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 Allergic reactions in children http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Allergic-reactions-in-children_77872 ACCORDING to paediatrician Dr Anona Griffith, “an allergic reaction is an exaggerated response of the body to an otherwise harmless substance (allergen). These allergens include food, chemicals, pet hairs, dust, plants and other environmental factors”. All Woman Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Noise harder on children than adults http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Noise-harder-on-children-than-adults_77599 FROM the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child’s brain than an adult’s, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn. All Woman Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Could your child be depressed? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Could-your-child-be-depressed-_77871 CHILDHOOD development is marked by a number of factors that will no doubt cause your children to experience the occasional sadness, loss of interest in social activities or a one-off emotional tirade. But clinical psychologist Dr Pearnel Bell said that this should not be confused with depression, which she says many parents rule out as just another developmental stage. All Woman Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: I’m clever! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--I-m-clever-_78323 Romiah Wilson is a clever four month old. She’s very determined and likes to complete tasks on her own. All Woman Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Photo: Hi! http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Photo--Hi-_78313 Model: Nathan Pearce All Woman Wed, 26 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Hubby played me for a fool http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Hubby-played-me-for-a-fool_77843 Dear Counsellor, All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Vows: Our Cinderella Story http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Vows--Our-Cinderella-Story_77242 A love story 12 years in the making got its picture-perfect ending when high school sweethearts, Diedra Francis, banker at Sagicor Life Limited, and businessman and software developer Desmond Campbell wed on September 24, 2016 at the St Catherine De-La Vega Cathedral. Vows brings you the magical moments. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Tesha Thompson - Destined to change lives http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Tesha-Thompson---Destined-to-change-lives_77168 SHE describes herself as being melancholic by temperament, but her warm personality and devout passion for transformational learning, leadership, teaching and impacting the lives of children, youth and young adults shrouds that element of her character. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT The real reason why I cheated http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/The-real-reason-why-I-cheated_77857 WHEN a partner is unfaithful, the question of what caused such an action usually lingers in our minds, often going unanswered. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT When your period will get weird http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/When-your-period-will-get-weird_77823 WHEN on your period, your body will often do unusual things that may cause you to pause and wonder if everything is OK. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Christene King fought breast cancer and won http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Christene-King-fought-breast-cancer-and-won_77749 TODAY Christene King is giving God thanks that after a breast cancer diagnosis in May, she has successfully gone through surgery and is recovering with minimal complications. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Pregnant, but dad doesn’t want baby http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Pregnant--but-dad-doesn-t-want-baby_77966 DEAR MRS MACAULAY, All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Man talk? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Man-talk-_77870 THROUGHOUT the 2016 United States general election campaign, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for his routine degradation of women. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Remember: Domestic violence awareness http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Remember--Domestic-violence-awareness_77649 OCTOBER is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, and it is important that we understand that both men and women are susceptible to such forms of violence. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Controlling high blood sugar http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Controlling-high-blood-sugar_77883 Dear Donovan, All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Exercises to ease your back pain http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Exercises-to-ease-your-back-pain_77874 THE discomfort of back pain is something people of all ages can relate to. Sometimes it gets so bad that you have to visit the chiropractor. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Are you in an abusive relationship? http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Are-you-in-an-abusive-relationship-_77969 HARSH words, bruises, discomfort in the presence of your partner or quivering at the sound of partner’s angry tone are just a few signs of an abused spouse. But even with physical scars to match the psychological pain, a victim of abuse is often in denial that this is their reality. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Laparoscopy and infertility http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Laparoscopy-and-infertility_77221 NOT being able to get pregnant is a frustrating ordeal for many couples. In fact, as many as one in every four people have had some issue with infertility in their lifetime. Although the inability of couples to conceive may be a result of issues in both men and women, unfortunately the majority of causes are found with women. This is simply because there’s just more that can go wrong. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT STD awareness: Cytomegalovirus http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/STD-awareness--Cytomegalovirus_77840 CYTOMEGALOVIRUS (CMV), according to obstetrician- gynaecologist (ObGyn) Dr Daryl Daley, is a common virus that can infect anyone, and once infected it stays with you for life. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT AW Fashion: Resurrected trends http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/AW-Fashion--Resurrected-trends_76971 The asymmetric one-shoulder style was dominant in this year’s Fall/Winter collections and was seen on the catwalk of major design labels like Ralph Lauren, Celine and Valentino. Also making a comeback were the turtleneck, floral on floral and sequins as seen at Moschino, Giamba and Valentino. All Woman Mon, 24 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT Adolescent Resource Centre opens at Women’s Centre http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Adolescent-Resource-Centre-opens-at-Women-s-Centre_77948 THE Women’s Centre of Jamaica Foundation (WCJF) has strengthened its sexual and reproductive health support services provided to teen mothers through the opening of an Adolescent Resource Centre (ARC). Local News Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:00:00 GMT Girls can cut poverty in developing economies: UN http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Girls-can-cut-poverty-in-developing-economies--UN Developing economies stand to win an extra US$21 billion (S$29.15 billion) if they improve girls’ health and sex education, the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) said on Thursday. All Woman Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:55:31 GMT Red wine compound may help correct hormonal imbalance in PCOS patients http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Red-wine-compound-may-help-correct-hormonal-imbalance-in-PCOS-patients Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have demonstrated that a polyphenol called resveratrol, which is found in red wine, peanuts, blackberries and chocolate, was able to correct hormone levels in 30 patients with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS). All Woman Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:53:20 GMT Possible miscarriage gene found http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Possible-miscarriage-gene-found Scientists said Wednesday they had linked mutations in a specific gene with an increased risk of recurrent miscarriages, offering hopes of better diagnosis and treatment for affected women. All Woman Fri, 21 Oct 2016 11:27:55 GMT Fussy baby? It could be in the genes http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/magazines/allwoman/Fussy-baby--It-could-be-in-the-genes_77594 WONDERING why your baby is fussy about or even exhibiting phobia towards trying new foods? It could be in the genes. Local News Wed, 19 Oct 2016 00:00:00 GMT