Health

Managing stress for better health

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

 AN increasing number of people are beginning to understand the importance of actively taking charge of their dietary choices if they intend to increase their chances of a relatively healthy, pain-free and full life. Read More

Using Pilates to disconnect the body from the screen

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

BEING literally “wired” all the time can wreak havoc on your neck and shoulders. Read More

Issa Trust Foundation, Direct Relief make major pharmaceutical donations

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

THE Issa Trust Foundation, in partnership with Direct Relief, has donated a total of US$19 million in pharmaceuticals with 41 shipments at no cost to the Government of Jamaica, to be distributed islandwide since 2015. Read More

A doctor reflects on the joy of medicine

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

WHEN Horace Fisher enrolled in the medical faculty of The University of the West Indies (UWI) Mona in 1962, a passion for medicine was already coursing through his veins. Read More

3 reasons to avoid white flour

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

FROM patty to fried dumplings, white flour is a main staple of our food memories and experiences. Present in almost every meal and snack, it is used in breads, cereals, pasta, and many baked goods that you know and love in extremely unhealthy quantities. Read More

Cervical cancer and HPV

Sunday, September, 9 2018    

For the month of September, Your Health Your Wealth, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, will be discussing the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine, which protects against cancers, including cervical cancer. We invite you to send your queries to healthandwealth@jamaicaobserver.com to be... Read More

Natural remedies for sciatica

BY ANGELA DAVIS | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

BACK pain is something that most people will have to deal with at one point or another during their lives, and it often comes in the form of sciatic pain. Read More

Protecting your healthy smile while wearing braces

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 9 2018    

ORTHODONTIC treatment is an important investment in your future. Everyone helping with your orthodontic care wants you to have the best results possible.While you are wearing braces, it is essential that you take care of your teeth and gums.  Read More

Disinfecting your toothbrush

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

IS your toothbrush a germ-breeding ground? Read More

Ganja use and psychosis in young people

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

IT has long been said that the use of ganja (marijuana, cannabis) by children and teenagers may harm their brain since at their age the brain is developing rapidly, and research has shown that ganja use is linked to memory dysfunction. Read More

Pilates for men

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

HOW often does a man automatically assume the role of alpha by opening a door, lifting a heavy object or bracing the fall of his female counterpart? Proven time and time again, chivalry is not dead in Jamaica! We have human genetics as well as education to thank for... Read More

Gut bacteria will make or break you

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

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Back-to-school prep for children with chronic illness

Sunday, September, 2 2018    

THROUGHOUT childhood, many have the tendency to develop minor illnesses and viral infections which usually pass with time and careful treatment. Read More

UK mulls ban on sale of energy drinks to children

Sunday, September, 2 2018    

LONDON, United Kingdom (AFP) — Britain's Government launched a public consultation Thursday over plans to ban the sale of energy drinks to young people as it grapples with some of Western Europe's worst child obesity rates. Read More

Pursuit of perfection

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, September, 2 2018    

THE fast-growing business of beauty has females and males alike chasing perfection. Weight fluctuations and ageing can lead to an altered distribution of subcutaneous fat and changes in skin elasticity, which are cosmetically undesirable and, for most clients, unresponsive to dieting and... Read More



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