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A History of The Jamaica Cancer Society and Relay For Life

On December 6, 1955, the Jamaica Cancer Society was founded by Dr Ken McNeill, then surgeon specialist at the Kingston Public Hospital. Before this founding, however, McNeill chaired a meeting on June 22, 1955, which was attended by medical, health and

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Explaining Breast Cancer to Your Child

Dealing with cancer is never easy. It can be especially difficult to explain this disease to children. However, sometimes this becomes necessary. DigJamaica understands, and below, we have tried to explain what breast cancer is in simplified language that will hopefully help

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5 Interesting Facts About Guinea Hen Weed

‘Bush tea’ is something many Jamaicans grew up on, where the ‘bush’ in question could be anything from black mint to lime leaf to cerasee to guinea hen weed and many more. Our grandparents would tell us that these plants

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Drug Awareness Month: Tobacco Abuse

Smoked, chewed or inhaled through second-hand smoke, tobacco constitutes a public health hazard. Tobacco contains 7,000 chemicals, 70 are known cancer-causing agents. The list of chemicals include methane, arsenic, carbon monoxide, lead, ammonia, copper, tar, acetone and nicotine. They trigger a

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8 Jamaican Superfoods You Need To Know About

A food is considered a “superfood” if it contains a high concentration of certain nutrients, or has been shown to be beneficial in fighting various diseases or ailments. However, there is no scientific definition of “superfood,” and everyone should be

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Should You Go Green With Your Diet?

In declaring April as Wellness Month, Governor General Sir Patrick Allen said more Jamaicans are recognising the importance of health and wellness and have improved lifestyle practices through good nutrition, exercise, rest, stress management, mental health and spirituality. This week,

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The Big ‘C’ – Some Quick Facts About Cancer

April is being observed as locally as Wellness Month. Every Monday, we will be posting health and wellness related content on the diGBlog to keep our readers informed. Internationally, April is also Cancer Awareness Month, so we will kick things off

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 24, 2015

The Race Is On… Champs Gets Underway Today. Heavy is the head that wears the crown, but for defending ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletics Championships title holders Calabar and Edwin Allen, today’s start of competition marks the beginning of a long road

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – March 27, 2014

Road Projects Could Set Path To General Election. Works Minister Dr Omar Davies has hinted that the delivery of major road projects could be the pathway on which the governing People’s National Party rides into the next general election… Read more

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – December 12, 2013

Hope For Cancer Fight: Gov’t Closer To Securing Critical Treatment Machines. Funding is now in place for the purchase of a state-of-the-art machine to be used in the provision of cancer care… Read more at Jamaica-Gleaner.com Church Must Take Fight Beyond

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