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Gov't bans ranitidine; distributors to withdraw drug from pharmacies

Thursday, October, 3 2019    

DISTRIBUTORS of the drug ranitidine, which decreases the amount of acid formed in the stomach, will be withdrawing them from pharmacies islandwide, following yesterday's announcement of an import ban on the product by the Ministry of Health and Wellness. Read More

5 reasons to get a dental cleaning

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

MOST of us already know why it is important to have professional dental cleaning done, but just in case some of us needed a reminder, check out these five things a dental cleaning can do for you.1. Prevent cavities Read More

That toning myth

BY FITZ-GEORGER RATTRAY | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

“TONING” is not real.It is believed to be a process of exercise, which will result in a “toned” body — a fit-looking body that is not excessively muscular. Read More

Evil research activities

Dr Derrick Aarons | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

ONE of the questions often posed to students of research ethics is whether medical data that was acquired through unethical or evil activities should ever be used to benefit patients or the wider society. Read More

A godly, healthy look at beauty

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, September, 29 2019    

BEAUTY is one of the few things humans can't help but notice.Beauty pageants, plastic surgeries, and the world of cosmetics, all multimillion-dollar industries, spotlight human preoccupation with beauty. Read More

Bahamas lone Caricom state to report measles case

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

WASHINGTON, DC, USA (CMC) — The Bahamas is the only Caribbean Community (Caricom) country reporting a confirmed case of measles up to the period January to September 25, this year. Read More

Lung illnesses send chill through US marijuana vape market

Saturday, September, 28 2019    

ORGEON, USA (AP) — Vaping products, one of the fastest-growing segments of the legal marijuana industry, have taken a hit from consumers as public health experts scramble to determine what's causing a mysterious and sometimes fatal lung disease among people who use... Read More

The Bible & Obesity

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

WHATEVER the cause of obesity — be it genes and heredity, overeating, or a slow rate of metabolism — it has grown into an uncontrollable problem for many people. Read More

Another level of hangry

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, September, 22 2019    

THIS decade has seen the establishment of the word hangry. A rise boosted by the candy bar manufacturer's advisements, showing sugar- and chocolate-induced transformation from angry to calm and collected personalities. Read More


Sunday, September, 15 2019    

EARLIER this month, Google announced a broad ban on advertisements on its online platform, to include a wide range of unproven medical procedures and treatments — including advertised stem cell treatments and gene therapies that have not been tested in rigorous clinical... Read More

Deciding to change could save your life

BY FITZ GEORGERATTRAY | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

THE odds are, your habits and way of life are killing you. Read More

Tooth to tooth contact

by Dr Sharon Robinson | Sunday, September, 15 2019    

TEETH must put up with all sorts of things in the form of food every day.Too much pressure on teeth can lead to dental damage in the form of dental abrasion or attrition. The teeth enamel may wear down and may make teeth weak. Read More

Suicide - Lessons from the Bible on winning the battle

BY WARRICK LATTIBEAUDIERE | Sunday, September, 8 2019    

“We are hard-pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair.” — 2 Corinthians 4:8,( New International Version)WHAT'S on the outside more often than not masks the inner man. Read More

The protein craze

BY FITZ-GEORGE RATTRAY | Sunday, September, 8 2019    

PROTEIN supplements have complemented bodybuilding for decades.In fact, it could once be found on dedicated shelves in the back of a few pharmacies or in very specialised vitamin and health food stores. Read More

Cancer now 'leading cause of death' in rich countries

Sunday, September, 8 2019    

PARIS, France (AFP) — Cancer has become the leading cause of death in rich nations, overtaking heart disease, according to the results of two landmark, decade-long global surveys of health trends released Tuesday. Read More


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