Monday, 12 November 2018

Health

08/31/2018 - 01:16

In a refurbished building that was once a general store, gleaming medical equipment, still encased in protective plastic wrappers, stood ready. It was August 20, the day of the opening of Eleuthera Medical Clinic.

The community-owned facility already had 600 members and was quickly approaching its limit of 2,000. There was no fanfare, no ribbon-cutting, no band. A priest stood by the door, wanting to bless it. It was his idea. A few moments later, another minister called. She, too, wanted to come by and say a prayer.

08/27/2018 - 00:48

A low-carb diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years, a study suggests.

Low-carb diets, such as Atkins, have become increasingly popular for weight loss and have shown promise for lowering the risk of some illnesses.

08/23/2018 - 00:44

NASSAU, The Bahamas -- "Climate Change impacts public health" was the central message Minister of Health, Dr. the Hon. Duane Sands conveyed at a Climate Change Exhibit at Mall at Marathon, August 20, 2018.

08/09/2018 - 13:48

A project spearheaded by OBGYN Consultant Dr. Leon Dupuch, Consultant in the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Department, Princess Margaret Hospital has resulted in the department’s senior staff overseeing renovations to the hospital’s Labour Ward.

08/06/2018 - 06:00

The number of deaths in England and Wales due to the synthetic opioid fentanyl rose by 29% in 2017, Office for National Statistics data shows (UK).

Forms of the drug - used to treat cancer pain - are often imported illegally from Chinese laboratories and sold to users via the dark web.

Deaths from psychoactive substances like spice or mephedrone halved.

08/06/2018 - 05:57

Women are being warned against risky cosmetic "rejuvenating" procedures to reshape and tighten the vagina. Experts say the "therapies", offered by some private clinics in the UK and the US, pose a serious risk of burns, scarring and recurring pain.

Typically during these procedures, a probe is inserted into the vagina to heat or laser the vaginal tissue.

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