Avoid arguments and wear socks for a better night’s sleep

You might think wearing bed socks will put a damper on your love life, but the experts believe it encourages a good night’s sleep. The Global Council on Brain Health has reported the need to sleep well to stay mentally sharp in later life. Experts provided some recommendations to help the over-50s sleep better.

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Anniversary shows how far ‘Walk in Paradise’ has come

THE display of togetherness and cheer on Saturday at the Marina Village was a clear indication that it has been an amazing ride so far for the organisers behind the “Walk In Paradise” event.

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Earn more by sleeping better

Leonardo da Vinci reportedly survived on two hours sleep per night whilst painting the Mona Lisa. Donald Trump sleeps a few hours each night to “stay ahead of the competition”. We have heard the stories of people who rarely seem to sleep, and sometimes are envious of their capacity.

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Choose to re-use: Thousands of plastic bags collected by students

The Bahamas Reef Environment Education Foundation (BREEF) and students of the Eco-Schools Bahamas programme with support from the Lyford Cay Foundation, are tackling a major problem that impacts oceans and shorelines around the world.

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Leading the way to wellness

Atlantic Medical Insurance, the largest specialist provider of group health insurance in the Bahamas, has been placing heavy emphasis on wellness for over the past three years, with a dedicated wellness programme offered free to persons insured by the company.

New household survey to determine extent of national drug use

The Ministry of Health, in collaboration with other government agencies, is currently dispatching a team of persons into various communities throughout the Bahamas to conduct a national household drug survey during the months of February and March 2017. 

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Quadriplegic senior citizen reaches for glory

DANIEL Bastian, a 66-year-old quadriplegic, is determined to reclaim the top spot in the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre’s upcoming sixth annual Geriatric Push-a-thon in April. 

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Traumatic brain injury survivor helps spread awareness

MARCH is recognised as Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness Month. All over the world, people take this time to participate in various campaigns and initiatives to shine a light on a condition that affects millions.

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Rethinking violence and gender

As violence continues to engulf the community, we seem loathe to begin to think outside the box.

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National Children’s Dental Health Month

February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. This month-long initiative brings together dental professionals, health care providers and many others in the effort to promote the benefits of good oral health in children.

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Eight ways to make your bedroom a sleep haven

Donald Trump makes headlines by tweeting at times most of us are still sleeping. He has also sparked debate over work/life balance for reportedly conducting White House business in his bathrobe.

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Healthy Bahamas Coalition aims to reduce NCD deaths

Reducing unnecessary deaths and disability caused by chronic non-communicable diseases in the country is the goal of the Healthy Bahamas Coalition.

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Community worker is honoured for her ‘Golden Heart’

LAUREN Higgs’ years of self sacrifice and community service were officially recognised at the 53rd Annual Heart Ball as she was named the 49th recipient of the Lady Sassoon Golden Heart Award.

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Addressing dyslexia in the classroom

The creator of a noted interactive teaching tool visited the Bahamas last month to introduce teachers and administrators at Blairwood Academy to her all-in-one curriculum to assist children with language-based learning disabilities.

When it comes to heart health, do you know your numbers?

A Cleveland Clinic study shows that while 68 per cent of Americans are worried about dying from heart disease, many don’t know the basic numbers important for heart health.