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  • Will you be taking the flu vaccine this year? August 1, 2021
    THE novel coronavirus pandemic has made a vaccinologist out of most of us. By now, we pretty much know what a vaccine is, that no vaccine is 100 per cent perfect, and that being vaccinated isn't licence to throw oneself in harm's way.With vaccines against COVID-19 we have also come to recognise and accept the […]
  • Power of attorney and your bank account August 1, 2021
    AS people get older it can become difficult for them to manage their financial affairs. Naturally, this can be a major concern for many seniors as their reduced ability to manage their finances and personal business can make them vulnerable to both inadvertent errors and unscrupulous activity.While the rise of remote banking options has been […]
  • Nurse has lucky escape from car spill August 1, 2021
    THE overturned Toyota motor car has now been removed from the Lanrumney main road in St Mary where a nurse narrowly escaped serious injury or possible death when it careened off the road and landed in a ditch by the roadway last Wednesday afternoon.The nurse, who refused to speak with the Jamaica Observer, was pulled […]
  • Male fertility is declining August 1, 2021
    IN the US, nearly one in eight couples struggles with infertility. Unfortunately, physicians like me who specialise in reproductive medicine are unable to determine the cause of male infertility approximately 30 to 50 per cent of the time. There is almost nothing more disheartening than telling a couple "I don't know" or "There's nothing I […]
  • Do more to protect your property, police urge Manchester residents August 1, 2021
    MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Following a spate of break-ins, including the Returned Residents Association of Mandeville building on Bonitto Crescent, police here are urging greater community partnership and individual security awareness. Superintendent Lloyd Darby, head of the Manchester police, told the Jamaica Observer that thieves were preying on residents who often leave their premises for long […]
  • Business owners say Gov't had no choice on COVID restrictions, but... August 1, 2021
    MANDEVILLE, Manchester - Three leading business operators here - Simone Spence-Johnson, Lyden "Trevor" Heaven, and hotelier Peter Campbell - agree that the Government had no choice but to restore strict measures to curb spread of the novel coronavirus. However, Heaven, head of the FESCO service station group, has argued that much trouble could have been […]
  • Health, trade chiefs urge vaccine makers to help poor nations August 1, 2021
    GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) - Four of the world's most prominent health, trade and financial organisations yesterday implored COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers to prioritise doses for poorer countries to combat the "acute and alarming shortage".A joint statement by the heads of the World Health Organization, World Trade Organization, International Monetary Fund and World Bank said countries which […]
  • Generic vs brand name drugs August 1, 2021
    We know you sometimes have burning questions that can best be answered by a pharmacist. Our feature, Ask Your Pharmacist , seeks to address some of those issues. Send your questions to healthandwealth@jamaicaobserver.com.Question: Are brand name drugs better than generic drugs?Answer: Companies invest billions of dollars and large amounts of time in developing pharmaceutical drugs. […]
  • The death hour that continues to haunt two moms August 1, 2021
    At 1:30 every morni ng Agatha Harvey and her niece Anita Harvey are jolted from their sleep. The involuntary action is sparked by the haunting memory of gunshots that shattered the late night silence of their Planters Hill community in Old Harbour, St Catherine, on December 11, 2020, killing one of Agatha's eight children and […]
  • Big gifts for sprint queens, Jamaica team August 1, 2021
    Sandals Resorts International (SRI) and Heart Institute of the Caribbean (HIC) yesterday extended gifts of appreciation to the three Jamaican women sprinters who swept the 100m final at the Tokyo Olympics, as well as members of the national team.Immediately after Elaine Thompson-Herah, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, and Shericka Jackson took the gold, silver, and bronze medals, respectively, […]