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What would a Jamaican meal be like on Christmas Day without the traditional sorrel drink and fruit cake? There is no doubt that the highlight of a typical Jamaican Christmas meal is red and black - sorrel and fruit cake, perfectly complementing the...

Full gyms and crowded running trails are the New Year norms. The Christmas season, on the other hand, is the opposite. Training is absent from most persons' holiday plans and only after the parties and Christmas dinners do we start to think...

Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton says the final draft of the National Health Insurance Plan is being prepared for submission to Cabinet."We held a series of consultations with a range of stakeholders. We still may do a few more, but ultimately...

The Christmas season is upon us. The countdown to fun, food, frolic, and, of course, family, has officially begun. Soon fitness will be sacrificed at the holiday altar, as we try to make the most of the season. We don't even need the numerous...

Believing that lifting weights will make them bulky and muscular, many women tend to shy away from weight training, instead burning up the cardio sessions. But researchers are finding...

In today's world, it seems there are never enough hours in the day. We have so much to do each day, and sleep tends to be the area that gets the least attention.'Project deadlines approaching? Pull a couple of all-nighters.' 'Wanna workout? Wake up...

Professor Marvin Reid, director of the Tropical Metabolism Research Unit at the University of the West Indies Caribbean Institute for Health Research (CAIHR), has been elected for a two-year tenure (2018-2020) as the president of the North American...

Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Jacquiline Bisasor-McKenzie, says the Ministry of Health supports the use of cannabis and products derived from the plant for research and medicinal purposes, where scientific evidence validates their benefits and...

WATA, in partnership with the Diabetes Association of Jamaica (DAJ) kicked off a series of activities last week, to recognise World Diabetes Day at their DAJ headquarters with an entire day of free health checks and educational messages from the...
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