Health

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

Substances with a toxic effect on the liver

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

LOCATED in the upper right side of the abdominal cavity, the liver's main function is to filter the blood coming to it from the digestive tract with absorbed substances that were taken in by mouth. Read More

MAJ talks health in schools

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

NORMAN Manley High School students were last Tuesday schooled by doctors from the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) on how to lead healthier lives. Read More

Sweet tooth?

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold? Read More

Is gum contouring right for you?

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

A healthy and attractive smile isn't all about teeth – it's the result of a harmonious relationship between your teeth, gums and lips. Read More

Chile's new sexual freedom leads to AIDS spike

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos — but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American... Read More

Targeted cancer treatments far outperform traditional methods

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Cancer treatments that attack tumours based on their individual genetic traits — not their location in the body — far outperform traditional methods, extending survival for twice as many patients, a study said yesterday. Read More

Got indigestion?

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — Milk got your stomach feeling sour? Read More

Heartbreaker?

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — While the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned last Thursday there was too little awareness of tobacco's impact on the human heart. Read More

How healthy is cheese?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

PEOPLE absolutely love cheese. Read More

One-stop cardiac care

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

JAMAICA now has its first heart hospital at the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) in St Andrew, which is dedicated to improving the outcome for patients with cardiovascular disease in Jamaica and the Caribbean region. Read More

Obesity is not a lifestyle choice!

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

WE should all know that obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. Read More



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