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Have an abscessed tooth?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

When the inside of your mouth gets hurt or irritated, bacteria may enter and cause an infection. Sometimes you will see a painful swelling filled with pus — a thick, yellowish fluid. If the pus can't drain out, the area will get more swollen and painful. This is known as... Read More

The many faces of stress

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

This is the first in a series of articles exploring the many faces of stress. THIS is a cringeworthy moment I thought as I listened to the master of ceremonies at a birthday party praise the celebrant, while also... Read More

Cursed

Tony Robinson | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

In me more woes than wordsAre now depending;And my laments would be drawn out too long,To tell them all with one poor tired tongue.— Shakespeare,... Read More

Scientists jump hurdle in HIV vaccine design

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have made another important advance in HIV vaccine design.The development was possible thanks to previous studies at TSRI showing the structures of a protein on HIV's surface called the... Read More

Mouse sperm survives in space, but could human babies?

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — Freeze-dried mouse sperm that spent nine months in space has been used to produce healthy rodent offspring back on Earth, Japanese researchers said last week.But could the same hold true for humans? And if... Read More

What's known and not known about marijuana

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

NEW YORK, United States (AP) — A new marijuana study joins a limited record of scientific knowledge about the harms and benefits of pot.The research, published last week, is the first rigorous test of a marijuana compound in treating a... Read More

Photo: KPH donation

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

The Kingston Public Hospital and Victoria Jubilee Hospital Restoration Trust donated a cheque valued at $260,188.21 to assist with the hospitals' Labour Day projects. From left are: Dr Natalie Whylie, senior medical officer, KPH; Errol Greene, CEO, KPH/ VJH; Dr Lloyd Cole, founder KPH/... Read More

Cannabis extract cuts seizures for epilepsy patients — study

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — The first large-scale clinical trial of a cannabis derivative known as cannabidiol shows it was able to cut the frequency of severe epileptic seizures by 39 per cent, researchers said last Wednesday.Cannabidiol... Read More

Liguanea Lodge hosts 25th Art Auction

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

The Liguanea Lodge will next Thursday stage the 25th edition of its popular Art Auction at the Talk of the Town, Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, St Andrew.Billed as 'Wine, Cheese and Art' , organisers have described the event as... Read More

Money and prison

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

Friends, what a bam bam! After all these years, and so much money (25) owing, the big man (23) walked free from the big (33) house.Prosecution and defence are now in a blame game, but the blame is on the justice system that makes us such a... Read More

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

TAORMINA, Italy (AFP) — President Donald Trump said yesterday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris a greement on cutting global carbon emissions.His... Read More

Bush strikes deal with independents to become Cayman Premier

BY JAMES WHITTAKER | Sunday, May, 28 2017    

GEORGETOWN, Grand Cayman — McKeeva Bush is set to become premier of the Cayman Islands, leading a coalition with independent members after a stunning 11th hour deal was struck, reversing a previously announced deal with the Progressives. Read More

Grounded

Sunday, May, 28 2017    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AP) — British Airways (BA) cancelled all flights from London's Heathrow and Gatwick airports yesterday as a global IT failure upended the travel plans of tens of thousands of people on a busy UK holiday weekend.The... Read More

Opposition criticises Govt's stance on Venezuelan crisis

BY BALFORD HENRY Senior staff reporter balfordh@jamaicaobserver.com | Saturday, May, 27 2017    

THE Opposition yesterday criticised the Government's decision to participate in a consultative meeting of Organization of American States (OAS) foreign ministers to consider the situation in Venezuela on Wednesday in Washington DC.Leader of the Opposition... Read More

Govt provides $18m to assist flood-affected farmers

Saturday, May, 27 2017    

Farmers who have suffered extensive losses from the recent heavy rains will benefit from an $18-million allocation by the Government to begin the rebuilding effort.Minister without Portfolio in the Ministry of Industry,... Read More



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