Health

Meanwhile, stem cell therapy helps men with erectile dysfunction

Saturday, March, 25 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Men unable to have an erection after prostate surgery enjoyed normal intercourse thanks to stem cell therapy, scientists were to report Saturday at a medical conference in London. Read More

Stem cell treatments can go wrong

Dr Derrick Aarons | Saturday, March, 25 2017    

Stem cells are the foundation of all our body cells before they differentiate to become specialised cells that grow into our tissues and organs, such as kidney cells, muscle cells, nerve cells, and so on. Read More

Chronic fatigue syndrome

Dr Ashish Sarangi | Saturday, March, 25 2017    

Are you feeling tired all the time, even after resting and sleeping for a prolonged period? You may be suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). Read More

Scientists develop smartphone-based test for Zika

Saturday, March, 25 2017    

Add rapid, mobile testing for Zika and other viruses to the list of things that smartphone technology is making possible. Read More

Do you know how to brush your teeth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Saturday, March, 18 2017    

Toothbrush? Check. Toothpaste? Check. Seems pretty straightforward, but that may not be enough to ensure dental health success. Read More

Free surgeries

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor news richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, March, 18 2017    

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Diagnosing a heart attack: Putting it all together

Dr Claudine Lewis | Saturday, March, 18 2017    

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Drug against alcoholism works, researchers claim

Saturday, March, 18 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — French researchers provided fresh evidence Friday to support claims that a drug touted as a miracle cure for alcoholism, and prescribed for this purpose in France, actually works. Read More

How to age gracefully

with Michelle Vernon | Saturday, March, 18 2017    

Many of us are in a fight against ageing. Not so much for our vanity either, but for our overall health. We constantly hear about ways to stay young: Eat right, exercise, stay out of the sun, take care of our skin. Read More

Web-based counselling lowers blood pressure as much as meds – study

Saturday, March, 18 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) – People who received regular lifestyle counselling online were able to lower their blood pressure as much as they would have with medication, researchers said yesterday. Read More

Researchers say cause of OCD discovered

Saturday, March, 18 2017    

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Diabetes Association of Jamaica targets 1,200 people

Saturday, March, 18 2017    

The Diabetes Association is offering free retinal screening to 1,200 people with diabetes and hypertension, free of charge. Read More

Free dental sealants for children on World Oral Health Day

Thursday, March, 16 2017    

Members of the Jamaica Dental Association will on Monday apply fissure sealants to the teeth of underprivileged children at 180 locations across the island, free of cost. Read More



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