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Primary student infected with meningitis

A primary school student has been infected with viral meningitis and is receiving medical care in Boston. The student, who attends Bermuda High School, has not been named and this newspaper has been given no further information as to the […]

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Bermuda: Health clinic lab accredited by US group

Department of Health’s clinical laboratory has achieved accreditation from COLA, a US-based independent, non-profit accreditation organisation. According to a Department statement, COLA accredits almost 8,000 medical laboratories and provides

Flu cases rise significantly

The number of patients being treated for influenza has soared over the last month. Between February 21 and March 19, 322 cases of fever, respiratory symptoms and influenza were

New radiation therapy initiative announced

A new radiation therapy initiative will allow cancer patients to receive comprehensive treatment on the island. Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre and the Bermuda Hospitals Board have teamed up

Salmonella risk identified in tank water

Researchers have identified how a specific strain of salmonella is getting into Bermuda’s drinking water system, prompting environmental health officials to reiterate advice on how to avoid getting

BHB set to save $16m under financial deal

Under a new financial deal, Bermuda Hospitals Board stands to save nearly $16 million over its 30-year payment for the new Acute Care Wing. The savings achieved by the

Revealed: ‘adverse’ hospital incidents

Hospital authorities have revealed information about 13 adverse events in the past five years which, in some cases, led to the death or permanent injury of patients. The Bermuda

DeSilva: Obesity bigger problem than smoking

The Government should prioritise tackling Bermuda’s sky-high obesity rates over curbing its tobacco use, according to former Minister of Health Zane DeSilva. However, the Ministry of Health, Seniors and

Mobile phone app empowers pregnant women

Information about the nutrient value and mercury concentrations in fish is now available via a mobile phone application. BeneFISHiary targets all residents wanting to know more about local and

Bermuda- New Home Dialysis Service to ease hospital load

For four years Bermudian nurse Irena Ashton had dreamt of establishing a home dialysis service. Now that dream has become reality. The clinic is set to ease the

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