Sun | Feb 28, 2021

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In a person who lives to 70, their heart will pump about 2.5 billion times. In that same time, a person will have lived just 2.2 billion seconds. Your heart is always busy. Heart failure treatment depends on the type, your symptoms, age, overall...

NICE, France (AP): The doctor slid a miniature camera into the patient’s right nostril, making her whole nose glow red with its bright miniature light. “Tickles a bit, eh?” he asked as he rummaged around her nasal passages, the discomfort causing...
From left: Ronaldo Williams, Kandasi Walton-Levermore, executive director, Jamaica AIDS Support for Life, and Richard Ashley spreading the message of safety during the Safer Sex Olympics in St Ann Square in recognition of Safer Sex Week.

The Jamaica AIDS Support for Life (JASL) hosted a week of activities from February 8 to 13 in recognition of Safer Sex Week. To raise awareness of the internationally recognised day, JASL did an islandwide tour partnering with gyms, pharmacies,...

More than 2,800 scientists from 130 countries gathered on Friday in a virtual forum hosted by the World Health Organization (WHO) to identify knowledge gaps and set research priorities for vaccines against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19...

Some Jamaicans have expressed concern about getting vaccinated now that COVID-19 vaccines are available in the United States and other countries, and are expected to reach our shores by April. While more COVID-19 vaccines are being developed as...

Should I get a COVID-19 vaccine if I’ve had the virus? Yes. Regardless of previous infection, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says people should plan on getting vaccinated when it is their turn. “It’s a pretty...

The human body is a self-healing, self-renewing, self-cleansing organism. When the right conditions are created, vibrant well-being is its natural state. However, we have departed from the ways of nature and live under less-than-natural conditions...

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to make some changes in your life. For some, this means setting health goals, such as losing weight, following a healthier diet, and starting an exercise routine. It makes sense to take advantage of...

It is the season for many things – thanksgiving, celebration, fellowship, and good cheer. Oh yes, and heart attacks. The holiday season stretches into New Year’s Day and beyond, can also be a lonely time or a stressful one, or a season of eating,...

The holidays are an exciting time of good cheer, warm family traditions, and spending time with friends. For many people, the idea of entering a crowded room and chatting up co-workers or strangers at a party, exchanging gifts with friends,...
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