Effective mouth cleansing for adults

SUCCESSFUL care for the mouth all boils down to cleansing. This is as true for a healthy mouth as it is for an unhealthy mouth.

Myth: Milk causes acne

BUSTED: This is another misinterpretation. Milk doesn’t trigger acne or breakouts. It’s the hormones produced by cows that are found in milk that can actually overstimulate oil glands and cause overproduction of oil. As cows that give milk are pregnant most of their lives, the natural hormones that occur during pregnancy are found in the milk you drink.

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Getting fit in the fight against breast cancer

IN HONOUR of persons who are fighting breast cancer in the Bahamas, Club One Fitness Centre has designated this entire week to bring awareness to breast cancer prevention.

Stem cells to treat blindness appear to be safe

LONDON (AP) — An experimental treatment for blindness that uses embryonic stem cells appears to be safe, and it improved vision in more than half of the patients who got it, two early studies show.

Saving young hearts

THE Heart Ball Committee is back and striving to save as many hearts of children as possible. Despite current economic challenges and imposing changes to the economy, the Heart Ball Committee recently met to plan their upcoming events. This group of dedicated volunteers give their time and efforts to raise funds to help repair the hearts of children. When committee members Zelia Bethell and Linda Lafleur, who also serves as treasurer, were asked why they do what they do, they replied as follows.

A parent's guide to chiropractic health


Five critical dental years

PEOPLE aged 21 and older who missed seeing the dentist during the “five critical dental years” keep wondering thereafter “what has happened to my teeth?” They are wondering because their teeth, in many ways, have hit rock bottom early in life.

Five top tips for boosting your confidence

Do something good for someone else


By JEFFARAH GIBSON Tribune Features Writer THE Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial is joining local organisations who are doing their bit to support breast cancer and create continued awareness of the disease. Now in its second year, the "Paint Da Streets Pink" fun/run/walk event by the Rotaract Club on Saturday will assist in combatting, preventing and finding a cure for breast cancer in the Bahamas. The inaugural event last year attracted scores of cancer survivors and supporters and the group believes it will be bigger and better this time. It begins at Arawak Cay. "The aim of Paint Da Streets Pink is to be a fun initiative that not only raises funds for local organisations, but to bring awareness to a prevalent disease in The Bahamas," said Jacquilia Newton, president of Rotaract Club of South East Nassau. "As long as this disease is affecting the lives of Bahamian women Paint Da Streets Pink will happen every year in October." Ms Newton said the group is hoping to raise $5,000 to donate to the Bahamas Breast Cancer Initiative Foundation (BBCIF). "Last year was the club's first time hosting "Paint Da Streets Pink" and it exceeded our expectations," she said. "Over 200 persons volunteered and participated in the event which was excellent for a first time event. Last year we were able to raise $3,000 and donate these funds to two local organisations that assist with the research and combat breast cancer. "The event was inspired by the hundreds of Bahamian women who are currently battling, survived and lost their lives to the hands of breast cancer. As a club, we saw it fit to paint the streets pink in their honour. Breast Cancer has claimed and affected many lives of our friends, colleagues and family members and we wanted to help fight back by raising awareness and funds for local organisations that assist women and men with breast cancer." Ms Newton, along with members of the club, are encouraging the public to support their efforts. "Breast Cancer is a serious disease that continues to affect the lives of many Bahamians. Without proper and continuous research, it will continue to take lives of our love ones. But by supporting "Paint Da Streets Pink" you would be helping with the research and the continuous fight against breast cancer," she told .Tribune Health Rotaract is an international organisation of service clubs for men and women aged 18 to 30 thats fosters leadership and responsible citizenship. It encourages high standards in business and promotes international understanding and peace. Rotaract is also the youth arm of the Rotary Club. "This year our club reached out to Rotaract clubs around the world and challenged them to 'pink it up'. We asked them to have their club members dress in the colour pink, take a group picture and post it on Facebook to show their support and fight against the disease," Ms Newton said. Rotaract Clubs in Uruguay, Jamaica, Freeport and Canada accepted the challenge. Pictures will be posted during October using the hashtag #pinkitup. The sponsors this year for "Paint Da Streets Pink" are Vitamalt Light, Summit Insurance, Automall, Sunshine Insurance and KPMG. Registration is $10 and the route goes from Arawak Cay to Goodmans Bay and back. Participants can register at Kelso Lab (all locations), The Sports Centre (Harbour Bay) and the BBCIF (in The Cancer Society) There will be refreshments and giveaways after the race.

How a check-up can reduce worries about your child's health


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‘I looked in the mirror and saw a total stranger’

EVEN after feeling a lump in her breast and taking a mammogram, the possibility of having breast cancer was the last thing on Sharine Symonette’s mind since she had no family history of the disease. Unfortunately, her doubts, did nothing to change the test results.

Why your mouth is no place for fashion

WOULD you have your tongue pierced if you knew that it might cost you your life? Well, some people have taken that chance and died as a direct result of this one decision.

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Heart and sole

DOING WHAT they can to lend a helping hand to Bahamian communities in need, the members and staff at Club One Fitness Centre at Sandyport have created a new outreach project - Sole 2 Sole.