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When your body speaks, listen!

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

“I am just not a crybaby.”  Read More

The right way to breathe during the COVID-19 pandemic

BY LOUIS J IGNARRO UCLA School of Medicine | Sunday, June, 21 2020    

INHALE through your nose and exhale through your mouth. It's not just something you do in yoga class — breathing this way actually provides a powerful medical benefit that can help the body fight viral infections. Read More

Diabetics uneasy over Metformin recall

BY KIMBERLEY HIBBERT Senior staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

THE voluntary recall of certain extended release Metformin — the most popular drug used in diabetes treatment — by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has left local diabetics on edge. Read More

Tears help

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

MOUNTING bills, personal health concerns, fears surrounding COVID-19, the start of the hurricane season, anxiety over family, contemplation about the meal for the next day, the loss of a job, dealing with a bad boss, grieving the death of a loved one, depression, racial and social... Read More

'Safe blood saves lives'

Sunday, June, 14 2020    

AS the National Blood Transfusion Services gets in gear to host an awards ceremony tomorrow to celebrate World Blood Donor Day, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) is reiterating that blood donations are more necessary than ever during the current COVID-19... Read More

Orbital cellulitis and its link to dental health

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

BELIEVE it or not, infections that start in your mouth or sinuses can spread to other parts of your body. Read More

Want to stop overeating?

Jo-Hanna Taylor | Sunday, June, 14 2020    

EVEN though exercise plays a huge role in weight loss, eating healthy and having a healthy relationship with food are also very important. Read More

Back-to-school tips amid COVID-19

Sunday, June, 7 2020    

IS it safe for children to return to school? Read More

COVID-19's stormy eyes

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, June, 7 2020    

THE meme circulating on social media of two worms in the safe precincts of their hole discussing Government's relaxing of restrictions on bars, churches and social gatherings, only to see a massive bird called COVID-19 perched on the outside, unbeknownst to them. Read More

Wear masks in public, says WHO in new COVID-19 advice

Sunday, June, 7 2020    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday changed its advice on face masks amid the coronavirus pandemic, saying they should be worn in places where the virus is widespread and physical distancing is difficult. Read More

Healthy reality check: What money cannot do

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

MONEY is at the heart of human reality. Yet, COVID-19 has asked us to rethink our focus to see the limits of the almighty dollar.Such refocused view may be our healthiest reality check to date, and when we do what money can't, therein may lie real health. Read More

Could my mummy tummy be the cause of my back pain?

Sunday, May, 31 2020    

MUMMY tummy, which is scientifically known as diastasis recti , is a condition where the connective tissue between the rectus abdomen muscles ('six pack' muscles) weakens, causing the muscles to separate. Read More

Sugar in fast food, processed meat

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 31 2020    

It is well-established that, on average, vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians live longer, healthier and more pain-free lives. Read More

3 possible reasons for your nagging shoulder pain

Kimberly Hoffman | Sunday, May, 24 2020    

YOUR shoulder hurts really badly and you are thinking to yourself, “I didn't fall; I didn't hit it; I haven't done anything outside of the ordinary”. Read More

Should you fly yet?

BY KACEY ERNST & PALOMA BEAMER University of Arizona | Sunday, May, 24 2020    

WE don't know about you, but we're ready to travel. And that typically means flying. Read More


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