Health

Having issues with your big toe?

By Angela Davis | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

THE big toe (hallux) takes on considerable load throughout our daily lives, bearing all of our weight when running, walking and standing.For this reason it is the most common site for arthritis in the foot due to wear and tear. Read More

Pollution killed nine million people in 2015 — report

Sunday, October, 22 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday. Read More

Healthy gums: A key to overall health

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

YOUR oral health is an important part of your overall health, and that includes maintaining strong and healthy gums.Certain habits are beneficial to the improvement of the health of your gums, and it starts and ends with brushing and flossing. Read More

Programme tackles mental health issues through collaboration

BY DENISE DENNIS | Sunday, October, 22 2017    

THE Citizen Security and Justice Programme (CSJP) III, through its Psychological Services Unit, has been using a collaborative approach to treat with a range of psychological and other mental challenges which often display as violent or destructive behaviours. Read More

15,000 children under five die from preventable illnesses each day

Friday, October, 20 2017    

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Despite a dramatic fall in the infant mortality rate, 15,000 children aged under five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases, a UN report said yesterday. Read More

US approves second gene therapy against cancer

Friday, October, 20 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US regulators have approved a second form of gene therapy to fight cancer. The treatment, called Yescarta, is the first immunotherapy on the US market for certain kinds of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymph... Read More

T&T hosts conference to formulate regional advocacy strategy on HIV/AIDS

Thursday, October, 19 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a two-day consultation in Trinidad and Tobago to formulate a Regional Advocacy Strategy and Five-Year Implementation Plan. Read More

15 faux pas of face washing

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

WASHING your face seems pretty simple, right? However, there is a lot to consider when it comes to this vital part of your skincare regimen. Read More

Words can cause strife or heal

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

“The basic raw material of life is word in all its forms: thought, spoken and written.” — The law of Word  Read More

Hand-washing: Dos and don'ts

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

WANT to prevent the spread of infection? Hand-washing is an easy way to do so. Read More

Dealing with a blocked salivary duct

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

SALIVA seems like a trivial thing, but it's far from being that.Saliva's moisture allows you to comfortably chew, swallow and even digest your food. It also helps to rinse away debris from your teeth, reducing your risk for cavities and tooth decay. Read More

Make crucial life decisions now

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

MOTOR vehicle accidents, strokes and severe illnesses that leave us mentally incapacitated and unable to make decisions for ourselves, happen to people almost daily. Read More

With no morphine, 25 million die in pain each year — report

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Every year, 25 million people — one in 10 of them children — die in serious pain that could have been alleviated with morphine at just a few cents per dose, researchers said yesterday. Read More

Observer, Jamfit give employees taste of healthy habits

BY DORIAN GRAHAM Observer intern editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 13 2017    

THE Jamaica Observer yesterday joined a list of companies and gyms that have partnered with Jamaica Fitness Association (Jamfit) to expose employees to the importance of keeping fit and healthy. Read More

Heart Foundation urges Jamaicans to check weight regularly

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is urging Jamaicans to check their weight on a regular basis to determine whether they are overweight or obese. Read More



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