August 17, 2018

Cayman Islands Environmental Health professionals trained about Legionellosis

Eighteen Environmental Health professionals from both the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) and Water Authority-Cayman took part in a two day training session on Legionellosis: Risk Management for Building Water Systems, from July 16 to 17. The training session, which was held at the University College of the Cayman Islands (UCCI) was organised by the […]

Stem cells restore vision in blind mice

From Newsmax Scientists say they have restored some degree of vision in blind lab mice, by activating stem cells in their eyes. The procedure is the first of its kind and the researchers hope it will lead to treatments for incurable eye diseases. Stem cells are primitive cells that can develop into mature body tissue. […]

Cayman Heart Fund Get Active Cooking Camp 2018

Over the last few years, The Get Active program has been involved in helping families to live healthier lifestyles through health screenings, nutritional education and motivating families to participate in regular exercise. As part of the ongoing Get Active initiative, students and their families were invited to participate in this summer’s Get Active Cooking Camp […]

Caribbean pharmacists converge on Grand Cayman for the 38th Annual Regional Pharmacy Conference

Grand Cayman will host a delegation of over 120 international pharmacists from 14-19 August, 2018 at the Grand Cayman Marriott Beach Resort. The Cayman Islands was successful in its bid to host this year’s 38th Annual Caribbean Association of Pharmacists (CAP) Conference under the theme “Shaping the Future of Pharmacy: Revealing Opportunities and Unlocking Potential”.  […]

Sinopharm executives face corruption probe

From BBC China’s largest drug distributor Sinopharm has said two of its former senior executives are being investigated over alleged corruption. A former vice president was detained by police last week, while a former general manager is also being probed. Sinopharm is the most high-profile domestic company to feature in China’s crackdown on misconduct in […]

CARPHA Concludes risk of getting Zika in the Caribbean low at this time

From Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) Tuesday, August 14, 2018 — Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, August 13, 2018:  The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has concluded that Zika virus transmission in the Caribbean Region has been interrupted, and that the risk to residents and visitors to the Region of acquiring Zika is low. This follows […]

Regional nursing body agrees to review exams managed by CXC

From Jamaica Gleaner GEORGETOWN, Guyana, CMC – The Regional Nursing Body (RNB) has agreed to a recommendation from Jamaica for a review to be conducted of the Regional Examination for Nurses Registration (RENR) as managed by the Barbados-based Caribbean Examination Council (CXC). A communique issued Monday following last week’s RNB’s 45th annual general meeting noted that […]

Alzheimer’s affects men and women differently

By Lynn Allison From Newsmax More than 5.5 million Americans are living with Alzheimer’s disease and two-thirds of them are women. Women also account for 60 percent of caregivers of those afflicted with the disease, according to the Alzheimer’s Association. Recently, the Society for Women’s Health Research Interdisciplinary Network gathered a panel of experts to […]

Is salt ACTUALLY bad for you? See our expert opinion…

By Tim Skwiat From BioTrust Nutrition When it comes to nutrition—as with most things in life—we tend to look for black and white answers, gravitate toward extremes, and label things as “good” and “bad.” We’re often guilty of finger-pointing, isolating single nutrients (and foods that contain them) as the culprits to all our health problems. […]

Study: Digital devices may increase risk of blindness

From Newsmax Blue light from digital devices such as smartphones and tablets can trigger a process in the retina of the eye which kill cells, and might increase the risk of blindness, according to new research. Led by Dr. Ajith Karunarathne and a team of chemists at the University of Toledo, the new research investigated […]