Health

Ganja use & sex

THE jury's still out on rock 'n' roll. But the link between sex and at least one drug — marijuana — has been confirmed. Read More

Scientists pinpoint gene... the one to blame for poorer survival rate in early-onset breast cancer patients
A new study led by scientists at the University of Southampton has found that inherited variation in a particular gene may be to blame for the lower survival rate of patients diagnosed with early-onset breast cancer.... Read More

'Your Miles Matter' racking up support for charity
DRIVERS islandwide have rallied behind the Hyundai Jamaica 'Your Miles Matter' campaign, recording more than 564 miles of the 900-mile target since the campaign launched on November 11.... Read More

Red Flag!
DESPITE decades-long prevention and treatment efforts, cardiovascular (CV) disease continues to be the leading cause of death worldwide.... Read More

Male virgins can still acquire HPV, study finds

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

MEN who have never engaged in sexual intercourse are still at risk for acquiring HPV, according to a study published recently in the Journal of Infectious Diseases by researchers at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)... Read More

Drinking hot tea every day linked to lower glaucoma risk

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

DRINKING a cup of hot tea at least once a day may be linked to a significantly lower risk of developing the serious eye condition, glaucoma, finds a study published online in the British Journal of Ophthalmology . Read More

What are orthotics?

Angela Davis | Sunday, December, 17 2017    

AN orthotic is a device designed to support the foot, improve foot posture, and correct any imbalance that may be present. Read More

How social networking keeps people healthy

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

HAVE you ever wanted to tell someone about a tough day at work or scary medical news, but felt nervous about calling a friend to share what's going on? Read More

Higher blood sugar in early pregnancy raises baby's heart-defect risk

Sunday, December, 17 2017    

HIGHER blood sugar early in pregnancy raises the baby's risk of a congenital heart defect, even among mothers who do not have diabetes, according to a study led by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Read More

Is Peppa Pig to blame for putting pressure on doctors?

Saturday, December, 16 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Peppa Pig, a cartoon loved by children around the world, could be to blame for creating unrealistic expectations of doctors, according to an article in the light-hearted Christmas edition of the British Medical... Read More

Vajacials and more...

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

THE latest trend in non-invasive treatments have been extended to give the female sex organ some attention. Read More

Heart Institute of the Caribbean CEO acknowledged for philanthropic work

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

FOUNDER and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) Dr Ernest Madu was named by Grupo Mídia among the 100 most influential people in health care at its awards ceremony held recently in Dusseldorf, Germany. Read More

Want to listen better? Lend a right ear

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

LISTENING is a complicated task. It requires sensitive hearing and the ability to process information into cohesive meaning. Read More

Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS

Sunday, December, 10 2017    

LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised “a cure for AIDS”. Read More

Experimental stem cell treatments

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

SEVERAL stem cell clinics have opened their doors in our Caribbean countries over the past few years. However, the injecting of stem cells into the human body is not only relatively new, but also classified in international medical literature as experimental... Read More



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