American West Indian Medical Association brings health services to Macca Tree

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

More and more, nurses, doctors and technicians from overseas are visiting Jamaica to offer their services for free. Read More

The many faces of stress: Worry

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

“When I look back on all these worries I remember the story of the old man who said on his deathbed that he had a lot of trouble in his life, most of which had never happened.”— Winston Churchill  Read More

Endocrine disrupters: Potentially harmful chemicals for human hormones

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Potentially harmful chemicals which can interfere with the normal functioning of human hormones are known as endocrine disrupters (EDs).These mostly man-made substances can cause a range of health problems. Read More

Tailor-made cancer 'vaccine' proves safe — trial results

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Two experimental treatments for skin cancer, tailor-made to target a particular patient's tumours, proved safe in small-scale trials, their developers reported last Wednesday. Read More

Do you feel pain after cleaning your teeth at home?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 9 2017    

DO you have pain after cleaning your teeth? Pain from brushing and flossing may be a sign that there is something wrong with your oral health or with your brushing habits. Read More

New drugs needed against gonorrhoea, says UN

Sunday, July, 9 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — New drugs are urgently needed to treat gonorrhoea, a sexually transmitted disease threatening to veer out of control as it develops resistance to existing antibiotics, the UN's health agency said Friday. Read More

Manufacturers urged to help country tackle NCDs

BY SASHA ROWE Observer intern | Saturday, July, 8 2017    

MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton is calling on stakeholders in the manufacturing industry to rethink their approach as the country intensifies its fight against non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Read More

Caribbean has highest rate of mortality from NCDs in the Americas

Friday, July, 7 2017    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The Caribbean has the highest rate of mortality in the Americas from non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with more than 40 per cent of NCD deaths occurring prematurely in people under 70 years old. Read More

Pregnant or trying? Don't let Zika guard down

Monday, July, 3 2017    

WASHINGTON, USA (AP) — The Zika virus may not seem as big a threat as last summer but don't let your guard down — especially if you're pregnant or trying to be. Read More

PHOTO: Let's talk life

Monday, July, 3 2017    

Annmarie Kirlew Williams (right) communications officer, JN Bank, shares a moment with Kerry Jones, cancer survivor for five years, at the Jamaica Cancer Society's Relay for Life 2017 at Police Officers' Club in St Andrew on Saturday. (Photo: Joseph Wellington) Read More

Relay for life

Monday, July, 3 2017    

Sagicor team members turned out in their numbers on Saturday to support the 15th staging of the Jamaica Cancer Society's Relay for Life, held to honour those who have passed away from cancer. The event was held at the Police Officers' Club. Here are some... Read More

How acidic foods affect teeth

with Dr. Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 2 2017    

WHEN families gear up to indulge in their favourite foods during the holiday season, tradition often puts numerous acidic foods on the dinner table. If they're on yours, do you know what they can do to your teeth? Read More

New WHO director from Ethiopia begins work

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The new director general of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom took over managing the UN health agency yesterday, the WHO said. Read More

Scientists find protein that regulates skin cancer spread

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Scientists have pinpointed a cancer protein which controls the disease's spread from the skin to other organs, and proposed last Wednesday that blocking it may be an effective treatment. Read More

Africa gets generic version of most effective HIV drug

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

NAIROBI, Kenya (AFP) — The generic version of the most advanced drug against HIV has been introduced in Kenya — a first in Africa where more than 25 million have the disease, the NGO Unitaid said last Wednesday. Read More


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