No, turkey doesn't make you sleepy - but it may bring more trust to your Thanksgiving table

‘Tis the season for giblets, wattles and snoods – oh my. On Thanksgiving and Christmas, Americans consume about 68 million turkeys. And where turkey is being eaten, there is inevitably talk of tryptophan – a naturally occurring chemical found in turk

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Women in the spotlight during World Diabetes Day

The Diabetic Research Institute hosted a successful World Diabetes Day 2017 at its Montrose Avenue office on November 14. Diabetics came out and brought family and friends to be tested and screened for diabetes. Nurses also checked blood pressure, we

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BTVI's new cafeteria donates to support breast cancer awareness

Despite having just opened at the end of October, BTVI’s new cafeteria operators have already begun making a difference. Aside from wowing the BTVI community with their diverse and tasty menu items, the new cafeteria team has stepped up its role in t

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Bahamian men terrified of the dreaded finger

Dr Greggory Pinto, a Bahamian urologist and laparoscopic surgeon from the Surgical Suite, answers the question of a concerned potential patient. Q: “Dr Pinto, I am a semi-retired, 62-year-old Bahamian male and I must admit that fear has kept me from


IN a powerful statement about the community’s belief in the transformational impact of higher education, the University of The Bahamas President’s Gala Soirée has exceeded the anticipated fundraising target.The inaugural event was the institution’s f

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Cancer benefit concert gives mother-of-three strength to carry on

Some of the best Bahamian singers and entertainers recently took the stage at the Bahamas Harvest Church West to celebrate Jody Knowles and raise money for her cancer treatments.

Clothing drive seeks to help teen mums

IN celebration of Occupational Therapists Day, the occupational therapists of Doctors Hospital held a clothing drive to assist the teen mothers who participate in the PACE (Providing Access to Continued Education) programme.Zenobia Neely, the clothin

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Try this protein-packed substitute to make lunchtime more nutritious

Cottage cheese is having a moment.Nutritionists and health-minded individuals have discovered that the dairy case staple can actually unlock a lot of mealtime solutions, especially when it comes to remaking recipes with a creamy base, such as tuna sa

The gift of life- Bahamians encouraged to donate blood -

THERE is a pressing need for blood donations in the Bahamas, and just one pint may save more than one life.With this in mind, the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial (RSENC) is encouraging Bahamians to “Be a Hero – Be a Donor” as it gears u

'All-time high' diabetes diagnoses puts Bahamas in spotlight

With the number of diabetes diagnoses at an all-time high in the country, the Bahamas has attracted special attention from the International Diabetes Federation this year.The global alliance of more than 230 national diabetes associations is now tak

Get salty to fight stress

Stress. No one wants it, but we all experience it from time to time. Higher levels of stress can cause problems at work and home. But stress is not just hard on your mental well-being; it is also hard on your body and can lead to many negative health

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Brain-implanted device helps ease seizures

On September 28, the first “responsive neurostimulation” device (or RNS) was implanted at Baptist Hospital in Miami for the management of refractory epilepsy.The patient, Fernando Esguerra, 29, from Bogota, Colombia, was very young when he had a tumo

Raising stroke awareness in the Bahamas

With the help of a new support group, a local organisation is seeking to not only raise awareness of strokes but also offer help to those affected by them.The STROKE Foundation is further seeking to make October 29 National Stroke Awareness Day. Eve

Six healthy reasons to enjoy a slice of sweet cherry pie this holiday season

(BPT) - The holidays are just around the corner, and for most of us that means time to indulge in some favorite treats. Fortunately, healthy doesn’t have to mean less delicious! If you’re looking for a good-for-you holiday dessert that can please eve

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Customers explore healthy options for Solomon's 27th anniversary

Solomon’s Super Centre recently marked its 27th anniversary with a health fair and in-store activities. At the event, more than 200 customers took advantage of free screenings for glucose, blood pressure and cholesterol. Some also had a chance to rec