Health

PrEP pilot January

AS of January next year, select Jamaicans will have access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a type of drug used to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Read More

Don't panic!
ARE your gums sore and bleeding? This situation isn't just uncomfortable, it can be unsettling. You may feel like you have something seriously wrong inside your mouth.... Read More

No need to cheat
YOU have heard the word 'cheat' connected with eating, especially with holiday eating. It is definitely in the top 10 of debated diet topics.... Read More

Treating HIV in the tiniest babies
 PRINCESS had a rough start in life. She was born HIV-infected. Her mother was often sick, and there was little family support for her own struggles with HIV.... Read More

HIV: Aids from the Bible

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

“There will be pestilences… in one place after another” (Luke 21:11).  Read More

For cancer patients, Nobel research is far more than prize-worthy

Monday, November, 25 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — When Shaun Tierney was diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney cancer in 2007, the prognosis was grim. Read More

Off target

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

IT is unlikely that Jamaica will meet the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 target by 2020. Read More

Keeping holiday pounds at bay

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

THE holidays mean different things to different people. Read More

Cleanliness and godliness

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

 CLEANLINESS, it is often said, is next to godliness. Read More

8 simple rules for holiday eating

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

FOR many, the holiday season brings thoughts of weight gain and potential health issues. Read More

Preserving life & health amid SOEs

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

THE gruesome and daring daylight slaughter of humans, as if beasts, has rendered our island State a veritable abattoir. No end to this gushing waterfall of blood seems to be in sight, and even with the militaristic approach of Government in having states of emergency (SOEs), one wonders... Read More

Focus on health, wellness as MegaMart gives back

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

A hot and sunny day it was, but this didn't deter scores of people from attending the second annual Mega Health and Wellness Fair two Saturdays ago at MegaMart Waterloo Road. Read More

Gov't beefs up mental health services for prisoners

Monday, November, 11 2019    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness is partnering with the Ministry of National Security on a range of interventions aimed at strengthening support for individuals behind bars who suffer from mental illnesses.Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton made the disclosure... Read More

Low dependence on lab diagnosis for dengue, says health ministry

Monday, November, 11 2019    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness says it is aware that there have been several statements concerning the shortage of dengue rapid test kits in the country, however, it advised that the shortage does not affect its testing of samples that are sent to the National Public Health... Read More

No more!

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, November, 10 2019    

IT has been said that, in embracing a healthier lifestyle with lower calories and more nutritious foods, your mindset is key to success and maintenance. Read More



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