Health

'Nature pill'

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

TAKING at least 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. Read More

Night trips to the toilet sign of hypertension — Japan study

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

TRIPS to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented recently at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). Read More

Sound health practice

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

MANY of us have very demanding jobs that have us working late into the night and arising early in the mornings to beat the traffic for work or to take children to school. Others arise early in the mornings for exercise and then preparation for work. Read More

Are we designed to be vegan?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

 MANY arguments have been put forward over the years for why humans should maintain a vegan lifestyle, that is, not eat animals or their products, such as milk and eggs.Let's explore a few of hem. Read More

Let's knock out oral cancer!

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

ORAL cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world, with a mortality rate of less than 50 per cent at a five-year diagnosis.Oral cancer is particularly dangerous because it can go unnoticed by patients. Read More

Fish for Easter?

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

WE are in the middle of observing Lent, and seafood merchants and fishermen are smiling. Churches and schools are having fish fries as fund-raisers. Fastfood outlets are advertising fish meals more than at any other time of the year. The reason? Read More

Teen depression

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

TWO out of every 10 students, during their teenage years, will experience clinical depression. Read More

'Grateful'

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

AT LEAST one St Andrew Technical High student has said she feels hopeful, after attending Friday's launch of the Dynamic Mental Health School Marathon Series at her school. Read More

New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

Sunday, March, 24 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile. Read More



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