December 13, 2018

How Puzzles Help Your Brain Resist Dementia

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From Newsmax Those Sunday crossword puzzles may not prevent the aging brain from slowing down — but they might protect it in a different way, a new study suggests. Researchers looked at the “use it or lose it” theory on brain health. The concept holds that mentally engaging activities — from reading to crosswords to […]

UK: Teachers biased against black pupils and white boys from underprivileged backgrounds, report says

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By Eleanor Busby From Independent UK Biases affect setting, teacher assessment outcomes, and disciplinary measures in schools, report concludes Teachers in London are biased against black Caribbean and white boys from poorer backgrounds, new research suggests.  Education think tank LKMco is calling for urgent steps to be taken to tackle the impact of social inequality on the […]

Mice experiments could bring doctors closer to accurate liver cancer diagnosis

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By Tauren Dyson From UPI Dec. 7 (UPI) — New research into a hormone common in mice may lead to better liver cancer treatment in humans, a study says. The National Human Genome Research Institute, or NHGRI, published its findings Thursday in JCI Insight. “Findings from mouse studies usually take years to translate into health care treatment, but […]

Taiwan donates US$167,000 to Nevis to purchase hemodialysis machines

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From Caribbean News Now CHARLESTOWN, Nevis (NIA) — Taiwan continues to make good on its promise to assist the Nevis Island Administration (NIA) in its quest to arrest and control chronic kidney disease on the island. On Tuesday, Tom Lee, resident ambassador to St Kitts and Nevis, handed over a US$167,000 cheque to Mark Brantley, […]

Most Americans lie to their doctors

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From Newsmax As many as 4 out of 5 Americans withhold important information from their doctor that could prove crucial to their health, a new study shows. Between 60 and 80 percent of people admit they avoid telling their doctor details that could be relevant to their well-being. “I know at some level this is […]

Activity that cuts heart attack risk by 70 percent

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From Newsmax We all know that heart health benefits from aerobic exercise such as walking, running, biking or swimming. But now a blockbuster report says that strength training may be just as important as aerobic exercise for the ticker. According to Reader’s Digest, you only need to exercise your muscles for an hour a week […]

Snoring may be bigger health threat to women than men

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From Newsmax The hearts of women who snore appear to become damaged more quickly than those of men who “saw lumber” at night, a new study suggests. Evaluating nearly 4,500 British adults who underwent cardiac imaging, researchers also learned that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) may be vastly underdiagnosed among snorers. This finding surprised study author […]

The Editor speaks: World AIDS Day but more steam needed

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Last Saturday (1) was World AIDS Day. Please read our Minister of Health’s message on World AIDS Day published on our website at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/cayman-islands-minister-of-healths-message-for-world-aids-day/   The Cayman AIDS Foundation on their Facebook page says: The Cayman AIDS Foundation (CAF) is a community based organisation which provides education on the danger of, helps prevent the spread […]

World AIDS Day: PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV

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World AIDS Day – 1 December PAHO urges testing as the first step towards preventing HIV and halting the AIDS epidemic Knowing HIV status is vital to accessing prevention, treatment, ensuring follow-up, protecting future partners and avoiding new HIV infections. 1 in 4 people with the virus in Latin America and the Caribbean do not […]

Caribbean commits to continue collaborating in strengthening regulatory systems

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From Antigua Observer SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador, Nov 27,  CMC – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) says several countries, including those in the Caribbean, have committed to continue collaborating in strengthening regulatory systems to ensure safe, effective and quality medicines. PAHO said that while progress in the Region of the Americas has been made […]