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Letting go...the hair edition

AS the famed French fashioned designer Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel once stated, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.”

Foundation warns people not to become “slack” in fight against HIV/AIDS; will take outreach to the Family Islands

THE Bahamas AIDS Foundation is planning to take its efforts to the Family Islands as it seeks to educate more Bahamians on the disease.

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High dairy intake linked to increased prostate cancer risk

There is a saying that milk does the body good, and another that states moderation in all things is the best policy. Prostate cancer has the highest incidence of any cancer in the Bahamas.

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‘Doctor Tazz’ breaks her silence on infertility and miscarriages in new book

For many years, author and church ministry leader Dr LaTazia “Doctor Tazz” Stuart suffered silently with the secret of infertility and miscarriages, feeling ashamed and embarrassed even after finally having children.

The worst pandemic facing the Bahamas is obesity

According to the World Obesity Federation, the Bahamas had an adult obesity rate of 27.9 percent in 2021. The Bahamas was ranked the sixth most obese country in the world according to 2014 statistics by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

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Thriving with diabetes

New course provides information and support for those living with condition

SINCE there is still no cure for diabetes, those diagnosed must consider an overhaul in lifestyle practices to ensure proper management and control of the condition.

Aging and pain management

Remember Count Bernardino and Ronnie Butler’s cover of the song “Age ain’t nothin’ but a number”? A good thing to keep in mind and true in so many ways. What we think and how we think has a great deal to do with how our bodies react physically to life’s stresses or traumas, which includes the aging process and how we prepare to handle it.

Hope for women who suffer from recurrent UTIs

A belated Mother's Day gift for women in the Bahamas: a ray of hope for women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections. Many women are plagued with the pain and tremendous frustration of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Hope for women who suffer from recurrent UTIs

A belated Mother's Day gift for women in the Bahamas: a ray of hope for women who suffer from recurrent urinary tract infections. Many women are plagued with the pain and tremendous frustration of recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs).

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Shoulder pain and its cause

The shoulder is the most moveable joint in the human body. It is composed of a group of four muscles and their tendons. This group is called the rotator cuff, a group of muscles which connect the shoulder to the arm and it is the rotator cuff which gives the shoulder such a wide range of movement. If the rotator cuff is damaged in any way caused by injury or the aging process it might include swelling, or bone changes around this area and cause pain. Pain can occur when raising the arm above your head or moving the arm back and forth. Sometimes shoulder pain may be due to a problem in another area of the body, such as the neck or lungs. This is called referred pain and usually causes pain at rest but no worsening of pain when moving the shoulder.

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High blood pressure linked to sexual dysfunction in women and men

It is well-known that uncontrolled elevated blood pressure can lead to erectile dysfunction in men. It is relatively common for the first symptom of new onset or known poorly controlled hypertension to be poor quality erections.

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Local healthcare sector can be leader in new climate change reality

WHEN we think of climate change, the resilience of our health system and its facilities may not be the first thing that comes to mind. However, it is one of the most critical aspects of ensuring that the Bahamas is able to adapt to the inevitable changes that climate change will bring.

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‘Self-care makes for better men and better communities’

A FOCUS on self-care for men will not only benefit the individual man, but the community as a whole, according to local life coach Eddi Russell.

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Obesity can be linked to low testosterone in some men

THE male hormone testosterone plays an important role in regulating sex drive, fat distribution, muscle mass, endurance, bone density, red blood cell production and sperm production, in addition to many other bodily functions.

Bahamas hitting ‘bull’s eye on HIV/AIDS global targets’

HIV/AIDS Foundation hosts candlelight vigil on December 1

TOMORROW the world re-commits to the fight against HIV/AIDS.

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