Health

15,000 children under five die from preventable illnesses each day

NEW DELHI, India (AFP) — Despite a dramatic fall in the infant mortality rate, 15,000 children aged under five still die each day around the world from preventable diseases, a UN report said yesterday. Read More

US approves second gene therapy against cancer
WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — US regulators have approved a second form of gene therapy to fight cancer. The treatment, called Yescarta, is the first immunotherapy on the US market for certain kinds of non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL), a cancer that attacks the lymph...... Read More

T&T hosts conference to formulate regional advocacy strategy on HIV/AIDS
GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC) — The Pan Caribbean Partnership against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) will host a two-day consultation in Trinidad and Tobago to formulate a Regional Advocacy Strategy and Five-Year Implementation Plan.... Read More

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

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

“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

Sunday, October, 15 2017    

WANT to prevent the spread of infection? Hand-washing is an easy way to do so. Read More

Dealing with a blocked salivary duct

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, October, 15 2017    

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



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