July 16, 2018

Cave rescue: First pictures emerge of Thai boys in hospital

From BBC The first pictures have emerged from the hospital where the Thai boys are being treated, after their dramatic rescue from a flooded cave system. In the grainy images, several boys can be seen in face masks and hospital gowns, at least one giving a victory sign for the camera. The pictures were published […]

Austria: Spiritual healing – no (illegal) quackery

Contributed by Preslmayr Attorneys at Law From ILO Healthcare & Life Sciences Austria The delineation between medical treatment and quackery is not always easy to draw. A recent Supreme Administrative Court decision has brought some clarifications as to what constitutes legitimate medical treatment as opposed to illegal quackery. Overview According to Section 2(2) of the […]

Doctors are calling out a new drug that helps people with addiction for costing more than $1,700 a week — while a generic costs just $1

By Erin Brodwin From Business Insider Two months ago, a medication called Lucemyra became the first federally approved drug of its kind to treat a painful facet of addiction: withdrawal from opioids. But now doctors are calling out the branded medication for costing far more than a similar generic drug known as clonidine. While clonidine […]

Pfizer rolling back drug price hikes after talk with Trump

From Newsmax President Donald Trump on Tuesday said Pfizer Inc was rolling back drug prices after he spoke with Pfizer’s chief executive officer and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar. “We applaud Pfizer for this decision and desire other companies do the same,” Trump said in a tweet. On Monday, Trump took aim […]

HIV vaccine

HIV vaccine delivers promising results in human tests By Jon Fingas From engadget It might prevent infections from multiple strains of the virus. A Harvard-led team of scientists has made important progress in the quest to prevent HIV infections. They’ve had early success testing a multi-strain vaccine in humans — everyone who received the drug […]

Thai cave rescue: Four boys freed but rest must wait

From BBC The operation to free 12 boys and their coach trapped in a cave in northern Thailand is running “smoothly”, the head of the operation says. Four boys have been brought above ground so far in good health, rescuers say. The mission has now been paused for at least 10 hours as air tanks […]

Cayman Islands residents get trained in food hygiene

Five hundred and forty eight Cayman Islands residents were trained and certified in basic food handling techniques during the six month period from January to June 2018. These individuals participated in one of 39 food safety classes that were put on by the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) during the six month period. “We are […]

UK: Amesbury poisoning: Couple ‘handled contaminated item’

From BBC The couple poisoned by Novichok were exposed to the substance after handling a contaminated item, police say. Charlie Rowley, 45, and Dawn Sturgess, 44, collapsed at a house in Amesbury, Wiltshire, on Saturday and remain critically ill. Home Secretary Sajid Javid said the nerve agent was the same as that used on ex-Russian […]

St Matthew’s University donates funds to the Cayman Islands Heart Fund

The Cayman Heart Fund (CHF) recently received a generous donation from St. Matthews University. The University offers CPR and BLS classes through-out the year and a portion of the funds collected are donated to the CHF supporting their work in the Cayman Islands. Dr. Qing Zhong, Instructor and coordinator for the program said, “Our goal […]

Mobile phone shock Horror! You could be risking your life by answering a cell phone whilst on charge… Industry scare-mongering or another urban legend?

NO PHONES IN KITCHEN PLEASE* Do you make calls or receive calls in your kitchen? My name is Dr. Ademola. Just 3 days ago my husband who also is a doctor shared the sad incidents of 6 individuals who were brought into the casualty department for burns injury which they sustained while making or receiving […]