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Healthy reality check: What money cannot do

MONEY is at the heart of human reality. Yet, COVID-19 has asked us to rethink our focus to see the limits of the almighty dollar.Such refocused view may be our healthiest reality check to date, and when we do what money can't, therein may lie real health. Read More

Could my mummy tummy be the cause of my back pain?
MUMMY tummy, which is scientifically known as diastasis recti , is a condition where the connective tissue between the rectus abdomen muscles ('six pack' muscles) weakens, causing the muscles to separate.... Read More

Sugar in fast food, processed meat
It is well-established that, on average, vegans, vegetarians and pescatarians live longer, healthier and more pain-free lives.... Read More

3 possible reasons for your nagging shoulder pain
YOUR shoulder hurts really badly and you are thinking to yourself, “I didn't fall; I didn't hit it; I haven't done anything outside of the ordinary”.... Read More

Should you fly yet?

BY KACEY ERNST & PALOMA BEAMER University of Arizona | Sunday, May, 24 2020    

WE don't know about you, but we're ready to travel. And that typically means flying. Read More

Antibiotics for an abscessed tooth

by Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 24 2020    

ANTIBIOTICS are just one of the many tools dentists have to treat dental infections, like an abscessed tooth.Throughout the world, dentists commonly prescribe Amoxicillin for abscessed tooth infections that require antibiotic therapy.  Read More

Quit smoking & drinking

Sunday, May, 24 2020    

SMOKING tobacco has been linked to various respiratory conditions and non-communicable diseases (NCDs), such as stroke, heart disease and a variety of cancers, as well as other issues like reduced function of the immune system. Read More

Anti-viral drug effective against COVID-19 — study

Sunday, May, 24 2020    

WASHI NGTON, United States (AFP) — Anti-viral drug remdesivir cuts recovery times in COVID-19 patients, according to the full results of a trial published Friday night, three weeks after America's top infectious diseases expert said the study showed the medication... Read More

Survival mode

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, May, 24 2020    

MANY strive at all cost to climb the social ladder, live in luxurious homes, take dream vacations, drive fancy cars, while having a little fortune stashed away in the bank. This, in a bid to make the most of what life has to offer. Read More

Can vitamin D protect you from COVID-19?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 17 2020    

THERE has been a lot of talk regarding nutrition and COVID-19, expressing connections between proper nutrition, and, specifically, the roles of vitamins D, C, A, and minerals such as zinc in supporting immune system function. Read More

How to put on and take off a face mask

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor – news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 17 2020    

WITH it becoming more apparent that Jamaicans will have to adjust to living with COVID-19, some of the measures now being used to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus will likely become the norm. Read More

Parents of autistic children share experiences amid COVID-19

Sunday, May, 17 2020    

THE COVID-19 pandemic is presenting some unusual challenges for Jamaican parents. Read More

Nurses: True soldiers

Warrick Lattibeaudiere | Sunday, May, 17 2020    

WHILE doctors may be the brains of the medical profession, nurses are surely at the heart. Read More

Understanding what really protects those in dentistry

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 10 2020    

THE prevention of the spread of diseases from staff to patients and vice versa, as well as from patient to patient or staff member to staff member, is why every infection prevention protocol, procedure and intervention is important and must be carried out, in detail, without any... Read More

Managing a pacemaker under quarantine

Sunday, May, 10 2020    

MORE than one million people globally use pacemakers or some other implantable cardiac device to manage certain medical conditions, such as a blockage in the heart's electrical pathways or an arrhythmia, congenital heart disease, or heart failure. Read More


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