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Tyre shredding begins at dump

Tyre shredding begins at dump

| 21/03/2017 | 28 Comments
(CNS): The premier said government had worked “tirelessly” to get the mountain of used tyres at the George Town dump recycled. Speaking at an event Tuesday marking the official start of a new shredding project, he said it would take the contractors almost a year to clear the massive pile of tyre [...]

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Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated

Corned beef from Brazil may be contaminated

| 21/03/2017 | 16 Comments
(CNS): Yesterday, the Jamaican government announced a ban on corned beef products from Brazil due to concerns that they might have been processed with contaminated meat. While the Cayman Islands has not yet followed suit, the Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is advising the public that an al [...]

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Health City completes 300 tests in time for World Sleep Day

Health City completes 300 tests in time for World Sleep Day

| 17/03/2017 | 2 Comments
(CNS): As part of its research into sleep disorders and understanding the health benefits of sleep, doctors at Health City Cayman Islands have now completed 300 sleep analysis studies and they will be marking World Health Day today with several events. Dr Archita Joshi-Bhatt, Consultant in Pulmonolo [...]

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HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’

HIV false negative tests are ‘isolated cases’

| 17/03/2017 | 6 Comments
(CNS): Senior management at the Health Services Authority has restated that three false negative HIV tests conducted by private labs were isolated cases and claimed that health standards remain high in Cayman at both the public and private facilities. “These are isolated cases and by no means unde [...]

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Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

Doctors promoting medical ganja at Cayman seminar

| 09/03/2017 | 21 Comments
(CNS): Drs Dustin Sulak and Ethan Russo will be visiting the Cayman Islands next week to share their knowledge and experience about the benefits of medical ganja, what it can do and why it works. Following Cayman’s recent move to legalise the use of cannabis oils and tinctures when prescribed by d [...]

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Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

Weevils confirmed as culprits in porridge bug scare

| 06/03/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS) Updated: The Department of Environmental Health has finished its investigation into contaminated porridge at the hospital this weekend, which the department began after a patient found bugs in their breakfast Saturday, and found that they were weevils. They were, as  suspected, confined to a [...]

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False negative HIV tests raise concerns

False negative HIV tests raise concerns

| 06/03/2017 | 18 Comments
(CNS): The Health Services Authority (HSA) said there have been three separate “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities in Grand Cayman and they are urging all healthcare facilities to use kits approved by the World Health Organization (WHO). Government health officials said [...]

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Health insurance costs come under political fire

Health insurance costs come under political fire

| 01/03/2017 | 47 Comments
(CNS): The problems people in the Cayman Islands are facing with health insurance were at the centre of debates in the LA last week when the opposition leader presented a private member’s motion to tackle some of the challenges the uninsured face and the premier steered through some amendments [...]

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HIC: Insurers need to make profit

HIC: Insurers need to make profit

| 14/02/2017 | 38 Comments
(CNS): Mervin Connolly, who heads up both the Department of Health Regulatory Services and the Health Insurance Commission (HIC) has told the Public Accounts Committee that health insurance companies need to make a profit. After several days of PAC meetings examining the auditor general’s latest d [...]

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Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

Doctor queries purpose of Shetty hospital

| 13/02/2017 | 94 Comments
(CNS): The idea that the hospital in East End, founded by world-famous Indian physician Dr Devi Shetty, was really intended to be a medical tourism facility has been questioned by a local doctor. Giving evidence to the Public Accounts Committee, Dr Darley Solomon said that he felt that from the begi [...]

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Cancer registries to join forces to fill data gap

Cancer registries to join forces to fill data gap

| 09/02/2017 | 3 Comments
(CNS): As the Cayman Islands health services continues to struggle to get a clear picture local cancer rates, after government attempts to mandate a register failed due to fears that insurance companies would misuse the information, the local voluntary registry is joining a regional hub to improve [...]

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