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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 resulted in the admission of one patient who experienced severe symptoms […]

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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

16 new Zika cases in Barbados

THE MINISTRY OF HEALTH has reported that for the first three months of the year, Barbados recorded 289 cases of gastroenteritis and 333 cases of fever and respiratory

Barbados: Fertility clinic thriving

ONE THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED and sixty-five babies and counting. The Barbados Fertility Centre (BFC) has given new life to families in Barbados and beyond. The Eastern Caribbean’s lone internationally

Barbados: Hospital ‘coming’

A NEW HOSPITAL is on the cards for Barbados.The 200-bed facility is to be set up at the old BET building in Wildey, St Michael, by the new

Barbados: QEH appeals to ambulance staff

A HOME FOR the Barbados Ambulance Service is where the Queen Elizabeth Hospital’s (QEH) heart still is. But the country’s main medical facility is asking frustrated emergency ambulance personnel

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