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Barbados: Ministry issues malaria advisory

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has reminded persons travelling to areas endemic for malaria that they should begin taking the medication, malaria prophylaxis, before travel, as advised by their health care provider, and continue to take it throughout their visit to […]

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Drug Mixtures Complicating Drug Fight in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Tuesday July 18, 2017 – A new trend is emerging in Barbados where drug users are mixing drugs into a single dosage, creating challenges for drug

Barbados: Over-the-counter drug worry

A DOCTOR IS hoping for a crackdown on the sale of over-the-counter antibiotics without prescription before it’s too late. Head of the Infection Control Department at the Queen Elizabeth

BARBADOS: Another option for HIV patients

THE BARBADOS Family Planning Association (BFPA) has become the first community-based organisation to offer treatment to those who test positive for HIV. The initiative means that HIV+ patients have

Barbados: Health Ministry investigating suspected foodborne illness

THE MINISTRY OF Health is investigating a suspected occurrence of foodborne illness at the St Philip District Hospital. The incident affected 30 patients between May 15 and 16 and

Barbados health ministry considering banning sugary drinks

The Ministry of Health in Barbados wants to stem a rise in childhood obesity by banning the sale of sugary drinks in schools. Health Minister John Boyce, made the

Caribbean Countries Urged to Tax Tobacco, Alcohol, Sugar-Sweetened Beverages

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Wednesday May 17, 2017 – Taxes on tobacco, alcoholic and sweetened beverages can help reduce consumption of these products and generate income that can be used

Barbados: QEH receives HACCP designation

THE QUEEN ELIZABETH Hospital (QEH) has boosted its ability to protect patients from food-borne illnesses with the introduction of the HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points) system at

Barbados: Call for higher drinks tax

AS THE GOVERNMENT mulls over doubling the ten per cent tax on sugar-sweetened drinks, a former chairman of the Barbados Private Sector Association is contending that the tax

Bajan nears cure for breast cancer

A LEADING BARBADIAN scientist and her team of researchers in Canada are unearthing vital answers to a medical mystery that surrounds a deadly form of breast cancer that’s

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