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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 that institution. The internationally recognised management system focuses on ensuring food products […]

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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

Barbados: Cut out sweets!

BAN ALL sweetened drinks from the island’s schools. The call has come from a minister in the Freundel Stuart administration almost two years after Government implemented a “sweet drinks

Childhood obesity a continuing concern, says Barbados minister

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- The ministry of health continues to warn Barbadian parents that childhood obesity is a major forerunner to the development of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Health Minister

UWI objects to internship bid

THE UWI’S Cave Hill Campus is closely monitoring reported attempts by the American University of Barbados (AUB) Medical School to get the green light to have its students

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