Health

Telephone love

Tony Robinson | Saturday, March, 4 2017    

Thither write, my queen,And with mine eyes,I’ll keep the words you send,Though ink be made of gall.— Shakespeare,Cymbiline, I,1 Read More

Can cannabis be made safer

Saturday, March, 4 2017    

As cannabis laws become liberalised in many countries, experts writing in The Lancet Psychiatry argue that there is an urgent need to explore how cannabis use can be made safer. Read More

What causes melasma?

with Michelle Vernon | Saturday, March, 4 2017    

Melasma is a common patchy, brown discoloration which is due to overproduction of pigment on the skin. Read More

Financial abortion

Derrick Aarons | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

 Despite our presumed love for children, the unfortunate reality is that we currently have far too many unwanted children in Jamaica. Read More

When to get a new toothbrush

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

The filthy truth? Your toothbrush is a breeding ground for germs.But fear not, experts say just know when it’s time to give yours the old heave-ho. Read More

Tips to keep feet in tip-top shape while travelling

Angela Davis | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

I have lost count of the number of times patients have had to visit my office as a result of an injury to or a problem with their feet that occured while they were on vacation. Read More

Erasing fears

Dr Ashish Sarangi | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

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Debunking old wives’ tales: Beliefs about food

Saturday, February, 25 2017    

"Everything our parents said was good is bad," complains Alvy Singer, the character played by Woody Allen in Annie Hall, his 1977 Oscar-winning romantic comedy. Read More

How to cope with Psoriasis

with Michelle Vernon | Saturday, February, 25 2017    

Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition that causes the rapid build-up of skin cells. This build-up of cells causes scaling on the skin’s surface. Read More

Studies on testosterone therapy show mixed results

Saturday, February, 25 2017    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Five new US clinical studies on testosterone treatments for older men showed mixed results on whether the male hormone therapy carries cardiovascular risks, according to research published last Tuesday. Read More

Swedish town councillor proposes sex breaks on work time

Saturday, February, 25 2017    

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (AFP) — Swedes should take a one-hour paid break from work to go home and have sex with their partners, a local councillor suggested in a proposal last Tuesday aimed at improving people’s personal relationships. Read More

Genital herpes in pregnancy doubles autism risk — study

Saturday, February, 25 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Women who are infected with genital herpes early in their pregnancy may face twice the risk of bearing a child with autism, a team of United States and Norwegian researchers said last Wednesday. Read More

Diabetes Association hosts health, music festival tomorrow

Thursday, February, 23 2017    

Diabetes Association of Jamaica is set to host its inaugural charity event, Jam Live Music Festival, at Ranny Williams Entertainment Centre in Kingston tomorrow. Read More

Stress can lead to broken heart syndrome

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Whether from a friend, through songs or poems, we have all, at one point or the other, heard about a broken heart. In fact, some people scoff at those who believe it exists. But, is there really such a thing? Read More

Sandals South Coast encourages staff to live well

Saturday, February, 18 2017    

Sandals South Coast says it is on a mission to create a highly productive and engaging working environment through promoting healthy lifestyles among its team members. Read More



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