Government pharmacies closed on June 24

13 June 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has advised the public that all Government pharmacies will close on Wednesday June 24 at 1 p.m., in order to allow officers to attend a general staff meeting. Read More


Combermere study ‘must be priority’

27 May 2015

REPORTED CASES of cancer at Combermere School should not be dismissed or taken lightly. Read More


The 411 on kidney stones

16 May 2015

THE KIDNEYS ARE ORGANS that maintain and control the body’s fluid and chemical levels. The kidneys, ureter and bladder form part of the urinary tract. Read More


Six nurses per shift ‘is ideal’

11 May 2015

NURSES IN BARBADOS continue to provide care with reduced numbers, but president of the Barbados Nurses’ Association (BNA) Blondelle Mullin is looking to the day when Government finances allow for more staff to be hired. Read More


Abstinence ‘an option’

11 May 2015

A SENIOR TRADE UNIONIST wants greater emphasis to be placed on abstinence in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Read More


Haulers to stage protest at landfill

10 May 2015

MORE THAN 70 waste haulers and movers will park their trucks outside the Mangrove Pond Landfill in St Thomas tomorrow in their latest protest against a new disposal fee. Read More


Ministry ‘meets targets’ in HIV battle

10 May 2015

THE NATIONAL FIGHT against HIV/AIDS in Barbados is being won. Read More


TALKING SEX: Turning 15 and pregnant

08 May 2015

“I WAS TAUGHT from a young age to have Christian values. I knew that having sex was something that my mother had warned me to avoid... Read More


Spotlight on autism

08 May 2015

THE ROTARY CLUB of Barbados will be holding a seminar later this month to raise awareness of autism. Read More


MPs want Psychiatric Hospital check-up

06 May 2015

THE LOW SUPPLY of drugs to treat mental illness is among the problems facing the Psychiatric Hospital. Read More


Bajans in Canada donate health supplies

06 May 2015

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH is singing the praises of overseas benefactors who have donated more than $250 000 worth in medical equipment and supplies. Read More


Explore link between C-sections and health problems

05 May 2015

BARBADIAN HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS should explore claims that there’s a link between birth “interventions” such as Caesarean sections and health problems which such emerging babies face later in life. Read More


TALKING SEX: Schools hotbeds of sex

02 May 2015

“WELL I AM REALLY NOT SURE what works for adolescents but if we put realistic pictures of sexually transmitted infections – we are sure to get some parent or teacher complaining that the material was too explicit for school-age children. I would prefer to err on the... Read More


Sargassum seaweed no threat to humans

25 April 2015

THE CONTINUOUS INFLUX of sargassum seaweed on beaches across Barbados poses no threat to human health. Read More


TALKING SEX: Many rivers to cross

25 April 2015

REMEMBER THE TIME when “family planning” or avoiding unplanned pregnancies was shrouded in secrecy? The ability of women to control the number of pregnancies they had was very limited. Read More


Jump in abuse

25 April 2015

CHRISTMAS IS ANYTHING but a happy time for some couples as the chairman of the SAVE Foundation reports a spike in calls to its hotlines, around that time of the year, about domestic abuse. Read More


Cancer’s toll on sex organs

25 April 2015

ALMOST HALF OF the women who die from cancer in Barbados have succumbed to breast, uterine or cervical forms of the diseases. Read More


Chikungunya on the decline in Barbados

23 April 2015

CASES OF chikungunya disease in Barbados continue to decline, with 57 suspected cases reported for the first 12 weeks of this year. Read More


QEH evacuation exercises this week

21 April 2015

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH HOSPITAL (QEH) will be conducting a series of evacuation exercises this week to test its readiness in the event of a disaster. Read More


Should you have PSA test?

11 April 2015

BEFORE MAKING A DECISION to have a PSA test it is important to first and foremost understand what is the PSA test, why it is done and the advantages and disadvantages of doing such. Read More


VIDEO: More women getting treatment for drugs

08 April 2015

PSYCHIATRIST Dr Beresford Connell says more women are coming forward to get treatment for drugs. Read More




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