Health & Lifestyle

No Cases Of The Ebola Virus Reported in Jamaica

Following a brief scare yesterday that someone in Jamaica had been diagnosed with Ebola, the Ministry of Health has come out strongly denying the claim and firmly stated that Jamaica has no case of the deadly disease that is now ravaging parts of Africa. “I want to categorically state that this time we have no suspected case of Ebola in ...

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Firm Up Your Breasts With Proper Exercise

It may be a woman’s worst nightmare — having her once plump, firm breasts sag as a result of childbirth or just the natural aging process. But there is hope for what can be a major source of regret, as chest exercises, when done properly, can enhance the shape and appearance of breasts and balance the fatty tissue to muscle ...

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Morant Bay Teen Excels With 12 CSEC Distinctions

From the tender age of six, Janel Garwood made a promise to her mother not to waste her time at school. Garwood has since been excelling at all levels during her school journey which saw her taking the top student award at Morant Bay High School in St. Thomas, after gaining 12 distinctions in the recent Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate ...

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Ban on E-Cigarettes Lifted Until Further Notice

The Ministry of Health (MOH) has indicated that it will make concessions following the decision to bar the importation of Electronic Cigarettes, also known as E-Cigs, into Jamaica. The Ministry had advised Jamaica Customs to immediately cease clearance of electronic cigarettes already in the island and halt importation of the item. The decision was criticized by cigarette distributor Carreras, which ...

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Jamaica Bans The Importation of E-Cigarettes

Smokers of electronic cigarettes popularly known as e-cigarettes have been dealt a blow. The Ministry of Health has advised that effective immediately the Jamaica Customs Agency should not allow clearance of electronic cigarettes with liquid cartridges or replacements.  An e-cigarette is a battery-powered vaporizer which simulates tobacco smoking by producing an aerosol that resembles smoke. E-cigarettes generally use a heating ...

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Soy Could Speed up The Spread of Breast Cancer

Experts have cautioned that eating soy, in the form of tofu or milk, could speed up the rate at which breast cancer cells spread in women already diagnosed with the disease. The warning came after scientists at the Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre in New York studied 140 women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer. Between seven and 30 days before the ...

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Eight Limb Baby Progressing Well After Surgery

On May 27, Margaret Awino gave birth to Paul Mukisa with the help of her mother-in-law inside her home in Nabigingo, a small village in eastern Uganda. But instead of joy and jubilation for the birth of her fifth child, the 28-year-old mother was shocked: her newborn son had been born with four legs and four arms. The family rushed ...

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Happy Birthday Yendi Phillipps

Miss Jamaica World 2007 and Miss Jamaica Universe 2010, broadcaster Yendi Phillipps celebrates her birthday today, September 08. Yendi, one of only three Miss World semi-finalists to place in the top ten at Miss Universe, finished as first runner-up to Ximena Navarrete of Mexico in 2010. She has since served as host of local talent competition Digicel Rising Stars and ...

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A Jamaican Lists The Most Expensive House in The US at us$139m

At US$139 million, Le Palais Royal is currently the most expensive property of its type listed for sale in the United States. And the 60,000-square-foot, French-inspired “Braux Arts masterpiece” is being presented by Jamaican William P D Pierce, of Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate in Florida. Pierce, who, after a casual conversation some time ago with US real estate tycoon ...

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Foods To Avoid When Pregnant

As a mom-to-be you’ll want to eat what’s best for the baby, even when you’re craving foods that, if you were to be honest, may not be so healthy. Apart from those foods that are high in fat or sodium, or those that have an alcohol or caffeine content that give an automatic red flag, there other not-so-obvious food that ...

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