Wednesday, 16 August 2017

Health

07/19/2017 - 07:22

Management at the Princess Margaret Hospital is pleased to confirm that all Imaging Services have resumed at that health facility.

07/17/2017 - 00:03

The number of children doing an hour of exercise a day falls by nearly 40% between the ages of five and 12.

Figures suggest that by the final year of primary school, just 17% of pupils are doing the recommended 60 minutes of physical activity every day.

A spokesman for Public Health England described the drop in activity levels as "concerning".

07/17/2017 - 00:00

Thirty-five people have died in the past year from measles outbreaks across Europe, the World Health Organization has warned.

It described the deaths - which can be prevented with vaccination - as an "unacceptable tragedy".

07/16/2017 - 23:58

The NHS has been ranked the number one health system in a comparison of 11 countries.

The UK health service was praised for its safety, affordability and efficiency, but fared less well on outcomes such as preventing early death and cancer survival.

07/13/2017 - 20:25

Oral sex is producing dangerous gonorrhoea and a decline in condom use is helping it to spread, the World Health Organization has said.

It warns that if someone contracts gonorrhoea, it is now much harder to treat, and in some cases impossible.

07/06/2017 - 00:40

The Ministry of Health wishes to advise the general public that there have been no documented cases of the ZIKA virus disease in The Bahamas since November, 2016.

Environmental monitoring and testing is ongoing. All tests to date for the year 2017 have been negative.

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