Jamaica Gleaner
Published: Wednesday | July 22, 2009
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Over the last few weeks the world has been taking a good look at drug addiction as, whatever Michael Jackson's cause of death, some are convinced that he started on the slippery slope to never, never land several years ago. Although many medical professionals...

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Alcohol is good for your bones
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The Pill makes me depressed
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Dreading IMF's return, Dear Dr Abel, It was Dr Paul Joseph Goebbels who said: "A lie, repeated often enough, will end up as truth." When this happens, virtually everyone, from a humble pump attendant to a first-rate...

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