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Published:Wednesday | February 1, 2023 | 12:16 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Getting pregnant and carrying a pregnancy to term is actually a very complicated process. Many things can go wrong during these processes that can lead to infertility. ‘Infertility’ means not being able to get pregnant after one year of trying, or...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 12:11 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The stomach is the highest area of nerves outside of the brain and is sometimes called the second brain. The stomach’s stress response inhibits the digestive system while the relaxation response activates it, that is why the relaxation response is...

Published:Wednesday | January 25, 2023 | 12:10 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The gut-brain connection is no joke as it can link anxiety to stomach problems and vice versa. Have you ever had a gut-wrenching experience? Do certain situations make you feel nauseous? Have you ever felt butterflies in your stomach? We use these...

Published:Saturday | January 21, 2023 | 12:47 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

It is said that if you love what you do, you will never work a day in our life. Sheldon Millington has been a firm believer that in order to achieve life’s mission, we all need each other to achieve our goals. He also said that you cannot live a...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 1:18 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Living a healthy lifestyle is key to fighting off chronic illnesses like heart disease, stroke, and arthritis. It is also important to practise a healthy lifestyle to protect yourself against acute diseases and infections such as the common cold,...

Published:Wednesday | January 18, 2023 | 1:15 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Some people have suggested that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is over; no more precautions, restrictions, or changes in behaviour compared with the period of time before it started. People have grown weary of restrictions, and those sceptical...

Published:Wednesday | January 11, 2023 | 12:12 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Some men struggle to look after their mental and physical well-being, which may cause them to skip check-ups and preventive screenings that can help them live longer, healthier lives. Men who do not take proactive steps may develop serious health...

Published:Saturday | December 31, 2022 | 12:33 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

More than 300 senior citizens in the New Haven community in Kingston were treated to an evening of fun, games and entertainment by the House of SDM, and its founder, Sheldon Millington. “I knew that not many would have had dinner for Christmas so I...

Published:Wednesday | December 28, 2022 | 12:33 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Every New Year, people purchase expensive memberships to gyms, workout studios, and online fitness programmes in hopes of shedding excess body fat in the year to come. Though most people start strong, the majority do not make their new routine into...

Published:Saturday | December 24, 2022 | 1:11 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Grace and Staff Community Development Foundation seeks to relieve poverty and distress among the poor and unemployed through access to education and general community development. What started out as developing the skill sets of members of the...

Published:Saturday | December 10, 2022 | 12:29 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Deloris Murray-Sterling is blessed to be the beneficiary of her mother’s selflessness to others. She grew up observing her mother, Marvia Murray, give her last to make others happy and was taught to share whatever she had, no matter how small....

Published:Wednesday | December 7, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

This year’s holiday season may not involve the large gatherings of past years, but you may still want to enjoy traditional foods with close family members. Managing your cholesterol while maintaining holiday traditions is possible. Although holiday...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Rio Cobre River can be considered a blessing in disguise to the hundreds of residents in St Catherine that depend on irrigation water, particularly for agricultural purposes. The Rio Cobre irrigation system, which started in 1870, was the first...

Published:Saturday | December 3, 2022 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

St Catherine was one of the first seven parishes created in 1664, making it one of the seven oldest parishes in Jamaica. It is also one of the largest parishes. However, this was not the case in the early when the parish was much smaller than it...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:15 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sodium controls fluid balance in our bodies and maintains blood pressure. Eating too much sodium, or salt, may raise blood pressure and cause fluid retention. This could lead to swelling of the legs and feet or even other health issues such as...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:15 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

It can be difficult to stay healthy during the holidays. Thanksgiving is typically celebrated by feasting, followed by seconds, maybe thirds, and topped off with dessert. Of course, then you have the post-feast nap, and then an additional leftover...

Published:Saturday | November 19, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

To love the skin you are in means complete acceptance of your body, whatever size, shape or form it is. Loving the skin you are in means liberation from whatever insecurities are holding you back. Shari-Ann Henry is the founder of Love Your Skin...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Walking may be one of the most powerful medicines available. It can help lower your risk of heart disease, cancer, and diabetes, lower blood pressure and cholesterol levels, and even keep your memory sharp. As one of the most popular forms of...

Published:Saturday | November 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Selma Williams loves helping people. Her mother and her relatives taught her always to be kind to others. The human resource practitioner with over 20 years of experience in administration has done just that by giving back to her community through...

Published:Thursday | November 10, 2022 | 3:28 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

TGI Fridays will open its doors today with a new look. The popular franchise, which first opened its doors in Kingston in 2004, promises diners a fresh upscale look and feel, but same vibe. According to Kerri Hosein, vice-president of TGI Fridays,...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jessica Forrester is an introvert who is deeply passionate about modern languages, including Spanish and French. The Manchester-born native is now a first-year student at The University of the West Indies, Mona, where she is pursuing a double major...

Published:Saturday | November 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

In recognition of Library Information Week, EduFocal, a social learning organisation for Primary Exit Profile students in Jamaica and Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate students in the Caribbean, has announced plans to renovate the Joyce...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

In Jamaica, diabetes is often referred to as ‘sugar’ and is a potentially life-threatening illness that is the second leading cause of death for those under the age of 70 years. The Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey III (2016-2017), indicates...

Published:Saturday | October 29, 2022 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Giving back is not a choice, it is hereditary for Chadai Dryden. She grew up in a household with an extended family, including her maternal grandmother, who assisted many people. In addition, her parents showed the same kind of love and...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC), along with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), is preparing and planning to treat hundreds of Jamaican citizens by offering free comprehensive medical care that includes...

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