Sunday, June, 3 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — While the link between smoking and a range of cancers is well known, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned last Thursday there was too little awareness of tobacco's impact on the human heart. Read More

How healthy is cheese?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

PEOPLE absolutely love cheese. Read More

One-stop cardiac care

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

JAMAICA now has its first heart hospital at the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) in St Andrew, which is dedicated to improving the outcome for patients with cardiovascular disease in Jamaica and the Caribbean region. Read More

Obesity is not a lifestyle choice!

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

WE should all know that obesity is a condition where a person has accumulated so much body fat that it might have a negative effect on their health. Read More

Dealing with ingrown toenails

Sunday, May, 27 2018    

CHILDREN usually make great patients. They are always curious about their feet and as long as you engage with them and make them feel relaxed, they will never be scared to come back for a follow-up visit. Read More

Use home-made salad dressings instead

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

WITHOUT question, adding fresh salads to your daily diet is among the healthiest things you can do for your body. Unfortunately, because unhealthy eating provides a higher level of enjoyability than healthy eating, many people cannot fully appreciate the deliciousness of a... Read More

Scarring: A common skin problem

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, May, 27 2018    

What is a scar? A scar is a mark left on your skin after an injury heals.Most skin injuries can contribute to scarring, including cuts, burns, acne, chickenpox, ear piercing, scratches, surgical cuts, and vaccinations. Read More

Watermelon: A dieter's best friend

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

 IN our continued pursuit of healthy snack options, we have to talk about fruits and all their nutritional and health benefits. This week we are looking at the refreshing and tasty watermelon. Read More

Organic printing inks may one day restore sight to blind people

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

A simple retinal prosthesis is being developed by Tel Aviv University in Israel and Linköping University in Sweden. Read More

Pill for breast cancer diagnosis may outperform mammograms

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

AS many as one in three women treated for breast cancer undergo unnecessary procedures, but a new method for diagnosing it could do a better job distinguishing between benign and aggressive tumours. Read More

Exercise does not delay decline in people with dementia — study

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

WHILE physical exercise may stave off dementia, it does not delay mental decline in people after they've been diagnosed, a study in nearly 500 people with the condition reported last Thursday. Read More

Are you brushing your teeth too hard?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 20 2018    

IF you have sensitive teeth, brushing too hard or using the wrong toothbrush altogether can make symptoms worse. Learn the proper technique for brushing your teeth. Read More

Tick tock: Study links body clock to mood disorders

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Messing with the natural rhythm of one's internal clock may boost the risk of developing mood problems ranging from garden-variety loneliness to severe depression and bipolar disorder, researchers said last Wednesday. Read More

Photo: Wellness Day

Sunday, May, 20 2018    

Audrey Flowers-Clarke (right), vice-president - Insurance Operations, Sagicor Life Jamaica Limited, engages in conversation with Lena Whyte during her health check-up with Nurse Sophia Stampp-Young at the Sagicor Life Wellness Day held recently. The wellness event provided free Pap smear... Read More

Mothers know best

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 13 2018    

WHEN parents or caregivers mistakenly say, “They are only baby teeth, they are going to fall out anyway”, they have the wrong impression. Read More


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