May 13, 2021

Insomnia linked to junk food and nighttime snacking

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From Newsmax New US research has found that a lack of sleep may increase the risk of obesity and diabetes by increasing cravings for junk food and nighttime snacks. Carried out by researchers at the University of Arizona, the study looked at responses taken from a nationwide, phone-based survey of 3,105 adults from 23 US […]

Do pets really make people healthier?

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By: Mary Daly From Care2 Who exactly are the people sharing their homes with animals? And how does it affect their lives? One large study aimed to explore just that. It’s been widely reported that pet scan improve our health — both mentally and physically. But it might not be that simple. Here’s what researchers […]

The Music Modernization Act is signed into law

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From All Access Music Group It’s official, as Pres. TRUMP has signed the ORRIN G. HATCH-BOB GOODLATTE Music Modernization Act. THE VERGE reports, “The bill, heralded by labels, musicians, and politicians, unanimously passed through both the House and Senate before going to the president. The bill revamps Section 115 of the U.S. Copyright Act and aims […]

Conquering Cancer V – New advances in screening, diagnosis and treatment

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The Cayman Islands Cancer Society is organizing Conquering Cancer V — Let’s Fight Cancer Together — a series of cancer awareness activities for both health professionals and the general public on 14th and 16th of September. Every two years the Society organizes such an event and Dr. Sook Yin, Medical Advocate of the Society, says […]

The Editor Speaks: Small businesses struggle – rid red tape!

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It is difficult for small businesses to survive. Cayman Islands Minister Joey Hew was given this message loud and clear when he visited the office of the Cayman Islands Small Business Association (CISBA) recently. The main cause, said Dawn McLean-Sawney CISBA President, is the cost of loans. Better concessions on them are required otherwise it […]

When it comes to heart health, Americans don’t know their numbers

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Cleveland Clinic Survey Reveals Americans Worry About Dying From Heart Disease, But More Know Their Bank Balance Than Their Blood Pressure A Cleveland Clinic study shows that while 68 percent of Americans are worried about dying from heart disease, many don’t know the basic numbers important for heart health. The survey found most people know […]

Tenet: FDA approves new weight-loss option

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New FDA approves new weight-loss option – promises significant benefits to Caribbean patients who want to lose weight without surgical intervention. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new balloon device to treat obesity without the need for invasive surgery; which could provide significant benefits for many patients in the Caribbean struggling with […]

More obese people in the world than underweight, says study

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From BBC There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested. The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million adult men and women from 1975 to 2014. It found obesity in […]

Caribbean Tourism Report Q4 2014

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New Consumer Goods research report from Business Monitor International is now available from Fast Market Research The Caribbean region is returning to sustained growth, with all countries expecting tourist arrivals to increase in 2014 and 2015. However, this is expected to remain below pre-2007 trend growth, with regional arrivals now averaging about 3.0% annual growth. […]