Health

Life's simple seven for a happy and healthy heart

FEBRUARY is the month of love and hearts, and the Jamaica Observer is teaming up with the Partners Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) to help you care for yours. Read More

Do you really need to lose weight to be healthy?
WE are already certain that we don't have to be slim and trim to live a long life. Everyone knows a grandmother or aunt who is quite overweight and is still alive, but maybe not actually kicking into their 80s and 90s.... Read More

PHOTO: Something to smile about
Fitz Mitchell (left), senior director of operations, the University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI), along with his colleagues in the Chemotherapy and Transfusion Unit at the UHWI, Dr Gilian Wharfe (second left), consultant haematology oncologist and head of department – pathology; and...... Read More

Tooth pain after a filling: Is it normal?
THE goal of getting a filling is to correct tooth decay or cavities and ease any discomfort they might cause. So, why do some people experience tooth pain after a filling?... Read More

Doctors urged to support patients' rights

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

JAMAICA'S medical doctors were urged last weekend to join the effort to champion patients' rights. Read More

Mandeville Hospital collects 233 units of blood in a day

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

TWO hundred and thirty-three units of blood were collected at the 'One Love, One Blood' donation drive staged by the Mandeville Regional Hospital (MRH) in Manchester — the largest single day blood donation drive in Jamaica, according to the Southern Regional Health Authority... Read More

We dare you: Say no to sugar

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, February, 11 2018    

FEBRUARY is month two for 12 Months 24 Dares — the wellness initiative that uses community support to help people create and stick to healthy wellness habits. Read More

Why you feel HUNGRIER after you have LOST WEIGHT

Sunday, February, 11 2018    

BLAME it on hormones: One hunger hormone continues to be elevated after you lose weight, making you feel hungry even though your new, slimmer body has had enough to eat. Read More

Jamaica on track to provide world-class cancer care — Tufton

Monday, February, 5 2018    

IN recognition of World Cancer Day on February 4, Minister of Health Dr Christopher Tufton reaffirmed that Jamaica is now in a position to provide world-class cancer care to its citizens and visitors. This is as a result of a number of scholarships being awarded to Jamaicans to study abroad in... Read More

Global cancer survival up, but progress uneven— study

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Cancer survival is increasing across the world, but large gaps endure between nations, while some cancers remain hard to treat everywhere, according to a major review released on Wednesday last. Read More

VALENTINE'S DAY — Me first

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Valentine's Day is around the corner and many of us are feeling the love in the air and considering, if not planning, what to do for our loved ones. But what have we been doing for your most important person, you? If you are not the healthiest version of yourself, for... Read More

Types of Acnes

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Having acnes can be quite frus trating. These pesky, painful and unpleasant pimples can affect all ages, races and sexes. There are many different types of acne, understanding the root cause and how each are displayed in the skin will help you know which type you are... Read More

White fillings can make your smile last

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Dentists have been repairing decayed teeth with silver-coloured ( amalgam) fillings for generations. Even though the American Dental Association (ADA) says these fillings are safe and affordable, more people are now opting for white fillings (composite... Read More

Ganja use, the law, and long-term effects

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 4 2018    

Currently nine states in the USA have legalised the recreational use of marijuana (ganja) within their jurisdictions. However, in the remaining 42 states and at the federal level in the USA, marijuana is still illegal and so any possession is a criminal offence with specific consequences... Read More

52 teaspoons of sugar is way too much — Heart Foundation

Sunday, February, 4 2018    

IT is estimated that Jamaicans' daily intake of sugar amounts to over 52 teaspoons. Read More



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