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Food safety tips for the holidays

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, December, 15 2019    

CHRISTMAS is in the air. Can't you just smell it? Freshly cut Christmas trees are on display in the plazas, with their wonderful aroma of pine. Read More

What's really exchanged when you kiss?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

IT might be weird to think about in the moment, but sharing a kiss can be beneficial to your mouth.This is because the act of kissing activates certain biological processes you might not be aware of. Read More

2019: The year gene therapy came of age

Sunday, December, 8 2019    

WASHINGTON DC, United States (AFP) — In the summer, a mother in Nashville with a seemingly incurable genetic disorder finally found an end to her suffering — by editing her genome. Read More

To moral health

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, December, 8 2019    

 SOME go through many pains to remain physically clean. Read More

PrEP pilot January

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

AS of January next year, select Jamaicans will have access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), a type of drug used to prevent human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection. Read More

Don't panic!

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

ARE your gums sore and bleeding? This situation isn't just uncomfortable, it can be unsettling. You may feel like you have something seriously wrong inside your mouth. Read More

No need to cheat

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

YOU have heard the word 'cheat' connected with eating, especially with holiday eating. It is definitely in the top 10 of debated diet topics. Read More

Treating HIV in the tiniest babies

BY ROGER L SHAPIRO & GBOLAHAN AJIBOLA Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

 PRINCESS had a rough start in life. She was born HIV-infected. Her mother was often sick, and there was little family support for her own struggles with HIV. Read More

HIV: Aids from the Bible

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, December, 1 2019    

“There will be pestilences… in one place after another” (Luke 21:11).  Read More

For cancer patients, Nobel research is far more than prize-worthy

Monday, November, 25 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — When Shaun Tierney was diagnosed with an aggressive form of kidney cancer in 2007, the prognosis was grim. Read More

Off target

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

IT is unlikely that Jamaica will meet the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) 90-90-90 target by 2020. Read More

Keeping holiday pounds at bay

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

THE holidays mean different things to different people. Read More

Cleanliness and godliness

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 24 2019    

 CLEANLINESS, it is often said, is next to godliness. Read More

8 simple rules for holiday eating

Sunday, November, 17 2019    

FOR many, the holiday season brings thoughts of weight gain and potential health issues. Read More

Preserving life & health amid SOEs

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, November, 17 2019    

THE gruesome and daring daylight slaughter of humans, as if beasts, has rendered our island State a veritable abattoir. No end to this gushing waterfall of blood seems to be in sight, and even with the militaristic approach of Government in having states of emergency (SOEs), one wonders... Read More


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