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Rethinking violence and gender

As violence continues to engulf the community, we seem loathe to begin to think outside the box.

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long initiative brings together dental professionals, health care providers and many others in the effort to promote the benefits of good oral health in children.

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Eight ways to make your bedroom a sleep haven

Donald Trump makes headlines by tweeting at times most of us are still sleeping. He has also sparked debate over work/life balance for reportedly conducting White House business in his bathrobe.

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Healthy Bahamas Coalition aims to reduce NCD deaths

Reducing unnecessary deaths and disability caused by chronic non-communicable diseases in the country is the goal of the Healthy Bahamas Coalition.

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Community worker is honoured for her ‘Golden Heart’

LAUREN Higgs’ years of self sacrifice and community service were officially recognised at the 53rd Annual Heart Ball as she was named the 49th recipient of the Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award.

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Addressing dyslexia in the classroom

The creator of a noted interactive teaching tool visited the Bahamas last month to introduce teachers and administrators at Blairwood Academy to her all-in-one curriculum to assist children with language-based learning disabilities.

When it comes to heart health, do you know your numbers?

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that while 68 per cent of Americans are worried about dying from heart disease, many don’t know the basic numbers important for heart health.

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Bahamians get up to speed with CPR

HUNDREDS of Bahamians are better equipped to help save the lives of someone around them who may be in an emergency medical situation after spending their Saturday learning key CPR techniques, in commemoration of February as Heart Month.

BAMSI recruits international specialist in food biotechnology

WITH over a decade of research and field work in feed biotechnology, Dr Jason Sands brings a wealth of international experience, industry exposure and technical expertise to the Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI).

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53rd annual Heart Ball just days away

The Heart Ball committee is making final preparations for its major annual fundraising event this Saturday.

Scientists identify eight ‘sleep disorder’ genes

Including medication, it can take quite a lot to make some people sleep. The latest research suggests that some genes are responsible for sleeplessness.

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Staging gender: The trouble with stereotypes

As a nation we seem to be determined to deny ourselves the best of what we offer others.

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Mother and son face MS challenge together

WHILE most men his age have nothing more to worry about than succeeding at their jobs, finding love and maybe starting families, Rashad Cartwright has been given a more daunting responsibility to shoulder – caring for his mother who suffers with multiple sclerosis (MS).

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Save your teeth; prevention is key

Preventative dentistry is the practice of caring for your teeth to keep them healthy. It involves oral care education, treatment and the practice of maintaining a healthy mouth.

YOUR SAY: Tackling health system challenges in the Caribbean

Picture two scenarios. First, a hurricane whips into a Caribbean nation. Rooves are ripped clean off, people take shelter where they can. Hospitals are damaged and people with injury and infection find it hard to access health care.