Health

Heart Institute CEO receives int'l service award from American College of Cardiology

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) CEO Professor Ernest Madu recently accepted the American College of Cardiology (ACC) International Service Award for 2017 at the convocation of the college's 66th Annual Scientific Session in Washington, DC, reportedly becoming the... Read More

Paradox of pills: Tablet 'overload' may be putting lives at risk

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

UNCERTAINTY and confusion over medicine use is affecting thousands of patients and their carers and, potentially, putting lives at risk, warn researchers. Research suggests that about 5,700 people die every year in the United Kingdom because of medication-related adverse events, which... Read More

Am I salivating too much?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

WHEN someone says something is “mouth-watering”, it's usually meant as a compliment to great taste. But when you suffer with excessive saliva, the idea of something being mouth-watering could leave you feeling embarrassed about your condition. Read More

Study: The mere presence of your smartphone reduces brain power

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

YOUR cognitive capacity is significantly reduced when your smartphone is within reach — even if it's off. That's the takeaway finding from a new study from the McCombs School of Business at The University of Texas at Austin. Read More

Lifeline

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

FROM being unable to provide medical care to vulnerable babies because it lacked resources to now helping patients from other hospitals, the capacity of the Paediatric Ward at the St Ann's Bay Regional Hospital has improved over the last five years. Read More

Running injuries

Angela Davis | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

It was bittersweet watching Usain Bolt at the National Stadium two Saturdays ago. Sweet to see him in all his glory win again and make us proud as a nation, but bitter because it would be the last time we would see him run on home ground. Read More

Sandals managers 'Get Up and Move'

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Managers and team leaders from Sandals Royal Caribbean, Sandals Montego Bay and Sandals Inn recently traded in their high heels and bow ties for sweat pants and sneakers as they stepped away from their desks and got active at the 'Get Up and Move Jam Session' held at Sandals Royal... Read More

Wellness, healthy lifestyle focus of Kingston Yoga Fest

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Wellness and healthy lifestyle among Jamaicans will take centre stage at Kingston Yoga Fest, which is scheduled for Saturday, June 24, at the Spanish Court Hotel, the Worthington. Read More

Zika, H1N1 viruses placed strain on blood collection

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Acting director of health promotion and protection in the Ministry of Health, Dr Beverley Wright, says 28,271 units of blood were collected by the National Blood Transfusion Service (NBTS) in 2016, some 6,229 units short of the target of 35,000. Read More

Skincare treatments for dad

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Father's Day is all for men and the excellent jobs they have done being good dads to their child or children. We know the effort it takes to make sure everything is in order and the sacrifices made to ensure a comfortable home for your family, so today, this article... Read More

IV Lounge launches in Jamaica

Sunday, June, 18 2017    

Celebrities such as Rhianna, Simon Cowell and Kate Moss have all been spotted undergoing IV therapies which is said to provide many health benefits, such as increased energy, optimised immunity, weight loss and improved skin. Read More

Cancer treatment

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

COMPLEMENTARY and alternative medicine products are present in almost every society, and their use is very common, particularly among patients afflicted by cancer. Read More

Severe gum disease

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

IF your hands bled when you washed them, you would be concerned. Yet many people think it's normal if their gums bleed when they brush or floss. Read More

Top five remedies for ageing eyes

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, June, 11 2017    

ONE of the first places clients start ageing is around the eyes. Read More

Eggs significantly increase growth in young children

Sunday, June, 11 2017    

EGGS significantly increased growth and reduced stunting by 47 per cent in young children, finds a new study from a leading expert on child nutrition at the Brown School at Washington University in St Louis. This was a much greater effect than had been shown in previous... Read More



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