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Jamaica Gleaner Profiles in Medicine
published: Wednesday | April 18, 2007

BE WELL - Let's have a cup of tea
The Chinese gave the world its tea-drinking culture. An ancient Chinese proverb says, 'Better to be deprived of food for three days, than tea for one.' Coming from a tea-drinking family myself, I always have a cache of the brew in my cupboard. I find that the ritual of preparing tea...

FITNESS CLUB - Exercise for younger, fresher looking skin

Apart from the many benefits of regular exercise, it also enhances the look and feel of your skin. When you exercise it contributes to healthier, younger, fresher-looking skin. Most persons have already established a good skin care regime. They cleanse, carefully exfoliate...

Food portions show up in waistline bulge

In weight control, portion control is often the most important factor. In a recent study, the bigger the student, the more they ate.Researchers at Colorado State and San Diego State universities found that college students with higher body mass indexes (BMI) tend to look at larger...

There's lots of money in health food

Health food or nutraceutical refers to food that provides medical or health benefits. These products include isolated nutrients in foods, dietary supplements, specific diets, genetically engineered/designer foods, herbal products and processed foods such as cereals soups...

I AM WHAT I THINK - Ganja and madness

Often when we speak of madness, we are referring to schizophrenia. Schizophrenia is a form of mental disorder that is associated with hallucinations (seeing things and hearing voices); false beliefs (beliefs that others are against them and trying to harm them) and strange behaviour...

LETTERS - Men battered and abused

Dear Ms. Thompson: It is not so much that domestic violence needs to be 'de-gendered'. That is assuming that to discuss gender is to discuss matters concerning women when the men abuse power. What this means for domestic violence is a more nuanced analysis of gender relations...





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