Health

15 faux pas of face washing

WASHING your face seems pretty simple, right? However, there is a lot to consider when it comes to this vital part of your skincare regimen. Read More

Words can cause strife or heal
“The basic raw material of life is word in all its forms: thought, spoken and written.” — The law of Word ... Read More

Hand-washing: Dos and don'ts
WANT to prevent the spread of infection? Hand-washing is an easy way to do so.... Read More

Dealing with a blocked salivary duct
SALIVA seems like a trivial thing, but it's far from being that.Saliva's moisture allows you to comfortably chew, swallow and even digest your food. It also helps to rinse away debris from your teeth, reducing your risk for cavities and tooth decay.... Read More

Make crucial life decisions now

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

MOTOR vehicle accidents, strokes and severe illnesses that leave us mentally incapacitated and unable to make decisions for ourselves, happen to people almost daily. Read More

With no morphine, 25 million die in pain each year — report

Saturday, October, 14 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Every year, 25 million people — one in 10 of them children — die in serious pain that could have been alleviated with morphine at just a few cents per dose, researchers said yesterday. Read More

Observer, Jamfit give employees taste of healthy habits

BY DORIAN GRAHAM Observer intern editorial@jamaicaobserver.com | Friday, October, 13 2017    

THE Jamaica Observer yesterday joined a list of companies and gyms that have partnered with Jamaica Fitness Association (Jamfit) to expose employees to the importance of keeping fit and healthy. Read More

Heart Foundation urges Jamaicans to check weight regularly

Thursday, October, 12 2017    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) is urging Jamaicans to check their weight on a regular basis to determine whether they are overweight or obese. Read More

Children's brain cells changed by Internet porn, says neurosurgeon

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — “Internet pornography changes children's brain cells”, says American neurosurgeon Donald Hilton. Read More

Salivary gland cancer

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

THE human body has a variety of glands that perform numerous vital functions, some of the most important being in the oral cavity. Read More

Squeeze of a mammogram is less than the squeeze of cancer, says doc

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

WOMEN 40 and over have been urged to get annual mammogram tests as early detection could greatly improve the survival rate from breast cancer. Read More

French study: Legalising marijuana can increase use

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Legalising marijuana can lead to increased use of the drug, according to a French study that looked at consumption levels in two US states and Uruguay in the midst of a debate over France's narcotics laws. Read More

Pink invasion

BY DEANDRA MORRISON Online reporter morrisond@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, October, 8 2017    

The Half-Way-Tree Transport Centre was transformed into a sea of pink on Friday as Black Ink Marketing and Events kick-started its breast cancer awareness celebration and health campaign. Read More

Study: Antibody cocktail halts Zika in monkeys

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

MIAMI, United States (AFP) — A cocktail of three antibodies has shown promise in preventing Zika virus infection in monkeys, and moves next into trials in humans, researchers said last Wednesday. Read More

High BMI, blood pressure create a heavy heart

Sunday, October, 8 2017    

NEW research, published in the journal PLoS ONE, uses UK Biobank data to reveal — for the first time — the direct damage that carrying extra weight has on the heart's weight and size, and implicates a range of othe r modifiable risk factors... Read More



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