Health

Photo: Our nurse rocks!

Sandals South Coast managers Simone Black-Woodley (left), Rochelle Forbes (second right), and Supervisor Denise Watson (right) show resort resident Nurse Tadrick Brooks lots of love on International Nurses Day last Friday Read More

Paronychia

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Paronychia is an increasingly common condition that I am seeing in my office. With the huge popularity of nail technology and pedicures, it seems inevitable that this type of condition would be on the rise.Paronychia is an infection of the skin... Read More

In the US, health care a privilege, not a right

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — In 1944, president Franklin Roosevelt urged Congress to pass a “second bill of rights”. Number six on the list was “the right to adequate medical care and the opportunity to achieve and enjoy good... Read More

Statins don't cause muscle pain: study

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Cholesterol-lowering statin drugs may have been wrongly blamed for muscle pain and weakness, said a study Wednesday that pointed the finger at a psychological phenomenon called the “nocebo” effect.It... Read More

Treating acne scars

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Though it's a very common issue, acne scarring presents a significant challenge for the simple fact that it appears in a variety of ways. It can take on different forms in different skins and appear in varying degrees of severity. Read More

Does baby powder cause cancer?

Sunday, May, 7 2017    

NEW JERSEY, United States (AP) — Johnson & Johnson (J&J) has been hit with a multimillion-dollar jury verdict for the fourth time over whether the talc in its iconic baby powder causes ovarian cancer when applied regularly for feminine hygiene. Read More

Smoking kills

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Smoking causes premature death and it is one of the leading causes of preventable death.This habit does harm to the body in several ways. The carbon particles and chemicals present in smoke, when deposited repeatedly along the air passages... Read More

#ICYMI: Observer's first health symposium

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

From accessible health services to lively, informative presentations and CPR demonstrations, the Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium was definitely a hit.People came out in their numbers to make the most of what the health-focused event had to offer... Read More

Sickle-cell disease:

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Research has shown that for some patients with sickle-cell disease (SCD), the stigma they face is more troubling than the disease itself.In fact, teenagers with SCD are more likely than their peers to consider suicide.  Some regret sharing... Read More

Cancer patients need good oral care too

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Cancer is a disease that occurs when uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the body occurs. Radiation to the head and neck and chemotherapy for any malignancy can cause oral side effects.Preventing and managing oral complications help support optimal cancer... Read More

'Eye-opening'

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Last Tuesday, the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston was transformed as almost 200 people converged at the venue for the first-ever Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium.With presentations from various medical professionals and testimonials... Read More

Laser hair removal: What you should know

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. It works by targeting the hair follicle's melanin.By using the appropriate settings to focus energy on the melanin in the deep part of the hair follicle where the hair grows, the melanin... Read More



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