September 30, 2023

Cayman Islands SFA donate laparoscopic tower to HSA

On Wednesday 22nd Aug Cayman Islands Hospital in George Town received a hundred thousand dollar laparoscopic tower that will enable patients there to undergo minimally invasive surgery. John Douglas, President of the Cayman Islands Seafarers Association (SFA) who presented the equipment to Lizzette Yearwood, Health Services Authority (HSA) Chief Executive Officer, said: “Today, in collaboration […]

Releasing millions of GM mosquitoes – into the unknown. No risk assessments published in Cayman Islands

by Helen Wallace Millions of GM mosquitoes are being released into countries including Brazil in an attempt to tackle dengue fever, but one campaigner questions whether the experiments are driven by public health concerns or profit British biotech company Oxitec has released genetically modified mosquitoes in large numbers in the Cayman Islands – three million […]

Emotional Eating

People normally eat more whenever celebrations arise, such as birthdays and the holidays. We tend to eat more whenever these kinds of events occur. In line with this, a new study found out that people who have the tendency to eat in response to external factors, such as holidays and celebrations, have lesser problems in […]

5th Annual War on Weight Challenge Launched at Full of Beans

The Cayman Heart Fund War on Weight kickoff event was held at Full of Beans on Thursday, August 16, 2012.  The annual War on Weight challenge, also known as the WOW challenge, is funded by the Cayman Heart Fund, a non-profit organization dedicated to the reduction of heart and circulatory disease in the Cayman Islands. […]

What’s Your Stress IQ? (Quiz)

by Diana Vilibert Hey worrywart: take the Care2 stress test to find out how much you know about stress and pick up tips to beat it! True or False: Stress can make you fat. Answer: TRUE. When you’re in a stressful situation, your body releases adrenaline and cortisol–hormones that put your system on hyper-alert–which mobilize […]

Fidelity Fun Run Series

The 2012 Fidelity Fun Run Series will be taking place throughout September on Saturday 8th, 15th and 22nd. The Fidelity Fun Run Series is an annual series of three 2 mile runs held on successive Saturday mornings in September. An established loop course is used, with the start of the race at 7:30am on Walker’s Road, […]

Putting a Stop to Heart Attacks discussed at Cayman Islands conference

New developments to help beat a deadly disease couldn’t have come at a better time. At a conference last Friday (10 August), a group of local and international healthcare professionals met with Dr Michael Ozner to discuss a Six Week Cardiac Makeover. Dr Ozner is a renowned advocate for heart disease prevention and offered sound […]

Cayman Heart Fund 5th Annual WOW KICKOFF event

The Cayman Heart Fund 5th annual War on Weight Kickoff event will be held this evening, Thursday, Aug. 16th, 2012 at Full of Beans at 5:30 p.m. and we would truly appreciate it if you could join us for this very special evening. Please join the contestants, sponsors, CHF Board and WOW committee in kicking off […]

Tobacco giants lose Australian ruling on plain cigarette packaging

by Matthew Chapman Tobacco companies have lost the fight against the introduction of plain cigarette packaging in Australia following a High Court ruling that could have global repercussions. Companies including British American Tobacco (BAT), Philip Morris, Japan Tobacco and Imperial Tobacco unsuccessfully argued that banning the use of brands on packaging was unconstitutional because it […]

Fighting obesity

Recent studies came up with a statistical figure that approximately fifty-eight million men and women are overweight; roughly forty million are obese; and around three million are morbidly obese.  Another study said that eight out of ten adults over twenty-five are overweight. Being overweight and obese has been an on-going concern for a lot of […]