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Family & Health

Around 50% UAE residents ignorant of high blood pressure risks

A nation-wide survey has shown that awareness of high blood pressure (HBP) in the UAE is a key concern, with close to half of the respondents not perceiving the condition as potentially fatal or being 'unaware of its symptoms.'
 
Of these, Emiratis topped at 62 per cent as well as those in the age group of 18-24 years (58 per cent), according to results from a survey conducted by Cigna and YouGov.
 
 

Scientists have identified the most harmful sleeping position

Experts from the us Mayo clinic found out what posture is to sleep the most harmful. It is reported portal Bustle with reference to relevant research.

 

Alcohol responsible for one in 20 deaths worldwide: WHO

More than 3 million people died in 2016 due to drinking too much alcohol, meaning one in 20 deaths worldwide was linked to harmful drinking, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Friday.
 
More than three quarters of these deaths were among men, the UN health agency said. And despite evidence of the health risks it carries, global consumption of alcohol is predicted to rise in the next 10 years.
 
 

Diabetes, Vitamin D Deficiency linked in Emiratis

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) among Emiratis may be linked to a genetic inability to metabolize Vitamin D properly, research at Abu Dhabi’s Khalifa University has indicated.
 
 

6.3 mln children died of preventable causes in 2017

An estimated 6.3 million children below the age of 15 died last year, mostly of preventable causes, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said Tuesday.
 
One child under 15 died every five seconds last year, UNICEF said in a statement, releasing details of a joint report with the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Population Division and the World Bank Group. 
 
 

1 in 4 adults doesn't exercise enough, risking health: WHO

More than a quarter of the world's adults — or 1.4 billion people — don't exercise enough, putting them at higher risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia and cancers, according to a World Health Organization-led study.
 
In 2016, around one in three women and one in four men worldwide were not reaching the recommended levels of physical activity to stay healthy – at least 150 minutes of moderate, or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise a week.
 
 

Prevalence of overweight and obesity among girls increasing

The prevalence of overweight in girl students under the age of 20 is increasing form 6.4 percent in 1980 to 10.3 percent in 2015, Mohammad Hashemi, secretary of the society for the prevention of obesity in Iran said here on Sunday.
 
The prevalence of obesity in girls under the age of 20 also shows an increase of 1.7 percent compared with 4.5 percent at the same period of time, IRNA quoted Hashemi as saying.
 
 

Europeans live longer but obesity threatens life quality

In its European Health Report, covering 53 countries in a vast geographical area from the Atlantic to the Pacific, the World Health Organization (WHO) found well-being is the highest in the world but varies widely within the region.
 
Average life expectancy from birth has increased from 76.7 years in 2010 to 77.8 years in 2015. Women continue to live longer than men - 81.1 years compared to 74.6 years for men, although the gap has slightly narrowed.
 
 

Cancer deaths rise to 9.6 million as populations grow and age

Cancer will claim the lives of 9.6 million people in 2018, accounting for one in eight of all deaths among men and one in 11 among women, the World Health Organization's cancer research agency said on Wednesday.
 
 

Saudi Arabia’s health sector is ME’s largest with SR150b spending

Minister of Health Dr. Tawfiq Al-Rabiah announced on Monday that Saudi Arabia’s health sector is the largest in the Middle East with a spending of over SR150 billion.
 
Inaugurating the Global Health Congress with the theme of “Embracing the future” at the Riyadh International Convention and Exhibition Center, Al-Rabiah said that the ministry has launched ambitious health plans to restructure and reform the health system in a way meeting the potential challenges.
 
 
 

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