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Photos & Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

Photos & Video: Breast Cancer Awareness Walk

[Updated with photos] The 23rd annual BF&M Breast Cancer Awareness Walk — which serves to help raise funds for the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre —- was held this evening [Oct 16], with the event getting underway at Barr’s Bay Park, beginning with the BF&M Health Fair and continuing with a Zumba warm-up, the walk and then the survivor... Read more of this article

Town Hall Meeting On Health Care Postponed

Town Hall Meeting On Health Care Postponed

The Ministry of Health is advising the public that a town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday [Oct 17] has been postponed, with a new date to be announced. A Government spokesperson said, “The Ministry of Health is advising that the town hall meeting scheduled for Thursday, 17 October has been postponed. A new date for the St. George’s Town... Read more of this article

City Hall To ‘Turn Red’ For Dyslexia Awareness

City Hall To ‘Turn Red’ For Dyslexia Awareness

In the efforts to raise awareness about dyslexia, City Hall is turning red tonight [Oct 15] in support of Dyslexia Awareness Month. A spokesperson said, “Tonight, City Hall is turning red in support of the 1 in 5 individuals with dyslexia. October is recognized as Dyslexia Awareness Month — individual recognition days are generally scattered... Read more of this article

Residents Asked To Say ‘Yes’ To STEPS Survey

Residents Asked To Say ‘Yes’ To STEPS Survey

This month Bermuda residents will be asked to participate in the STEPS to a Well Bermuda Survey. The Ministry of Health in collaboration with the Pan American Health Organization will interview a representative sample of Bermuda’s adult population aged 18 to 69 years from 2,195 households. Dr Roberta Caixeta, Advisor, PAHO Noncommunicable Diseases... Read more of this article

Hamilton Health Centre Open After Small Fire

Hamilton Health Centre Open After Small Fire

There was a “small electrical fire” early this morning [Oct 15] at the Hamilton Health Centre, however the Centre and its clinics remain open for business today. A Government spokesperson said, “The Department of Health wishes to alert the public that there was a small electrical fire in the early hours of this morning at the Hamilton... Read more of this article

Doctors Attend Medical Marijuana Conference

Doctors Attend Medical Marijuana Conference

A group of Bermudian physicians and pharmacists traveled to Orlando, Florida this past weekend to attend the American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association’s 2019 Annual Conference. A spokesperson said, “The American Medical Marijuana Physicians Association [AMMPA], the largest physician medical cannabis association in the world, is an association... Read more of this article

Have An Idea To Help With Chronic Diseases?

Have An Idea To Help With Chronic Diseases?

The Bermuda Health Council is asking the public to submit ideas for high quality, cost-effective programmes or initiatives that can address the risks associated with, or the development or progression of, non-communicable chronic diseases. A spokesperson said, “In August 2019, the Bermuda Health Council launched a Chronic Disease Innovation Programme... Read more of this article

Mental Health Awareness Day Recognised

Mental Health Awareness Day Recognised

A press conference recognising World Mental Health Awareness Day was held this afternoon [Oct 10] at City Hall in Hamilton. At the event, Mayor Charles Gosling said, “It’s an honour to welcome you all to City Hall this afternoon as we recognize and celebrate World Mental Health Day, not just here in Bermuda but across the globe, and I’m honoured... Read more of this article

Hiscox & ILS Employees In U.S. Charity Relay

Hiscox & ILS Employees In U.S. Charity Relay

A team of nine employees from Hiscox Re and ILS from London and Bermuda recently covered 200 miles in 24 hours as participants in New Hampshire’s Ragnar Reach the Beach Relay in support of Action on Alzheimer’s & Dementia Bermuda [AAD], raising more than $7,000. A spokesperson said, “The employees also held an in-house raffle across the... Read more of this article

Gathering Views On Proposed New Health Plan

Gathering Views On Proposed New Health Plan

The Bermuda Health Council, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, has started to gather views on the proposed Bermuda Health Plan. A spokesperson said, “The Council remains committed to collaborating with stakeholders and ensuring health system sustainability for everyone. Since the beginning of the health system reform community discussions,... Read more of this article

Catalina Donate $6.1 Million To Cancer Research

Catalina Donate $6.1 Million To Cancer Research

Catalina Holdings [Bermuda] Ltd announced a partnership with the British Lung Foundation, committing £5 million [$6.1 million] in funding to accelerate research into mesothelioma. “Mesothelioma is an aggressive form of lung cancer related to asbestos exposure that kills around 2,500 people every year in the UK. It can take decades to develop,... Read more of this article

Dan Newby To Speak In Bermuda On Oct 10

Dan Newby To Speak In Bermuda On Oct 10

Benedict Associates is getting set to welcome international speaker Dan Newby, who will be in Bermuda on October 10 to celebrate World Mental Health Awareness Day. A spokesperson said, “Dan works with people and organisations worldwide who have a desire to grow their emotional intelligence in a practical way. His newest book is titled, ‘The... Read more of this article

Vaping Related Diseases Increase In USA

Vaping Related Diseases Increase In USA

[Written by Don Burgess] Bermuda’s Health Ministry has urged residents to consider not using e-cigarettes after vaping-related lung diseases increased 52% in the United States. The Center for Disease Control [CDC] released statistics that there are now 805 reported vaping-related lung cases with 13 deaths. The number of people reporting problems jumped... Read more of this article