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Sunday, December 15, 2019

ARTHRITIS: NOT A SINGLE DISEASE

Continued from last week Infectious Arthritis Infectious arthritis is a form of joint inflammation caused by bacteria, viruses or fungi. Diagnosis is made by culturing the...

UNDERSTANDING LIVER FAILURE SYMPTOMS

Health is not valued till sickness comes. Protect yourself against liver failure or any major ailments. Learn more about liver failure symptoms… The liver is...

EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ON YOUR BODY

The effects of alcohol vary from person to person, but women are more susceptible than men. Alcoholic drinks - beer, wine, whiskey, vodka, rum, etc....

DENTAL CORNER – Facts about flossing

(Continued from last week) How to floss • Break off about 18 inches of floss, and wind most of it around one of your middle fingers. •...

Different types of eye infections – pt. 2

By Abhay Burande Chemical Pink Eye forms when an irritating object enters the eye. The frequent causative irritants are: *               sprays *               smog *               household cleaner *               smoke *               industrial...

SCOTIA BANK TAKES PART IN HIV/AIDS COUNSELLING AND TESTING

By Floyd French Observer Reporter (Basseterre, St. Kitts) - The Fort Street Branch of the Bank of Nova Scotia will become a voluntary HIV/AIDS counselling and...

Treating the awkward years

By JAN HOFFMAN Robert T. Brown’s patients may be obese or anorexic; sexual innocents or infected with chlamydia; male or female; jocks or goths; abusers...

LOVE LIFTED ME

by Dr. Jessica Bardales I still wake up at 4 a.m. everyday to check on my children. When they were small I used to readjust the...

Our dirty little secret? We can’t stop bindgeing!

By Leslie Goldman In a Health poll, it was found that losing control is epidemic. Here’s the #1 way to curb your cravings. The word binge...

Stress in Your Life: Part 2

Stress is now linked with heart disease, arthritis, ulcers, high blood pressure, constricted blood vessels, and mental disorders. These are the negative aspects...

The Power of Sound

By Dianne P. Collins Mankind has over the ages used many avenues for healing body and soul and one of them has been sound. Sound...

Panic attacks

What are Panic Attacks? Panic attacks are a sudden onset of acute anxiety, occurring without warning, often in particular situations such as crowded or confined...

TRIP TO RAISE FUNDS TO FIGHT BREAST CANCER

By Steve Thomas Observer Nevis Editor (Charlestown, Nevis) – A one-day trip from the Federation to Montserrat will be held on Monday, May 12, to raise...

UNDERSTANDING GALLBLADDER PROBLEMS

By Jayashree Pakhare Symptoms of Gall Bladder Problems The gallbladder is the organ which absorbs inorganic bile salts and water and helps in contracting movement to release...

Diabetes Week highlights far-reaching effects on society

BASSETERRE, St. Kitts -- The “Family and Diabetes” was the theme of the Nov. 14 World Diabetes Day. The World Health Organization (WHO) and...

Manipulative behaviour

What is manipulative behaviour? Manipulative behaviour is conduct designed to force another person to act in a manner desired by the manipulator.  The motive is...

NCD action plan being developed to combat serious health risks

Basseterre, St. Kitts – A new non-communicable disease (NCD) action plan to help combat the prevalence of these maladies in the Federation is being...

THREE-DAY TUNA DIET PLAN – PT. 2

However, you have to remember to use only diet sugar and drink only diet soda. The three-day tuna plan stresses on drinking at least...

WOMEN’S HAIR LOSS PREVENTION TIPS

Like men, women too experiences hair loss. Although the frequency of hair loss in women is less severe than men, you have to consider...

WHAT’S UP WITH CHOLESTEROL? GOOD, BAD, INDIFFERENT?

Curious to know what cholesterol and normal cholesterol levels are? Here is some information to help you… Before we start talking about normal cholesterol levels,...

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