Health

Jencare promises experience like no other with Skin Bar

BY CHERRIES WILES Observer writer wilesc@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

WITH one Skin Bar already opened at their Miramar, Florida, location, plans are now under way to launch another in Jamaica “really soon”, Jencare CEO Peta-Gaye Samuda-Palmer has disclosed. Read More

Dental erosion

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 29 2018    

MODERN lifestyles present a number of challenges for your body, including your teeth. Dental erosion is the irreversible loss of tooth tissue due to exposure to acid. Read More

Brazil's fugitive 'Dr Bumbum' plastic surgeon arrested over patient death

Monday, July, 23 2018    

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (AFP/AP) — A Brazilian celebrity butt-enhancement surgeon known as Dr Bumbum was arrested last Thursday over the death of a patient in a botched operation after spending four days on the run. Read More

Benefits of seeing the same doctor

DR DERRICK AARONS | Sunday, July, 22 2018    

WHEN you fall ill, who do you see for your health care? Do you seek the same doctor every time, or do you use a centre, office or health institution where there is a different doctor each time? Read More

HIV infection doubles risk of heart disease

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

PEOPLE infected with HIV are twice as likely to suffer from heart disease, research has found. Read More

Simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent malaria relapse OK'd

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

US regulators Friday approved a simpler, one-dose treatment to prevent relapses of malaria.Standard treatment now takes two weeks and studies show many patients don't finish taking every dose. Read More

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought — study

Sunday, July, 22 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — A revolutionary gene- editing technique, hailed as the future of disease eradication and mooted for a Nobel prize, may be less precise and cause more cell damage than previously thought, researchers said last week Monday. Read More

Dieting: A losing proposition

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, July, 22 2018    

QUIT dieting, but never quit lifestyle change. Read More

Spanish researchers develop five-strain Ebola vaccine

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

MADRID, Spain (AFP) — Spanish researchers are working on a vaccine against all five strains of the killer Ebola virus in what would be a world first, Madrid's October 12 Hospital said Wednesday. Read More

First-ever colour X-ray on a human

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — New Zealand scientists have performed the first-ever 3-D, colour X-ray on a human, using a technique that promises to improve the field of medical diagnostics, said Europe's CERN physics lab which contributed imaging technology. Read More

Study: Virtual whale ride helps ease fear of heights

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — People who had lived with a fear of heights for decades became less afraid after virtual reality (VR) therapy that saw them riding a flying whale, researchers said Thursday. Read More

WHO recognises 'compulsive sexual behaviour' as mental disorder

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization has recognised “compulsive sexual behaviour” as a mental disorder, but said yesterday it remained unclear if it was an addiction on a par with gambling or drug abuse. Read More

Complex regional pain syndrome

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

WHILE browsing through a British newspaper, I recently came upon an article about a 24-year-old young woman who was suffering from such excruciating pain in her knee that she was begging the doctors to amputate her whole leg. Read More

J&J ordered to pay US$4.69b damages in talc cancer case

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson was Thursday ordered to pay out $4.69 billion in damages in a lawsuit representing 22 women and their families who alleged a talc sold by the company contained asbestos and caused them to suffer... Read More

Jamaica Cancer Society receives mammography unit

Sunday, July, 15 2018    

IN a bid to help in carrying out the mission of the Jamaica Cancer Society (JCS) — “to eliminate cancer as a major health problem in Jamaica” — Sagicor Foundation donated a much-needed mammography work station unit to the JCS at a handover event on... Read More



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