February 18, 2018

Keys physicians petition, for bacterial safety cultures on Oxitec antibiotic dependent mosquito, 2016, was declined.

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The following was a comment added to our story published February 12 2018 “US: Bug board convenes experts for advice”. We feel it should stand on its own as an article and therefore we have republished. The original is at: http://www.ieyenews.com/wordpress/us-bug-board-convenes-experts-for-advice/ John W Norris III MD FACP says: February 13, 2018 at 4:59 am Keys […]

Diabetes Type 2: bariatric surgery and medicines are the most effective treatments

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A census carried out in 2010 revealed that 43% of the total population and 63% of Caymanians suffered from diabetes. The problem is a global one — type 2 diabetes is considered “one of the main killers in the world” according to the World Health Organization. Type 2 diabetes differs from type 1 in that […]

PAHO/WHO to inaugurate Dr. Carissa F. Etienne for a second term as Director

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WHAT:          Swearing-in of Dr. Carissa F. Etienne as the Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and Regional Director for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). See biographical note below.   WHEN:          Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018 11:00 a.m. (WDC time). Reception following. WHERE:        In person: Pan American Health Organization […]

Diabetes type 2: bariatric surgery and medicines are the most effective treatments

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From Cleveland Clinic A census carried out in 2010 revealed that 43% of the total population and 63% of Caymanians suffered from diabetes. The problem is a global one – type 2 diabetes is considered “one of the main killers in the world” according to the World Health Organization. Type 2 diabetes differs from type […]

Dangerous diseases

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9 dangerous diseases that could be prevented by vaccines within the next decade, from HIV to cancer By Lydia Ramsey From Business Insider One of the best defenses we have against viral infections is the vaccine. Vaccines prepare the body’s immune system to fight an incoming infection; they’ve been credited with the widespread eradication of […]

Giving hope to Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary patients

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Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is recognised all over the world as a public health problem and the Cayman Islands is not an exception. In the Cayman Islands, diseases of the respiratory system account for 10% of deaths, the third leading cause of death among residents as of 2015 according to the Economics and Statistics […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Health’s Message for World AIDS Day Dec 1 2017

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Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA World AIDS Day 2017 1 December 2017 As the festive season approaches, it is always a poignant time of year for people who have lost loved ones, particularly those who have succumbed to an illness such as HIV and AIDS. It is important, […]

World Diabetes Day

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From CTMH Doctors Hospital World Diabetes Day was first introduced in 1991, and founded by both the International Diabetes Federation and the World Health Organization. In reaction to the rise in cases of Diabetes worldwide, it was decided to choose a day of the year to raise awareness of Diabetes and related causes. The day […]

Cayman Islands Minister of Health Message for World Mental Health Day 2017

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Minister for Health, Environment, Culture and Housing Hon. Dwayne Seymour, JP, MLA Message for World Mental Health Day 2017 Tuesday, 10 October 2017 We are once again marking World Mental Health Day, the annual date which highlights an issue that is all too often given insufficient attention. As Minister for Health, I want to ensure […]

Dr. Carissa F. Etienne re-elected for second term as PAHO Director

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Washington, D.C., September 27, 2017 (PAHO/WHO) — Dr. Carissa F. Etienne was re-elected today for a second five-year term as Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) by the Member States of the organization. Ministers of health meeting at the 29th Pan American Sanitary Conference voted unanimously to re-elect Dr. Etienne. Her candidacy, which […]