MINISTER of Health and Wellness Dr Christopher Tufton says that the crisis of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) must be seen as an economic problem and a challenge for development more broadly.
Will you be taking the flu vaccine this year?
THE novel coronavirus pandemic has made a vaccinologist out of most of us. By now, we pretty much know what a vaccine is, that no vaccine is 100 per cent perfect, and that being vaccinated isn't licence to throw oneself in harm's way.
Male fertility is declining
IN the US, nearly one in eight couples struggles with infertility. Unfortunately, physicians like me who specialise in reproductive medicine are unable to determine the cause of male infertility approximately 30 to 50 per cent of the time. There is almost nothing more disheartening than...
Sunday, August 1, 2021
IT'S a simple fact that we all need adequate sleep to function optimally, but this is sometimes overlooked by many people who opt to neglect sleep to get more work done. Then there are those who don't have a choice as insomnia — a sleeping disorder — makes it difficult for...More
Sunday, July 25, 2021
Dr Yedesney Carmona Linares displays his prize, courtesy of Guardian Group, after being the first person to e-mail the correct answer to a question asked during last Sunday's Your Health Your Wealth webinar hosted by the Jamaica Observer, which explored the topic: “Should more...More
Wednesday, July 21, 2021
MEMBERS of the Anglo-Saxon scientific community questioned the World Health Organization (WHO) for its negative and opposed stance towards non-combustible alternatives (NCAs), which is said to be a proven alternative that reduces the use of traditional cigarettes and motivates people to...More
Sunday, July 18, 2021
THE CONVERSATION) — Now that two-thirds of all adults in the United States have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of mid-July 2021, life seems to be returning to some semblance of pre-pandemic times. People are again travelling, eating in restaurants with friends,...More
Sunday, July 18, 2021
A new World Health Organization (WHO) report confirms that HIV infection is a significant independent risk factor for both severe/critical COVID-19 presentation at hospital admission and in-hospital mortality.More
Sunday, July 11, 2021
WITH a shared dream of equipping the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at the University Hospital of the West Indies and empowering its staff, the Caring for Miracles Foundation and the Malia Brown Foundation have joined forces to support the work of the unit.More