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Christmas is only two weeks away. With the rush and traffic, not to mention personal holiday preparations, it is getting hard for many people to stick to their workout programmes. In spite of the time constraints, with the right approach, much can...

Let's be honest, most of us get through the entire Christmas period eating no more fruit than what's in the fruitcake. Fruits just don't really feature on the Christmas menu. But at this time of late nights, overindulging and partying, it's more...

Q: Doctor, I find lately although I can see clearly in the distance, small prints are becoming jumbled and causing me a headache. Why?A: As we age beyond 40 for most, the muscles that control the focusing ability of our lens become less efficient...

Persons with diabetes are being encouraged to get screened for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, to prevent vision loss.Diabetic retinopathy is a leading cause of blindness, resulting from damage of the blood vessels of the light-sensitive...

As part of the 70th anniversary commemorations of the University of the West Indies (UWI), the Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR) will be staging a mini-symposium highlighting the work of its Tropical Metabolism Research Unit (TMRU)...

Electronic prescribing, or e-prescribing, is a potential major spin-off benefit of the National Identification System (NIDS), which could result in significant financial and time savings as well as improved safety for patients.This was one of the...

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the final draft of the National Health Insurance Plan is being prepared for submission to Cabinet."We held a series of consultations with a range of stakeholders. We still may do a few more, but ultimately...

The Christmas season is upon us. The countdown to fun, food, frolic, and, of course, family, has officially begun. Soon fitness will be sacrificed at the holiday altar, as we try to make the most of the season. We don't even need the numerous...

Believing that lifting weights will make them bulky and muscular, many women tend to shy away from weight training, instead burning up the cardio sessions. But researchers are finding...

In today's world, it seems there are never enough hours in the day. We have so much to do each day, and sleep tends to be the area that gets the least attention.'Project deadlines approaching? Pull a couple of all-nighters.' 'Wanna workout? Wake up...
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