10 tips to blast belly fat

BY DIANE THOMPSON, MD | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

WHO doesn't want a flat belly or a perfectly shaped waist-line? Belly fat, also known as visceral fat, is not just a cosmetic eyesore, but may be a sign of underlying health issues. Read More

Buildings can be sick too

BY DR WENDY G THOMAS | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

THERE has been a significant increase in the number of cases of respiratory or flu-like illnesses in Jamaica in recent times. Read More

Oral sex and oral cancer

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, April, 14 2019    

THE human papilloma virus (HPV) is a double-stranded DNA virus that infects the epithelial cells of skin and mucosa. The moist epithelial surfaces (squamous cells) include all areas covered by skin and/or mucosa — such as the mouth interior, throat, tongue, tonsils, vagina, cervix,... Read More

Crude oil touted as health cure in Azerbaijan

Sunday, April, 14 2019    

NAFTALAN, Azerbaijan (AFP) — Immersed up to her neck in a dark viscous liquid, Sulfiya smiles in delight, confident that the fetid substance will cure her painful condition. Read More

Switch it up!

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, April, 7 2019    

MOVING our bodies is very important, not just from a physical standpoint but also where mental health is concerned. Read More

What you need to know about flu

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

WITH the island being on an Influenza Alert status as well as recent public concerns about influenza A, caused by the H1N1 virus, check out these frequently asked questions about flu which were taken from the Ministry of Health's website. Read More

Can a foodie stick to a diet?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, April, 7 2019    

FOODIE is a word coined in the early 1980s by New York Magazine 's restaurant critic Gael Greene. But what does it mean? Read More

'Nature pill'

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

TAKING at least 20 minutes out of your day to stroll or sit in a place that makes you feel in contact with nature will significantly lower your stress hormone levels. Read More

Night trips to the toilet sign of hypertension — Japan study

Sunday, April, 7 2019    

TRIPS to the toilet at night are a sign of high blood pressure, according to results from the Watari study presented recently at the 83rd Annual Scientific Meeting of the Japanese Circulation Society (JCS 2019). Read More

Sound health practice

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

MANY of us have very demanding jobs that have us working late into the night and arising early in the mornings to beat the traffic for work or to take children to school. Others arise early in the mornings for exercise and then preparation for work. Read More

Are we designed to be vegan?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

 MANY arguments have been put forward over the years for why humans should maintain a vegan lifestyle, that is, not eat animals or their products, such as milk and eggs.Let's explore a few of hem. Read More

Let's knock out oral cancer!

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

ORAL cancer is the sixth most common form of cancer in the world, with a mortality rate of less than 50 per cent at a five-year diagnosis.Oral cancer is particularly dangerous because it can go unnoticed by patients. Read More

Fish for Easter?

BY DR WENDY-GAYE THOMAS | Sunday, March, 31 2019    

WE are in the middle of observing Lent, and seafood merchants and fishermen are smiling. Churches and schools are having fish fries as fund-raisers. Fastfood outlets are advertising fish meals more than at any other time of the year. The reason? Read More

Teen depression

BY ANIKA RICHARDS Associate editor — news/health | Sunday, March, 24 2019    

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


BY SHANAE STEWART Observer staff reporter | 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


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