Thu | Apr 25, 2019

Health

LEFT: Ashane Leslie touches the fragile area, that was impacted when his father’s car  veered into a cement post. Next month, he will undergo surgery to replace the bone fragment.

For the past six years, Jamaica has lost over 300 lives every year to road collisions caused by faulty vehicles, speeding, lack of seat belt use, lack of helmet use, distracted driving, and drinking and driving. Through its campaign ‘Below 300...
Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton (second right) listens attentively to a member of the Chinese Bright Journey Eye Care Mission technical team, Dr Xi Chen, as they observe a cataract surgery being conducted by members of the mission at the Kingston Public Hospital last week.

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the visiting Bright Journey Eye Care Mission is set to exceed its target of 500 cataract surgeries. The 11-member Chinese technical team is performing free cataract surgeries at the Kingston Public...

As we age, joint health is one thing we expect to lose. From back pain to arthritis, it is all considered a part of 'getting old'. Yet joint issues are also common in young people. And while most people learn to live with their joint issues...

With recent research suggesting soy can significantly support weight loss, nutrition scientist Dr Michelle Braun believes that the protein is applicable to the Jamaican population. “Very relevant to the Jamaican population is the soy benefit...

Work is under way by the technical working group developing the Government’s proposed national eye health plan. The group was established in 2017 by Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton, to provide policy and strategic direction for the prevention...

Despite being high in fat, nuts are incredibly nutritious and healthy. They are loaded with magnesium, vitamin E, fibre, and various other nutrients. Studies show that nuts can help you lose weight, and may help fight type 2 diabetes and heart...

The kidney filters toxins from the blood, regulates blood pressure, red blood cells and balances fluids in the body. So kidney health is paramount to life. But Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), which is the gradual loss of the function of the kidneys,...

What is Influenza (Flu)? Flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. The best way to prevent flu...

Garlic is one of nature’s most potent remedies and is also one of the easiest to find. It has been extensively researched in over 5,000 studies for its natural ability to help the body recover. This herb has been used for a multiplicity of...

Sunlight consists of infrared, visible, and ultraviolet (UV-A...
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