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Cannabis seminar explains benefits

By Lindsey Turnbull Following on from the government’s amendment last year to the Misuse of Drugs Law which now allows for doctors in Cayman to prescribe cannabis extracts or tinctures for therapeutic purposes, local businessman Prentice Panton recently invited two experts on the subject to the Cayman Islands. They explained …

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HIV testing kits approved

The Acting Chief Medical Officer Dr. Elizabeth McLaughlin, Acting Medical Officer of Health Dr. Samuel Williams-Rodriguez, and the Ministry of Health are providing further information regarding the reported “false negative HIV results” in response to queries relating to approved HIV testing kits. The three cases were separate, and unrelated incidents …

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Health screenings successful

By Ron Shillingford ron@caymanreporter.com The Rotary Central collaborated with the Health Services Authority for another extremely successful annual island-wide health screening event on Saturday, Mar. 4. It was the seventh consecutive year that the screenings were staged as 80 volunteers consisting of Rotarians, doctors, nurses, student nurses, EMTs, pharmacists, laboratory …

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Faulty HIV tests

The Health Services Authority has been made aware of three separate incidents of reported “false negative” HIV tests from private healthcare facilities. The samples subsequently tested positive at the HSA’s lab, with the results also confirmed by the authority’s reference lab, Integrated Regional in the United States. “These ‘false negative’ …

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