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Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Collaborative Study Of Bermuda’s Tank Water

Human health risks associated with drinking local tank water could be significantly reduced through increased public awareness of tank water as raw water and the adoption of appropriate disinfection procedures. According to the Government, that was one of the key findings of a new collaborative study examining the challenges facing Bermuda’s water... Read more of this article

Wholesalers: ‘Education Is Key, Not Sugar Tax’

Wholesalers: ‘Education Is Key, Not Sugar Tax’

[Written by Don Burgess] Beverage and food wholesalers say education is the key to Bermuda’s obesity problem, and not a tax on sugary items. The Ministry of Health announced on January 4 that it is consulting the public on the proposed implementation of a tax on to the importation of sugar, candies, sodas and other beverages with added sugar... Read more of this article

BHEC: ‘Healthcare System At Breaking Point’

BHEC: ‘Healthcare System At Breaking Point’

“Our healthcare system is at a breaking point,” the Bermuda Health Council [BHEC] said, adding that “we cannot continue with the status quo and we must make bold moves to change this course.” “Between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2016 health expenditure was $701.4M which represents a $13M increase from the previous year,”... Read more of this article

Argus, BF&M Donate $100K For New Facility

Argus, BF&M Donate $100K For New Facility

Argus Group and BF&M have made a joint donation of $100,000 to the Bermuda Diabetes Association [BDA], with each company set to contribute $50,000, towards the development of a new, larger facility at the BDA’s new location at 22 Princess Street. “The funds will be used to develop a comprehensive diabetes education and resource centre... Read more of this article

BHB: Valentine’s Gift For Regular Blood Donors

BHB: Valentine’s Gift For Regular Blood Donors

Bermuda Hospitals Board today [Feb 14] announced a new recognition programme for its “highly valued regular blood and apheresis donors, saying that from today onwards when someone passes a landmark blood or apheresis donation of 10, 20, 50, 75 and 100 donations, they will be awarded a “special blood donor pin recognizing their contribution... Read more of this article

Proposed Changes To The Mental Health Act

Proposed Changes To The Mental Health Act

The Health Ministry has released the Mental Health Act Review Consultation Paper detailing proposed amendments to the Mental Health Act, and feedback on the proposals should be provided by February 28th. Speaking at a press conference this afternoon [Feb 12], Minister of Health Kim Wilson said, “The Ministry of Health proposes a phased approach... Read more of this article

New ‘Heavy Metal’ Health Business Launches

New ‘Heavy Metal’ Health Business Launches

A new health business that studies heavy metal concentration in people’s bodies to help gauge their health has started in Bermuda. Clare Pemberton has set up Life and Thrive after studying for two years at the Institute of Integrative Nutrition [INN], which she says, is “at the forefront of a new movement of health optimization rather than simply... Read more of this article

James Holds Fitness Seminar In Grenada

James Holds Fitness Seminar In Grenada

IFBB Pro Hafid James was recently invited to Grenada in order to hold a health and fitness seminar, saying that it was a “blessing to give back and to help others in their fitness journey.” Mr. James told Bernews, “I had the privilege of being invited to Grenada to hold a health and fitness seminar. We had a range of people and ages,... Read more of this article

Training To Ship Infectious Substance Packages

Training To Ship Infectious Substance Packages

Bermuda is now better prepared to ship clinical, animal or environmental specimens to international laboratories after a two-day training session from the Caribbean Public Health Agency [CARPHA] the Health Ministry said, explaining that the training ensured local representatives are competent in the “handling required for the shipping of packages... Read more of this article

World Cancer Day Serves To Raise Awareness

World Cancer Day Serves To Raise Awareness

Today [Feb 4] is World Cancer Day, and the Bermuda Health & Cancer Centre are highlighting the day, saying they are working “on a number of the World Cancer Day initiatives to provide equal access, provide the prevention measures and reduce cancer deaths.” A spokesperson said, “World Cancer Day, every 4 February, empowers individuals... Read more of this article

New York Presbyterian To Hold Medical CME

New York Presbyterian To Hold Medical CME

New York Presbyterian Hospital [NYP] will be holding a medical CME event in Bermuda offering five international CME credits to medical professionals. With more than one hundred attendees signed up, talks will be given by five top NYP doctors on various topics regarding the latest advances in medicine when the event takes place on February 3 at the Hamilton... Read more of this article

McGinger Comic: Implications Of A Sugar Tax

McGinger Comic: Implications Of A Sugar Tax

[Written by McGinger Design Lab] In the first of a new comic series about the adventures of McGinger in Bermuda, McGinger ‘debates’ a Government sugar tax and its implications for consumers.A McGinger Design Lab spokesperson said, “McGinger Design Lab created the McGinger comic as a fun advertising mechanism to show off all of our... Read more of this article

‘On Call Express Blood Glucose Monitoring’

‘On Call Express Blood Glucose Monitoring’

The Phoenix Stores and Argus Group today announced their partnership to launch the ‘On Call Express Blood Glucose Monitoring System’ to assist those living with Diabetes in Bermuda. Sian Bowen, Chief Pharmacist at The Phoenix Stores, says; “Diabetes now affects more than 300 million people globally and is responsible for one death every six seconds... Read more of this article