Health

For that flawless 'Body Glow'

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

PEOPLE like to have that deep, rich skin colour that's red carpet worthy. However, due to the dangers that are associated with tanning outdoors, many people have moved away from that method of tanning and are looking for safer alternatives that produce excellent... Read More

Researchers say tattoo ink can seep deep into the body

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) – Microscopic particles from tattoo ink can migrate into the body and wind up in lymph nodes, crucial hubs of the human immune system, a study revealed last Tuesday. Read More

World lags badly on targets to slash HIV, obesity, study finds

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Not a single country, out of nearly 200 reviewed, was on track to meet the UN target of eliminating new tuberculosis infections by 2030, according to a global health review published last Wednesday. Read More

Skin patch melts 'love handles' in mice

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US researchers have developed a skin patch that can melt fat in mice, and future tests will reveal whether it could treat obesity and diabetes in people, a study said Friday. Read More

High-fat diet: Good or bad?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, September, 17 2017    

IS a high-fat diet good or bad for you? Read More

UK police make 'significant' arrest in London subway blast

Sunday, September, 17 2017    

LONDON (AP) — British police made a “significant” arrest yesterday in the manhunt for suspects a day after the London subway was hit by a partially exploded bomb and launched a heavily armed search of a home southwest of London. Read More

Company promises Jamaicans 'affordable' prosthetic solutions

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor – news richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, September, 10 2017    

A local company that provides medical devices and surgical services is on a mission to bring “affordable” prosthetic solutions to the doorsteps of every Jamaican. Read More

Your tap water may contain plastic, researchers warn

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — People may be ingesting between 3,000 and 4,000 micro-particles of plastic from tap water every year, according to a study published last Wednesday based on samples from 14 countries. Read More

Experts reassess benefits of plant-based eating

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

A large dietary study from 18 countries, across seven geographic regions has found that even a relatively moderate intake of fruit, vegetables and legumes such as beans and lentils may lower a person's risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death. Read More

That gag reflex & dental impressions

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

GETTING a dental impression is never a pleasant or comfortable procedure, but for those individuals who have an active gag reflex, the thought of suffering through the process is enough to cause nightmares. Read More

Cycling around the globe for World Suicide Prevention Day

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

THE International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), founded in 1960 by researchers and suicidologists Norman Farberow and Erwin Ringel, is a global suicide prevention non-governmental organisation. Read More

Private medical school launched in Jamaica

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

ON Wednesday, the first private medical school to be owned by Caribbean nationals — Caribbean School of Medical Sciences, Jamaica (CSMSJ) — was officially launched in Kingston. Read More

Common causes of CALF MUSCLE pain

Sunday, September, 10 2017    

CALF muscle pain is a common problem with many different causes. Read More

Good and bad news on aspirin use

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Daily aspirin use known to reduce the risk of colon cancer, could also make the disease harder to treat if it does occur, researchers reported yesterday. Read More

Physicians to focus on stroke at annual symposium

Thursday, September, 7 2017    

The causes of stroke and strategies to reduce its incidence are the focus of the Association of Consultant Physicians of Jamaica's (ACPJ) 15th annual symposium. Read More



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