SOE declared in sections of Kingston and St Andrew

KINGSTON, Jamaica — A state of public emergency (SOE) has been declared within specified boundaries encompassing parts of the Kingston Central, Kingston Western and St Andrew South Police Divisions. Read more


Looking rested and fresh

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, July, 1 2018    

YOU may have heard someone at some point saying that they are going to bed early to get their “beauty rest” but is there anything behind these words? Read More

Common causes

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

THERE are many different reasons for swollen feet. In most cases, it is a temporary condition without much cause for concern. Read More

Over 15,000 Jamaican men living with prostate cancer

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

TWENTY-THREE years ago, Emanuel* received the shock of his life when, during a routine check-up, his doctor told him there was something irregular about his prostate.He was sent to do a screening test which revealed that he had prostate cancer. Read More

'Truly a fighter'

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

YOU could never tell by looking at the brilliant smile of six-year-old Kendra Notice that she has been constantly in and out of hospitals since she was three months old. Read More

Ethics and solving crime with stored DNA

DR DERRICK AARONS | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

IF you are very concerned about the pervasive crime and violence in our society and would love to see the perpetrators of such crime not only apprehended, but summarily convicted of their crime, then you are likely to be in the corner of those in support of DNA left at a crime scene... Read More

7 top picks for 'real' cheeses

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

Having established what real chesses and processed cheeses are, if you are a cheese lover who is not lactose-intolerant, the next question is how do you choose healthier cheeses for yourself? To this end, here are my top seven picks for real... Read More

'Tooth-saving' tips while travelling

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

YOU can't take a vacation from oral hygiene.Maintaining proper dental care while travelling can be difficult. If you're spending hours in the car and eating while you travel, you miss important flossing and brushing opportunities. Read More

Using antibiotics safely

Dr Jacqueline E Campbell | Sunday, June, 24 2018    

THE development of antibiotics has been one of the great discoveries of modern medicine. Read More

Hypertension: Not a disease that only affects the elderly

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

THERE were no telltale signs, and absolutely no warnings, to indicate that Kerry Scott's health was in trouble. At the time, he was in his early thirties and was leading a very active life, with a full-time job and engaging in extra-curricular activities, community projects and voluntary... Read More

WHO: Transgenderism no longer a mental illness

Sunday, June, 24 2018    

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Transgender people, who identify as the opposite gender to the one they were born with, should no longer be considered mentally ill, according to a new UN categorisation. Read More

Stop digging your graves with your fingers, spoons, forks

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

WHEN fathers and father figures are actively involved in a child's life their importance in development is unmistakable. The presence of fathers and grandfathers in a family unit lessens lawbreaking, school dropout rates, risky sex, and promotes the pursuance of healthy relationships,... Read More

Parents give Gov't thumbs up on sugary drinks restriction

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

FOLLOWING Health Minister Dr Christopher Tufton's recent announcement in Parliament that, effective January 2019, sugary drinks will be restricted in schools, Jamaica Observer writer Cherries Wiles asked parents in the Corporate Area to weigh in on the move and share what adjustments... Read More

The start of complementary feeding

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

A child's nutrition in the first 1,000 days of life plays an important role in his future growth and development. The start of complementary feeding is an important milestone and an exciting time for parents and their babies. However, it also brings with it many questions and... Read More

'Every Second Counts'

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

THE Heart Foundation of Jamaica (HFJ) says it is celebrating Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) Awareness Week from today to June 23, under the theme 'Every Second Counts!' Read More

Oral health facts for men

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

TOUGH guys, listen up: If you're the man of the house, you probably think that dental health is the last thing on your priority list. Read More




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