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MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

MRCU steps up efforts to combat mosquitoes

| 21/10/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): The Public Health Department and the Mosquito Research and Control Unit are working on mitigating the health impact of the current dengue outbreak, officials said in a press release following the confirmation that six people in Cayman have contracted the disease. With three of those infected having no travel history, the authorities are undertaking […]

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Local dengue fever cases climbing

Local dengue fever cases climbing

| 17/10/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): Following last week’s announcement of a case of locally transmitted dengue fever in a patient in East End with no travel history, public health officials have confirmed that, as of Thursday, there were six cases, three in patients that had been overseas and three who contracted it here. The Public Health Department has still […]

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HSA moves towards small BT hospital

HSA moves towards small BT hospital

| 14/10/2019 | 27 Comments

(CNS): Plans for a small satellite public hospital in Bodden Town, first announced by the minister in April, appear to be moving forward after the Health Services Authority issued a statement about a request for proposals (RFP) for architectural drawings. In a press release Friday HSA CEO Lizzette Yearwood said the new facility is part […]

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Local dengue case reported to HSA

Local dengue case reported to HSA

| 14/10/2019 | 17 Comments

(CNS): A local resident who has contracted dengue fever has no recent travel history, public health officials are warning as they urged people to take precautions against mosquito bites. Dengue, which is transmitted by the bite of Aedes aegypti, causing cyclical outbreaks every three years or so, is an infectious disease that can be deadly. […]

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Deals signed with builders on mental health centre

Deals signed with builders on mental health centre

| 07/10/2019 | 5 Comments

(CNS): Three local contractors that have been selected to work on the government’s proposed long-term residential mental health facility in East End signed their contracts last week, government officials said in a release. Government had to tender the project several times after it struggled to find a single general contractor that was available to do […]

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Woman jailed over ‘dodgy’ beauty shots

Woman jailed over ‘dodgy’ beauty shots

| 30/09/2019 | 10 Comments

(CNS): A woman who claimed she was injecting her clients with beauty vitamins to help moisturize their skin has been jailed for five months after a court found she was more than likely injecting a type of silicone into their faces. Zunilda Anaya Baldovino, an unlicensed beauty therapist, was found guilty earlier this year of negligence […]

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Transplant council meets for first time

Transplant council meets for first time

| 30/09/2019 | 25 Comments

(CNS): The Human Tissue Transplant Council (HTTC) held its first ever meeting recently, government officials stated in a release on Friday. The council was appointed by Cabinet to give advice to the health minister and ministry on the collection and use of human tissue for medical purposes and to monitor tissue donation by living people […]

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Heartburn medicine in cancer link

Heartburn medicine in cancer link

| 24/09/2019 | 15 Comments

(CNS): The commonly used heartburn medicine Ranitidine, or generic Zantac, has been found to contain some cancer-causing impurities beyond the usual permissible levels. Although the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the European Medicines Agency (EMA) have not yet banned the drug, it is now under evaluation and the Cayman Islands Health Services Authority […]

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Mystery ‘attack’ in Cuba likely mozzie spray

Mystery ‘attack’ in Cuba likely mozzie spray

| 20/09/2019 | 16 Comments

(CNS): Canadian researchers might have identified the cause of a mystery illness suffered by diplomatic staff in Cuba three years ago as mosquito repellent gas. After several overseas staff from various countries reported mysterious symptoms, officials from the US, in particular, accused the Cuban government of an “acoustic attack” with a secret sonic weapon.

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Local laws under review due to vaping fears

Local laws under review due to vaping fears

| 18/09/2019 | 82 Comments

(CNS): The health ministry is reviewing local legislation in an effort to protect members of the public from the potential fatal effects that have been seen in other jurisdictions over the use of e-cigarettes and vaping. Government is aiming to implement intervention measures and ban the use of e-cigarettes by children and adolescents, as it […]

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Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

Lionfish culler bitten by nurse shark

| 31/08/2019 | 12 Comments

(CNS Local Life): A diver taking part in the Cayman United Lionfish League (CULL) tournament today (Saturday, 31 August) was bitten by a nurse shark, suffering a serious injury to the back of his knee. Paul Egleston (70), who is a CULL board member and experienced diver, was hunting lionfish when the shark began aggressively […]

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