July 16, 2018

Ebola: DR Congo confirms new outbreak in country’s north-west

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From BBC An Ebola outbreak has been declared in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s north-western territory of Bikoro. There are two confirmed cases of the Ebola virus in the affected area and 17 deaths where it is suspected, the health ministry said on Tuesday. The incident comes more than a year after an outbreak in […]

Transgenic mosquitoes – Fact or Fiction?

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Wilke, A. B., Beier, J. C., & Benelli, G. (2018). Transgenic Mosquitoes–Fact or Fiction?. Trends in parasitology. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1471492218300254 Highlights Prospects for preventing (re)emerging mosquito-borne diseases expose the lack of tools available to effectively control mosquito populations and prevent the spread of vector-borne diseases. Despite the large number of potential new tools for mosquito control, it […]

Latin America [and Caribbean] teen pregnancy rate ‘unacceptably high’: U.N.

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From Reuters BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – There has been insufficient progress in reducing high teenage pregnancy rates in Latin America and the Caribbean, three United Nations agencies said on Wednesday, as they warned that rising numbers of girls under 15 were falling pregnant. Although overall teenage pregnancy rates “dropped slightly” over the past three […]

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, […]