so for life. Read More

PAHO launches initiative to end mother-to-child transmission of four diseases

Friday, August, 11 2017    

EVERY year, an estimated 2,100 children in Latin America and the Caribbean are born with HIV or contract it from their mothers; 22,400 are infected with syphilis; 9,000 are born with Chagas disease; and 6,000 contract the hepatitis B virus, according to the the Pan American Health... Read More

Skin of colour

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

As our motto states “Out Of Many One People”, we are a nation filled with many ethnicities making us multiracial and a rainbow of skin colours. Read More

World's blind population to soar, study finds

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The world's blind will increase threefold from about 36 million today to 115 million in 2050 as populations expand and individuals grow ever older, researchers said last Thursday. Read More

Human welfare and the law

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, August, 6 2017    

TODAY, August 6, 2017, marks 55 years since we made our political break with our British colonialists, and over this period of time we have sought to make true our chosen motto “Out of Many One People”. Read More

FFP donates 50 beds to St Ann's Bay Hospital

Sunday, August, 6 2017    

RESTORATION of the male's surgical ward at St Ann's Bay Hospital is an objective the institution's board and management can strike off their books, given that Food For the Poor (FFP) Jamaica recently intervened by donating 50 new hospital beds. Read More



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