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October 1, 2017 5:54 AM Organisers target 3,000 participants for Pink Run

THE organisers of ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run is on a mission to increase the number of participants in this year's 5 k fund-raising event by 1,000, setting its target at 3,000 people. The 17th staging of the event, which is set for October 28 and is being held under the theme: 'Tutus and tall socks', was launched at the Courtleigh Auditorium 114

October 1, 2017 5:53 AM Facing down prostate cancer

September is recognised as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and as we enter October - Breast Cancer Awareness month, we share the personal story of renowned radio broadcaster Gerry McDaniels and how his life was dramatically changed two years ago when he was diagnosed with prostate cancer. One random day in 2015, I decided to finally take my doctor's 128

October 1, 2017 1:50 AM Medical tattoos help breast cancer survivors

PENSACOLA — Bobbie Jean Joiner pushed the paper vest from her shoulders and looked at her breasts in a full-length mirror. The vest was stamped with outlines of pink ribbons, the international symbol of breast cancer. That was appropriate because the 56-year-old Joiner is a breast cancer survivor who had a double mastectomy in 2010. And for the first 87

September 29, 2017 10:21 AM Symptoms of Dementia: Study Finds Inability to Smell Peppermint Linked to Disease

Updated | Alzheimer’s is the sixth leading cause of death in the United States, with an annual research budget of around $480 million, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. But the “holy grail” of contemporary dementia research is determining the risk factors that make people more likely to develop the disease, neurologist Ronald Petersen, who directs 120

September 29, 2017 7:00 AM World Heart Day 2017: 10 effective tips to keep your heart healthy forever

We all know the basics of a healthy heart, but some habits are such that we continue them without realizing that they are wreaking havoc on our hearts. Call it social pressure or negligence, the victim always is the heart. Heart pumps blood to our entire body and the significance of this cannot be undermined in any way. Also, most of us would know the increasing 139

September 29, 2017 5:31 AM South Africa's heart disease problem is growing

'Over the last 25 years‚ neither heart disease nor blood pressure levels have improved in South Africa' “Over the last 25 years‚ neither heart disease nor blood pressure levels have improved in South Africa. In fact‚ given that more people are overweight and have hypertension now than ever before‚ South Africa may even see an increase in heart disease 150

September 28, 2017 9:24 AM World Rabies Day observed with theme Rabies: Zero by 30

World Rabies Day was observed on 28 September 2017. The theme for World Rabies Day is Rabies: Zero by 30. The day is annually celebrated to raise awareness about rabies prevention and to highlight progress in defeating the disease. The day’s theme sets the goal of reaching zero human deaths from canine rabies by the year 2030. At the global conference 117

September 26, 2017 2:46 PM Namibia: Minister Lauds U.S. Govt for Support to Health Sector

Rundu — Health and Social Services Minister Dr Bernard Haufiku has said the Namibian government is grateful for the work done in Namibia by the American government that has rendered extensive support to the health sector. Haufiku made the remarks in his official statement during a handover ceremony in Nkurenkuru a week ago, where the US government invested 125

September 23, 2017 4:41 PM Study finds house-cleaning, walking to work, staves off death

PARIS, France (AFP) — One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity — which can include house-cleaning or walking to work — five days a week, researchers said yesterday. “Being highly active (750 minutes a week) is associated with an even greater reduction,” according to a study published in The Lancet 115

September 22, 2017 9:52 PM House cleaning, walking to work, staves off death: study

One in 12 global deaths over a five-year period can be prevented through 30 minutes of physical activity -- which can include house-cleaning or walking to work -- five days a week, researchers said Friday. "Being highly active (750 minutes a week) is associated with an even greater reduction," according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal 116