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Premier urges people to change their diet

Premier urges people to change their diet

| 04/02/2016 | 27 Comments

(CNS): The country’s leader is urging Caymanians to give up heavy cake and start exercising. As the Cayman Islands joined the global community in marking World Cancer Day Thursday, Premier Alden McLaughlin said that while alcohol and tobacco use are the usual culprits blamed for cancer, obesity, a lack of physical activity and poor diet […]

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MRCU plans Aedes aegypti bombardment

MRCU plans Aedes aegypti bombardment

| 03/02/2016 | 39 Comments

(CNS): Armed with a boost in resources from government, new equipment and specialist insecticides, the Mosquito Research & Control Unit is planning to bombard the adult Aedes aegypti mosquito in order to protect the community from the inevitable arrival of the Zika virus. During a press conference Tuesday about plans to deal with the virus, […]

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Cayman on alert as Zika spreads to US and Jamaica

Cayman on alert as Zika spreads to US and Jamaica

| 02/02/2016 | 23 Comments

(CNS): Now that Jamaica has reported its first case of the Zika virus and there have been several cases in the United States, Cayman Islands public health officials are on alert for its likely arrival in here in the coming months. The World Health Organization (WHO) has declared a global emergency and efforts are being made locally to keep the […]

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Cayman still Zika free as WHO raises alarm

Cayman still Zika free as WHO raises alarm

| 28/01/2016 | 12 Comments

(CNS): The rapid spread of the mosquito-borne Zika virus in the Caribbean and the Americas is alarming, according to World Health Organisation officials, who have warned that as many as four million people could contract the illness in the region this year. Local health officials told CNS Thursday that there are still no reported cases of the […]

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Warning issued as Zika virus spreads through region

Warning issued as Zika virus spreads through region

| 21/01/2016 | 3 Comments

(CNS): With 18 countries in the Caribbean and Latin American now reporting cases of the Zika virus, local medical personnel remain on high alert. Although no cases have been reported in the Cayman Islands so far, officials have issued a travel advisory due to the transient nature of the population and access to endemic areas currently experiencing […]

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Cayman prepared for Zika virus spread

Cayman prepared for Zika virus spread

| 23/12/2015 | 1 Comment

(CNS): Following the confirmation of ten cases of the Zika virus in the in the region, the Pan American Health Organization has expressed confidence in the level of preparedness of local public health officials, including the Mosquito Research and Control Unit (MRCU), to detect, respond and control the spread of the virus if there is a case […]

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‘The Beast’ to gobble up natural Christmas trees

‘The Beast’ to gobble up natural Christmas trees

| 22/12/2015 | 7 Comments

(CNS): The Department of Environmental Health (DEH) is encouraging the public to put natural Christmas trees in skips across the island after the holidays as part of the annual mulching programme. As part of what will hopefully become a much bigger recycling and composting initiative in 2016, the DEH has invested in a wood grinding […]

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Hospital offers cut-price non-brand medicines

Hospital offers cut-price non-brand medicines

| 17/12/2015 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Patients at the George Town hospital pharmacy will soon be able to fill prescriptions for $4.50 if they choose generic, cut-price versions of the medications they are taking. The Health Services Authority described the cheaper drug offer as an “alternative prescriptions option” that identifies a generic alternative in all prescription categories, in accordance with the […]

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Ministry offers scholarships for medical specialisation

Ministry offers scholarships for medical specialisation

| 14/12/2015

(CNS): The scholarship application process for the doctors’ specialisation program is now open and will run through 31 January 2016. The Seafarer’s Association is funding two doctors to obtain specialty training overseas for four years and the Education Council is also offering a limited number of scholarships for doctors’ specialisation with an increased scholarship allowance of […]

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