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Some might know of the study where rats kept in cages were offered the choice between regular water and water laced with cocaine. The rats would almost always go for the cocaine-tainted water. This happened even when offered food and while their...
Countries are moving towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and Chagas, but progress has been uneven, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization.

Countries are moving towards the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of HIV, syphilis, hepatitis B and Chagas, but progress has been uneven, according to a new report from the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). The report, New...
Any diet that revolves around cutting out your favourite foods, or entire food groups altogether, will fail most people.

In search of the 'Summa' body, many are willing to try anything and popular or 'celebrity' diets are a common target. From keto to vegan, over the next few weeks many of us will wade into four or five different diets. Again, we do not recommend...

Two hundred and twelve students and 52 teachers from the parishes of Clarendon, St Elizabeth and Manchester are now trained ambassadors who will strengthen the capacity of their schools to become a healthier setting for working and learning. One...

Improving fitness is largely dependent on progressive overload. Essentially, in order to continue to enhance fitness, you must increase intensity over time. Boosting intensity usually results in greater pressure on the joints – whether from heavier...

One of the best things you can do for your joints is to exercise regularly, but training can also be downright dangerous for them. And it is not just runners and heavy lifters who are at risk; every form of training will have some impact on your...

For the past six years, Jamaica has lost over 300 lives every year to road collisions caused by faulty vehicles, speeding, lack of seat belt use, lack of helmet use, distracted driving, and drinking and driving. Through its campaign ‘Below 300...

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the visiting Bright Journey Eye Care Mission is set to exceed its target of 500 cataract surgeries. The 11-member Chinese technical team is performing free cataract surgeries at the Kingston Public...

As we age, joint health is one thing we expect to lose. From back pain to arthritis, it is all considered a part of 'getting old'. Yet joint issues are also common in young people. And while most people learn to live with their joint issues...

Bun and cheese at Easter is an all-time favourite pastime that has spread across the world … thanks to the strong influence of Jamaican migration. This long-time Jamaican tradition has now become a global trend, with other nationalities embracing...
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