Tag: Health and Wellness

What Is Coconut Oil Good For?

Coconut oil is one of the most diverse and handy substances you can have in your house. In Jamaica, we have known this for a very long time. In the days before the popularity of mass produced lotions and body rubs,

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Endometriosis: The Jamaican Situation

What is endometriosis? Endometriosis is a disease that affects women and happens when tissue similar to that which grows in the lining of the womb shows up in other areas of the body, primarily in the abdomen. Dr Michael Abrahams, in his

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#Infographic: 12 Safer Sex Tips

Safer Sex Week is celebrated in Jamaica every February in the week in which Valentine’s Day falls. The week is used to promote safe and healthy sexual practices in an effort to prevent HIV/AIDS, STIs and unwanted pregnancies. But it doesn’t

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What Nutraceuticals Can Do For Jamaica

The nutraceutical industry is worth an estimated $270 billion, and that figure is expected to increase to over $600 billion by 2018. Of the 160 plants declared to have medicinal properties worldwide, over 80 are endemic to Jamaica. Executive director of

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Cervical Health Awareness in Jamaica

January is observed as Cervical Health Awareness Month. It is a time used to raise public awareness about how women can protect themselves from cervical cancer and the human papilloma virus (HPV). Statistics from the United States show that each year,

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#Infographic: Benefits of Brainteasers

Brainteasers have that name for a reason. They don’t just ‘tease’ the brain, they also help to keep it healthy by keeping it active and engaged. Here are some of the benefits of brainteasers, depicted in one simple, easy-to-share infographic.

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6 Things You Need To Know Today – January 21, 2014

Canada Wants Weed – Medical Ganja Company Boss Says Country Would Purchase Jamaican Marijuana. Canada is willing to purchase marijuana from Jamaica, a lucrative deal that could potentially earn billions of dollars for the country on an annual basis… Read more

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