Health

Can healthy eating be unhealthy?

RESEARCHERS say those who have a history of an eating disorder, obsessive-compulsive traits, dieting, poor body image, and a drive for thinness are more likely to develop a pathological obsession with healthy eating or consuming only healthy food. This is known as orthorexia... Read More

Daily commute & stress...How to regain balance
MUCH of our stress seems unavoidable, perhaps it's working conditions, our home environment or relationship issues, but at least one national level stressor — the daily commute — is definitely unavoidable. ... Read More

Why you love coffee and beer
WHY do you swig bitter, dark roast coffee or hoppy beer while your co-worker guzzles sweet cola?... Read More

Researchers say avocado can suppress hunger
A new study released by the Center for Nutrition Research at Illinois Institute of Technology suggests that meals that include fresh avocado as a substitute for refined carbohydrates can significantly suppress hunger and increase meal satisfaction in overweight and obese...... Read More

Ever heard of the gingival sulcus?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

MUCH like the cuff of a sleeve fits snuggly against the wrist, the gum tissue in your mouth fits tightly around each tooth. Read More

Save your eyesight

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

  BY now you would have likely heard that refined sugar and excess sugar can damage your health and have caused hundreds of thousands of people to suffer horribly, die prematurely and age painfully. Read More

Mental health campaign brings awareness to Tarrant Primary School

BY RACQUEL PORTER Observer staff reporter porterr@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, May, 12 2019    

STUDENTS and teachers at Tarrant Primary School in Kingston are now better able to identify individuals who might have mental health challenges. Read More

Deep cleaning your teeth

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

DEEP cleaning your teeth might sound like something you should do after you've missed a few visits to the dentist or eaten a particularly sticky meal, but a deep cleaning is a specific procedure performed by your dental hygienist to treat gum and periodontal... Read More

Midwives: Defenders of women's rights

By Adella Campbell | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

TODAY, May 5, is celebrated annually worldwide as International Day of the Midwife. This year the theme will be 'Midwives: Defenders of women's rights'. Unfortunately, not many people know the difference between a midwife and a nurse. The truth is these health practitioners are often... Read More

Treatment prevents sexual HIV transmission among gay men

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — HIV-suppressing medication can make the AIDS virus “untransmittable” even among couples who have sex without using condoms, new research showed last Friday. Read More

Laparoscopic surgeries being offered in southern region

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

THE Southern Regional Health Authority (SRHA) has been making strides as it continues to offer patients laparoscopic surgeries as part of its strategic plan to improve the delivery of quality and advanced health care to patients. Read More

Exercises for complete wellness

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, May, 5 2019    

 THE most effective way to lose weight is through nutritional changes, and it can be sustained through reasonable types of exercise. Read More

Marijuana for morning sickness? Study finds it's not great for baby's brain

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

WITH a growing number of states legalising recreational or medical marijuana, more women are using the drug during pregnancy, in part due to its reported ability to relieve morning sickness. A new study, conducted in rats, sheds light on how cannabis exposure affects the brain of a... Read More

Snoring causes injuries in the upper airways

Sunday, May, 5 2019    

THE recurrent vibrations caused by snoring can lead to injuries in the upper airways of people who snore heavily. Read More

Photos: Heroic efforts

Sunday, April, 28 2019    

JMMB Group's Sophia Brown (centre) makes a heroic move to overcome her apprehension of the blood donation process, with the support of colleague, Marisha Hutchinson (left), during the company's blood drive on April 12, held at its New Kingston head office. Christopher Copeland, technical... Read More



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