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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.
 
 

Global study places UAE residents' sedentary lifestyles in the spotlight

Almost half of women and more than 40 per cent of men are not getting enough exercise in the UAE, new figures have shown.
 
Data compiled by the World Health Organisation (WHO) found the Emirates ranked alongside the UK and the US as having some of the most inactive populations in the world.
 
The study showed Kuwait to be the worst offender, where 67 per cent of the adult population fails to complete the recommended 150 minutes of moderate exercise or 75 minutes of vigorous exercise each week.
 

1.4bn adults at risk over lack of physical activity: WHO

More than a quarter (1.4 billion) of the world’s adult population were insufficiently active in 2016, putting them at greater risk of cardiovascular disease, type 2 diabetes, dementia, and some cancers, according to the first study to estimate global physical activity trends over time.
 
The study was undertaken by researchers from the World Health Organization (WHO) and published in The Lancet Global Health journal.
 
 

78% of adults face premature death in England: Study

A new study carried out by a UK government health agency has indicated that nearly four out of five adults in England face early death because of heart damage from unhealthy lifestyles.
 
Public Health England said in a statement on Tuesday that its Heart Age Test found that 78 percent of Britons have hearts that are older than they should be.
 
The PHE said some 14 percent of those who took the test had hearts that were 10 years older than their actual age.
 
 

Salaries for primary health care workers to be increased by 20% in Kazakhstan

Recall, the measures taken to improve the quality of primary health care were considered at a meeting of the Government. An important component of accessibility and quality of medical care for primary health care is the level of wages of primary health care workers.
 
 

Muslim pastoral care training begins in Zurich

The Swiss Center for Islam and Society has announced the start of a training programme that will prepare Muslim spiritual leaders to give emergency support in hospitals, at care-homes or after an accident. 
 
The need for qualified Muslim chaplains in public institutions has been felt for several years in Zurich. To fill this gap, the Swiss Center for Islam and Society said it was offering a continuing education course – set up jointly with the canton – as of Saturday.
 
 

UK mulls banning energy drinks for children in England

The British government has announced plans to ban the sales of energy drinks to children, amid growing concern about the impact that the high-caffeine, high-sugar drinks are having on young people’s health.
 
UK Prime Minister Theresa May said in a statement on Thursday that consultations will begin on imposing a ban on sales of energy drinks over the health concerns.
 
 
 

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