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Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:08 AM

According to a new study, exercise produces a hormone that may improve memory and protect against Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers have previously discovered a hormone called irisin that is released into the circulation during physical...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:08 AM

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) is urging persons to practise good personal hygiene in order to reduce the risk of transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses. Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Maternal, Neonatal and Infant Health (MNIH) advocacy specialist, Linnette Vassell, sparked a fire of discussion among doctors when she presented recently at the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) ninth Ethics Conference at Mona...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Marijuana’s high is getting increasingly higher. In 2016, researchers in the United States measured the levels of marijuana’s active ingredient, THC, in more than 38,600 samples of street marijuana seized by the Drug Enforcement...

Published:Wednesday | February 13, 2019 | 12:07 AM

Medical cannabis has a long and rich history in Jamaica, both as a sacrament and as medicine. While the possession of medical cannabis has been legal since 2015, if prescribed by a doctor, patients may still find it challenging to have access to a...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 7:25 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Training is, most often, thought of in terms of muscles. For example, we think squat to strengthen your quads and glutes. It's no surprise: we know that certain exercises will affect certain muscles, therefore, we build training programmes...

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:24 PM

Fortunately, sudden death in young athletes is rare.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:23 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as you are all aware, you are covered by your skin, which is an import

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:23 PM

As the world commemorated World Cancer Day, on Monday, February 4, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) continues its drive to acc

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:23 PM

Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:22 PM

Nearly 17 years ago, Gasset Randon suffered from a stroke.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:20 PM

Did you know that ringworm is not a worm at all.

Published:Monday | February 11, 2019 | 3:18 PM

The Government continued to invest in the development of the health sector in 2018, with billions of dollars spent to upgrade and equip h

Published:Thursday | January 31, 2019 | 7:27 PM

Without realising it, people consume way too much sugar.

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:28 AM

We all know that fried food isn’t the best for our waistline or general health. Consistently eating foods like French fries, fried chicken, fish sticks, and tortilla chips puts you at risk for diabetes and heart disease and can even have...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:27 AM

New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. One in three adults in the United States, or 35 per cent of the adult population,...

Published:Wednesday | January 30, 2019 | 12:21 AM

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 2:58 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Understanding fitness-related measurements makes health goals much easier to accomplish. In fact, one should never start any fitness programme without an understanding of how these measurements affect training, nutrition and results. Here are three...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:25 AM

Sex sometimes hurts – especially for women. In fact, research finds that some 30 per cent of women experience some pain during vaginal intercourse and about 72 per cent experience some pain during anal intercourse. Sex adviser Debra Herbenick...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:16 AM

South East Regional Health Authority   Health Centre Extended Days per Week Opening Hours Comprehensive Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m. -8 p.m. Glen Vincent Mondays – Fridays 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Stony Hill Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays 8 a.m...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:14 AM

For part three of  The Gleaners’s Dengue Alert, we’ve reached out to the Ministry of Health for answers to specific areas of concern to some Jamaicans. Sherine Huntley Jones, medical entomologist /programme manager of the Vector...

Published:Wednesday | January 23, 2019 | 12:08 AM

Abnormal vaginal bleeding is any bleeding which occurs outside of a normal menstrual flow. This includes spotting small amounts of blood between periods or extremely heavy periods.  Normal vaginal bleeding or menstruation occurs every 21 to 35...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 9:37 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Posture is too important to foundational fitness to be left to chance. Bad posture hinders performance and leads to injury. In addition, it is easy to create bad posture through improper training and even everyday activities such as sitting. Not...

Published:Wednesday | January 16, 2019 | 12:00 AM

Obesity is a disease just like diabetes, cancer and high blood pressure. Once your weight for your height (body mass index - BMI) is high enough, your chances of losing and keeping off the weight are five to 10 per cent. At this point, the best...

Published:Thursday | January 10, 2019 | 10:03 PMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

With the holidays in full swing, planning is the best thing you can do for your health and fitness. Chances are, you are going to be making new year's resolutions anyway, so why not put some thought into them? Instead of the usual, 'I will...

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