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In recent years, planks have become the go-to core exercise. Everyone is recommending them, and the simple form and that weird easy-yet-challenging feel mean that everyone – from beginner to professional – is planking.  Planks are...

Having to deal with a degenerative hip condition is very painful and can significantly lower your function and quality of life. Exercising, playing a sport or even playing with your grandchildren becomes difficult, and simple things just like tying...
Left hand

Recent research has now identified the genetic differences associated with left-handedness, a trait found in 10 per cent of the human population. According to scientists, those genetic variants result in differences in brain structure, which might...

Prostate cancer has traditionally been described as a disease of the “aging male”. This designation would be correct since the peak age range of diagnosis in Jamaica is 75-80 years. Data from the United States suggest that most men...

Despite prostate cancer being the most frequent cancer overall and the most common cause of cancer-related deaths in Jamaica, it is a ‘Cinderella disease’ in that it has consistently suffered from undeserved neglect by health...

As a record number of fires continue to torch the world’s largest tropical rainforest, it is important to understand how critically important the Amazon rainforest is to the world’s survival. The Amazon rainforest, covering much of northwestern...

A teenage boy in the United Kingdom is believed to be the first to go deaf and blind due to his junk food diet, a report has warned. The 17-year-old lived off a daily portion of chips, crisps, white bread and processed meat for around a decade....

The words Rheumatoid Arthritis, Fibromyalgia, diabetes kept floating around my head. For the past couple weeks, these autoimmune diseases were the buzz words I kept hearing from conversations between myself, my siblings and friends. However, being...

We are winding down with The Every Mickle Meka Muscle Core Yoga Challenge, and we hope that you have been getting your poses in and enjoying the pics from historical locations. It’s not too late to join in! The Jamaica Moves endorsed ‘Every Mickle...

Behind the funny name of horny goat weed stands a time-tested aphrodisiac that increases libido in men and women, and improves erectile function in men. Known also as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, horny goat weed was first described in ancient...
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