January 18, 2020

More studies link vaping to asthma, COPD

From Newsmax Lung illnesses and deaths from vaping have been grabbing headlines for months, and now two new studies offer fresh evidence pointing to long-term respiratory concerns. The studies link the use of electronic cigarettes to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). “These studies add to the body of evidence on the relationship between […]

Processed foods are making Americans fat

From Newsmax The convenience and lower cost of processed foods is hard to resist. But ready-to-eat meals and snacks are making Americans obese and unhealthy, a new study suggests. As more people eat cheaper processed foods, they are getting fatter, said researcher Leigh Frame, from George Washington School of Medicine and Health Sciences, in Washington, […]

‘Alarming’ one in five deaths due to sepsis

By James Gallagher From BBC One in five deaths around the world is caused by sepsis, also known as blood poisoning, shows the most comprehensive analysis of the condition. The report estimates 11 million people a year are dying from sepsis – more than are killed by cancer. The researchers at the University of Washington […]

Pacific ‘blob’ heatwave feared to have killed a million birds

From BBC Tens of thousands of seabirds found dead on the west coast of the US in 2015-16 were probably killed by an unprecedented heatwave, scientists say. Around 62,000 common murres washed up on the coast of the Pacific Ocean but up to a million birds are thought to have died. The scientists said that […]

The 5th International Health and Wellness Tourism Congress has a date: October 21st to 23rd in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Be part of the most important health and wellness tourism event in Central America and the Caribbean in its fifth edition, which will bring together the key stakeholders of the sector SANTO DOMINGO, January 15 – Mr. Alejandro Cambiaso M.D., president of the Dominican Health Tourism Association (ADTS for its acronym in Spanish), and Mrs. Amelia […]

Pharma companies serving well and efficiently

As the pharmaceutical business has had its continuous growth since the first development and research centers existence, the defeat of competitive diseases and health problems with suitable drug-related solutions or services has been more possible and efficient than ever. But with all the effective medicinal solutions that are mainly served by some of the major […]

Bertram Leon recognised in Queen’s New Year’s Day Honours 2020 for services to the Saint Lucian Community in the UK and abroad

Article Courtesy St. Lucia News Online From OECS Bertram Omar Leon has been honoured in the Queen’s New Year’s Day Honours 2020 for services to the Saint Lucian community in the UK and abroad. Bertram is a former President of the Saint Lucian International Overseas Association with members in the USA, UK, Canada, St. Croix, […]

Why we need to start thinking of hearing loss as a cognitive issue

Science is showing that hearing loss isn’t just simply due to the wear and tear of our ears, but also our brains. As reiterated in the New York Times recently, hearing loss is thought by many to be the largest risk factor in the development of dementia.  While hearing aids do the important work of amplifying sounds […]

Cholera in Haiti: Gone but not forgotten

By Dr. Carissa F. Etienne, Director, Pan American Health Organization Washington D.C. 12 January 2020 (PAHO/WHO) –  The cholera outbreak that began in Haiti in October 2010 caused some 820,000 cases and killed 9,792 people.  Thanks to the hard work of the government and people of Haiti, in partnership with PAHO and other agencies, there have […]

Cayman: Vinnie Jones – Breast Cancer Foundation Gala 2020 Speaker

The Breast Cancer Foundation is proud to announce that Vinnie Jones will be the guest speaker at this year’s Breast Cancer Foundation Gala, which will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2020 at The Ritz-Carlton, Grand Cayman. The theme of this year’s Gala focuses on the important role of spousal and family support, as well […]