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Medical cannabis has a long and rich history in Jamaica, both as a sacrament and as medicine. While the possession of medical cannabis has been legal since 2015, if prescribed by a doctor, patients may still find it challenging to have access to a...

Marijuana’s high is getting increasingly higher. In 2016, researchers in the United States measured the levels of marijuana’s active ingredient, THC, in more than 38,600 samples of street marijuana seized by the Drug Enforcement...

Maternal, Neonatal and Infant Health (MNIH) advocacy specialist, Linnette Vassell, sparked a fire of discussion among doctors when she presented recently at the Jamaica Medical Doctors’ Association (JMDA) ninth Ethics Conference at Mona...

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, as you are all aware, you are covered by your skin, which is an important part of your body. It is in fact the body’s largest organ.

Consultant Cardiologist at the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, Dr. Handel Emery, has highlighted the need for more resources to address cardiovascular complications, which account for the majority of diabetes-related deaths.

The Government continued to invest in the development of the health sector in 2018, with billions of dollars spent to upgrade and equip hospitals and clinics islandwide. Below is a list of the work done:

Nearly 17 years ago, Gasset Randon suffered from a stroke. It was a life-threatening incident which encouraged him to get his check-ups done regularly, including doing his prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test.

Without realising it, people consume way too much sugar. In fact, many don't know that many common foods, such as 'healthy' whole-wheat bread and protein bars, have added sugars.

We all know that fried food isn’t the best for our waistline or general health. Consistently eating foods like French fries, fried chicken, fish sticks, and tortilla chips puts you at risk for diabetes and heart disease and can even have...
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