Sun | Nov 27, 2022

Health

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:15 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Sodium controls fluid balance in our bodies and maintains blood pressure. Eating too much sodium, or salt, may raise blood pressure and cause fluid retention. This could lead to swelling of the legs and feet or even other health issues such as...

Published:Wednesday | November 23, 2022 | 12:15 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

It can be difficult to stay healthy during the holidays. Thanksgiving is typically celebrated by feasting, followed by seconds, maybe thirds, and topped off with dessert. Of course, then you have the post-feast nap, and then an additional leftover...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:06 AM

SLIDELL, Louisiana (AP): The 10 women gathered on yoga mats in a New Orleans suburb, the lights dimmed. “I’d like to invite you to close your eyes,” instructor Stephanie Osborne said in a soothing voice from the front of the room. The only other...

Published:Wednesday | November 16, 2022 | 12:05 AM

If we’re all being honest, owning a home or having a roof over our heads is pretty high on our to-do list. How many times have you jokingly told your children – “You better not put me in a nursing home when I’m older” or “I want to live in my house...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Jessica Forrester is an introvert who is deeply passionate about modern languages, including Spanish and French. The Manchester-born native is now a first-year student at The University of the West Indies, Mona, where she is pursuing a double major...

Published:Wednesday | November 9, 2022 | 12:05 AM

Seeking to do its part through financial contribution and awareness, EdgeChem Paints turned out with scores of its employees to the ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run last weekend. Jamaica has one of the highest breast cancer incidence rates...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2022 | 12:05 AM

The Lupus Symposium is an annual affair organised by the Lupus Foundation of Jamaica, as one of several key events staged for Lupus Awareness Month, observed in October. This year’s focus on reproductive health reflected on the fact that lupus,...

Published:Wednesday | November 2, 2022 | 12:05 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

In Jamaica, diabetes is often referred to as ‘sugar’ and is a potentially life-threatening illness that is the second leading cause of death for those under the age of 70 years. The Jamaica Health and Lifestyle Survey III (2016-2017), indicates...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

The Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC), along with the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), is preparing and planning to treat hundreds of Jamaican citizens by offering free comprehensive medical care that includes...

Published:Wednesday | October 26, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Nicole Davis-Campbell and her husband Maurice Campbell have been living with lupus for 32 years, collectively. The disease is a costly reality, which the couple say has been more manageable with the support from the National Health Fund (NHF)....

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:06 AM

Now approaching the one-year anniversary of his prostate cancer diagnosis, Devon Cummings* is crediting his improving health to his becoming a National Health Fund (NHF) card beneficiary. Cummings says he was not able to afford his medication for...

Published:Wednesday | October 19, 2022 | 12:06 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Regular exercise is an important part of being as healthy as you can be. In fact, being physically active can reduce your risk of developing breast cancer. If you have been diagnosed with breast cancer, exercise can reduce the risk of a recurrence...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:09 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Lupus is a chronic long-term disease that can cause inflammation and pain in any part of your body. It’s an autoimmune disease, which means that your immune system, the body system that usually fights infections, attacks healthy tissue instead. No...

Published:Wednesday | October 12, 2022 | 12:07 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

Local healthcare advocates are encouraging more persons to access screening for breast cancer, given the range of factors which put persons at risk for the condition, and the availability of various facilities for early detection and treatment....

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:08 AMMelisa Anderson Cross/Contributor

YOU PROBABLY know someone who has battled or is battling breast cancer. Breast cancer is the uncontrolled growth of breast cells arising from the lobular glands that produce milk (lobular carcinoma) or the ducts that carry milk to the nipples (...

Published:Wednesday | October 5, 2022 | 12:07 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: DR XAUNDRE Mohansingh, a general practitioner assigned to the St James-based Cornwall Regional Hospital, is rubbishing the popular idea of having an ‘alkaline body’ as a means of fighting and resisting cancer, saying that such an...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

CANCER AND cardiovascular disease (CVD) are the two commonest causes of morbidity and mortality in the Caribbean. Moreover, there is a growing population of patients who have both cancer and CVD, and data suggest that the economic burden faced by...

Published:Wednesday | September 28, 2022 | 12:06 AM

YOUR HEART works every second of the day to keep you alive! Prevention and early detection of heart disease and the associated risk factors (like obesity, high cholesterol, hypertension and diabetes) are, therefore, essential to help keep your...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:08 AMKeisha Hill/Senior Gleaner Writer

SOCIAL DETERMINANTS of health (SDOH) contribute significantly to the severe morbidity and mortality that various cardiovascular diseases inflict on the society. The components of SDOH include wealth, income, employment status, education, housing,...

Published:Wednesday | September 21, 2022 | 12:05 AMChristopher Thomas/Gleaner Writer

WESTERN BUREAU: Nutritionist Dr Rosalee Brown, who operates in the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), is suggesting that men consider adopting a plant-based diet, especially for those who are genetically predisposed, to reduce the likelihood...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:07 AM

AS STUDENTS across the Caribbean make their return to the classroom, an ambitious campaign promoting nutritious food in schools mounted by a coalition of regional health advocates is bolstering calls for the implementation of policies to curtail...

Published:Wednesday | September 14, 2022 | 12:06 AM

THE MINISTRY of Health and Wellness is inviting members of the public to actively participate in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by wearing blue on Friday, September 23, which has been designated as Blue Day. Non-communicable diseases (NCD) risk...

Published:Monday | September 12, 2022 | 5:06 PM

BOSTON (AP) — President Joe Biden today urged Americans to come together for a new "national purpose" — his administration's effort to end cancer "as we know it." At the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:10 AM

CANCER IS uncommon in children. Most cancers develop in adults, and it is most common in older adults. About one out of every three adults will develop cancer during their lifetime, while about one in 285 children will develop cancer before the age...

Published:Wednesday | September 7, 2022 | 12:10 AM

MINISTER OF Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton is urging women to provide support and encouragement to men to do the necessary screening for prostate cancer. In his message to mark Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is being observed...

Pages

Subscribe to Health