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Published:Saturday | July 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In a bid to help in carrying out the mission of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) to eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica, Sagicor Foundation donated a much-needed mammography workstation unit to the JCS at a handover event on...

Published:Friday | July 13, 2018 | 4:27 PMMarvin Gordon

When it comes to organising exercises, there are three aspects to tackle: planning your overall programme, planning each workout, and planning each exercise within your workout...

Published:Thursday | July 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Jamaica Moves Road Tour will make its final stop in Portland, culminating the yearlong series of medical screenings, health education and physical activity sessions under the Ministry of Health-led initiative.The road tour, which kicked off in...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:06 AM

Spouses and dependents of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) nationals, who relocate to other member states, will now be entitled to access benefits such as health and education services, which were not previously afforded to them.This applies to...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The National Family Planning Board (NFPB) has made a variety of contraceptive methods available to the public at an affordable cost, but according to NFPB's executive director, Lovette Byfield, not enough women are making use of them."Having a child...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Fitness guru Kurt Dunn and his Body By Kurt team had The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life participants drenched in sweat during the aerobics boot camp on Saturday morning.It was the third staging in Fit...

Published:Wednesday | July 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Senna is a very good colon cleanser and can be used to relieve severe cases of constipation. Because senna leaf is an anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory, it also helps to reduce hemorrhoids swelling due to irritation. Senna is best used for short...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

With all the training and nutrition information available, it can be difficult to wade through it all and organise an effective fitness plan.So how do you get it all to work together?How can you use the training and nutrition information we provide...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMBenjamin Cooke/Contributor

It is imperative that disease prevention and health promotion become greater priorities in our health care. The majority of money spent in healthcare is focused on treatment and care rather than health prevention and promotion, which will no doubt...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

Minerals are nutrients that are essential to good health that our bodies cannot make but is present in the earth. Plants absorb them from the soil, and we get them most from eating plants or indirectly from eating animals that eat plants. We may...

Published:Wednesday | July 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The second staging in The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge turned the volume way up. It was outdoor madness boot camp with the TrainFit Club, and fitness guru Stokely Rose and the crew ensured participants were trained to be tuff...

Published:Friday | June 29, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaica Moves, an initiative by the Ministry of Health, has partnered with Running Events Jamaica to stage the inaugural Welcome to Kingston 5K.Set to take place along the corridors of the Kingston waterfront on July 8, the 5K will conclude the five...

Published:Thursday | June 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

The recent Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) 2018 Symposium focused on obesity. I congratulate the MAJ on finally bringing this enormous problem into sharp focus.Experts from our region analysed and dissected obesity from every angle. Their...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 1:29 PMMarvin Gordon

When training to improve performance, nutrition is one of the key areas to address. It's not as simple as the oft-repeated "eat more to get stronger/bigger". Nor does it begin or end with calorie counting. Proper nutrition is a...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

CHICAGO (AP):Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next?The short answer is probably not.The new "gaming disorder" classification from...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A modified version of the polio vaccine, infused straight into aggressive brain tumours, helped some patients live for years longer than they normally would have, doctors reported yesterday.It's no miracle cure - only about 20 per cent of patients...

Published:Wednesday | June 27, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickael Graham/Contributor

Hurricane season has just begun and the disabled are one of the vulnerable groups of persons in society and as a result we are at great risk. There are different organisations in Jamaica that are focused on emergency response, key of which is the...

Published:Tuesday | June 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Margaret Green has broken the gender barrier once again, becoming the first woman to be named a Fellow of the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ).Over the MAJ's 55-year history, four male colleagues have been named Fellows. Green fills the...

Published:Saturday | June 23, 2018 | 12:19 PM

The Gleaner’s Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge got off to an exciting start yesterday, as participants were determined to prove if they were tuff enuff. Launched at the Life Fit Training Centre, Red Hills Road in St Andrew, week one...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 5:19 PMMarvin Gordon

STRENGTH TRAINING Goal: Build strength.   Recommended Tests: Upper body strength test (bench press) Lower body strength test (leg press) Training: The strength component of the training is designed around a push-pull split. The push...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

I am still yet to get over the shocking revelation that Sammy did not plant piece a corn down a gully but had in fact planted peas and corn. One wonders what other lies I was told in my childhood and why the need to focus on the corn.I suspect that...

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2018 | 12:00 AM

It was supposed to be just another routine day for Marc Blake back in August 2016 when the unexpected happened. Thirty-five years old then, the seemingly young, fit and 'healthy' Sagicor Life Insurance adviser shares his story of his encounter with...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 10:01 PM
Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

Developing physical fitness is a data-driven undertaking. The foundations of a fitness programme should be rooted in the knowledge gathered from a thorough assessment of physical condition. A series of tests are used to determine...

Published:Wednesday | June 13, 2018 | 12:00 AMArusha Campbell-Chambers

Atopic eczema is a common inflammatory skin condition which tends to run in families with asthma, allergic rhinitis, and urticaria. It is known to make the skin very dry and itchy, so much so that it has been called 'the itch that rashes'.It is more...

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