July 23, 2018

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 […]

7 most common myths about medical cannabis

From Aphria We’ve learned that cannabis consumption could lead to negative outcomes, and was often grouped together with harder drugs such as heroin and cocaine. This approach has led to stigmatization,hria resulting in the development of myths and misunderstandings concerning the use and associated effects of cannabis. If you are new to cannabis, or curious […]

The Editor Speaks: Cannabis – myths, truths, studies and research

We have published two articles today about cannabis/ganja/marijuana/weed Whatever you want to call cannabis there are even more questions whether it is good for you or bad. One article pronounces that a four year Australian study of 1,500 people found no evidence that cannabis helps to prevent pain. The second article lists the seven most […]

A 4-year Australian study of 1500 people finds no evidence that cannabis helps to treat pain

By CHRIS PASH From Business Insider The study published in the journal Lancet Public Health found those using cannabis had greater pain and anxiety, were coping less, and reported that pain was interfering more in their life. There has been speculation that using cannabis for pain may allow people to reduce their prescribed opioid use […]

Harvard Business Review article cites Cayman Islands’ Health City as a “disruptor” in U.S. health care industry

Cayman Islands (June 29, 2018) – The Health City Cayman Islands model “is potentially very disruptive to U.S. health care” according to authors  Vijay Govindarajan and Ravi Ramamurti in an article published in the respected Harvard Business Reviewjournal. Both professors at U.S. universities, Govindarajan and Ramamurti have written the book Reverse Innovation in Health Care: […]

ILO calls for urgent action to prevent looming global care crisis

GENEVA (ILO News) – Investment in the care economy needs to be doubled to avert a looming global care crisis, says a new ILO report. Sweeping changes in policies should address the rising need for care and tackle the huge disparity between women’s and men’s care responsibilities. The figures show that women are performing more […]