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'Miracle Treat Day' spotlights Down syndrome community

WITH its fourth annual Miracle Treat Day, Dairy Queen turns its attention to those with special needs in the Bahamas who are seldom in the spotlight – children with Down syndrome .On this year’s Miracle Treat Day, scheduled for July 27, patrons of Da

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Out of the darkness

After being unemployed for over a year, popular local musician and artist Steve “Too Loose” Holden had to face yet another challenge – an unexpected medical condition which led to mounting treatment costs, but which ultimately restored some of his fa

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New website to serve as 'one stop shop' for HIV/AIDS resources

CARICOM’s Deputy Secretary General, Dr Manorma Soeknandan, on Friday officially launched a new website designed to be a ‘one stop shop’ for information and data on HIV and AIDS in the Caribbean.The Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANC

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GOOD TO KNOW: The dark side of plastics

Our toxic love of plastic might be sending us to an early grave. Prostate and breast cancer rates have risen exponentially over the past couple of decades, fertility rates in men and women have dropped dramatically, young girls have entered early puberty, young boys have become increasingly hyperactive, and children have become obese.

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Are Bahamian youths being prepared to live in a vocational climate?

At this time of year, when 17 and 18-year-olds all feel that the world is their oyster, and freedom from parental restrictions, the confines of academic institutions, along with the bliss of adulthood on the horizon, it seems fitting to explore a que

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Know your status - Bahamians take part in Regional HIV Testing Day

FOR some people it was the longest 15 minutes of their lives and for others it was simply a ritual they have become accustomed to – getting their fingers pricked, then waiting for the results from a rapid HIV test. Scores of Bahamians gathered in Raw

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Calling all moms-to-be

Under the theme “Ready To Pop”, the team at Parchomas Parents Choice Bahamas is hosting its biggest event to date.Called the Moms2B and Baby Expo, the fun goes down at the Dundas Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, July 30.Launched in 2013, Par

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NEMA addresses psychological trauma due to major disasters

Recognising the challenges when faced with the psychological trauma experienced within communities after a major disaster, the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) recently teamed up with the Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organ

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Weight Watchers takes on the Bahamas

The Weight Watchers brand is making great strides in the Bahamas, having recently launched its “Healthy Weight Movement” initiative here in Nassau.

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Summer’s biggest losers are crowned

DUE to popular demand, Platinum Weight Loss Solutions for the first time ever decided to host not one, but two Summer Biggest Loser & Fitness Challenges for 2017, and is now planning to add a third instalment by Fall.

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Headaches

A significant health problem in today’s society is headaches. Not only are they painful and debilitation to the people who have them, they cause lost productivity, which can cost in the millions of dollars.Headaches are one of the most common reasons

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HIV and the mouth

HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a virus that attacks the immune system, which is our body’s defence against illness. The virus is passed from one person to the next through blood-to-blood contact and sexual contact. It can also be passed from

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Local sickle cell association deals with pain management

To mark World Sickle Cell Day yesterday, the Bahamas Sickle Cell Association hosted a pain management forum for those affected by the condition.Held at the J Whitney Pinder Building on Collins Avenue, the forum highlighted and provided tangible infor

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Social jet lag and how to beat it

Staying up and waking up an extra hour or two later on the weekend can wreak havoc on your sleep and mood. It’s known as ‘social jet lag’ and researchers now believe it can impact your health.The results of the research show that for each hour of soc

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Hundreds raise thousands for autism at REACH fun run/walk

Hundreds participated in the second REACH Bahamas fun run/walk held at 6am on Saturday, May 27. The race raised more than $3,000 for the non-profit, which serves as the Bahamas’ resource and educational source for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and

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