Lucky escape!

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — As gunshots rang out at the commercial centre of this town last Monday leaving two people dead, one man who was test driving a car with a view to buying it barely escaped with his life. Read More

Changes in your mouth that signal HIV infection

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

HUMAN immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is the virus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). This virus is passed from one person to another through blood-to-blood contact (blood transfusion, using needles previously used by HIV-infected people), and sexual... Read More

PM MEETS JAPANESE VOLUNTEERS

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Prime Minister Andrew Holness greets volunteers of the Japan International Cooperation Agency at Jamaica House for the 30th anniversary for volunteering in Jamaica. The Government of Japan's Overseas Cooperation of Volunteers (JOCV) Programme was established in 1965, before the oversight Japan... Read More

UTech is on the move

BY STEPHEN VASCIANNIE | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Universities are usually mandated to perform three core functions, namely, teaching, research, and societal outreach. Read More

Did Barham threaten others with his gun?

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — In the aftermath of last Monday's shooting at the heart of this south-central Jamaica town, there are persistent reports that businessman/ex-politician Warrenton Barham, who police said shot and killed 25-year-old Lotoya Williamson before being shot dead... Read More

Do you eat red meat?

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

WE are all aware of the advice that we should do all things in moderation. This applies particularly to what we consume. Read More

One in three cases of dementia are preventable

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

ONE in three cases of dementia could potentially be prevented if brain health is improved throughout life by targeting nine risk factors, including continuing education in early life, reducing hearing loss in mid-life, and reducing smoking in later life. Read More

WHY KILL LOTOYA?

BY GARFIELD MYERS Editor-at-Large South Central Bureau myersg@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — It's a question that is tormenting family members and friends. Why, they ask, would anyone have chosen to kill, even hurt, Lotoya Williamson? Read More

A healthy lifestyle increases life expectancy by up to 7 years

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

PEOPLE who do not smoke, are not obese, and consume alcohol moderately can expect to live seven years longer than the general population. They can also expect to spend most of these extra years in good health, according to a new study published recently in Health Affairs... Read More

One man and his cocoa kingdom

BY JAVENE SKYERS Staff reporter skyersj@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, July, 23 2017    

Many may assume that there is very little going on in the cocoa industry. Read More

Father absence could affect the health of their children

Sunday, July, 23 2017    

THE absence of a father— due to incarceration, death, separation, or divorce — has adverse physical and behavioural consequences for a growing child. But little is known about the biological processes that underlie this link between fath er loss and the... Read More



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