Health

Stop digging your graves with your fingers, spoons, forks

WHEN fathers and father figures are actively involved in a child's life their importance in development is unmistakable. The presence of fathers and grandfathers in a family unit lessens lawbreaking, school dropout rates, risky sex, and promotes the pursuance of healthy relationships,... Read More

Parents give Gov't thumbs up on sugary drinks restriction
FOLLOWING Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton's recent announcement in Parliament that, effective January 2019, sugary drinks will be restricted in schools, Jamaica Observer writer Cherries Wiles asked parents in the Corporate Area to weigh in on the move and share what adjustments...... Read More

The start of complementary feeding
A child's nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life plays an important role in his future growth and development. The start of complementary feeding is an important milestone and an exciting time for parents and their babies. However, it also brings with it many questions and...... Read More

'Every Second Counts'
THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) says it is celebrating Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness Week from today to June 23, under the theme 'Every Second Counts!'... Read More

Oral health facts for men

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

TOUGH guys, listen up: If you're the man of the house, you probably think that dental health is the last thing on your priority list. Read More

Over 110,000 males enrolled with NHF for hypertension

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

HYPERTENSION, known to many Jamaicans as high blood pressure or simply “pressure”, is one of the leading non-communicable diseases in the population. Read More

For the modern dad

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

GONE are the days when one would say, “You look like a dad,” as quite a few men have broken this stereotype. Celebrity fathers like David Beckham, Idris Elba and Steph Curry are making the “dad look” obsolete. Read More

Many long-living people have religious affiliations

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

A new United States study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion. Read More

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini yesterday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its “human cargo” at an Italian port. Read More

Obesity fight: Marathon not a sprint

BY CHERRIES WILES Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

“Pork is red meat, people!” Read More

Real cheese

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

CHEESE has been on quite the roller coaster ride in recent decades. Is it bad for your health? Isn't it naturally filled with proteins and calcium for your bones and good for your health? Aren't the saturated fats in cheese unhealthy? Read More

Apple cider vinegar: Is it just a fad?

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

THE days feel longer and the sun is out in all of its glory. June is here, which means it's the mid-year point for 12 Months 24 Dares — the wellness initiative that uses the support of community to help people create and stick to healthy wellness habits. Read More

Listerine foot soak?

Angela Davis | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

LISTERINE is a common mouthwash generally used in dental care to help prevent gingivitis and tooth decay.It also has many other uses apart from oral hygiene. One of these is as a foot soak, which is is a growing trend. Read More

Counterfeit drug threat

BY DRS CAMEIL WILSON-CLARKE & JACQUELINE CAMPBELL | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

RECENT news reports have stated that Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime detectives have made a remarkable discovery which shows that thousands of Jamaicans are at risk as the counterfeit drug market trade has been aggressively targeting the island as a place of... Read More

Midwifery: A rewarding profession

BY TASHION HEWITT STENNETT | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

DESPITE the fact that midwives have been around for centuries, for some individuals, they remain an unheralded group of professionals. Read More



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