Health

Getting that flawless look for your wedding day

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, July, 2 2017    

WEDDING season has begun! Every bride is thinking about the look of her hair, dress, wedding venue. And now, more than ever, is concerned about her skin or body, and how it will fit in her wedding dress. Read More

Hundreds benefit from free health fair in Westmoreland

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

THE Llandilo School of Special Education was a bustling scene of activities last Wednesday as scores of residents in and around Westmoreland's capital turned up to access services and products being offered at a health fair held on the school grounds. Read More

Living with Sickle-cell disease

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

IMAGINE being born with a condition that could shorten your normal life expectancy. Or being hospitalised on numerous occasions — lying helplessly, weak, barely able to talk and strung up on multiple IV lines for blood, fluids and medication. Read More

Plantar fasciitis

Angela Davis | Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Many of podiatrist Angela Davis's patients have been complaining about heel pain, so Your Health Your Wealth decided to reprint an article that was first published in 2015.   Read More

Therapeutic hypothermia for newborns lacking oxygen to the brain

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

Hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or brain injury caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain due to foetal or neonatal asphyxia, is a leading cause of death or severe impairment among infants. Read More

Working the night shift?

Sunday, July, 2 2017    

NIGHT shift work may hinder the body's ability to repair DNA damage caused by normal cellular processes, suggests a study published online in Occupational & Environmental Medicine. Read More

PHOTO: Cassava Piece health fair

Friday, June, 30 2017    

More than 100 residents of Cassava Piece in St Andrew benefited from a health and domestic violence fair held in that community last Saturday. Staged by the Social Development Commission in association with the Constant Spring Police and the Cassava Piece community, the fair saw health... Read More

'A miracle'

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor - news richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

FROM praying for death to come five years ago to now trying to raise awareness about prostate cancer, 59-year-old Alfred Samuels says he has been given a new lease on life. Read More

Doctors and the Hippocratic Oath

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, June, 25 2017    

Historically, medical doctors have been expected to practise medicine in keeping with the ethical dictates of the Hippocratic Oath. Read More

Poland approves restrictions on morning-after pill

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

VARSOVIE, Poland (AFP) — Poland's President Andrzej Duda approved on Friday a new law limiting access to the morning-after pill, in the devoutly Catholic country which already has one of the EU's most restrictive abortion rules. Read More

Regular sex could help ageing minds, study suggests

Sunday, June, 25 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — The benefits of doing crossword puzzles or learning languages have long been touted to stave off mental decline. Now a new study says regular sex for over-50s should help too. Read More

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



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