November 28, 2023

Better Numbers for Better Health

The Minister of Health the Hon. Mark Scotland launched the country’s first-ever health risk factor survey – Healthy Nation 2012 – this week (Monday, 30 April) calling it a proud moment for his ministry. “This is the culmination of many months’ work. Since being appointed Minister for Health three years ago, this has been one […]

Hooked on preventing diabetes

The Cayman Islands Angling Club and the Cayman Islands Diabetes Charitable Trust are once again hooking up for cause-related awareness and fundraising opportunity. The Cayman Islands International Fishing Tournament taking place May 1-8, 2012 is Cayman’s biggest fishing event held for the angling community and friends with an expected turnout of 40 boats and approximately […]

“Genuine Cayman with Chef Michael Schwartz” premieres on CITN-Cayman 27

In an ongoing effort to support and raise awareness for local, family farmers, chef Michael Schwartz of Michael’s Genuine Food & Drink, Grand Cayman announced the debut of “Genuine Cayman with Chef Michael Schwartz”, a television show targeted for the Cayman Islands and aired on CITN-Cayman 27 Wednesday (25) evening at 7:00pm The new series […]

The Cayman Islands National Drug Council urgently needs volunteers

The National Drug Council (NDC) is currently conducting the Cayman Islands Student Drug Use Survey (CISDUS). Cycle six (6) is underway with a full census of the public and private schools grades 7-12. We urgently need volunteers to assist in this initiative! • Twenty (20) volunteers are needed on Tuesday 1st May 2012 for one […]

Message from Hon. Mark Scotland: 2012 Vaccination Week in the Americas 23 – 27 April 2012

Vaccination week is an extraordinary regional effort led by the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) to raise awareness and ensure access to vaccination for all residents of the Caribbean and Latin American countries and territories. Vaccines have been proven to save many lives and prevent suffering as they are a key factor in preventing childhood […]

Research Conference Opens in Grand Cayman

Over 150 delegates have arrived in Grand Cayman for the 57th Annual Caribbean Health and Research Council/Caribbean Public Health Agency (CHRC/CARPHA) Scientific Conference – the largest health research conference in the English-speaking Caribbean. The conference is focused on researchers, policy makers and healthcare professionals and this year close to sixty researchers will share their findings. […]

Vaccination Week in the Americas 2012

The Cayman Islands joins other countries in the Americas in commemorating Vaccination Week in the Americas 2012. This year marks a public health milestone in our region with the tenth anniversary of Vaccination Week in the Americas (VWA), which will be celebrated from 23 – 27 April with the slogan: “For you, for me, for […]

CMO meeting opens in Grand Cayman

The Minister of Health the Hon. Mark Scotland, JP, has this morning (Monday, 16 April) declared open the 20th Meeting of Chief Medical Officers. The two-day CARICOM event, held for the first time in the Cayman Islands, will see chief medical officers and other officials from 12 Caribbean territories and countries discuss regional health issues. […]

Heart attacks can now be predicted weeks in advance

This amazing story by Janet Fang, Contributing Editor of “Healthcare” is a lab technician at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory. She holds degrees from the University of California, Berkeley and Columbia University. The story was sent to us by our friends at TechRepublic and SmartPlanet. It is TechRepublic’s “story of the month”. A simple test that spots […]

Brain Tumours From Dental X-Rays: Should I be Worried?

By Katie Waldeck   Researchers have discovered an alarming link — regular x-rays at the dentist’s office could double a patient’s risk for developing a brain tumour. In a study published Tuesday (10) in the journal Cancer, scientists and doctors asked 1,433 patients with ismeningioma, the most common form of brain tumour, about their dental records. After […]