Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | November 21, 2012
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Polluted air is choking the city - Buses, cars are the main culprits
I couldn't be the only one concerned about how increasingly polluted the ambient air around Kingston and St Andrew has become in recent times. Every other vehicle is spitting out thick, black smoke...

Lawd, mi belly!!
In your 50s and over and perhaps even before, a big belly is often seen as a sign of contentment or prosperity. I am told that some women find 'big belly' men to be sexy. Yet many women agonise over their creeping waistline...

Protecting children from diabetes
Diabetes in children is increasing in Jamaica. This increase may be as a result of, or a combination of, factors such as reduced breastfeeding, more television watching, less physical activities, poor eating habits ...

Increase fitness level and lower blood pressure
Blood pressure is the force exerted by the blood on the walls of the arteries. Optimal blood pressure is 120/80 or less, while blood pressure above 140/90 is referred to as high blood pressure or hypertension.

Protecting your child's sexual health
"Morning, I have a student who told me her dad bought her a vibrator for her to use when she feels horny," a concerned and flabbergasted teacher wrote to a friend, who texted it to the National Family Planning Board.

Health trends - Boost to St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital
Two infant ventilators, valued at more than $2 million, were officially donated to the paediatric ward of the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital on November 12 by the Issa Trust Foundation.


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