Health Minister: There Will Be No ‘U-turn’ on Decision to Adopt a Unified Health Financing Plan

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[caption id="attachment_2749" align="alignleft" width="171"] Health Minister Kim Wilson[/caption] Health Minister Kim Wilson maintains that four months of public consultation on the Bermuda Health Plan and "over 50 meetings with over 600 participants", was "ample time" to provide feedback on "wha... Read more

Shadow Minister of Health: Premier Must Put Universal Health Care Plans on Hold

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The following statement was released by One Bermuda Alliance MP Patricia Gordon-Pamplin, Shadow Minister of Health The Premier needs to accept that Bermudians are deeply worried about universal health care plans and must put them on hold until more details are available. We have seen the Chamb... Read more

Health Minister Opens First IFFB Pro League Bodybuilding Competition & Fitness Expo

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - On Saturday, the Minister of Health Kim Wilson officially opened Bermuda’s first IFFB Professional League Bodybuilding Competition and Fitness Expo at Cedarbridge Academy. Minister Wilson said during her opening remarks: "Thank you to organizers – Absolute Foc... Read more

Minister of Health Announces Upgrades to Bermuda Health Strategy

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - Today (December 8), as the public consultation on health financing reforms concludes, the Minister of Health announced that the broader health strategy, which includes financing reform, will be updated to address the wider health issues affecting Bermuda. Minister... Read more

Measles Deaths ‘Staggering & Tragic’: Most Lives ‘Cut Short Were Children Aged Under Five’

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World health officials say more than 140,000 people died from measles last year as the number of cases around the world "surged once again", and "most of the lives cut short were children aged under five". According to BBC: "The situation has been described by health experts as staggering, an out... Read more

Department of Health Issues Romaine Lettuce Advisory  

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda - The Department of Health is advising members of the public who have recently purchased romaine lettuce originating from the Salinas, California area to discard it immediately. This follows warnings this week from the FDA and CDC over an E. coli outbreak in romain... Read more

Patients First Bermuda Petition Garners 986 Signatures Overnight & Counting

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As of 10:30 this morning (November 27), close to 1,000 residents had signed the Patients First Bermuda petition calling on the Government to shelve the "rushed" changes proposed healthcare reform plans. The rallying call to support their cause was sent out last night at a public forum held by Pat... Read more

Daily Star: Ebola-Like Virus Hits Britain as Three Patients Treated For Symptoms

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Health officials in the UK have confirmed that "three Brits are being treated for an Ebola-like virus after being rushed back home from Africa". The Daily Star reports: "They came into close contact with two people diagnosed with Lassa fever – where victims can end up bleeding from the mouth a... Read more

Acting Health Minister Attends Men’s Health Screening Event

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News Release: Hamilton, Bermuda -  Acting Minister of Health Neville Tyrrell, officially opened the Bermuda Cancer and Health Centre's 2019 Men's Health Screening event at the Hamilton Seventh-day Adventist Church Hall. The free screenings on Thursday (November 21) included blood glucose, blood pr... Read more

Two Cases of Highly Infectious Pneumonic Plague in China Spark Fears of an Outbreak

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A middle-aged couple in China "was diagnosed with pneumonic plague, a highly infectious disease similar to bubonic plague, which ravaged Europe in the middle ages". CNN reports: "This is the second time the disease has been confirmed in the region this year. "The first time was in May when... Read more