Health

Transgender women can breastfeed, first case study shows

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The first scientific case study has been published describing how a US transgender woman was able to breastfeed her adopted infant by taking hormones that induce lactation. Read More

Climb stairs to lower blood pressure

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

IF you don't have the time or money for aerobic and resistance training, why not try climbing the stairs? Read More

Novel drug delivery system with potential to reduce rates of HIV announced

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

A UK university is playing a central role in an international consortium that has announced the development of a patch delivery system which will lower the chances of infection for those at very high risk of HIV. Read More

Getting rid of acne: Tools and techniques for extractions

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

DO you or someone you know struggle with acne? If so, one of the biggest challenges with acne is getting rid of them, and in doing so, knowing the extraction techniques and tools vital for not creating lifelong scars as a result of bad extraction techniques. Read More

Environmental chemicals may boost body weight — study

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Chemicals used in food wrappers, non-stick pan coatings, and clothing may boost body weight by interfering with metabolism, especially in women, US researchers said Tuesday. Read More

Peanuts certified as 'heart-healthy' by American Heart Association

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

THE American Heart Association has certified select peanuts with the Heart-Check mark to make it easy for consumers to identify heart-healthy foods. Read More

'Dad Knows Best'

Sunday, February, 18 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) last Tuesday launched its new campaign, “Dad Knows Best”, which shows the important role parents play in ensuring their children develop healthy habits. Read More

What's a baker's cyst?

Angela Davis | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

A baker's Cyst, also known as a popliteal cyst, is a benign fluid-filled swelling at the back of the knee that causes a bulge in that region.There is often a feeling of tightness which becomes more uncomfortable when the patient is active. Read More

Ganja use and performance at work

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 18 2018    

IN Jamaica, ganja is currently being used for recreational purposes, its purported medicinal value, and in religious practices. Read More

Life's simple seven for a happy and healthy heart

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

FEBRUARY is the month of love and hearts, and the Jamaica Observer is teaming up with the Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) to help you care for yours. Read More

Do you really need to lose weight to be healthy?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

WE are already certain that we don't have to be slim and trim to live a long life. Everyone knows a grandmother or aunt who is quite overweight and is still alive, but maybe not actually kicking into their 80s and 90s. Read More

PHOTO: Something to smile about

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

Fitz Mitchell (left), senior director of operations, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), along with his colleagues in the Chemotherapy and Transfusion Unit at the UHWI, Dr Gilian Wharfe (second left), consultant haematology oncologist and head of department – pathology; and... Read More

Tooth pain after a filling: Is it normal?

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

THE goal of getting a filling is to correct tooth decay or cavities and ease any discomfort they might cause. So, why do some people experience tooth pain after a filling? Read More

Doctors urged to support patients' rights

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

JAMAICA'S medical doctors were urged last weekend to join the effort to champion patients' rights. Read More

Mandeville Hospital collects 233 units of blood in a day

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

TWO hundred and thirty-three units of blood were collected at the 'One Love, One Blood' donation drive staged by the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester — the largest single day blood donation drive in Jamaica, according to the Southern Regional Health Authority... Read More



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