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As leading scientists warn that lack of sleep is leading to serious health problems, The Sleep Council says it’s time to Take Sleep Seriously.
The advice comes with the news today that leading researchers from Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard, Manchester and Surrey universities believe society has become “supremely arrogant” in ignoring the importance of sleep.

Prof Russell Foster of the University of Oxford, told the BBC’s Day of the Body Clock that people were getting between one and two hours less sleep a night than 60 years ago.
“We know from our own extensive research that people are simply not setting aside the time they need to get the sleep their body requires,” said Lisa Artis of The Sleep Council. “

The results of our Great British Bedtime report last year showed that a third of us get by on just five to six hours sleep a night which, for most of us, is not enough to feel or perform.... [Read more]

Arlington Lightbourne, M.D.: Common cleaning chemicals may be hazardous to your health and cause weight gain in specific areasArlington Lightbourne, M.D.: Common cleaning chemicals may be hazardous to your health and cause weight gain in specific areas

Grab a rag, spray it with disinfectant, wipe down a counter and you are far more likely to admire the shine than consider what that act has just done to your waistline. But it may just be time for a re-think when it comes to cleaning, according to a national expert on wellness.

According to wellness and nutrition physician Dr. Arlington Lightbourne, many common cleaning products contain a chemical that disrupts the endocrine system causing it to produce extra insulin which, in turn, turns calories into fat.

“There is a growing body of evidence suggesting the harmful effects of key ingredients frequently found in common cleaning materials from bleaches to disinfectants to .... [Read more]

Kidney Disease? Compassionate Care Vital to Transplant Recipients Extended LifeKidney Disease? Compassionate Care Vital to Transplant Recipients Extended Life

Kidney disease ranks among top 10 leading causes of death in the United States along with an estimated 31 million people (10% of the adult population) living with chronic kidney disease.

As a kidney becomes diseased, they lose their ability to function, a condition called end-stage renal disease (ESRD) or kidney failure.

The two leading causes of kidney failure are diabetes at 44% and high blood pressure at 28.4%. An estimated 29.1 million people have diabetes; 8.1 million of them don’t even know they have it, and about 40% of them will suffer from chronic kidney disease. On the other hand, an estimated 70 million (29%) people have high blood pressure – that is every 1 in 3 American adults.

Treatments for this condition are hemodialysis, a mechanical process to clean the blood of waste products, peritoneal dialysis in which toxins are removed by .... [Read more]

Cleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center Director Addresses Grand Bahama Medical ConferenceCleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center Director Addresses Grand Bahama Medical Conference: 'Women Run Greater Advanced Cancer Risk Because of Waiting'

A leading international oncology and hematology specialist is urging medical practitioners in The Bahamas to persuade patients to act immediately on early signs of breast cancer, noting that many women are adept at avoiding follow-up scans and exams, leaving themselves vulnerable to more advanced stage cancers that are harder to treat.

Dr. Zeina Nahleh, who serves in a dual capacity as Chair of the Department of Hematology-Oncology and Director of the Cleveland Clinic Florida Maroone Cancer Center, ranked among the best in the nation, made the comments while addressing the Grand Bahama Medical Conference in Freeport February 23.

“Indicators that the medical community recognizes but patients often do not include hereditary factors, the likelihood of diagnosis before .... [Read more]

Dr. David AllenBahamian Clinical Psychiatrist, Author, Innovative Thinker Dr. David Allen to deliver Key Address at 1,000-Strong Major Conference

Dr. David Allen, clinical psychiatrist, author, founder of Renascence Clinic and The Family, a program that has had profound and measurable results reducing violence and increasing self-esteem, will deliver the prestigious Hochberg Lecture at a major international conference next week.

The local expert, who was among the first to recognize and predict the decades-long effect of crack cocaine on family disintegration and social fragmentation, will speak at the 2018 American Group Psychotherapy Association meeting in Houston February 28.

More than 1,000 professionals are expected to attend the 3-day conference with the annual Hochberg Lecture considered one of the breakthrough highlights.

“It is a great honour for me as a Bahamian to have been invited to speak to such a prestigious gathering, but even more importantly, to have the opportunity to take an innovative model.... [Read more]

New hope for Diabetic Foot Ulcer Patients

A clinical study is underway making available a new type of treatment for patients suffering from diabetic foot ulcers.

This exciting new topical treatment combines two components, PDGF, and collagen. Both have already been approved by the U.S. FDA for treatment of chronic wounds.

The clinical study is conducted in part to seek an approval for the combined use for poorly healing diabetic foot ulcers that have been non-responsive to standard therapies.

The study is being conducted at the Freeport Family Wellness Center in the Bahamas.

The clinic has been offering functional medicine to patients from around the world since 1999. Dr. Kevin Bethel,.... [Read more]



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