Tue | Aug 22, 2017

Health

You may look much younger and more vibrant than the 40-plus you are, but your body isn’t going to respond the way it did in your 20s. Sure, no one will ever guess your age, and may be quite shocked to know you are that old, but your body definitely knows and will not hesitate to remind you...

Aligned with the Ministry of Health's 'Jamaica Moves' campaign, which promotes healthy lifestyle habits among Jamaicans, the Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) is providing resources and support to its staff in the parishes of Clarendon,...

If you do not take the proper precautions, summer heat can be dangerous. In fact, it can even be deadly. And with temperatures getting even hotter than normal, it is very important that measures are taken to minimise the effects of excess heat.In...

The bond between a mother and her child is indisputably one of the strongest connections in nature. This connection is strengthened during the postnatal period of the child's life and throughout the breastfeeding period.The World Health Organisation...

The Ministry of Health would like to advise that no patient on Antiretroviral (ARV) medication, the drug used to treat persons living with HIV, is being affected by the shortage of two types of the drug.Of the ARVs supplied through the ministry, two...

Twenty eight years of dedicated research on one of the endogenous plants of Jamaica Petiveriaalliacea (guinea hen weed) has landed Adjunct Professor in the College of Health Sciences at the University of Technology (UTech) Dr Lawrence Williams, and...

Health Minister Dr. Christopher Tufton is lobbying Diaspora support for a new $5.9 billion (US$46 million) 220-bed medical facility to be built on the compound of the Cornwall Regional Hospital in Montego Bay, St. James, to provide specialist...

Pregnant women already have some degree of heat intolerance. On top of that, pregnancy can make the summer seem even hotter!When you are pregnant, your body temperature is a bit higher than normal, so the added heat from the outside temperature will...

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy or brain injury caused by oxygen depravation to the brain due to fetal or neonatal asphyxia is a leading cause of death or severe impairment among infants.These impairments include epilepsy, developmental delay, motor...

Doctors in the United Kingdom say they found a massive cluster of contact lenses in a woman's eye.The 67-year-old woman was scheduled for routine cataract surgery in November. She thought it was dry eye and old age causing her discomfort.But doctors...
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