Health

Smoking kills

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, May, 7 2017    

Smoking causes premature death and it is one of the leading causes of preventable death.This habit does harm to the body in several ways. The carbon particles and chemicals present in smoke, when deposited repeatedly along the air passages... Read More

#ICYMI: Observer's first health symposium

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

From accessible health services to lively, informative presentations and CPR demonstrations, the Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium was definitely a hit.People came out in their numbers to make the most of what the health-focused event had to offer... Read More

Sickle-cell disease:

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Research has shown that for some patients with sickle-cell disease (SCD), the stigma they face is more troubling than the disease itself.In fact, teenagers with SCD are more likely than their peers to consider suicide.  Some regret sharing... Read More

Cancer patients need good oral care too

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Cancer is a disease that occurs when uncontrolled division of abnormal cells in the body occurs. Radiation to the head and neck and chemotherapy for any malignancy can cause oral side effects.Preventing and managing oral complications help support optimal cancer... Read More

'Eye-opening'

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Last Tuesday, the Worthington, Spanish Court Hotel in Kingston was transformed as almost 200 people converged at the venue for the first-ever Jamaica Observer Your Health Your Wealth Symposium.With presentations from various medical professionals and testimonials... Read More

Laser hair removal: What you should know

with Michelle Vernon | Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Laser hair removal is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures performed. It works by targeting the hair follicle's melanin.By using the appropriate settings to focus energy on the melanin in the deep part of the hair follicle where the hair grows, the melanin... Read More

PHOTO: Familiar faces

Sunday, April, 30 2017    

Besides the work done by the team at the Jamaica Observer to make the weekly Your Health Your Wealth magazine possible, there is also a team of health care professionals who contribute content to help keep our readers informed, and last Tuesday a few of them journeyed to the... Read More

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder

Dr Ashish Sarangi | Saturday, April, 22 2017    

A significant number of children and adults suffer from a disorder characterised by features such as hyperactivity, inability to sit still, easy distractibility, and inattentiveness known as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Read More

How does smoking affect your feet?

Angela Davis | Saturday, April, 22 2017    

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Remedying ageing eyes

with Michelle Vernon | Saturday, April, 22 2017    

We have heard the saying "the eyes are the windows to your soul" before, and if that is the case, it should be one of our most beautiful features. Read More

Loud noise and your health

BY DENIESE BADROE | Saturday, April, 22 2017    

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The alcohol and oral cancer connection

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Saturday, April, 22 2017    

Although tobacco use has been proven to increase the risk of oral cancer, people who use both alcohol and tobacco are at an especially high risk of contracting the disease. Read More

Fatness and fitness

Dr Derrick Aarons | Saturday, April, 22 2017    

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Check your blood pressure, kidney failure patient urges

Saturday, April, 22 2017    

When 28-year-old Maurice Lewis was diagnosed with kidney failure last year, his life changed.He was told a few years prior that he had acute kidney failure after seeking medical attention when he started having issues with his vision. Read More

Sickle-cell disease: care or cure?

Professor Jennifer Knight-Madden | Saturday, April, 15 2017    

A Jamaican myth states that people with sickle- cell disease (SCD) always die before reaching adulthood. This is far from the truth. Read More



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