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Doctors Hospital welcomes first baby girl and baby boy of 2018

Doctors Hospital could think of no better way to begin the new year than welcoming two new babies into the world. Through its partnership with Lowe’s Wholesale Drug Agencies and Johnson and Johnson, Doctors Hospital recently presented the first born

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The embarrassing curve ball in the bedroom

Q: Dear Dr Pinto, I am a 38-year-old married father with an embarrassing problem regarding a distressing curvature of my stiff penis that makes intimacy almost impossible. I am very depressed and my self-esteem is at a low point. Can you as a doctor

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Everything you should know about HPV

According to the National Cancer Institute, human papillomaviruses (HPVs) are a group of more than 200 related viruses. More than 40 HPV types can be easily spread through direct sexual contact, from the skin and mucous membranes of infected people

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Swimming for a cause: Sixth grader leads the charge in honouring kids with HIV/AIDS

LEYLAH Knowles, a sixth grade competitive swimmer, made a difference yesterday by teaming up with her school to host “Swim For the Cause” to benefit the Bahamas AIDS Foundation.

What might explain the unhappiness epidemic?

Limited 'screen time' makes for happier individuals

(THE CONVERSATION) – We’d all like to be a little happier.The problem is that much of what determines happiness is outside of our control. Some of us are genetically predisposed to see the world through rose-colored glasses, while others have a gene

Seeking those with a 'Golden Heart'

Sir Victor Sassoon Foundation prepares for gala ball

WITH its biggest fundraiser only weeks away, the Sir Victor Sassoon (Bahamas) Heart Foundation has now opened the nomination process for the Golden Heart Award.In preparation for the 54th Annual Heart Ball, where the award has been presented since 1

Living well with sickle cell

Support association to host biggest event to date

With thousands of Bahamians estimated to be affected by sickle cell disease, the local support association is gearing up to host its biggest education event to date.In an effort to offer community support in a meaningful way, the Bahamas Sickle Cell

Top ways to boost health in 2018 in under five minutes per day

(BPT) - A new year brings new opportunities to focus on health and fitness. The following are four easy ways to boost your health in less than five minutes per day. Drink water before each mealDrinking enough water each day helps to boost hydration,

Dermatologist debunks top five skincare misconceptions

(BPT) - Figuring out what’s best for your skin can feel like solving a difficult mystery – everyone’s condition is unique, there are countless treatment options and people will do almost anything for a clear complexion.“When it comes to your skin, th

Think yourself healthy

All of your efforts to stick to a well-balanced diet and engage in regular physical activity could come to nothing if your negative thoughts are left unchecked.Science has shown the impact thoughts, both good and bad, can have on one’s health. In sho

First drug aimed at women with inherited breast cancer approved

US regulators have approved the first drug aimed at women with advanced breast cancer caused by an inherited flawed gene.The Food and Drug Administration has approved AstraZeneca PLC’s Lynparza for patients with inherited BRCA gene mutations who have

Serena Williams had health scare after baby's birth

Serena Williams tells Vogue that she dealt with a medical scare right after the birth of her daughter.In a story in the magazine’s February issue and posted Wednesday on Vogue.com , Williams discusses developing several small blood clots in her lungs

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'Biggest Loser Challenge' kicks off

WHETHER you want to get in shape, maintain your weight, or just stay healthy, a local fitness studio is encouraging people work out with other like-minded individuals so as to better meet your exercise goals in the new year.To this end, the husband-

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Therapist warns of autism 'epidemic'

A local occupational therapist is ringing the alarm for the increasing number Bahamian children diagnosed with autism and developmental delays.

Don't let the scale fool you: Why you could still be at risk for diabetes

(THE CONVERSATION) – Type 2 diabetes has reached epidemic proportions, with an estimated 29 million people in the US having the disease and another 86 million considered prediabetic. With an estimated cost of $245 billion, prevention becomes critica