Health

We dare you: Say no to sugar

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

FEBRUARY is month two for 12 Months 24 Dares — the wellness initiative that uses community support to help people create and stick to healthy wellness habits. Read More

Why you feel HUNGRIER after you have LOST WEIGHT

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

BLAME it on hormones: One hunger hormone continues to be elevated after you lose weight, making you feel hungry even though your new, slimmer body has had enough to eat. Read More

Jamaica on track to provide world-class cancer care — Tufton

Monday, February, 5 2018    

IN recognition of World Cancer Day on February 4, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton reaffirmed that Jamaica is now in a position to provide world-class cancer care to its citizens and visitors. This is as a result of a number of scholarships being awarded to Jamaicans to study abroad in... Read More

Global cancer survival up, but progress uneven— study

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Cancer survival is increasing across the world, but large gaps endure between nations, while some cancers remain hard to treat everywhere, according to a major review released on Wednesday last. Read More

VALENTINE'S DAY — Me first

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Valentine's Day is around the corner and many of us are feeling the love in the air and considering, if not planning, what to do for our loved ones. But what have we been doing for your most important person, you? If you are not the healthiest version of yourself, for... Read More

Types of Acnes

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Having acnes can be quite frus trating. These pesky, painful and unpleasant pimples can affect all ages, races and sexes. There are many different types of acne, understanding the root cause and how each are displayed in the skin will help you know which type you are... Read More

White fillings can make your smile last

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Dentists have been repairing decayed teeth with silver-coloured ( amalgam) fillings for generations. Even though the American Dental Association (ADA) says these fillings are safe and affordable, more people are now opting for white fillings (composite... Read More

Ganja use, the law, and long-term effects

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Currently nine states in the USA have legalised the recreational use of marijuana (ganja) within their jurisdictions. However, in the remaining 42 states and at the federal level in the USA, marijuana is still illegal and so any possession is a criminal offence with specific consequences... Read More

52 teaspoons of sugar is way too much — Heart Foundation

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

IT is estimated that Jamaicans' daily intake of sugar amounts to over 52 teaspoons. Read More

Congestive heart failure

BY FALLON FOLKES Observer staff reporter | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

 The function of the heart is to pump blood to all the organs of the body. When it is no longer able to do that effectively, then heart failure begins to take place. Read More

More than skin deep

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — In the never-ending quest for youthful, magazine-cover looks, 8.6 billion euros (US$10.7 billion) were spent last year on materials and chemicals used in cosmetic procedures worldwide, the IMCAS industry body said recently. Read More

Jamaicans encouraged to read nutritional facts on food labels

BY KIMBERLY HIBBERT Observer staff reporter hibbertk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, February, 1 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ), in its appeal to Jamaicans to read nutritional facts on food labels, has formulated an infographic chart to assist in this regard. Read More

Dr Bisasor-McKenzie now acting chief medical officer

Thursday, February, 1 2018    

DR Jacquiline A Bisasor-McKenzie has been appointed acting chief medical officer in the Ministry of Health, effective today.She will fill the vacancy left by Dr Winston De La Haye, who demitted office yesterday. Read More

'Unhealthy habits put youth at risk for chronic illnesses'

Thursday, February, 1 2018    

THE Jamaica Cancer Society will be focusing on adolescent health this month, with specific attention on harmful habits such as alcohol use, substance abuse, unhealthy diets and smoking. Read More

Cardiologist: People must be aware of connection between obesity and sleep apnoea

Thursday, February, 1 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is encouraging Jamaicans to be aware of the connection between overweight/obesity and sleep apnoea, which can affect their health. Read More



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