December 15, 2019

OECS Commission Releases Public Service Announcements on World AIDS Day

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Know your Status’: OECS Commission Releases PSAs on World AIDS Day OECS Media Release Friday, November 30, 2018 — Saturday December 1 2018 marks World AIDS Day with the OECS HIV/TB Elimination project releasing a series of Public Service Announcements on HIV awarness and advocacy in conjunction with civil society organizations and various Ministries of Health.  OECS HIV/TB Elimination Project […]

Cayman Islands Firearms Amnesty receives first firearm

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Already in the early hours of the RCIPS firearms amnesty this morning, Friday, 1 June, the first firearm of the amnesty was handed in along with a significant amount of ammunition. The RCIPS wants to thank members of the public for already making the community safer with this first firearm surrender, and encourages others to […]

Leave prostate screening to men, their docs: panel

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From Newsmax Whether to get screened for prostate cancer is a question that men aged 55 to 69 should decide themselves in consultation with their doctors, according to finalized guidance issued Tuesday by an influential panel of health care experts. New evidence suggests that PSA blood tests can slightly reduce the chances of dying from […]

Cayman Islands police offer Safety and Crime Prevention tips for Easter holidays

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In anticipation of the upcoming Easter holidays, the RCIPS is advising the public of certain steps that can be taken to protect themselves and their property if they are spending time camping over this long weekend. Camping is an Easter tradition in Cayman, meaning that many people will leave their residences unoccupied for the entire […]

Is MRI the mammography for prostate screening?

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From Newsmax MRI screening might greatly reduce over diagnosis and over treatment of prostate cancer in older men, a preliminary study suggests. Compared to the current screening method, MRI can reduce over diagnosis of prostate cancer by 50 percent, and unnecessary biopsies by 70 percent in men over 70, Dutch researchers reported Saturday at a […]

Triple C’s Under 18 Boys’ Soccer Team makes Cayman Islands history

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On Friday, February 10th, Triple C’s Under-18 boys’ soccer team won the annual Private School Association (PSA) soccer tournament that was held at the Cayman International School field in Camana Bay. The team also was the winners of the PSA league. The PSA Under-18 league runs for 14 weeks and wraps up with a one […]

Trinidad trade unionist charged with rape, indecent assault; granted $1/4 million bail

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By Caribbean360 From St Lucia News Online CARIBBEAN360 – The head of the Public Services Association (PSA) Watson Duke has been charged with raping one of the organization’s employees at a hotel a week ago, after allegedly indecently assaulting her on four previous occasions. But he is adamant that he is innocent and says he […]

Prostate cancer: Improving PSA test accuracy

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By Healthafter50 with Scientific American Most experts agree that prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening should be used in conjunction with other information (for example, family history, race and age) to assess the overall likelihood that prostate cancer is present, and it should be performed following a discussion with the patient about its benefits and risks. Researchers […]

World Orphans Day

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From Cheryl Robeson Piggott Founder: World Orphans Day CEO: The Stars Foundation It is my delight to update you and share some exciting news and developments for this year’s World Orphans Day. We have already had a wonderful start with a promotional campaign in Uganda. Our Honorary Chairman for World Orphans Day Uganda, James Titus, […]

Most men die with prostate cancer — not from it

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From Newsmax A recent study of 300 men over 60 who had died of causes other than prostate cancer found that half of them had tumors in their prostate glands, a finding that doesn’t surprise Dr. David Samadi, vice chairman of the Department of Urology and chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the […]