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Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Once again, strawberries top the list of the 12 "dirtiest" fruits and vegetables, according to the United States-based Environmental Working Group.Every year since 2004, the group - a nonprofit, nonpartisan environmental organisation - ranked...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AM

A processed food is any food that has been altered in some way during preparation. Not all processed foods are unhealthy, but some processed foods may contain high levels of salt, sugar and fat. The best indicator of how highly processed a food is...

Published:Wednesday | April 11, 2018 | 12:00 AMLisa-Gaye Richards/Contributor

Every year we celebrate women's strengths, passion, determination, purpose and their ability to rise above all odds with their heads held high. But what about the strength of a woman in taking charge of her body, her health?Now is the time for all...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:09 AMMarvin Gordon

Summer is almost upon us and gyms are starting to fill up again. Whether you are a first-timer or it is a part of your yearly routine, the chase for the summer body has officially begun.Diet and fitness fads find easy victims among the uninformed....

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Hair, often referred to as one's 'glory' and 'crowning glory', has been the subject of controversies arising from rules about hair grooming practices at some schools and work places.At times, individuals of African descent receive messages that...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

One of the rarest cancers in the world today is multiple myeloma, a cancer that affects plasma cells in the bone marrow. Yet, the American Cancer Society estimates that in the United States alone, more than 31,000 people will be diagnosed with the...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Studies show people over the age of 60 who eat more than two servings of vegetables a day had a 40 per cent slower rate of cognitive decline than those who eat one serving or less. Green, leafy vegetables such as callaloo, pak choi, cabbage and...

Published:Wednesday | April 4, 2018 | 12:00 AM

The World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) last week introduced the new Consolidated Guideline on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights of Women Living with HIV to the Jamaican multisectoral HIV response...

Published:Thursday | March 29, 2018 | 2:13 PMMarvin Gordon

For many people, volume seems to be the logical choice for getting the most out of training. And it's understandable: It seems to make sense. Want better results? Train harder; train longer. More and more, however, research and industry...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:14 AM

The National Health Fund (NHF) and the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) have partnered on the development of initiatives to spread awareness and reduce the incidences of lifestyle diseases among the members of the JCF.One of the initiatives, which...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AMDr Tony Vendryes

Your body needs two main types of nutrients - the macronutrients which are required in large quantities and the micronutrients which are only used in small milligram or microgram amounts.Along with fats and carbohydrates, protein is a macronutrient...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

This herb has been used as a potent remedy for thousands of years, especially to aid men in sexual problems, such as erectile dysfunction. It has been used as a tonic to aid stamina and boost energy levels by regulating your metabolism. It is also...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Earlier this month, the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) partnered with Essential Medical Services in the staging of the first Wellness...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

After age 40, those vices and somewhat bad habits that were like nothing to you, start to take a toll on your overall health, especially when it comes to our heart.According to Deepak Bhatt, MD, executive director of interventional cardiovascular...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Body By Kurt Fitness recently held its inaugural FitFest Fitness Party and Expo in New Kingston under the theme 'Veterans vs Millennials'.Body By Kurt frontman Kurt Dunn described the high-energy vibes atop the Emancipation Car Park as "fun and...

Published:Wednesday | March 28, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Season three of Doctor's Appointment has begun! For the first appointment, the focus was on an illness that affects one in 10 Jamaicans and more than 350 million people worldwide.Dr Geoffrey Walcott, consultant psychiatrist and clinical director,...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:10 AMMarvin Gordon

You have chosen the training split you think is best suited for your life and now it's time to pick exercises. How do you get the most out of your training split?Here are a few tips for choosing exercises:Volume vs...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

When was your last Doctor's Appointment?Your next one could be free of cost, on Sunday, March 25, at 5:30 p.m. in the comfort of your home. If you still have questions after 30 minutes, you can also talk with the doctor ... live.This is the newest...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Lovers who were generous, unselfish, very giving and always look out for the sexual needs of their partners enjoyed a much better sex life, revealed research published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. Researchers studied...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

More persons are now aware of the negative consequences of a diet consisting of high levels of salt and have taken steps to reduce the amount they add to their daily meals during cooking, and at the table.Noting that most of the salt we consume (75...

Published:Wednesday | March 21, 2018 | 12:00 AM

Jamaicans love alternative treatments for their medical conditions. Although we have a well developed Western styled healthcare system, we tend to gravitate to natural remedies. This is seen particularly with...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:30 AMMarvin Gordon

Choosing the right training split has a direct impact on the success of your training programme. Here's a quick look at four common training splits.FULL-BODY SPLITA full-body training split means there is no split. Each session focuses on full-body...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMMickael Graham/Contributor

Cripple, oneie, retarded, mute and invalid are some names used to describe members of the disabled community. As the global community accepts members of the disabled community and creates structures that foster inclusion, the...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AMSelbourne Webb/Contributor

In the middle of a relaxing Sunday evening dinner at home, your six-year-old daughter has suddenly gone quiet. She puts her hands around her throat and her eyes begin to bulge. You realise that she is choking.Quick! What do you do? Do you panic or...

Published:Wednesday | March 14, 2018 | 12:00 AM

For centuries, ginger has been used for its medicinal properties as well as its spicy zing. It is well known for its aid in digestive problems, relieving bellyache, stomach pain, nausea and diarrhoea, it is very...

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