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Published:Thursday | May 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMChristopher Serju/Gleaner Writer

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:06 AMMarvin Gordon

While the versatility and effectiveness of free weights are well documented, exercise machines also offer several benefits worth exploring.There are machines designed to target every aspect of training. The main advantage to be derived from (most)...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickael Graham/Contributor

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 16, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Tuesday | May 15, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Seventeen corporate companies lined up at the start line on Sunday, April 29, to mark the start of the Jamaica Moves Corporate Challenge Circuit II.The circuit, which kicked off with Everyone's A Winner/Running Events 5K/10K, saw more than 700...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:08 AMMarvin Gordon

Ever wondered what sports commentators mean when they say an athlete peaked at the perfect time? Shouldn't athletes be in tip-top shape year-round, or at least throughout the season?Well, the answer is no. Humans generally cannot remain at full...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

By the time you can truly appreciate this letter, several years would have passed from this day of writing.If you have not been one of the several thousand Jamaicans murdered, there is an 80 per cent chance that you are...

Published:Wednesday | May 9, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The Ministry of Health is encouraging Jamaicans to get physical on World Move for Health Day tomorrow.Community groups, schools, churches and corporate bodies are being urged to organise activities in communities across the island.The ministry, as...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

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...

Published:Wednesday | May 2, 2018 | 12:00 AM

While drinking moderate amounts of alcohol (defined as up to one drink per day for women or up to two for men) has been shown to have some positive health effects, especially on heart health, regularly having more than that can be detrimental to...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:11 AMMarvin Gordon

Push-ups are a great way of building functional upper-body strength. Completing a set of push-ups requires multiple muscle groups to work together in the way that they do naturally.Naturally does not mean simple or easy, however. There are many ways...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:08 AM

In the race of life, we are all afforded advantages and disadvantages that fuel or de-energise us along our journey. For me, the journey of disability has been a very rough one, as I have had to move from being physically fit to...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Do you know someone who has trouble breathing when they smell freshly cut grass, smoke, chemicals or dust? Then they may be among the more than 300 million people worldwide who suffer from asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

In my last article, I spoke about the difference between obesity and overweight, as well as the advantages that bariatric surgery has over traditional lifestyle change. Obesity is a complex disease characterised by hormonal and metabolic changes...

Published:Wednesday | April 25, 2018 | 12:00 AM

People who spice up their sex life with a bit of kinkiness - such as bondage, sadism, masochism (BDSM), role play, sex toys, handcuffs, tying up, oral sex, adding food to the mix, sex outside the bedroom - may be mentally healthier than those who...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:07 AMMarvin Gordon

Push-ups are a staple of bodyweight training. Push-ups provide a truly versatile exercise which can be tailored to help boost fitness in so many ways.From muscle-building to boosting limit strength - increasing your one-rep-max - in a variety of...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Suppose you had a medical condition that could result in you dying anywhere from five to 20 years earlier than you normally would have? You went to a doctor, and he told you he had a treatment guaranteed to work four per cent of the time. Would you...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

You would be amazed to know that millions of people around the world suffer from some sort of sleeping disorder, from quite severe to mild. Whichever category you...

Published:Wednesday | April 18, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Imagine going about your routine trip to the market, then suddenly you're overcome with dizziness, your limbs start to go weak, and you can't speak. With home nowhere in sight, all alone in the busy market, you're having a stroke.This could have...

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