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No giving up!

No giving up!

He was recently diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer. Now entertainer Antoine Williams is seeking to build greater public awareness about the disease. “When people hear Stage 4 cancer they think you’re going to die immediately, but you can die at any stage,” Williams, the public relations officer for Cancer Support Services, said this morning […]

It’s a betrayal!

It’s a betrayal!

Physician Dr Raymond Massay has criticized the increase in the number of offshore medical schools in Barbados, suggesting it was a betrayal of the medical profession here by the Democratic Labour Party (DLP) administration. Speaking at the oath taking ceremony for the University of the West Indies (UWI) graduating medical class of 2017 at Mahogany […]

Follower of Dr Sebi

Follower of Dr Sebi

With his passing on August 6, 2016, world renowned pathologist and herbalist Alfredo Bowman, widely known as Dr Sebi, left behind an incredible legacy and devoted following. The biologist and naturalist of holistic medicine was the pioneer behind the alkaline diet, which is believed to promote longevity and prevent chronic diseases. The diet which consists […]

HIV infections on the rise again

HIV infections on the rise again

After a decade of decline, the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in Barbados and the Caribbean is on the rise again, according to a top regional health official. Quoting from the 2016 UNAIDS report, the United Nations Special Envoy on HIV to the Caribbean Dr Edward Greene, in a recent sobering revelation, reported that the region had […]

QEH gets HACCP accreditation

QEH gets HACCP accreditation

The Queen Elizabeth Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points (HACCP) system. The internationally recognized management system focuses on ensuring food products are safe to eat by reducing the risk of safety hazards in food. It functions through the use […]

Diseases can be traced back to sugar and rum, says Boyce

Diseases can be traced back to sugar and rum, says Boyce

Minister of Health John Boyce believes the high rate of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean has its origin in the region’s rich sugar and rum heritage. Addressing a sub-regional workshop Tuesday on the taxation of alcohol, tobacco and sugar-sweetened beverages, Boyce acknowledged that both commodities had been at the centre […]

Barbados falls short of NCD target

Barbados falls short of NCD target

Only seven Caribbean countries are on course to achieve the global target set by the World Health Organisation (WHO) for reducing the number of deaths caused by non-communicable diseases (NCDs). And, more lamentably, Barbados is not one of them. This was revealed here Tuesday by Director of the George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre of the […]

Vegetarian diets and pregnancy

We all know that maintaining a healthy, balanced diet is important for our overall wellbeing. And healthy eating becomes an even bigger priority for expectant mothers, who now have to look after their own health as well as that of their developing baby. The focus was on vegetarian women during one of the sessions of […]

Old ambulances to return to service – Boyce

Old ambulances to return to service – Boyce

A new headquarters has been found for the ambulance service. And Minister of Health John Boyce, who made that announcement on Friday, said while financial constraints may be preventing Government from sourcing new ambulances, some of the older vehicles will be overhauled and put back in operation. He disclosed that the Emergency Ambulance Service (EAS) […]