Sun | Aug 30, 2015

Health

Politicians and policymakers have always sought mega projects to solve our economic problems. One such saviour of our economy is the much-touted medical-tourism industry. While the attractiveness of...

It kills more than eight million persons worldwide each year, but still sepsis, the potentially life-threatening complication of an infection, remains virtually unknown.It is for this reason, among others, why doctors in the Department of...

Testosterone is a hormone that is produced by the human body. It is mainly produced in the testicles in men and belongs to a class of male hormones called androgens. It stimulates sperm production and a man's sex drive and also helps build muscle and...

Colon cancer patients who regularly drink caffeinated coffee may be lowering their risk of tumour recurrence and death from the disease, new research suggests.But researchers added that it's premature to tell patients to drink coffee to reduce their...

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), in 2013, 42 million children up to the age of five years were said to be obese. Alarmingly, WHO estimates that if the current trend continues, the number of overweight or obese infants and young...

According to reports on the weekend, health officials in Florida, United States, are reporting that they are now seeing a resurgence in HIV cases, especially among adolescents and young adults. Florida is now ranked number one with new cases.Nearly...

Today, The Gleaner begins its ‘Fixing Health’ series – a special project presented in association with our partners...

The best place to get information about your sexual health is from your doctor, however, in this age of information technology, or for whatever reason - be it anxiety and urgency, privacy, or convenience - you may one day find yourself searching the...

A urine test for pancreatic cancer could soon be widely available after a breakthrough by British scientists. Researchers have discovered that a combination of three proteins found at high levels in urine can accurately detect early-stage pancreatic...

Seventy per cent of deaths in Jamaica in 2010 were due to non-communicable diseases. This was stressed by Minister of Health Dr Fenton Ferguson as he indicated that non-communicable diseases (NCDs) remain very high within the Jamaican population and...
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