Health

Dr. Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies
Dr. Bumbum: Brazil plastic surgeon on run after patient dies

July 18, 2018

A celebrity Brazilian plastic surgeon known as Dr Bumbum has gone on the run after a woman died following injections he gave her to enlarge her buttocks.

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Conch poisoning cases keep on rising
Conch poisoning cases keep on rising

July 18, 2018

CONFIRMED cases of conch poisoning continue to climb, according to Health Minister Dr Duane Sands, who said the tally stood at 17 yesterday...

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80 to 100 voluntary job cuts offered at Water and Sewerage
80 to 100 voluntary job cuts offered at Water and Sewerage

July 17, 2018

THE Water and Sewerage Corporation is considering offering 80 to 100 voluntary separation (VSEPs) packages to employees as it looks towards "right-sizing," according to Executive Chairman Adrian Gibson.Saying that plans are now underway to have the packages...

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Medical marijuana conference to be held this year
Medical marijuana conference to be held this year

July 17, 2018

A MEDICAL marijuana conference is tentatively set for this autumn with an endorsement from the Ministry of Health.Dr Lynwood Brown, a member of the non-profit group, Bahamas Cannabis Initiative (BCI), told The Tribune plans to bring experts and industry...

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Ten cases of conch poisoning confirmed
Ten cases of conch poisoning confirmed

July 16, 2018

THERE are now ten confirmed cases of conch poisoning, Health Minister Duane Sands told The Tribune yesterday...

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Palacious: Make marijuana possession a misdemeanour
Palacious: Make marijuana possession a misdemeanour

July 13, 2018

ANGLICAN Archdeacon James Palacious wants marijuana possession reduced to a misdemeanour so it would not show up on a person's police record, but he opposes the complete decriminalisation of the plant, saying Bahamians have more than enough vices already...

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National Health Insurance Authority Launches Patient Satisfaction Survey

July 12, 2018

Since the launch of the enrolment phase of NHI Bahamas in April 2017, approximately 35,000 beneficiaries have enrolled in the program. Now that the NHI program has been operational for over a year...

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Spectrum Health Center hosts Grand Opening Event

July 11, 2018

The global pain management therapeutics market is expected to reach US $8 billion by 2024, according to data recently published by American research firm, Persistence Market Research...

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Summer in Sight
Summer in Sight

July 11, 2018

LENSES optometrist shares vision protection tips...Few parents think to protect their childrenís eyes from sun damage when packing bags for day camp, summer school and outdoor activities, said LENSESí optometrist Dr. Fendt Shearer...

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Conch poisonings spark warning
Conch poisonings spark warning

July 05, 2018

THERE have been four confirmed cases of conch poisoning and as many as six unconfirmed cases, Health Minister Duane Sands announced yesterday...

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Conch Poisoning Warning
Conch Poisoning Warning

July 04, 2018

The Ministry of Health said Wednesday it is aware of the recent reports of conch poisoning. It said there have been four laboratory confirmed cases during the last few days...

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Solomon's and Jay Fitness Team up for Summer Slim Down Challenge
Solomon's and Jay Fitness Team up for Summer Slim Down Challenge

July 03, 2018

This summer, Solomonís Yamacraw customers will shake, dance and move their way to a healthier physique during the storeís first Summer Slimdown Challenge...

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Press Statement from Ministry of Health
Press Statement from Ministry of Health

June 27, 2018

The Ministry of Health has been made aware of false information circulating via social media channels regarding cruise ship deaths from food poisoning...

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UWI School of Medicine graduates offered training opportunities at PMH

June 27, 2018

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands stated that 40 of the 49 graduates of The University of the West Indies (UWI) School of Medicine (Nassau) were offered training opportunities (Internship) based primarily at the teaching hospital, Princess Margaret (PMH.)...

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120 Family Medicine Physicians Required to Provide Primary Care

June 26, 2018

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said it is estimated that an additional 120 Family Medicine physicians are required to provide adequate primary care for community health clinics in New Providence, Grand Bahama and the Family Islands...

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National HIV Testing Day, 29th June 2018 Slogan: Get Tested, Bey!
National HIV Testing Day, 29th June 2018 Slogan: "Get Tested, Bey!"

June 26, 2018

With an estimated 2% HIV prevalence, HIV and AIDS remain significant problems in The Bahamas. As with many other sexually transmitted infections, there may be no obvious signs or symptoms of early HIV infection...

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More Than Meets The Eye
More Than Meets The Eye

June 26, 2018

LENSESí eye doctor changes lives with CRT... When soccer mom Linda Sterling attended her sonís games, she was more concerned about the chance of an injury from the ball striking his glasses and hitting him in the eye than she was with cheering from the sidelines...

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This time in medicine is exciting and challenging for doctors

June 25, 2018

Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands said this time in medicine is both a particularly exciting and a particularly challenging one for doctors...

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Ministry holds Nurses Recognition Ceremony

June 15, 2018

Minister of Health Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands brought remarks at the Nurses Recognition Ceremony held by the Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Department of Public Health Nurses Month Committee in the Ministry of Health Courtyard, on Friday, June 8, 2018...

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NHI will cost you 15-80 a month
NHI will cost you 15-80 a month

June 15, 2018

THE government is "revamping" National Health Insurance to focus more on catastrophic care with the introduction of the BahamaCare Plan and expects a contributory plan of $15 to $80 per month to fund it...

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