Jamaica Observer http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/ JamaicaObserver.com, the most concise and in-depth website for news coverage on Jamaica and the Caribbean. Updated daily 7 days a week, 24 hours a day en-us copyright Jamaica Observer, 2011 A special-needs child changes things financially http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/A-special-needs-child-changes-things-financially Get out your cheque book. According to the experts, your special-needs child requires 80 hours per week of therapy to help him have a better quality of life. Speech therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical care, behaviour therapy are just a few of the expenses required. And did we mention that you will likely be buying diapers for a number of years, plus the transportation costs for all of the therapy that the child needs? All Woman Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:48:58 GMT ADHD Study flags prenatal use of antidepressants http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/ADHD-STUDY-FLAGS-PRENATAL-USE-OF-ANTIDEPRESSANTS Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically more likely to develop the mental disorder called attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), researchers say. All Woman Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:48:56 GMT Your pregnancy: FOODS TO AVOID http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Your-pregnancy--FOODS-TO-AVOID As a mom-to-be you’ll want to eat what’s best for baby, even when you’re craving foods that, if you were to be honest, may not be so healthy. Apart from those foods that are high in fat or sodium, or those that have an alcohol or caffeine content that give an automatic red flag, there other not-so-obvious food that should be avoided. All Woman Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:48:57 GMT Little people pix http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Little-people-pix2014-09-03T00-03-03 All Woman Wed, 03 Sep 2014 01:48:55 GMT Get your child into that back-to-school frame of mind http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Get-your-child-into-that-back-to-school-frame-of-mind_17435684 FOR many children, school gets back into full swing today, but after the long break, many will still be unprepared for the challenges ahead as their minds are still in holiday mode. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Apologies I owe my wife http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Apologies-I-owe-my-wife_17438470 IT takes a real man to apologise. This statement carries more weight than many persons realise, and a few married men we interviewed admitted that at times pride and ego got in the way of saying sorry, or offering an apology to their wives for things they have done in the past. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Women confess: Under what circumstances would you give a man a 'jacket'? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Under-what-circumstances-would-you-give-a-man-a--jacket-_17415842 VIEWERS of the popular Maury show will be all too familiar with its controversial paternity tests, which, more often than not, show men women claim are their children's fathers being proven otherwise. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Claudette Carter - A project for learning http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Claudette-Carter---A-project-for-learning_17433768 IN her day job, Claudette Carter works with coaches deployed by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) in the region to assist local teachers with the development of literacy. She helps with training sessions to ensure teachers get the support they need in various communities; ensures that boys and girls have the same opportunities for educational growth; and that parents partner with schools to support their children. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Can love conquer all? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Can-love-conquer-all-_17412071 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT Wrong reasons to date a guy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Wrong-reasons-to-date-a-guy_17388446 THERE is no easy way to play the love game as it comes with a long list of rules, plenty of competition and many players. But if you decide to play, we suggest that you play an honest game and not date for the wrong reasons. These include dating solely because of a person's physical features or because a person is well-off. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Correction of error on birth certificate http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Correction-of-error-on-birth-certificate Dear Mrs Macaulay, All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:14:30 GMT Male circumcision helps women too http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Male-circumcision-helps-women-too_17394545 A campaign to promote male circumcision to prevent AIDS infection also indirectly benefits women by reducing their risk of contracting the HIV virus, according to a study presented at July's world AIDS forum. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT How exercise can enhance sexual performance http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-exercise-can-enhance-sexual-performance_17415682 THERE is now another reason to get on that treadmill — it helps when it comes time for a roll in the hay. In fact, not only will regular exercise boost your sexual performance, but it also increases your desire for sex. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Am I doing this right? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Am-I-doing-this-right_17412172 Dear Dr Mitchell, All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 01:00:00 GMT About hirsutism http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/About-hirsutism_17433664 YOU may have heard the term before; it is one of the markers used to identify polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), a common hormonal disorder in women which affects fertility. Hirsutism is a condition where there is unwanted male-pattern hair growth in women — on the face, chest, abdomen and back. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Annoying daily activities that actually keep you fit http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Annoying-daily-activities-that-actually-keep-you-fit_17415496 RUNNING to catch the bus, walking three minutes to the office canteen and climbing two flights of stairs to the boardroom meeting may annoy you now, but there are actually health benefits to these activities. All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Vows - At Last... http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows---At-Last---_17438339 At last my love has come along Local Lifestyle Mon, 01 Sep 2014 02:00:00 GMT AW Poll Results - No need for that http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Poll-Results---No-need-for-that_17435900 We Asked: All Woman Mon, 01 Sep 2014 00:05:00 GMT Roger Clarke’s daughter staying strong for mommy http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Roger-Clarke-s-daughter-staying-strong-for-mommy SANTA CRUZ, St Elizabeth — Fierce-looking dogs at the house in mountainous St Paul’s, close to Balaclava, with its magnificent bird’s-eye view of the North East St Elizabeth plains kept the Jamaica Observer team inside the car. Local News Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:28:44 GMT Vows - A Divine Concept http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/A-Divine-Concept_17388935 PICTURE this: you're enjoying a beautiful, secluded spot by the clear waters of Lime Cay with your significant other when, all of a sudden, he hands you a personalised magazine capturing the journey of your courtship thus far. This was the first surprise Jodi-Kaye Smith of the President's Office at JAMPRO received on what she thought was just a regular beach outing to celebrate her boyfriend Richard Ennis' birthday. All Woman Sat, 30 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT How to financially and legally prepare for raising a child with special needs http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/How-to-financially-and-legally-prepare-for-raising-a-child-with-special-needs_17412176 WITH the coming of the new disabilities legislation, there is greater focus on making our surroundings more accessible to persons with special needs and disabilities. However, reports suggest that some 85 per cent of Jamaicans with disabilities are living in poverty. So what can parents do today to help prevent their special needs children from joining the bread line? All Woman Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Kids meal idea: Introducing quinoa! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Kids-meal-idea--Introducing-quinoa-_17415272 Quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) is gaining popularity in Jamaica as a perfectly healthy substitute for starchy foods such as rice and dumplings. It is a nutritional powerhouse and is known as a complete protein -- meaning it has the perfect balance of all nine amino acids essential for human nutrition. This type of complete protein is rarely found in plant foods, though it's common in meats. Quinoa also offers a good dose of fibre and iron which help to support optimal digestive health. All Woman Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Timeless SHOTS http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Timeless-SHOTS_17415244 Hi! All Woman Wed, 27 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Finding common ground in your relationship http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Finding-common-ground-in-your-relationship_17343866 SO you have found a 'friend' in someone of the opposite sex, and find yourself spending countless hours each night talking, Skyping, sending voice notes via Whatsapp or even grabbing lunch or dinner together. All Woman Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT Brittany Pink takes flight http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Brittany-Pink-takes-flight_17392273 SHE'S a self-confessed dancer, singer, drummer, future pilot and entrepreneur. She's passionate about youth development, empowerment through the arts and computer science, and she's a fun-loving people person. All Woman Mon, 25 Aug 2014 02:00:00 GMT