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July 20, 2017
John McCain has brain cancer, his office says

Veteran US Republican Senator John McCain has been diagnosed with brain cancer and is reviewing treatment options, according to his office...

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June: Men's Health Month
June 13, 2017
June: Men's Health Month

As we approach Father's Day we must be reminded that the entire month of June is dedicated to men's health. Statistics show women are 100% more likely to go to the doctor for annual exams and preventative services making awareness and prevention key in helping our fathers, brothers, boyfriends, husbands, and sons live longer healthier lives.

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May 02, 2017
Addressing the loss of health care professionals

Around the world, public health care systems are in crisis. From India to Australia, nations in the developing and developed world are struggling to meet the expectations of their local populations.
The Caribbean is no exception.
There are multiple reasons for this. In the Anglophone Caribbean, demographic change has seen a surge in the nature and volume of demand as populations age and birth rate...

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March 24, 2017
Brazil officials urge caution over alert on meat imports

BRAZILIAN officials in The Bahamas yesterday urged caution as international concern mounts over the quality of meat imports from that country and sought to downplay fears that prompted several bans...

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February 13, 2017
Sargento recalls cheeses amidst Listeria fears

The Bahamas Ministry of Health addressed a recent recall of various Sargento cheese products that may potentially be contaminated with Listeria Monday, February 13, 2017, via a Facebook post.

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Diabetes: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Heart Disease
November 29, 2016
Diabetes: A Modifiable Risk Factor for Heart Disease

November is World Diabetes Month, a time to consider how diabetes impacts overall systems in the body including the cardiovascular system.

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November 18, 2016
Bagged salad is Salmonella risk, study finds

Bagged salad can fuel the growth of food-poisoning bugs like Salmonella and make them more dangerous, a study says.

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November 09, 2016
Caribbean Health Ministers Agree on Action Plan for Innovating National Information Systems for Health

Health ministers from 16 Caribbean countries and territories reached agreement today on an action plan for collectively improving and innovating their national information systems for health.

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Can your own immune system kill cancer
October 26, 2016
Can your own immune system kill cancer?

There was another big win in the advancement of immunotherapy treatments for cancer this week.

The Food and Drug Administration approved an immunotherapy drug called Keytruda, which stimulates the body's immune system, for the first-line treatment of patients with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer.

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Texas nurse who contracted Ebola settles hospital lawsuit
October 26, 2016
Texas nurse who contracted Ebola settles hospital lawsuit

(CNN) - A Texas nurse who contracted Ebola while treating a patient has settled a lawsuit against the hospital where she became infected.

The diagnosis of Nina Pham was the first known transmission of the disease in the United States. The Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas nurse sued its parent company, Texas Health Resources, in March 2015, accusing it of failing to adequately prepare h...

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