Health

Vajacials and more...

THE latest trend in non-invasive treatments have been extended to give the female sex organ some attention. Read More

Heart Institute of the Caribbean CEO acknowledged for philanthropic work
FOUNDER and CEO of the Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) Dr Ernest Madu was named by Grupo Mídia among the 100 most influential people in health care at its awards ceremony held recently in Dusseldorf, Germany.... Read More

Want to listen better? Lend a right ear
LISTENING is a complicated task. It requires sensitive hearing and the ability to process information into cohesive meaning.... Read More

Nigeria's flourishing 'miracle cure' business for HIV/AIDS
LAGOS, Nigeria (AFP) — Blessing wanted to believe the advert on Facebook that promised “a cure for AIDS”. ... Read More

Experimental stem cell treatments

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

SEVERAL stem cell clinics have opened their doors in our Caribbean countries over the past few years. However, the injecting of stem cells into the human body is not only relatively new, but also classified in international medical literature as experimental... Read More

What is a calculus bridge?

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 10 2017    

SOMETIMES you need a phone call from your dentist to remind you to schedule a teeth-cleaning appointment. Other times, just running your tongue over your teeth may get you to pay a visit to the dentist. If your teeth feel fuzzy, it could be an accumulation of oral debris. If the build-up... Read More

Diabetes 101: It is not a death sentence!

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

YOU may be wondering if diabetes can be prevented. Yes, it can. Read More

Sensitive gums vs sensitive teeth

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

WHEN it comes to your mouth, two of the main cogs in the engine are the gums and teeth. It's easy to take the necessary functions they perform for granted — that is, until your mouth is in pain. Read More

Men at higher risk of dying of AIDS than women: UNAIDS

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

OTTAWA, Canada (AFP) — Men are less likely to test for HIV or access antiretroviral therapy and, therefore, are more likely to die of AIDS-related illnesses than women, UNAIDS said on Friday. Read More

First national cancer treatment centre opens

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

THE first of two state-of-the-art cancer treatment centres has been officially opened. Located on the grounds of the Cornwall Regional Hospital, this centre will see more Jamaicans diagnosed with various types of cancers getting access to modern technology to help in their fight against... Read More

Budding civil society, public sector partnership for patients' rights

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

THERE is an emerging partnership between civil society actors and public sector stakeholders to enhance maternal and child health in Jamaica while promoting patients' rights, thanks to a European Union-funded project. Read More

Certified!

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

ANGUILLA, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Montserrat, and Saint Kitts and Nevis were on Friday certified by the World Health Organization (WHO) as having eliminated mother-to-child transmission of HIV and syphilis. Read More

NHF visits Jamaica Observer

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

THE National Health Fund (NHF) last Thursday provided free health checks to staff members at the Jamaica Observer as a part of its health promotion initiative and participation in the National Journalism Week of activities. Read More

PrEP: A shield against AIDS

Sunday, December, 3 2017    

PARIS, France (AFP) — “It's magic,” said Francois, smiling. “Every time I take a pill I think about the people who aren't so lucky as to have this option.” Read More

Tackling brittle nails

Angela Davis | Sunday, December, 3 2017    

BRITTLE nails can be a very annoying problem. Nails that peel, break, splinter, are thin and have longitudinal lines are called brittle; the medical term for this condition is onychorrhexis. Read More



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