Health & Wellness

Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Consume Okra

Here’s What Happens To Your Body When You Consume Okra

What Is Okra? This therapeutic vegetable is grown all throughout the tropical and warm mild districts around the globe for its stringy fruits or “pods”. Okra can be consumed as a vegetable. Okra aka “Lady’s finger” is in with the Malvaceae (mallows) family and is named deductively as Abelmoschus esculentus. Why Should You Incorporate Okra […]

Mental Health Issues

Mental Health, Sadness, Stress and Burnout, Are They Inseparable?

Twenty years ago, there was a stigma relating to how persons viewed seeking assistance for mental health related issues. That stigma has somewhat changed within recent years and persons are close to visiting psychiatrists as they would go to their medical practitioners for check up. Depression, anxiety, stress, poor body image, grief, loss, a major […]


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Front-Of-Package Labelling A Human Rights Issue – Healthy Caribbean Coalition

Jamaica News: Policy Advisor for the Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC), Nicole Foster, says that consumers must have easy access to information on the contents of packaged foods, noting that the matter is a human rights issue. “This is a matter of our right to know, our children’s right to know as well as our right […]


PHOTOS: Jamaica Welcomes Cuban Medical Doctors

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Stigma Stymies Progress in Achieving HIV Targets

Jamaica News: Minister of Health and Wellness, Dr. the Hon. Christopher Tufton, says stigma associated with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) continues to stymie Jamaica’s efforts to achieve its 90-90-90 treatment targets that will set the country on a course to end the AIDS epidemic by 2030. The targets set by UNAIDS, are for 90 […]


Gov’t Moving to Make Front of Package Labeling Mandatory

Jamaica News: The Bureau of Standards Jamaica (BSJ) is carrying out assessments to determine the food labelling model that will work best for the country, as the Government moves closer to making front of package labelling mandatory in Jamaica. Senior Standards and Certification Officer at the BSJ, Phillipa O’Connor, said that at least six models […]


Big Push on for Medical and Health and Wellness Tourism

Jamaica News: In an effort to boost medical, and health and wellness tourism in the island, Jamaica Promotions Corporation (JAMPRO) has held discussions with the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministry of Health and Wellness geared towards attracting more visitors for treatment and surgical procedures in Jamaica. According to Executive Director, Tourism Product Development Company […]


Water Storage At Kingston Public & Victoria Jubilee Hospitals Boosted

Jamaica News: Water storage capacity at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH) downtown Kingston has been significantly boosted through the installation of 30 water tanks. The tanks, which each hold 2,000 gallons of water, were donated by the Musson Foundation in partnership with T. Geddes Grant and local charity, the Woman’s […]

How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

How Much Water Should You Drink Per Day?

The body is about 60% water, give or take. You are constantly losing water from your body, primarily via urine and sweat. To prevent dehydration, you need to drink adequate amounts of water. There are many different opinions on how much water you should be drinking every day. Health authorities commonly recommend eight 8-ounce glasses, which equals about […]


Doctor Proud To Receive A Civil Service Award

Jamaica News: It was with an overwhelming sense of pride and joy that Dr. Brian James accepted the Jamaica Civil Service long-service award on Wednesday (November 20), for his years of contribution to the country in the medical field. He was among 430 civil servants who have served for 25 years or more, who were […]


Cardiology Unit Opens At KPH

Jamaica News: Persons can now access non-invasive cardiac services at the recently established Cardiology Department, at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH). Establishment of the unit was made possible through $64 million in funding provided by the Culture, Health, Arts, Sports and Education (CHASE) Fund. The facility is equipped with one echocardiogram with three reading stations, […]

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