Health

High-fat diet: Good or bad?

IS a high-fat diet good or bad for you? Read More

UK police make 'significant' arrest in London subway blast
LONDON (AP) — British police made a “significant” arrest yesterday in the manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway was hit by a partially exploded bomb and launched a heavily armed search of a home southwest of London.... Read More

Company promises Jamaicans 'affordable' prosthetic solutions
A local company that provides medical devices and surgical services is on a mission to bring “affordable” prosthetic solutions to the doorsteps of every Jamaican.... Read More

Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn
PARIS, France (AFP) — People may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 micro-particles of plastic from tap water every year, according to a study published last Wednesday based on samples from 14 countries.... Read More

Experts reassess benefits of plant-based eating

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

A large dietary study from 18 countries, across seven geographic regions has found that even a relatively moderate intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes such as beans and lentils may lower a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. Read More

That gag reflex & dental impressions

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

GETTING a dental impression is never a pleasant or comfortable procedure, but for those individuals who have an active gag reflex, the thought of suffering through the process is enough to cause nightmares. Read More

Cycling around the globe for World Suicide Prevention Day

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

THE International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), founded in 1960 by researchers and suicidologists Norman Farberow and Erwin Ringel, is a global suicide prevention non-governmental organisation. Read More

Private medical school launched in Jamaica

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

ON Wednesday, the first private medical school to be owned by Caribbean nationals — Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ) — was officially launched in Kingston. Read More

Common causes of CALF MUSCLE pain

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

CALF muscle pain is a common problem with many different causes. Read More

Good and bad news on aspirin use

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Daily aspirin use known to reduce the risk of colon cancer, could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported yesterday. Read More

Physicians to focus on stroke at annual symposium

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

The causes of stroke and strategies to reduce its incidence are the focus of the Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica's (ACPJ) 15th annual symposium. Read More

Tips to avoid 'pink eye' as schools reopen

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor - news richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 3 2017    

IT is widely accepted that sharing is caring but with cases of 'pink eye' being recorded locally, this might be one of those times when it's okay to be a little selfish. Read More

Human stem cells restore mobility in

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Lab monkeys with Parkinson's symptoms regained significant mobility after neurons made from human stem cells were inserted into their brains, researchers reported last Wednesday in a study hailed as “groundbreaking”. Read More

Yawning: Why is it so contagious?

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

FEELING tired? Even if we aren't tired, why do we yawn if someone else does? Read More

Financial stress linked to more migraines

Sunday, September, 3 2017    

FINANCIAL stress can cause some people to have more migraines.This is if those people have a specific variation of the clock gene, according to the work presented at the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology conference now under way in Paris. Read More



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