July 22, 2017

Sen. John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

By Cathy Burke From Newsmax Sen. John McCain has an aggressive brain cancer — the same type that felled former Sen. Ted Kennedy and Joe Biden’s eldest son, CNN reported Wednesday night. CNN correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta revealed the shocking news, saying he had the permission of the Arizona Republican to speak with his doctors. […]

Chippewa Township supervisor recommends mosquito spraying to other communities

By Kullen Logsdon, From The Morning Sun Since 2014, Chippewa Township has gradually seen its mosquito problem dissolve. With help from APM Mosquito Control, the township’s mosquito population decreased significantly in 2015 and 2016. Because of the significant rainfall this year, however, mosquito numbers have reached dangerous levels and have brought in several complaints across […]

How does wisdom tooth removal affect orthodontic care?

By WN The wisdom teeth, or the third molars, are the last teeth to show up the mouth. They usually emerge at around age 17 to 25. Most of the time, they don’t cause problems, but when they become impacted, surgical removal usually becomes necessary. Another instance where wisdom teeth have to be removed is […]

The sweetest drinks in the US: These bestselling beverages have the most sugar per ounce

By Dave Mosher and Diana Yukari From Business Insider Quenching summer’s heat with a sugary soda or lemonade seems quintessentially American. But many people don’t understand how sweet their favorite drinks really are. The World Health Organization recommends that adults limit themselves to 25 grams of added sugar per day. The US Food and Drug […]

Kim Covington shares her cruise catastrophe story [inc Cayman Islands HSA statement]

By Krystle Henderson, From KPNX It’s vacation season and more than 20 million of us are expected to climb aboard a cruise ship this year but it’s not always smooth sailing. Kim Covington covered countless dramatic stories in her 11 years as a 12 News anchor and reporter but she was at the center of […]

Messages of condolences re tragic death in Cayman Islands

Message of Condolence by Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA Tuesday, 18 July 2017 As Minister for Health, I am deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the tragic passing of Dr. Vary Anetta Jones-Leslie following the accident at Owen Roberts International Airport yesterday. While the death of anyone […]

Health City Cayman Islands offers new cryo-procedure for atrial fibrillation

A leading hospital in the Caribbean is offering another first that could save the lives of heart patients across the Caribbean and the world. Health City Cayman Islands, the first hospital in the English-speaking Caribbean to use robotic navigation for joint replacements and the first to install two artificial hearts or left ventricle assist devices […]

Minister Seymour Tours Departments

Cayman Islands Minister Seymour Tours Departments Minister of Health, Environment, Culture and Housing, Hon. Dwayne Seymour, began touring departments within his portfolio last week. The tour started on Tuesday (11 July 2017) with the Department of Health Regulatory Services, when the Hon. Minister met Director Mervyn Conolly and his staff. A former board member of […]

Clearing clogged blood vessels can benefit some at age 90 and older

From Newsmax People in their nineties and older represent a tiny but growing fraction of patients who undergo a procedure called percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) to clear blocked blood vessels in the heart, new research shows. And while the rate of deaths after PCI is higher for these nonagenarians than it is for younger patients, […]

Older Persons Law comes into effect in Cayman Islands

The Older Persons Law, 2017 enacted by the Legislative Assembly in March and gazetted in May, commences today (Monday, 17 July 2017) by Order of Cabinet. The legislation was drafted to promote, protect and advance the well-being of older persons (those aged more than 65 years old, except where the Law provides for a person […]