Health Minister Tables Patient Safety Legislation


The Bermuda Health Council announced the tabling of Patient Safety Legislation by the Minister of Health and Seniors, saying it “seeks to strengthen quality and patient safety by bringing into effect Section 13 of the Bermuda Health Council Act 2004, governing the regulation of healthcare businesses.” The Council said, “The Patient Safety Legislation does three things – ensures that health ...

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Ways to Avoid Summer Sports Injuries to the Face and Eyes


Ways to Avoid Summer Sports Injuries to the Face and Eyes Written by Administrator    During the summer months, thousands of facial injuries occur to people of all ages. Taking some basic precautions can minimize long lasting facial injuries, prevent costly medical problems and allow people to enjoy the summer injury-free. During the summer months, thousands ...

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First steps to neutralizing Zika


As Zika spreads throughout the world, the call for rapid development of therapeutics to treat Zika rings loud and clear. Taking a step further in identifying a possible therapeutic candidate, a team of researchers at Duke-NUS Medical School (Duke-NUS), in collaboration with scientists from the University of North Carolina, have discovered the mechanism by which C10, a human antibody previously ...

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How To Create The Perfect Cheese Plate


Cheese is the best, especially around the holidays. (Heck, even when it’s not a holiday, you’ll find us celebrating every time there’s a cheese plate in sight.) Should you find yourself charged with assembling the pièce de résistance for a party, don’t get overwhelmed and buy every scrumptious-looking cheese in the shop. (Been there.) Instead, use our step-by-step guide to ...

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Massage Facilitates Muscle Recovery After Exercise


Researchers testing the long-held theory that therapeutic massage can speed recovery after a sports injury have found early scientific evidence of the healing effects of massage. The scientists have determined that immediate cyclic compression of muscles after intense exercise reduced swelling and muscle damage in a study using animals. Though they say it’s too soon ...

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‘Multi-Year Strategy To Reform Health System’


Minister of Health & Seniors Jeanne Atherden held a press conference this afternoon to answer questions regarding initiatives mentioned in the 2016 Throne Speech, saying that the Ministry is “actively pursuing” major initiatives such as the Premier’s Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition; the Long Term Care Action Plan; and a variety of initiatives designed to keep seniors in their homes as long ...

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6 Fall-Flavored Smoothies For Weight Loss


It may seem like fall is all about decadence—I mean, we do eat and drink a lot of holiday sweets and cocktails to be fair. But there are plenty of healthy ways to incorporate the taste of the season into your diet without accidentally overdoing it. For example, there are a bunch of nutritious seasonal fruits and veggies you can ...

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Students Develop Campaign To Help Raise Funds


A video in support of breast cancer awareness has helped fund the refurbishment of a school fitness suite. Under the banner of ‘Saltus Knight Media Company’, students in the Media Department at Saltus Grammar School developed an ad campaign – which included the video – designed to get more students involved island-wide in the annual BF&M Bermuda Cancer and Health ...

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High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) Explained


If you are into getting in shape, then you have probably heard the term High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT). High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) is a fitness training approach in which low to moderate intensity intervals are alternated with high intensity intervals. High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT) has become a popular way to burn more ...

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