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Health and sneakers at West Terrace

Today was dubbed Sneakers Day in Barbados, and nowhere else was it more apparent than at the West Terrace Primary School in St James. Decked out in their games clothes and white shoes, students observed the day in commemoration with Caribbean Wellness Day, which will be held tomorrow. Lisa Bailey, a member of the National […]

COLUMN – Fit for the road

With the annual Crop Over Festival currently in full swing, by now most revelers would have picked out their prized costume, booked a spot in a Grand Kadooment band of their choosing, in anticipation of hitting the road for the big climax on August 3. That’s when thousands of mostly t-shirt clad and costumed revelers […]

COLUMN – A safer way to smoke?

It’s been many years since the hazards of smoking tobacco have been discovered and publicised. National committees have been set up to help smokers realize these dangers and quit smoking forever. The goal of the participants has been to stamp out smoking altogether and make the world a healthier place for those of us that […]

COLUMN – Herbal remedy

Herbal medicines. They can be found in health stores, supermarkets, gyms, and even the vendors’ tray at the vegetable market. From all accounts, in Barbados and around the world, this “traditional” form of medication is becoming an increasingly popular choice for many today, as people often make self-medication decisions, based on information from the Internet, […]

COLUMN – Eating what we grow

If you were to ask a child, any child, where fruits and vegetables come from, chances are they might say the supermarket. Understanding where these foods come from, and how they get to the supermarket shelf, experts say, is essential for children to understand their nutritional values. According to the nutritionists, the more exposure and […]

One touch saves a life

Almost daily technology is revolutionizing our world and particularly in the health sector, medical devices are saving and improving lives. No longer are these devices exclusive to the bigger countries, they are right at our fingertips. At the touch of a button, the elderly and other vulnerable people can summon emergency help using the safe […]

COLUMN – Asthma –– will happen but can be treated

Asthma sufferers make up more than a quarter of the people being rushed to the emergency unit of the Queen Elizabeth hospital every year, but careful self-management by patients and by family could reduce that number. And while health officials concede that emergency prevention is easier said than done, owing to a number of factors, […]

Heart diseases affecting more young people

Heart diseases affecting more young people

  President of the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Humphrey Metzgen, says more young people are falling victim to heart diseases, and this is being blamed on a less active lifestyle and poor eating habits. Marking the Foundation’s 30th anniversary with a church service at the People’s Cathedral, Metzgen said there is concern about poor diets […]

COLUMN – Tackling our NDCs for good

Don’t use too much salt in your diet. Drink more water. Lessen your sugar intake. Cut back on fatty foods, and junk foods. Increase your physical activity; etcetera, etcetera. The list can go on for a mile, simply on account of non-communicable diseases or NCDs, as they are most commonly known; or, better yet, the […]

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