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Keeping your teeth healthy after the holidays

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

IF you are feeling like you may have overindulged during the holidays, you are not alone. Read More

Is air conditioning making you sick?

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

AIR conditioning is considered a breath of fresh air for many workers in hot, humid climates. Read More

Happy faces!

Sunday, December, 27 2020    

As MDLink continues to cater to Jamaica's health system, the company hosted a Christmas charity event for the patients at Sir John Golding Rehabilitation Centre in Kingston, and donated gifts and clothing in partnership with NCB Foundation, and other sponsors. Read More

Studies find having COVID-19 may protect against reinfection

Sunday, December, 27 2020    

TWO new studies give encouraging evidence that having COVID-19 may offer some protection against future infections. Read More

Holiday blues?

Sunday, December, 27 2020    

THE festive season is usually associated with families and friends coming together to celebrate and socialise, but with the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic and the need to practise physical distancing, many will be left feeling the holiday blues. Read More

Should pregnant women get the COVID-19 vaccine?

BY WILLIAM PETRI University of Virginia | Sunday, December, 27 2020    

LAST week I was vaccinated against COVID-19 with the Pfizer mRNA vaccine, which brought to mind some frequently asked questions about the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Read More

From cancer advocate to life coach

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 20 2020    

FORMER executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society Yulit Gordon is known to many as a cancer advocate. However, after spending nine years at the helm of the non-profit organisation, she stepped down from her post earlier this year. Read More

Goodbye white rice...

Sunday, December, 20 2020    

THE availability, versatility and affordability of white rice has made it one of the most popular food items in the world, consumed by more than half of the world's population. Read More

Do you fear falling?

BY RAEJEAN PORTER | Sunday, December, 20 2020    

I'M sure we have all heard someone blame a new ache, joint pain or a fall on the fact that they are getting older and their bodies just don't function the way it once did. Read More

Understanding YOUR Diet

Sunday, December, 13 2020    

IF you've ever tried to research new diets, you know that the sheer number of options could overwhelm anyone. Read More

Choose happiness!

Sunday, December, 13 2020    

LICENSED counselling psychologist Patricia Oberli says individuals must be deliberate about self-care and self-compassion to cope with the challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, and in life generally. Read More

A few things to know about potassium

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

HOW much do you know about potassium? What is your daily intake of this mineral? Read More

What is 'mask mouth'?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 13 2020    

THE novel coronavirus pandemic has helped coin a litany of new words and phrases, from social distancing to putting on the COVID-19 mask, there's a new expression for almost everything related to the virus. Read More

Toothpaste, mouthwash neutralise 99.9% of virus that causes COVID-19

Sunday, December, 13 2020    

LABORATORY studies show that toothpastes containing zinc or stannous and mouthwash formulas with cetylpyridinium chloride (CPC) neutralise the virus that causes COVID-19 by 99.9 per cent. Read More

Epidemiologist highlights plan to reduce cancer deaths by 25%

Saturday, December, 12 2020    

EPIDEMIOLOGIST at the Western Regional Health Authority (WRHA), Dr Maung Aung, says the Government's six-point strategic plan to reduce cancer morbidity and mortality rate by 25 per cent by 2025 would also reduce the burden and cost to treat the disease, which is the second leading cause... Read More


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