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'Contraception and Young People: A Focus on Zika' was the focus of this year's World Contraception Day (WCD), observed each year on September 26.Under the endorsement of the National Family Planning...

If you are getting up in age but want to maintain that youthful look, with beautiful, healthy hair, nails and skin, here are seven powerful anti-ageing, nutrient-rich foods that are must haves for your daily diet...

For many persons, removing unwanted hair is part of their daily life. Some persons do it for perceived hygienic reasons, some for cultural reasons due to perceived standards of beauty, and others because their job dictates that they have a clean...

Hundreds of Jamaicans living with kidney disease have benefited from the work of the Bridge of Life Foundation since they began their missions to Jamaica in 2011. The team of doctors consisting of local and overseas-based volunteers is currently...

Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton, is urging leaders in the health sector to remain persistent in the fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Jamaica.He noted that seven out of every 10 deaths in Jamaica are related to some form of...

This year, children are the focus for Caribbean Wellness Week, under the theme ‘Healthy Children in Healthy Environments’. CARICOM has recognised the important to focus on children, with the belief that young people have the right to...

Italian researchers say they have found evidence that the Zika virus can affect the brains of adults, and may damage memory.The virus is now known to cause devastating damage to the brains of developing fetuses, and there has been some indirect...

More needed to tackle childhood obesity, NCDs - top expertChildhood obesity is a growing problem across the Caribbean and needs to be addressed if the epidemic of non-communicable diseases is to be brought under control, argued Dr Alafia Samuels,...

10 tips to help childrendevelop healthy lifestyle habitsWith the alarming statistics that in every CARICOM state more than one in 10 children is obese, with the numbers rising, it is critical to begin to help them develop healthy lifestyle habits...

Jamaica's lush and rustic southwestern coast has been earmarked as ideal for the development of health and wellness tourism.In advocating this position, Minister of Tourism Edmund Bartlett said this area is also ideally suited for the concept of...
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