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


Over 110,000 males enrolled with NHF for hypertension

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

HYPERTENSION, known to many Jamaicans as high blood pressure or simply “pressure”, is one of the leading non-communicable diseases in the population. Read More

For the modern dad

With Michelle Vernon | Sunday, June, 17 2018    

GONE are the days when one would say, “You look like a dad,” as quite a few men have broken this stereotype. Celebrity fathers like David Beckham, Idris Elba and Steph Curry are making the “dad look” obsolete. Read More

Many long-living people have religious affiliations

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

A new United States study of obituaries has found that people with religious affiliations lived nearly four years longer than those with no ties to religion. Read More

Italy bans more migrant rescue boats

Sunday, June, 17 2018    

ROME, Italy (AFP) — Italy's Interior Minister Matteo Salvini yesterday warned another migrant rescue mission off the Libyan coast that it would not be allowed to land its “human cargo” at an Italian port. Read More

Obesity fight: Marathon not a sprint

BY CHERRIES WILES Observer writer | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

“Pork is red meat, people!” Read More

Real cheese

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

CHEESE has been on quite the roller coaster ride in recent decades. Is it bad for your health? Isn't it naturally filled with proteins and calcium for your bones and good for your health? Aren't the saturated fats in cheese unhealthy? Read More

Apple cider vinegar: Is it just a fad?

BY JO-HANNA TAYLOR | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

THE days feel longer and the sun is out in all of its glory. June is here, which means it's the mid-year point for 12 Months 24 Dares — the wellness initiative that uses the support of community to help people create and stick to healthy wellness habits. Read More

Listerine foot soak?

Angela Davis | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

LISTERINE is a common mouthwash generally used in dental care to help prevent gingivitis and tooth decay.It also has many other uses apart from oral hygiene. One of these is as a foot soak, which is is a growing trend. Read More

Counterfeit drug threat


RECENT news reports have stated that Counter-Terrorism and Organised Crime detectives have made a remarkable discovery which shows that thousands of Jamaicans are at risk as the counterfeit drug market trade has been aggressively targeting the island as a place of... Read More

Midwifery: A rewarding profession

BY TASHION HEWITT STENNETT | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

DESPITE the fact that midwives have been around for centuries, for some individuals, they remain an unheralded group of professionals. Read More

Substances with a toxic effect on the liver

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

LOCATED in the upper right side of the abdominal cavity, the liver's main function is to filter the blood coming to it from the digestive tract with absorbed substances that were taken in by mouth. Read More

MAJ talks health in schools

BY CHERRIES WILES Observer writer | Sunday, June, 10 2018    

NORMAN Manley High School students were last Tuesday schooled by doctors from the Medical Association of Jamaica (MAJ) on how to lead healthier lives. Read More

Sweet tooth?

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Have you ever been on a diet and wished that spinach excited your tastebuds? Or that chocolate left you cold? Read More

Is gum contouring right for you?

Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, June, 3 2018    

A healthy and attractive smile isn't all about teeth – it's the result of a harmonious relationship between your teeth, gums and lips. Read More

Chile's new sexual freedom leads to AIDS spike

Sunday, June, 3 2018    

SANTIAGO, Chile (AFP) — The winds of change are blowing through Chile where a youthful sexual revolution is shattering taboos — but also sparking an explosion of HIV cases that has set off alarm bells in the traditionally conservative Latin American... Read More




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