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Not just the health sector’s problem

Not just the health sector’s problem

As Barbados faces up to the reality of the social and economic impact of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) on the country, Minister of Health John Boyce today issued a call for all sectors to get on board with efforts to address the problem. Addressing a consultation on healthy eating, he acknowledged that tackling NCDs is not […]

Concern over vendors’ use of mall toilet

Concern over vendors’ use of mall toilet

Some roadside vendors risk sparking a major disease outbreak by preparing sugar cane for sale in the lavatory at Sky Mall in Haggatt Hall, St Michael, health and agricultural officials have revealed. Adding to the concerns of the authorities is the fact that the culprits have not been identified, nor can they tell whether or […]

Child smokers

Child smokers

There’s concern that children in Barbados are smoking marijuana from as early as six-years old. Tuesday morning, Director of the Criminal Justice and Research Unit Cheryl Willoughby did not say how widespread the problem was, but she told a stakeholders’ meeting for the charity My Child and I that minors in Barbados were now being introduced […]

Corned beef ban

Barbados has banned the importation of corned beef and other meat products from Brazil, following in the footsteps of Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago. The Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) Tuesday evening quoted Senior Veterinary Officer Dr Mark Trotman as saying concerns about the possibility of adulterated corned beef from Brazil entering Barbados had led to […]

Research shows marijuana hazards

Research shows marijuana hazards

New research suggests that marijuana use raises an adult’s risk of stroke and heart failure. The study couldn’t prove cause-and-effect, but the researchers said they tried to account for other heart risk factors. “Even when we corrected for known risk factors, we still found a higher rate of both stroke and heart failure in these patients,” explained lead researcher […]

Support for women with endometriosis

Endometriosis is one of the most common ailments affecting women, but it is not a topic that is readily discussed in public. The newly formed Barbados Association of Endometriosis and PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) is seeking to raise awareness of the condition and provide support for the women who suffer from it. Endometriosis is a […]

The truth about steroids

Steroid injections are a great option for pain relief. There seems to be a common misconception that all steroids, in any form, in any dosage given for any duration, will cause unwanted complications. Nothing could be further from the truth. There is NO danger in a properly administered steroid injection for pain relief as long […]

Yellow fever travel advisory

Yellow fever travel advisory

The Ministry of Health is advising Barbadians travelling to areas affected by yellow fever that they will need to be vaccinated prior to travel. In a statement this evening, the Ministry said it was closely monitoring the situation in Brazil where there is currently an outbreak, as well as probable cases in Colombia and Peru pending confirmatory […]

Getting rid of baby weight

The baby bump is gone now and you are left with this unexpected flabby belly and you are wondering how to get rid of it. Baby weight is a very sensitive subject; many women find it difficult to get rid of the weight they put on whilst pregnant. The best and healthiest way to get […]

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