Sun | May 20, 2018

Health

Jamaica's growing obesity problem comes under the microscope during this year's Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) symposium, which will run from Sunday, June 3, to Sunday, June 10.'Obesity: Do we even have a slim chance?' is the theme for the...

Employment in Jamaica, like any other country, is a great challenge. Once we overcome the hurdles of gender inequality in the workplace and workplace issues, including labour relations, what we have left, we may believe, is not as crippling as it...

Dr Merceline Dahl-Regis, a Bahamian public-health pioneer known for her work in advancing and verifying regional disease elimination efforts, was named a Public Health Hero of the Americas by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health...

With the myriad training technologies and methodologies available, it can be difficult deciding which best suits your needs.Take strength training, for example. One of the most common choices is free weights vs machine based training. While it is...

Outside of its mouthwatering flavour, Cinnamon has many medicinal properties. It is used as a laxative, for gas and sour stomach. It is also good for diarrhea, vomiting and nausea. It is also good for cold, sore throat and cough. Studies are now...

The best pictures in the world are taken by our eyes and the best views are seen by our windows to the world. Yet, for thousands of Jamaicans living with cataracts, the world only seems cloudy.On the last episode of 'Doctor's Appointment', Dr. Neil...

More than 700 people who are usually unable to afford regular healthcare services were assisted recently at Food For The Poor (FFP) Jamaica and the Lions Club of New Kingston's 10th annual health fair.The health fair, which was held on the grounds...

Free cataract surgeries were performed on 338 residents of Manchester, Clarendon and St Elizabeth last month at the Mandeville Regional Hospital.The surgeries were made possible through a collaboration between the Florida-based Mind, Body and Soul...

The executive director of Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC), Ivan Cruickshank, is supporting the call by Nicolette Henry, minister of education, Republic of Guyana, and chair, PANCAP regional coordinating for increased domestic...

The Clarendon Health Department is appealing to Jamaicans to get vaccinated as a safe way to strengthen their defence against vaccine-preventable diseases. The call was made at the 16th commemoration of Vaccination Week in the Americas at the Canaan...
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