April 26, 2017

Cayman Islands observes Vaccination Week in the Americas

The Cayman Islands joins other member states of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) – North, Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean – for the 15th anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas. This April, the countries and territories of the Americas and PAHO  will celebrate two important milestones related to immunisation: the […]

WAP launches petition for Carnival to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre

World Animal Protection (WAP) are launching today (25) a petition to one of the largest cruise companies in the world, Carnival cruise lines, to stop operating tours to the Cayman Turtle Centre. Carnival Cruise Lines are turning a blind eye to the appalling conditions that sea turtles experience by continuing to send endless streams of […]

High Design: How cannabis dispensaries actually work

BY KAT BAUMAN From Core77 Navigating the boutique beauty of federally illegal drugs It’s a complicated but exciting time to talk marijuana in America. The medically invaluable and minimally harmful drug is fast becoming a socially normalized staple crop. But for folks in states where progressive values and massive tax income are less important than […]

Vaccination Week in the Americas celebrates 15 years

More than 640 million people have been vaccinated in the Region since 2003. PAHO’s initiative has contributed to eliminating measles, rubella and congenital rubella syndrome, and keeping the Americas free of polio. Washington, D.C., 20 April 2017 (PAHO/WHO) – More than 60 million people will be vaccinated against a series of dangerous diseases during the […]

Cayman Islands Premier’s message – Vaccination Week in the Americas

Premier and Minister for Health Hon. Alden McLaughlin, MBE, JP, MLA Vaccination Week in the Americas 2017 In line with countries around the region, the Cayman Islands is commemorating Vaccination Week in the Americas with the theme: #GetVax to celebrate a healthy tomorrow! The event is being celebrated from 22 to 29 April 2017 and […]

Science journal retracts 107 ‘fabricated’ research papers by Chinese authors

BY YVETTE TAN From Mashable An international publisher has retracted 107 research papers by Chinese authors, after finding out that the reports had been “compromised.” The articles were published by the Springer Nature publishing company in the journal Tumor Biology, between 2012 and 2016. The publisher said it found that the papers, which are required […]

FAA: Turbulence injuries jolt twice as many flights in 2016 [inc fractured spine heading to the Cayman Island]

By Bart Jansen , USA TODAY A gashed face while descending into Denver. A fractured spine while heading to the Cayman Islands. Second-degree burns from scalding water while heading to Barbados. These were among the most serious injuries from turbulence aboard airliners last year, when the Federal Aviation Administration said the number of injuries doubled […]

new study reveals psychedelic drugs may actually heighten consciousness

By Rafi Letzter From Business Insider Many people who have used psychedelic drugs will tell you that the substances expanded their consciousness. That might sound like mystical garbage, but a new paper published in the journal Scientific Reports suggests it might be more true than anyone realized. For the first time, science has demonstrated that […]

As global warming continues, scientists prep tests to artificially cool the planet

By ANDREW FREEDMAN From Mashable With the U.S. backsliding on climate progress under President Donald Trump, and scientists issuing increasingly dire warnings about the quickening pace and sweeping impacts of global warming, the possibility that we can somehow engineer our way out of the climate crisis is becoming a more attractive option. Geoengineering, which refers […]

Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI celebrates 90th birthday with beer, party at Vatican

From WN.COM Benedict XVI, who resigned as pontiff in 2013, has celebrated his 90th birthday with a mug of beer and the company of visitors from his native Bavaria in Germany, The Associated Press reported. Photos by the Vatican newspaper L’Osservatore Romano of the celebration showed Benedict sipping a beer. His brother, Monsignor Georg Ratzinger, […]