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College students urged to get tested for HIV

As someone who has lost a family member to the deadly AIDS virus, a student of the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute (BTVI) spoke about how important it is for college students to know their status.“It’s important for college students to kno

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Mom at the end of her rope needs to raise $70,000 for son's hospital bill

THE parents of 10-year-old Tarique Miller, who suffers from a rare skin condition, are asking for the public’s assistance in satisfying a $70,000 medical bill from a US hospital that treated the youngster during the Summer after a severe swelling att

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The link between prostate and breast cancer

What does prostate cancer have in common with breast cancer?The answer is the BRCA 1 and 2 gene mutations. The BRCA 1 and 2 genes were first discovered in 1994.BRCA stands for Breast Cancer associated gene. Women with the inherited BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 g

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Help develop our future champions: Sports and fitness for kids

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

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Sleep deprivation and low testosterone

A lack of sleep and low testosterone levels are strongly linked. Sleep deprivation can lead to lower testosterone and low testosterone can lead to poor sleep. This vicious cycle has many men feeling fatigued throughout the day, with difficulty in concentrating and falling asleep very easily, even at dangerous times such as when driving.

Exumians get serious about getting fit

Exuma residents now have the opportunity to get fit the right way thanks to a new gym which recently opened on the island.

Be careful of ‘expert’ advice

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

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Cancer patients inspire others with testimonies of courage and endurance

The Cancer Centre of the Bahamas closed out its Breast Cancer Awareness Month activities by paying homage to survivors and patients during a special cocktail reception last Thursday.

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Pure beauty – Local cosmetics company goes all natural

It all started one night in 2014 as Rennae Sweeting was researching sleep solutions for her toddlers Azariah and Nathan. Through Google and other websites, she stumbled on what she calls the world of natural living.

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‘Movember’ – An opportunity to change the culture of silence

“Movember” is here again. Every year around the world, the month of November is taken as opportunity to focus on the health awareness of men. Men around the globe are encouraged to not shave during November and grow a moustache as a sign of solidarity and unity in the effort to emphasise the importance of men’s health awareness.

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Are you happy in your skin?

Glowing, plump, radiant, soft, smooth and bright. Aren’t these not signs of healthy skin? Yes, they are, but there is also a “happy skin”.

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There is no perfect time to start

Health coach Ethan Quant, of Elite Wellness Solutions, has succeeded in his weight loss journey and now wants to share his methods with the Bahamas in an effort to foster a culture of wellness and conquer the obesity epidemic.

Learning all about baby: Sandbox hosts experts for ‘Family Talks’

EVEN if they have walked the road before, parents of newborn babies always have tons of questions about their child’s growth and what developmental milestones they should be reaching. Many quiz their paediatricians or turn to Google and online communities for their answers.

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Noise exposure: How bad can it be?

Many of us want to feel the beat when listening to music and prefer louder volume levels. But how detrimental is this to our hearing? Continuing with the theme of Audiology Awareness Month, hearing protection is a vital component of healthy hearing.

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Got kidney pain? Are you stoned?

Kidney stones are relatively common, occurring in approximately 12 per cent of men and six percent of women per year. Why more men than women is mostly due to a man’s diet. Kidney stones are quite common across all age groups.

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