Health

Turmeric Shows Promise in Combating Diabetes and Obesity

Turmeric, of the ginger family, is grown in many parts of the Caribbean. Turmeric, an Asian spice found in many curries, has a long history of use in reducing inflammation, healing wounds and relieving pain, but can it prevent diabetes? Since inflammation plays a big role in many diseases and is believed to be involved …

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Mark Lee

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Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

Survey Reveals Women with Post-menopausal Osteoporosis Fear Stoop and Shrinking in Height

Women with postmenopausal osteoporosis are concerned about developing a stoop (commonly known as curvature of the spine or hyperkyphosis) and shrinking in height but accept that it is just part of getting old, according to a new European survey. The survey also found that almost three quarters (73 per cent) of the women questioned would …

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Fighting and Preventing Malaria is Everyone’s War

This year marks the first in observing World Malaria Day (April 25). The initiative, formerly known as Africa Malaria Day from 2001-2007, was designed to raise global awareness of the disease. In May 2007, the World Health Assembly concluded that despite malaria’s high death toll and financial costs, global awareness remains low. Hence, the Assembly …

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Mark Lee

About Mark Lee

Editor, author and writer with career spanning print, radio, television and new media.

How to be an Effective Cancer Warrior*

People who have had to battle with cancer usually refer to themselves as either cancer survivors or cancer fighters. The two terms have vastly different meanings. A cancer survivor has usually had just one bout with cancer and has gone through treatment without a recurrence, particularly after a five year ‘danger’ period has passed. A …

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