Health

Port Antonio High hosts health and wellness day

The Port Antonio High School in Portland, last Thursday, hosted a Health and Wellness Day at its auditorium for staff. Read More

Homemade spa day recipes
DO you feel like having a spa day at home? Try these home-made natural skin-care recipes using products that you already have in your bathroom and pantry. After you're done, you'll be looking and feeling your best.Make-up wipes... Read More

3 Pilates exercises for the over 40 crowd
WE'VE all heard it before, once you hit 40, things start to fall apart. The twinging in the back, the shoulder that keeps acting up, and the nagging knee can all serve as signposts to “feeling your age”, unless you decide to make that story go away.... Read More

Worst foods to eat at night
 A restful night is one of the most important things for your health.Developing and maintaining a night-time routine is priceless, including the practice of you getting back to bed if you wake up in the wee hours of the morning.... Read More

'I have no teeth'

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

TOTAL adult tooth loss, also known as edentulism, is an oral health condition that affects a lot of people in our society. Read More

Using stem to treat injuries, diseases

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, October, 14 2018    

EXCITEMENT has continued around the promise of stem cells to treat a wide range of injuries and diseases. Read More

FAQ about HPV — Part 2

Sunday, October, 14 2018    

For the month of October, Your Health Your Wealth, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will be discussing the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cancers including cervical cancer.  Read More

'It was scary'

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter francisk@jamaicaobserver.com | Thursday, October, 11 2018    

WHEN 26-year-old Jermaine Clarke learnt that he was a match for his son Zaiden, who desperately needed a liver transplant, he was beside himself with joy, but more importantly, he was relieved. Read More

Dieticians urged to become Jamaica Moves ambassadors

Thursday, October, 11 2018    

MINISTER of Health Dr Christopher Tufton has called on newly certified dieticians to become ambassadors for the Jamaica Moves campaign. Read More

Ministry now administering HPV vaccine to second cohort of girls

Tuesday, October, 9 2018    

THE second cohort of grade-seven girls are now benefiting from the Ministry of Health's Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) vaccination programme. Read More

Men step up for prostate cancer screening in Manchester

Monday, October, 8 2018    

MANDEVILLE, Manchester — More than 100 men came out this month to access free prostate cancer screenings here. Read More

Eating with dentures

by Dr Sharon Rob | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

EATING with new dentures is an acquired skill and takes a little prastice, but over time you should be able to return to your normal diet — with one or two exceptions. Read More

FDA expands use of cervical cancer vaccine up to age 45

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

UNITED States regulators Friday expanded the use of Merck's cervical cancer vaccine to adults up to age 45. Read More

In a first, HIV-positive mother donates liver to save her child's life

Sunday, October, 7 2018    

JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AFP) — Faced with the only chance to save a child's life, doctors in South Africa have performed a medical first — transplanting part of the liver from an HIV-positive mother into her HIV-negative child, it was announced last... Read More

Night-time eating will not make you fat — or will it?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, October, 7 2018    

 IN the previous article we looked at the issue primarily from the 'night-time eating is not better for you' camp. In this article we will take a closer look at the 'night-time eating is not inherently a problem' camp.  Read More



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