February 20, 2018

Russian court rejects mother’s adoption bid after breast surgery

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From BBC A Russian court has ruled that a woman who chose to have her breasts removed cannot look after two adopted boys since she identifies herself as a man. The long-running case of Yulia Savinovskikh affects two mentally disabled boys who were removed from her care last August. She appealed against the decision, but […]

In search of surrogates

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In search of surrogates, foreign couples descend on Ukraine By Kevin Ponniah From BBC News Ukraine, one of Europe’s poorest nations, is fast becoming the place to go for people desperate to find a surrogate to have their baby. The money on offer is drawing in many young women, but there are fears they could […]

Marketing Wellness: The Caribbean’s Spa and Wellness sector is a potential goldmine

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By CATHERINE MORRIS From St Lucia Star A growing number of tourists are coming to Saint Lucia and other Caribbean nations for more than just the sunshine. They’re travelling to the islands to pamper themselves, recuperate, manage their stress levels or simply take a week-long detox. These visitors form part of a growing and potentially […]

Caribbean states launch system to fight fake drugs

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From FACE2FACE Africa Caribbean Community (CARICOM) states are putting the health needs of their people first following the launch of a system for reporting substandard, falsified medicines in the region. VigiCarib, which was launched by the Caribbean Regulatory System (CRS) is a voluntary regional system which would ensure that medicines produced are safe, effective and […]

Turks and Caicos: $7.1m paid out for overseas treatment from July to October [Cayman Islands – 19 referrals]

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By Delana Isles From TC Weekly News Under the National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP) the Government paid out some $7.1 million in overseas medical treatment to several countries over a four month period in 2017. This was disclosed by Minister of Health, Agriculture and Human Services, Edwin Astwood who was questioned about the monetary allocations […]

Lady Gaga cancels UK tour due to ‘severe pain,’ pens an apology on Twitter

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BY KERRY FLYNN From Mashable Lady Gaga has cancelled the rest of the Joanne World Tour due to “severe pain,” according to a statement tweeted on Saturday. “I’m so devastated I don’t know how to describe it. All I know is that if I don’t do this, I am not standing by the words or […]

Clinton Foundation aims to lead Caribbean disaster recovery with new action network

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By Amy Lieberman From devex NEW YORK — The Clinton Foundation is launching a new action network on post-disaster recovery in the Caribbean, aiming to tackle long-term challenges that climate change is wreaking on vulnerable small islands such as Puerto Rico and Dominica. Former United States President Bill Clinton presided over the network’s first planning […]

Kitchen mice

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5 Things to Know About Mice in the Kitchen By Amy Roberts From The Kitchn You already know they’re icky. And you probably know that if you have one mouse, you really have more than one (if you didn’t, I’m sorry). I happen to know, from an unfortunate experience in my last apartment, that they […]

Organising your wardrobe can improve your health

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From WN Capacity — closet stockpiling particularly — is one of the regular difficulties in any contemporary loft. In the event that you are searching for valuable tips on the best way to arrange your closet adequately, some of these proposals may demonstrate truly accommodating: Keep the things you require within reach The first and […]

Praying over your children

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From Dr. James Dobson Pray without ceasing. 1 Thessalonians 5:17, KJV Begin teaching your children to pray as early as possible. Prayer is one of God’s most mysterious and remarkable gifts to us. It is our lifeline to heaven, our lifeline to the most holy of relationships, our opportunity to directly express our praises and […]