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The recent enormous fire at the Riverton City disposal site in St Andrew has brought to the fore the effect of air pollution on the body. Billows of smoke from the fire, which has affected at least four parishes and now...

The Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) is calling on the food-processing industry to reduce salt in their products - especially products for kids - and to stop advertising high-salt products to children.Making the...

Last week staff members at Jamaica Energy Partners and its affiliate West Kingston Power Partners donated a total of 76 units of blood, as part of its annual blood drive. Employees were relieved when they...

There is a current outbreak of measles in the United States, which has recently spread to Mexico. The Caribbean, including Jamaica, has been measles-free since 1991. It is important for us to maintain this status and so, the Ministry of Health has...

In light of the current measles outbreak in sections of the United States and Mexico, the Ministry of Health has embarked on an aggressive measles-prevention campaign to ensure that all...

It's February, yet some of us are still feeling the evidence of the joys and bellyful of the Christmas season. Weight management isn't rocket science, but it sure feels that way. In many cases...

The Medical Association of Jamaica last week launched its Golden Jubilee celebrations at the Terra Nova Hotel in St Andrew, with June 7-14 designated as the MAJ's Golden Jubilee week. The oldest professional...

What plans do you have to express your love this Valentine's Day? Chocolate, wine, roses, fruits, lingerie or jewelry? How about gifts for the heart from the heart?

The Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is encouraging Jamaicans to recognise the medicinal value of food and use it to their advantage. Nutritionist at the HFJ, Francis Mahfood, said that people are consuming too much food and are eating the wron...

Sit way less and stand or walk a way lot more. That’s the recommendation from a new research that is warning that too much sitting can actually be fatal. The study in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that sedentary behavior increases ou...
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