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Contracts signed for meals, microscope at KPH

Wednesday, August, 12 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness has allocated $1.164 billion to provide meals at the Kingston Public Hospital (KPH) and the Victoria Jubilee Hospital (VJH). Read More

Beware of a broken heart

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, August, 9 2020    

We have often heard of people cohabiting for years and as soon as one partner passes, the other follows shortly afterwards. The phenomenon is all too common for it to be a coincidence. The cause of death is often a broken heart. Read More

Lumps & bumps

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, August, 9 2020    

EVER wondered about that lump or bump that suddenly appeared on your skin?Let's explore a few of these conditions. Lipomas Read More

How South Florida hospital is assisting

Sunday, August, 9 2020    

FLORIDA, United States — The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the ways people work, communicate, and socialise, giving birth to this “new normality” that, though widely discussed, remains foreign to most. Read More

A doctor's view of telemedicine and obstetrics & gynaecology

Sunday, August, 9 2020    

It's 5 o'clock on a Sunday morning. For the last day, Sandra, a 32-year-old businesswoman, has been having severe burning sensations when she passes urine which is foul-smelling and has a small amount of blood in it. Read More

Challengers prove consistency, commitment key to fitness

Sunday, August, 9 2020    

WHILE the top performers in the National Health Fund's (NHF) 10th Anniversary Work-It-Out Challenge might have come from different parishes and walks of life, they all recognised the importance of having the right mindset and level of commitment and consistency when it comes to... Read More

Loneliness & your health

BY KARRA HARRINGTON & MARTIN J SLIWINSKI Pennsylvania State University | Sunday, August, 9 2020    

PENNSYLVANIA, United States (THE CONVERSATION) — Physical pain is unpleasant, yet it's vital for survival because it's a warning that your body is in danger. It tells you to take your hand off a hot burner or to see a doctor about discomfort in your chest. Pain reminds us all that... Read More

Wealthier men are more likely to develop high blood pressure

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

WORKING men with higher incomes are more likely to develop high blood pressure, according to a study presented at the 84th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2020). Read More

Tooth decay: How to make teeth healthy

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

EVEN after trying your best to prevent tooth decay, sometimes the dentist finds a little cavity or two. Read More

Doctors try pressurised oxygen chambers in COVID-19 fight

Sunday, August, 2 2020    

As a New York University (NYU) medical researcher who works once a week in an emergency room, Dr David Lee had the luxury of time to think like a scientist while also treating novel coronavirus patients whose lungs kept giving out. In every case, he saw the same thing: Their blood was... Read More

What are keloids?

Dr Gabriella Diaz | Sunday, August, 2 2020    

KELOIDS are raised scars that tend to form when the skin is healing after an injury. The scars usually extend beyond the original site of injury. Read More

Staying healthy

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, August, 2 2020    

It's one thing to be healthy, but it's another to stay healthy. Read More

Core Fitness promotes 3-step weight loss model

BY FITSROY RANDALL Observer writer editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 26 2020    

MAINTAINING healthy eating habits can be challenging for some.In fact, many people might have been guilty of developing bad eating habits with the onset of COVID-19 and the lockdown measures that the pandemic brought with it. Read More

10 exercise myths

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 26 2020    

WITH advertising and the Internet contributing to an explosion of information without the requisite tools for people to debunk fitness 'facts', let's explore the three categories of fitness 'facts'. Read More

Health ministry issues advisory for hurricane preparations

Sunday, July, 26 2020    

THE Ministry of Health and Wellness on Friday advised Jamaicans that, as they continue to prepare for impending inclement weather conditions, tropical storms or hurricanes amid the hurricane season, certain precautions regarding food and water safety are to be... Read More



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