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Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

They will drive calorie counters nuts. The high fat content and the huge number of calories seem to scream 'don't eat me'. If you have been avoiding those 'fatty' nuts, however, it's time to rethink your nutrition plan. Nuts are nutrient-dense...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Rhonda Reeves/Contributor

During pregnancy, women experience many changes, including changes in the oral cavity that can adversely affect their dental health. It is, therefore, very important that pregnant women are made aware of these changes, and positive oral-health...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The focus of this year's World Mental Health Day was 'Young People and Mental Health in a Changing World'. It explored the myriad of mental illnesses affecting...

Published:Wednesday | October 17, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Being obese places an individual at a high risk for developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and cardiovascular diseases, later in life. Non-communicable diseases and childhood obesity are priority health...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

She's an aunt, a friend, a professional. But that's what we can see.What we can't see are the triggers, the feeling of intense emotions and the battles she has won silently. What we can't see, or choose not to see, is the 'face' of mental health...

Published:Wednesday | October 10, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Health, promotions and education officer at the Westmoreland Health Department, Gerald Miller, said that the Jamaica Moves programme has been implemented in six pilot schools in Westmoreland.The six institutions are Petersfield High School,...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:16 AMMarvin Gordon

Underperforming glutes can lead to a host of health problems. Issues ranging from lower back pain to knee injuries can have a root in sitting at a desk all day, allowing your gluteus muscles to grow weak.Strengthening these muscles through training...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Children living with cancer face numerous challenges to eat a balanced diet. These may be caused by the disease itself and/or the side effects of its treatment.Some of the most common nutrition-related problems include:n Loss...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AMJean Rose/Contributor

This year, the Bustamante Hospital for Children joins with the international community to highlight childhood cancer under the theme 'Be STRONG - Stand Tall, Reach Out, Never Give Up'. It is hoped that by...

Published:Wednesday | October 3, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The ministers of health of the Region of the Americas agreed to implement a series of strategic actions to reduce new cases of cervical cancer and the resulting deaths by one-third in the region by 2030.Thirty-five countries and territories of the...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:12 AMMarvin Gordon/Contributor

Big butts are all the rage nowadays. Women try everything from squats to the latest band exercise craze, and even injections and surgery to enhance the aesthetic appeal of their assets. But does it serve any real...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dr Steven Bibevski, cardiothoracic surgeon who specialises in paediatric and congenital heart surgery, as well as heart transplantation and artificial heart support at Joe DiMaggio Children's Hospital, part of Memorial Healthcare System in South...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said the Government has made significant strides in strengthening the delivery of maternal care and childcare under the Programme for the Reduction of Maternal and Child Mortality (PROMAC)."We have made...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AMPatricia Thompson/Contributor

I was recently messaged an excerpt about the Government's plan to remove bullas from school. This also contained a long list of comments...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

To prevent the nation's youth from acquiring non-communicable diseases (NCDs), Minister of Health Christopher Tufton said the Jamaica Moves programme will be expanded to schools, beginning this month.Dr Tufton said the Jamaica Moves team will be...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton said workplaces should establish wellness programmes to minimise downtime and to increase productivity.Dr Tufton, who was delivering the keynote address at the 2018 Caribbean Wellness Day Symposium, held at...

Published:Wednesday | September 26, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Patients at the Black River Hospital in St Elizabeth should see an improvement in the delivery of care, following the launch of the Ministry of Health's Compassionate Care Programme at the facility last week.Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 10:33 PMMarvin Gordon

With the rainy peak of the hurricane season in full swing, empty gyms, parks and other exercise spots are not a strange sight. Most people find it difficult to make their gym appointments for various reasons. Being stuck indoors is no excuse to...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Dear Doctor Chung,I have been noticing a slight pain in my chest lately. My wife has been casting it off as 'gas' because most mornings I rush out to work without a cup of tea. But, I do not support this theory. The pain is sudden and sometimes...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJessica Thompson/Contributor

We are in the peak of the hurricane season. Preparing for potentially dangerous weather conditions inevitably causes feelings of anxiety, unease, and at times, outright distress.When we talk about disaster preparedness, though, we rarely discuss the...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A new public opinion survey conducted for the Heart Foundation of Jamaica and Vital Strategies by Hope Caribbean, found that Jamaicans are concerned about chronic diseases, particularly diabetes and childhood obesity.The study was conducted in two...

Published:Wednesday | September 19, 2018 | 12:00 AMJean Shaw/Contributor

Menopause. Sounds like something to do with men, doesn't it? So what does menopause have to do with diabetes?Dr Fay Whitbourne Morrison made the connection between menopause and diabetes in her presentation of the Hugh Lawson Shearer Distinguished...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:07 AM

What an exciting and intense end it was to The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Season 2 Tuff Enuff Challenge last Saturday!In fact, what an exceptional season it was! Twelve weeks of boot camps that truly tested the fitness level of Fit 4 Lifers, thanks to...

Published:Wednesday | September 12, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Cheap American chicken is coming to Jamaica. The trade war started by President Trump has resulted in decreased exports of pork and chicken that are currently being stockpiled in freezers. As the laws of globalisation apply, this overstock will be...

Published:Wednesday | September 5, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

"We have reached the climax. The forces of good and evil are ready to duke it out, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance ... ."While it might not be as dramatic as that sounds, The Gleaner's Fit 4 Life Tuff Enuff Challenge final clash at...

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