Health

Children's brain cells changed by Internet porn, says neurosurgeon

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — “Internet pornography changes children's brain cells”, says American neurosurgeon Donald Hilton. Read More

Salivary gland cancer

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

THE human body has a variety of glands that perform numerous vital functions, some of the most important being in the oral cavity. Read More

Squeeze of a mammogram is less than the squeeze of cancer, says doc

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

WOMEN 40 and over have been urged to get annual mammogram tests as early detection could greatly improve the survival rate from breast cancer. Read More

French study: Legalising marijuana can increase use

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Legalising marijuana can lead to increased use of the drug, according to a French study that looked at consumption levels in two US states and Uruguay in the midst of a debate over France's narcotics laws. Read More

Pink invasion

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Online reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

The Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre was transformed into a sea of pink on Friday as Black Ink Marketing and Events kick-started its breast cancer awareness celebration and health campaign. Read More

Study: Antibody cocktail halts Zika in monkeys

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A cocktail of three antibodies has shown promise in preventing Zika virus infection in monkeys, and moves next into trials in humans, researchers said last Wednesday. Read More

High BMI, blood pressure create a heavy heart

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

NEW research, published in the journal PLoS ONE, uses UK Biobank data to reveal — for the first time — the direct damage that carrying extra weight has on the heart's weight and size, and implicates a range of othe r modifiable risk factors... Read More

Random foot pain explained

Angela Davis | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

PATIENTS often come to my office with random, unexplained pain on the top surface of their foot. The pain may be uncomfortable when walking, running, standing still, or even when lying down. The cause will usually determine how severe the discomfort is. Read More

PHOTO: Pink Day

Saturday, October, 7 2017    

Executive director of the Jamaica Cancer Society, Yulit Gordon (fifth left, front row) shares in the photo op with Sagicor team members dressed in varying shades of pink yesterday — “Pink Day” — as part of the activities for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Sagicor has... Read More

Unknown tattoo risks

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, October, 1 2017    

Tattoos have been around for centuries in several cultures of the world, and became popular in the West through the voyages of sailors visiting various ports. However, over the last few years tattoos have become increasingly common, if not fashionable. Read More

Study: Typhoid vaccine for infants 'safe'

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A trial vaccine against typhoid, a disease that kills more than 200,000 people every year, is safe for use, researchers said on Friday. Read More

Organisers target 3,000 participants for Pink Run

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 1 2017    

THE organisers of ICWI/Jamaica Reach to Recovery Pink Run is on a mission to increase the number of participants in this year's 5 k fund-raising event by 1,000, setting its target at 3,000 people. Read More

What to eat after a heart attack

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

EATING healthy foods will help you recover and reduce your risk of another heart attack in the future. Read More

No need for a big cut

Sunday, October, 1 2017    

IN Jamaica, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. If caught early, before it has spread outside of the prostate, it can be cured. Read More

Bony structures in your mouth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 1 2017    

AT some point in time we all stand in front of the mirror and take a close look at ourselves, so it's no surprise if you take time to observe your mouth one day. Read More



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