Health

Mental health campaign brings awareness to Tarrant Primary School

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

STUDENTS and teachers at Tarrant Primary School in Kingston are now better able to identify individuals who might have mental health challenges. Read More

Deep cleaning your teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

DEEP cleaning your teeth might sound like something you should do after you've missed a few visits to the dentist or eaten a particularly sticky meal, but a deep cleaning is a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal... Read More

Midwives: Defenders of women's rights

By Adella Campbell | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

TODAY, May 5, is celebrated annually worldwide as International Day of the Midwife. This year the theme will be 'Midwives: Defenders of women's rights'. Unfortunately, not many people know the difference between a midwife and a nurse. The truth is these health practitioners are often... Read More

Treatment prevents sexual HIV transmission among gay men

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus “untransmittable” even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research showed last Friday. Read More

Laparoscopic surgeries being offered in southern region

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

THE Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has been making strides as it continues to offer patients laparoscopic surgeries as part of its strategic plan to improve the delivery of quality and advanced health care to patients. Read More

Exercises for complete wellness

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

 THE most effective way to lose weight is through nutritional changes, and it can be sustained through reasonable types of exercise. Read More

Marijuana for morning sickness? Study finds it's not great for baby's brain

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

WITH a growing number of states legalising recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve morning sickness. A new study, conducted in rats, sheds light on how cannabis exposure affects the brain of a... Read More

Snoring causes injuries in the upper airways

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

THE recurrent vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways of people who snore heavily. Read More

Photos: Heroic efforts

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

JMMB Group's Sophia Brown (centre) makes a heroic move to overcome her apprehension of the blood donation process, with the support of colleague, Marisha Hutchinson (left), during the company's blood drive on April 12, held at its New Kingston head office. Christopher Copeland, technical... Read More

Awakening from decades-long coma 'very rare', say experts

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — The case of a woman from the United Arab Emirates, who regained consciousness after a 27-year coma-like state provoked by a brain injury, has startled the world. Read More

That racing heart

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

MANY things in life cause our hearts to race — a near-death experience, seeing your crush, or running a marathon. Read More

Exercise and high blood pressure

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

BY now, we all should be very familiar with the benefits of exercise. Read More

Revellers beware! ...Protect your ears

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

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Managing your diet after losing a loved one

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 28 2019    

LIFE has certain immutable facts and, sadly, if you care about anyone, sooner or later they may become ill, you will lose them, or they will lose you. Read More

UTech, Jamaica research provide hope for stroke patients

Sunday, April, 21 2019    

RESEARCH by Professor Felix Akinladejo, recently appointed professor of Computer Information Systems in the Faculty of Engineering and Computing, University of Technology (UTech), Jamaica, on computer model and virtual reality technology for post- stroke rehabilitation, is offering hope... Read More



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