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Published:Wednesday | July 17, 2019 | 12:11 AM

According to the 2017 Knowledge, Attitudes and Behaviour Survey by Jamaica’s Ministry of Health, one out of every five persons with multiple sexual partners never used a condom the last 10 times they had sex. Fortunately, due to certain features...

Published:Wednesday | July 10, 2019 | 12:21 AM

The passage of a kidney stone is often described as one of the most painful experiences one can endure; possibly even more so than childbirth. In addition, stones that do not pass can lead to blockage of the kidney, risking loss of organ function...

Published:Tuesday | July 9, 2019 | 12:25 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Fitness is a long-term investment. Our approach to health and wellness, even at a young age, will have a significant impact well into our senior years. In fact, it may well determine just how many senior years one gets...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:29 AM

Mango may taste like candy, but it’s rich in health-boosting polyphenols and carotenoids. It may also help improve glucose levels. In one study, obese participants who ate the equivalent of about two-third cup of the tropical treat (roughly 65...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:28 AM

After returning from death’s door, which he attributes to taking formulation from extracts of the McGhie Jamaica Cinnamon Ginger (JCG), Edward Lawson is anxiously awaiting the availability of intravenous application of the formulation with the hope...

Published:Wednesday | July 3, 2019 | 12:17 AM

Setting goals and working with a disciplined determination to achieving them is very important, and this also goes for persons with disabilities. At the start of this year, I had set a goal to live healthily, which led to my going green challenge...

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 3:28 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Pulling and pushing out all the stops    When it comes to foundational movement patterns, it is hard to get more basic than push and pull. These movements are easy to master and can be trained safely without expensive equipment. That is...

Published:Wednesday | June 26, 2019 | 12:25 AMDr Jennifer Mamby Alexander/Contributor

NOISE, in an article titled ‘Noise Pollution: A Modern Plaque’ by Lisa Goines and Louis Hagler in 2007, is defined as an unwanted sound that causes wide-ranging adverse health, social and economic effects. It also suggests that annoyance is also...

Published:Tuesday | June 25, 2019 | 5:46 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Bend and twist like a baby The bend and twist movement patterns truly take one back to the basics. As children, we learned and practised these movements perfectly. As we age, however, changing body composition and inactivity strip us of these...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:38 AM

Previously, persons needing surgeries to remove foreign objects from the oesophagus would have to be transferred to hospitals in Kingston; however, through the kind donations of the Manchester Wellness Foundation, residents in central Jamaica can...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:37 AM

The 2019 Jamaica Reproductive Health Survey will be conducted over the next 16 months at a cost of over $72.4 million. The exercise will be spearheaded by the National Family Planning Board (NFPB), an agency of the Ministry of Health and Wellness,...

Published:Wednesday | June 19, 2019 | 12:36 AMJan Hochtritt/Contributor

Recently, when I was asked to appear as a guest on TVJ’s popular Smile Jamaica programme to speak about plastic surgery, I was asked a seemingly easy question by the host, Neville Bell. He asked: “Plastic surgery, is it risky?” I immediately felt...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:22 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Training basic movement patterns is a must – even for 'summa body' athletes. The benefits of mastering foundational movement are well documented and so are the pitfalls of ignoring them. Still, it might not be immediately obvious how to...

Published:Wednesday | June 12, 2019 | 12:15 AMSandra Latibeaudiere/Contributor

Every weekday morning, 48-year-old Precious* takes care of her 80-year-old mother, who has dementia, before taking the 25-minute journey to work. It is like taking care of her only child, who is now an adult, all over again. After waking up, it...

Published:Tuesday | June 11, 2019 | 3:53 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

It's 'summa' and gyms, trails, and exercise classes are full to the brim. Everyone is looking for that new move or cutting edge tip that will give them the beach body look they desire...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:37 AM

Jamaica’s first Interventional Suite at the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) was officially opened last week. The Interventional Suite has state-of-the-art equipment that enables specialist clinicians to perform minimally invasive...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:31 AM

Experienced senior human resource director at the Ministry of Health and Wellness, Gail Hudson, is urging nurses, the largest group in the public health sector, to rebrand with the right attitude. Hudson made the challenge to more than 300 nursing...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:27 AM

Malignant melanoma of the skin is a serious type of skin cancer which may be life-threatening. Here are several facts about malignant melanoma that everybody should be aware of, regardless of skin type: 1. Malignant melanoma is a cancer of the...

Published:Wednesday | June 5, 2019 | 12:27 AMMahalia Lawes/Contributor

In following up on the article entitled ‘Stop eating what you are allergic to’, I will focus on the healing process to maintaining a healthy gut. There are many foods that we consume on a regular basis that destroy the natural bacteria and the...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:16 AM

Individuals, organisations and authorities from six countries across the region of the Americas — Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Colombia, El Salvador, the United States (US) and Uruguay are to be honored with a 2019 World No Tobacco Day award....

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:08 AM

- HIV continues to be a major global public-health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives so far. In 2017, 940,000 people died from HIV-related causes globally. n There were approximately 36.9 million people living with HIV at the end of...

Published:Wednesday | May 29, 2019 | 12:08 AM

One man has been cured of HIV. Timothy Brown had cancer of the blood, and had been living with HIV. Tim received bone marrow from a healthy donor. The building blocks of our blood are made in the bone marrow. Replacing Tim’s bone marrow allowed him...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:26 AM

Countries are moving towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and Chagas, but progress has been uneven, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The report, New...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:21 AM

In search of the 'Summa' body, many are willing to try anything and popular or 'celebrity' diets are a common target. From keto to vegan, over the next few weeks many of us will wade into four or five different diets. Again, we do not recommend...

Published:Wednesday | May 22, 2019 | 12:11 AM

Some might know of the study where rats kept in cages were offered the choice between regular water and water laced with cocaine. The rats would almost always go for the cocaine-tainted water. This happened even when offered food and while their...

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