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Jamaica Gleaner Profiles in Medicine
published: Wednesday | June 4, 2008

Let's stamp out crime
The last two weeks were very disturbing for us in this country. We are experiencing a flare up in violence in several communities; two policemen, a soldier and several civilians were killed; the quiet rural township of Mount Carey was rocked by the killing of a Baptist minister...

The low-down on trans fat

Fat is a very important ingredient in food preparation as it adds aroma, flavour, colour and texture to dishes. Fat also has an impact on our overall health. Of the two main types of fatty acids, one is normally solid at room temperature and is mainly from animals...

Jamaica's botanicals are life savers

For many years most herbs on the island have survived prejudice and resistance from the medical fraternity as they were said to cause 'liver damage'. Today, science has been forced to recognise that 88 per cent of world consumers rely on herbals in...

Keep your exercise programme alive!

Some of us used to think that knowledge of the benefits of regular exercising was enough to increase people's participation level. However, many of us now realise that it takes much more than knowledge. Interestingly, it is those people who have confidence in their ability...

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Dandruff be gone! Dear Ms McDaniel,I saw your article in The Gleaner about dandruff and thought that maybe I could get some advice on the reasons why women experience hair loss especially on the sides of the head.

Health trends

Jamaican women willing to participate - Results of a USAID-supported survey suggests that women in Jamaica and South Africa would be interested in participating in a clinical trial to examine the possible relationship between hormonal contraception...





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