Health

Teen depression

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

TWO out of every 10 students, during their teenage years, will experience clinical depression. Read More

'Grateful'

BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter stewarts@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

AT LEAST one St Andrew Technical High student has said she feels hopeful, after attending Friday's launch of the Dynamic Mental Health School Marathon Series at her school. Read More

New technique may overcome infertility in childhood cancer survivors

Sunday, March, 24 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — Men diagnosed with cancer have the option of freezing their sperm ahead of chemotherapy, which can render them infertile. Read More

Can I lose weight without exercise?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

DO I have to exercise to lose weight? Read More

Dental health tips for cold and flu season

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

IT is the time of year when everyone around you starts coughing and sniffling.Once you finally get sick, your teeth may not be on your mind; but having a cold or flu can affect your mouth. Read More

'Edutaining'

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health richardsai@jamaicaobserver.com | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

IF the response from students at last Friday's soft launch of Dynamic Mental Health School Marathon Series is anything to go by, the official launch scheduled for Friday, March 22 at St Andrew Technical High School will be a hit among the target audience. Read More

Altering the CCR5 gene: The flip side

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

MANY people perhaps have heard the outcry against Chinese scientist Professor He Jiankui who spearheaded the editing of the genes of twin girls, Lulu and Nana, after their conception in China, to make them impervious to HIV infection. The aim of the research was to show that it might be... Read More

Legionnaires' disease loves water

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, March, 17 2019    

THIRTY-THREE years ago, United States newscast carried information about the outbreak in Pennsylvania of a mysterious disease called Legionnaires' disease. It brought to mind ancient Rome, as the term legionnaire refers to a member of a legion or battalion of soldiers of that... Read More

UHWI opens new women's imaging centre to boost early detection of breast cancer

Monday, March, 11 2019    

THE University Hospital of the West Indies (UHWI) on Thursday opened a state-of-the-art Women's Imaging Centre to offer more affordable options for early breast cancer screening in Jamaica. Read More

How about giving up refined sugar, flour for Lent?

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

DO yourself a huge favour. If you were or are considering giving up anything for Lent, give up refined flour and sugar. Read More

Large study again confirms MMR vaccine doesn't cause autism

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — A study following more than 650,000 Danish children for over a decade has led researchers to the same conclusion as previous efforts: the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine does not increase a child's risk of autism. Read More

PICJ celebrates first anniversary

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

PARTNERS Interventional Centre of Jamaica (PICJ) two Thursdays ago marked its first anniversary with an intimate dinner at Courtyard the Marriott. Read More

Study links e-cigarette use to heart trouble

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

WASHINGTON, United States (AFP) — People who use e-cigarettes are more likely to have heart problems than those who don't, says a study released on Thursday in the United States. Read More

Heart attacks increasingly common in young adults

Sunday, March, 10 2019    

EVEN though fewer heart attacks are occurring in the United States — in large part due to the use of medications like statins and a decline in smoking — these events are steadily rising in very young adults. Read More

Study finds potential new weapon in fight against malaria

Sunday, March, 3 2019    

TOKYO, Japan (AFP) — For years, insecticide-soaked mosquito nets have helped dramatically lower malaria infections, but insecticide resistance has driven a search for alternatives and a new study may have uncovered one option. Read More



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