December 8, 2019

The Medicinal Cannabis Authority of St. Vincent and the Grenadines selects Ample Organics for national cannabis tracking system

TORONTO, Dec. 5, 2019 /CNW/ – Ample Organics Inc. and the Medicinal Cannabis Authority (“MCA”) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, together, are proud to announce their partnership to strengthen the medicinal cannabis industry in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines by activating AmpleCentral™ — the world’s first national Cannabis Tracking System built for regulators. Leveraging […]

Daily aspirin reduces cancer risk

From Newsmax Daily low-dose aspirin might reduce your risk of dying from cancer, particularly if you’ve packed on a few extra pounds, researchers say. Taking aspirin three or more times a week is associated with a lower risk of cancer death as well as death for any reason, a new study reports. Aspirin’s protective effect […]

Taking several prescription drugs may trigger serious side effects

From Newsmax Many older Americans take a variety of prescription drugs, yet new research suggests that combining various medications is not always wise. Taking lots of different drugs for different conditions is called “polypharmacy,” and a team of researchers set out to find how doctors take this into account in their prescribing. To address this, […]

Birth control pill may alter part of women’s brains

From Newsmax A small, preliminary study suggests that a brain area called the hypothalamus appears to be about 6% smaller in women who use birth control pills. But exactly what that means isn’t yet clear. In this study, women on the pill had statistically significant increases in anger. Researchers also found a possible link with […]

Episcopal Relief & Development provides emergency assistance after severe flooding in Ghana

NEW YORK (December 5, 2019): Episcopal Relief & Development is supporting the Anglican Diocesan Development and Relief Organization (ADDRO) after severe flooding in northern Ghana earlier this fall.  In September and October of 2019, the Upper East Region of Ghana and most of northern Ghana experienced torrential rains, causing the Bagre Dam to overflow. Widespread […]

What if clothes were alive?

What if Our Clothes Were Alive? One Designer’s Biotextiles Help Remove Harmful Toxins from the Air By Roya Aghighi for Emily Carr University of Art and Design From Core77 Design Awards – November 20 2019 Biogarmentry was a Student Notable in the Personal Accessory category of the 2019 Core77 Design Awards. “Fashion consumption has become […]

The flu vaccine is not 100% effective but you should still get it every year

Nancy Averett From Business Insider How effective the flu vaccine is will vary from year to year. It can range anywhere from 20% to 60% effective. Each year, flu vaccines are designed to protect against three to four different viral strains of influenza. But sometimes the viral strains that end up in the flu vaccine […]

Cayman: Disability-focused Dress for a Cause attracts good turnout

CAYMAN ISLANDS (GIS) – The National Council for Persons with Disabilities marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPwD) (Tuesday, 3 December 2019) with a colourful ‘dress for a cause’ photo opportunity. The annual United Nations (UN) observance aims to increase public awareness, understanding and acceptance of people with disabilities and celebrate their achievements and contributions. This […]

Climate change is causing birds to shrink, study says

By Kelsey Viamis From BBC News As the climate warms, birds are shrinking and their wingspans are growing, according to a new study. Researchers analysed 70,716 specimens from 52 North American migratory bird species collected over 40 years. The birds had died after colliding with buildings in Chicago, Illinois. The authors say the study is […]

Health City Cayman Islands breaks ground for purpose-built cancer treatment center

CAYMAN ISLANDS, December 2, 2019 / — Health City Cayman Islands broke ground for a purpose-built dedicated cancer treatment center on Thursday, November 28 with a golden shovel ceremony at the tertiary care medical facility’s site in East End, Grand Cayman. Once complete, the cancer treatment center will allow Health City Cayman Islands to provide […]