Health

Medical Conference 2020 - in Nassau, The Bahamas

January 22, 2020

The LDN Research Trust, which was founded in the United Kingdom, is hosting its 2020 Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) Conference at The Grand Hyatt Baha Mar, One Baha Mar Boulevard Hotel om 12th February 2020. The conference will feature 7 expert medical speakers, including a Rheumatologist and Oncologist...

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New Sanitary Measure for Fruits and Vegetables Originating in North Andros
New Sanitary Measure for Fruits and Vegetables Originating in North Andros

January 22, 2020

In December 2019 BAHFSA advised the Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources of an incident of groundwater contamination on a single farm in North Andros. The test, commissioned by a private citizen, confirmed the presence of E. coli and faecal streptococcus. The Minister directed that an immediate investigation into the extent of the contamination in the North Andros groundwater system be initiated...

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Bed Crisis Forces Pmh To Cancel Ops Again
Bed Crisis Forces Pmh To Cancel Ops Again

January 22, 2020

ELECTIVE surgeries at Princess Margaret Hospital have once again been cancelled due to overcrowding at the public hospital, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands revealed yesterday...

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China Virus Monitoring Stepped Up
China Virus Monitoring Stepped Up

January 22, 2020

LOCAL health officials have heightened surveillance for a new coronavirus, a deadly respiratory infection, that has spread from China to the United States...

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New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai
New China virus: Cases triple as infection spreads to Beijing and Shanghai

January 21, 2020

The number of people infected with a new virus in China tripled over the weekend, with the outbreak spreading from Wuhan to other major cities...

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Health Minister Thanks Samaritan’s Purse for Providing Medical Treatment to Many Post Hurricane Dorian

January 21, 2020

President of Samaritan’s Purse, Evangelist Franklin Graham, visited Grand Bahama on Friday to tour Samaritan’s Purse mobile medical unit and the Rand Memorial Hospital, which is currently being renovated following Hurricane Dorian. During his visit he was thanked by Cabinet Ministers on behalf of the Government and people of The Bahamas for the medical assistance Samaritan’s Purse has rendered since the passage of Hurricane Dorian...

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Statement from the Ministry of Health

January 21, 2020

The Ministry of Health vigorously refutes the baseless and inaccurate assertions made in a widely circulated video posted on social media and the similarly false written statements by the MP for Englerston, the Honorable Glenys Hanna-Martin (letter to the Editor, Nassau Guardian 18/1/2020.)

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Ja'dei thrives but in need of more surgeries

January 21, 2020

Ja’Dei Grant is the typical feisty 18-month old – when her siblings bother her and she doesn’t want them to, she lets them know; and when they’re not giving her attention when she wants it, she knows how to use her baby wiles to get it...

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Foot pain and exercise

January 21, 2020

At this time of year, beginning a new exercise program is popular and can be very rewarding. However, there can be some set-backs...

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Minister of Health and Evangelist Franklyn Graham Toured Samaritan's Purse Field Hospital and the Rand Memorial Hospital in Grand Bahama

January 20, 2020

Minister of Health the Hon. Dr. Duane Sands, Minister of State for Grand Bahama the Hon. Kwasi Thompson, Minister of State for Disaster Preparedness, Management and Reconstruction the Hon. Iram Lewis and Minister of Agriculture and Marine Resources the Hon. Michael Pintard welcomed Evangelist Franklyn Graham, President of Samaritan's Purse, to Grand Bahama this morning. The contingent toured the field hospital, donated by Samaritan's Purse, and the Rand Memorial Hospital...

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Secret trade in abortion tablets: Chemists selling drug without demanding doctors' presciptions
Secret trade in abortion tablets: Chemists selling drug without demanding doctors' presciptions

January 20, 2020

THE illegal sale of a drug obtained without a prescription but used to cause abortions has been uncovered by The Tribune.

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Mobile Medical Centre Donated To Grand Bahama

January 13, 2020

A CONTAINER hospital donated by International Medical Corp was handed over to the Ministry of Health on Saturday to serve as a mobile clinic in East Grand Bahama...

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No quick solution to hospital beds crisis
No quick solution to hospital beds crisis

January 09, 2020

HEALTH Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday that the issue of bed shortages at Princess Margaret Hospital will not be resolved until emergency care services at the Elizabeth Estates and South Beach clinics have expanded and renovations at PMH’s emergency department have been completed...

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Construction Zone for the Urgent/Emergency Care Project Renovation Works to Expand at PMH

January 08, 2020

The construction zone for Phase I of the Urgent/Emergency Care Project Renovation Works will expand on Monday, January 13, 2020 and will temporarily prohibit access through the main Emergency Department of the Princess Margaret Hospital’s entrance off Elizabeth Avenue...

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Keeping feet healthy in the new year

January 07, 2020

As we begin this new year, it is a time of change and new beginnings. Exercise is one of the most common resolutions or goals for the new year. Often, persons want to start an exercise plan but foot pain can quickly stop this...

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Grateful in the new year
Grateful in the new year

January 07, 2020

Andrea Sweeting is grateful in this new year considering the medical crisis that she went through in the latter part of 2019. And while she’s not 100 percent, and her doctors have told her that she needs to take it easy, it’s almost impossible to tell that she’d had a stroke. “I’m really and truly grateful, because honestly to know that I couldn’t walk and talk, and am able to do these things now it’s truly a blessing to be into this new year...

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Doctors still waiting for overdue payment
Doctors still waiting for overdue payment

January 06, 2020

JUNIOR doctors have not yet been given their promised $1,400 lump sum, Health Minister Dr Duane Sands said yesterday...

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Glaucoma Awareness Month
Glaucoma Awareness Month

January 03, 2020

Glaucoma is a group of eye conditions that damage the optic nerve, the health of which is vital for good vision. This damage is often caused by an abnormally high pressure in your eye.

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of blindness for people over the age of 60. It can occur at any age but is more common in older adults.

Many forms of glaucoma have no warning signs. The effect is so gradual that you may not notice a change in vision until the condition is at an advanced stage.

Because vision loss due to glaucoma can't be recovered, it's important to have regular eye exams that include measurements of your eye pressure so a diagnosis can be made in its early stages and treated appropriately. If glaucoma is recognized early, vision loss can be slowed or prevented. If you have the condition, you'll generally need treatment for the rest of your life.

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80 test positive for TB exposure
80 test positive for TB exposure

December 30, 2019

MORE than 340 people living in two shelters for Hurricane Dorian victims have been screened for tuberculosis - 80 of them with positive skin tests, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands yesterday...

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Cleveland Clinic Develops Calculator To Estimate 10-Year Risk of Diabetes Complications

December 22, 2019

Patients struggling with type 2 diabetes and obesity are faced with the decision of whether to receive usual medical care or undergo weight-loss surgery. Now, a new risk calculator developed by Cleveland Clinic researchers can show these patients their risks of developing major health complications over the next 10 years depending on which course of treatment they choose...

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