Life after diagnosis: Sasha's fight with cancer

Monday, February, 4 2019    

Today, February 4, is World Cancer Day, and below we share the story of one woman's fight with the illness.  Read More

More than half of epileptics in the region don't receive treatment

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological disease that affects people of all ages all over the world. It is characterised by recurrent episodes that can last between a few seconds to a few minutes. Its causes are multiple. In some cases there is a genetic bias, but other... Read More

Vitamin D could lower the risk of developing diabetes

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

The benefits of vitamin D in promoting bone health are already well known. Read More

Do low-calorie diets work?

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

 BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY Does a low calorie diet actually do what it is touted to do or is it a bad health trend that simply slows your metabolism? Read More

Tongue talk

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

When you think about oral hygiene the first thing that comes to mind is probably caring for your teeth. But oral hygiene is more than just brushing twice a day; it is the culmination of the overall health of your mouth. Read More

Measuring obesity

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Obesity is a condition associated with having an excess amount of body fat. The condition may be due to genetic, hormonal, behavioural, and environmental factors that are difficult to control when attempting to lose weight. It is one of the most pervasive chronic... Read More

New knowledge could help predict and prevent depression

Sunday, February, 3 2019    

In a new study, researchers from the Danish iPSYCH project demonstrate that people with the highest genetic propensity are over two and a half times as likely to be treated in a psychiatric hospital for depression compared to people with the lowest propensity. This knowledge could be... Read More

Old feet?

Angela Davis | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

If we are lucky it comes to us all — old age!We can't prevent ageing or the changes that will occur to our bodies, but we can be aware and try and reduce the negative impact. Read More

Rotations, rotations, rotations …. pull UP, Selecta!!!

Selena DeLeon | Sunday, February, 3 2019    

Reggae music is a passion of mine and the thing that stands out for me as far as national pride goes, so I could not resist the title reminiscent of local DJ lingo. Read More

The horrendous cost of treating sickle cell disease

BY KIMONE FRANCIS Observer staff reporter | Monday, January, 28 2019    

One in every 150 Jamaican babies will be born with sickle cell disease. Approximately 10 per cent of Jamaicans carry the S trait. Read More

Treating your neck pain with Pilates

SELENA DELEON | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

P ain in the neck is a common problem amongst the adult population for a variety of reasons. A forward head position which is “normal” in today's tech-crazy world, plus the element of stress which is often carried around in elevated... Read More

Norovirus...common, but one of the most contagious food-borne disease

Dr Wendy-Gaye Thomas | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

One of the world's biggest cruise ships, Royal Caribbean's Oasis of the Seas, which had set out on a tour of a number of Caribbean islands, was recently forced to return to its Florida home port a day early after guests and crew members were hit with an outbreak of norovirus, commonly... Read More

Food as medicine

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Food as medicine is a reality, moreover food as preventative medicine is an even more impactful reality. Read More

ISupportJamaica to help raise funds for epilepsy care

Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Living with epilepsy can be a challenge; however, it is manageable, said Gail Valentine, who has been living with the disease since age three. She explained that once persons take their medication as prescribed, the disease can be managed. Read More

Craze lines making you crazy?

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, January, 27 2019    

Craze lines are tiny cracks that appear on the enamel or outside covering of the teeth.If you notice these cracks, should you be concerned? Are they an indication that the tooth may crack completely? Read More


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