Health & Lifestyle

Jamaica Issues Measles Alert

Jamaica’s Ministry of Health is advising parents who have not immunised their children against measles to do so immediately. The warning comes against the background of an outbreak of the disease in the US as well as Mexico. Measles is caused by a virus and is highly contagious. It is spread through direct contact and the air. Complications include pneumonia ...

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Montego Bay Doctor Offers Vaginal Tightening Procedure

After giving birth to three children, the 33-year-old Montegonian just couldn’t get the pleasure she once experienced during sex. The woman, who has been married for almost three years, said the tightness in her vagina no longer existed. Fearing that the lacklustre sex could impact negatively on her marriage, she became worried, and suffered in silence for months. “It [sex] ...

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Asafa Powell Joins Pulse Modelling Agency

Jamaican Olympic sprinter Asafa Powell has taken his talents from the track to the runway by signing up with the Pulse Modelling Agency. The agency made the announcement via their official Facebook page while Powell confirmed the news at the company’s 35th anniversary celebration at Villa Ronai in St. Andrew. Powell, who held the 100m world record between June  2005 ...

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Ebola Death Toll Climbs To 6,388

Nearly 6,400 people have now died from Ebola, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, amid a ballooning case load in Sierra Leone. The UN health agency reported 17,942 cases of the deadly virus across eight countries as of December 7, resulting in a total of 6,388 deaths — all but 15 of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. On ...

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Sharp Decline in Chikungunya Cases in Jamaica

News is emerging of a sharp decline in cases of the Chikungunya Virus in Jamaica. The Ministry of Health said it expected a slowdown in the outbreak of the mosquito borne virus this month. According to the Jamaica Medical Doctors Association, JMDA, the number of new cases is far less than predicted despite the virus spreading to western parishes.

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Metallic Eyes Are In

Today we’ll have quick little Beauty Chat about what’s trending for the Holidays! Making it’s way back into the season isssssssssss … Metallic Eyes! Inspired by the Chanel Spring Show 2015 and introduced by Make-up artiste Peter Phillips, this look is sure to turn heads this Season. How to Wear it: This look can be worn in 3 ways; In ...

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First Caribbean National Tests Positive For Ebola

A Cuban doctor on the frontlines of the battle against Ebola in Sierra Leone has tested positive for the virus, becoming the first Caribbean national known to have contracted the deadly disease. Dr. Felix Baez, a specialist in internal medicine, is one of 165 Cuban medical professionals who have been treating Ebola patients in Sierra Leone since early October. The ...

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Official Bob Marley Weed Blend On The Way

The world’s most famous reggae singer is on the verge of becoming the Marlboro Man of Marijuana: The Bob Marley estate has licensed the Legend singer’s name and likeness to create a special blend of herb dubbed Marley Natural. Marley’s widow Rita Marley and children Cedella and Rohan have teamed up with Privateer Holdings, a private equity group specializing in ...

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5,000 Dead From Ebola Across Eight Countries

More than 5,000 people have died from the Ebola virus, marking a macabre waypost that coincides with the disease’s return to Mali and a pickup in its spread in Sierra Leone, according to a status update released yesterday by the World Health Organization (WHO). Ebola has killed 5,160 out of 14,098 people infected across eight countries, according to the group’s ...

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Washington D.C. Legalize Marijuana

Voters in Oregon and Washington, D.C., have voted to approve sweeping pro-marijuana legalization. In Oregon, the law legalizes personal possession, manufacture and sale of marijuana for people 21 years of age and older. Mimicking similar plans in Washington State and Colorado, the Oregon law will also create a commercial regulatory system for the production, distribution and sale of marijuana. Washington, ...

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