October 21, 2019

PAHO launches campaign to prevent cervical cancer

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In the Americas, more than 34,000 women die each year from this disease, which can be prevented through vaccination, screening, and treatment of precancerous lesions. Washington, D.C., 27 November 2018 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) launched a communication campaign today to prevent cervical cancer, which kills more than 34,000 women each year […]

iNews Briefs & Community Events

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  NOTE: See also Community Events listed in DATE ORDER below articles and notices NRA Continues Road Improvements along Shamrock Road and Hirst Road Intersection The National Roads Authority (NRA) along with its subcontractors will be continuing works on Shamrock Road near Countryside and Savannah this weekend, Saturday September 22ndand Sunday September 23rd. Section 2, […]

New OCD treatment approved

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From Newsmax A brain stimulation device to treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) has received approval for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Transcranial magnetic stimulation uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain. The FDA approved it as a treatment for major depression in 2008 and for treating pain associated with certain […]

World No Tobacco Day: Tobacco and heart disease

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New report shows tobacco use is falling, but more needed to protect people from heart diseases and other noncommunicable diseases Geneva/Washington D.C., 31 May, 2018 (PAHO / WHO) – Tobacco use has declined markedly since 2000, both globally and in the Region of the Americas, but the reduction is insufficient to meet global targets aimed […]

Bermuda: Minister opens regional nursing body meeting

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Minister of Health Kim Wilson today [Feb 27] opened the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees for the policy-making body for Nursing in the CARICOM Caribbean Community. The Regional Nursing Body is meeting in Bermuda for the 46th Joint Meeting of the Executive and Education Committees and the fifteenth of the Practice […]

OPINION: The cyclepath to the male socialist sociopaths in Saint Vincent and similar Caribbean islands

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By Jolly Green Combine irresponsibility, impulsivity, and a need for instant gratification, and it’s not surprising that sociopaths get involved in risky behavior. They tend to have little concern for the safety of others or for themselves. This means that excessive alcohol consumption, drug abuse, compulsive gambling, unsafe sex, excessive appetite for sex outside of […]

PAHO invites journalists to a Webinar for Reporting on Suicide

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Webinar for journalists: Best Practices for Reporting on Suicide To be held on March 28 at 10:30 a.m. (Eastern Daylight Time). Washington, DC, 17 March 2017 (PAHO/WHO) —- The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) invites journalists from the Americas to participate in a webinar examining challenges and best practices in reporting on suicide. The webinar […]

YCLA at Kimpton

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Cayman Islands YCLA 2016 Road Trip Weekly Tour to the Kimpton Sept 26- Week 3 Connection with Youth & Mentorship “It takes a village to raise a child” Old African Proverb The connection for the YCLA Finalists with the Youth of Cayman is a highly scored portion in the selection committee directive. Through volunteering, mentoring, […]