Tag Archives: Health

Elderly Chinese keep fit, socialise in specially-provided spaces

[ad_1] At any given time during daylight hours, elderly Chinese gather in large groups to exercise and socialise. It was one of my thought-provoking discoveries during my visit last month to the East Asian nation where life expectancy is 77.47 years. At almost every place of interest, delegates of the Seminar for National Press Officers […]

Men urged to get tested for prostate cancer

[ad_1] Barbadian men need to come forward and be tested for prostate cancer. This was the plea made by president of the Barbados Cancer Society, Professor R David Rosin, as he spoke during Sunday’s Prostate Cancer Walk. The walk was recently launched to encourage more men to get tested for the disease. Professor Rosin said […]

Dozens of men screen for prostate cancer

[ad_1] There was a steady stream of men into the Cancer Support Services Dayrells Road office on Saturday as they took part in its Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) screen. Reporting that over 150 men had been screened since the doors opened at 9 a.m., Executive Director Janette Lynton said the organisation is seeing an increase […]

Support for nurses’ education critical to sustainable health care: Jordan

[ad_1] Nurses need opportunities and resources to ensure they can sustainably protect the health of the nation, says acting Chief Nursing Officer Annastacia Jordan. She said it’s critical that nurses are further trained in various skills to enhance what they offer professionally and are equipped with the necessary tools. “We must protect and support our […]

Dozens participate in Autism Awareness Heroes Walk

[ad_1] Clad in blue t-shirts bearing the words ‘Accept’, ‘Understand’, ‘Love’, the Autism Association of Barbados took to the streets this morning to help build awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Dozens of people participated in the Autism Awareness Heroes Walk, which is part of a series of events to mark Autism Awareness Month. A […]

Bajans in New York lend a helping hand

[ad_1] The Paediatric Department and the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic of the QEH are benefitting from a donation of US$5,000 by Trinity Church Wall Street, Manhattan, New York. The cheque was recently presented to Dr Angela Jennings, Head of Paediatrics, by Earl Phillips of the Barbados Support Group, NY. Both departments will use the money […]

Nursery students to take classwork online

[ad_1] The St Stephen’s Nursery School will remain closed for the remainder of the week after the Ministry of Education’s plan to temporarily relocate students to the nearby Anglican Church failed.Issues including poor lighting and inadequate lunch arrangements at the church were among the challenges identified by parents and by teachers who tried to facilitate […]

Eco-Active Youth Tour educates students

[ad_1] By Michron Robinson The Ashley Lashley Foundation is continuing earnestly in its bid to educate the primary school population about healthy lifestyles and eco-consciousness. On Tuesday, the organisation headed by social, climate change and youth activist Ashley Lashley ventured to the Sharon Primary School in St. Thomas with the roll out of the second […]

HSFB report shows import tax on healthy foods too high

[ad_1] Civil society is calling for healthier foods to be made more affordable by lowering tariffs on healthy food imports and placing higher tariffs on less healthy foods. This proposal follows recent analysis showing the import tax on healthier foods to be on average 10 per cent higher than on unhealthy food imports. Concerned with […]