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ALL ABOUT BLOOD


ALL ABOUT BL O OD by Every two seconds someone requires a blood transfusion. Worldwide, on average, one in seven people who visit the hospital require blood and the availability of the different types of blood donations can save innum...

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USHERING IN TRANSFORMATION FOR 2021

USHERING IN TRANSFORMATION FOR 2021


USHERING IN TRANSFOR MATION FOR 2021 For many, if not all of us, we are grateful to see the end of 2020. It was an unprecedented year with the emergence and spread of the novel coronavirus sparking the declaration of a global pande...

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What’s New In Covid-19


Dear Doc, It’s over a year now since the COVID-19 virus was discovered. What is the latest thing to be discovered about this virus that has caused a pandemic? Have people who have had it early fully recovered to good health, or does it have any lin...

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Eye “Brooms” Are  Dangerous!

Eye “Brooms” Are Dangerous!


Dear Doc, I am flabbergasted at the “brooms” these women of all ages wear on their eyes! I understand they put on false eyelashes with some sort of glue. That can’t be good for their eyes. What will happen to women’s eyes if they keep on putting on...

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Any New  Diabetes  Treatments?

Any New Diabetes Treatments?


Dear Doc, I am a diabetic and I get my treatment and medication through the Government pharmacies. Do you know what upto- date ways are available in Barbados that Government does not do yet? - Veronica Dear Veronica, Barbados has an exemplary h...

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Adult Acne

Adult Acne


Dear Doc, I recently saw a young man, probably in his late 20s with his face full of acne. What causes such bad acne in adults? Jerome Dear Jerome, The causes of acne in adults are very similar to those in the young people. These include oily...

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DENGUE ALERT!

DENGUE ALERT!


DENGUE AL ERT! Dengue (pronounced DENgee) cases are on the increase in the Caribbean, and so far for the year in Barbados there have been just under 40 people hospitalised out of 301 suspected and eight confirmed cases. Dengue is ...