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Two thirds of women are overweight, UAE mall study finds

Source : The National / 29 Sep 2014

Almost two thirds of women take no exercise and are overweight, a new health-screening survey suggests.

Nearly a third of women screened were obese, more than a third had a family history of heart disease and half had family members who were diabetic.


Poor sleep pattern may shrink brain: Study

Source : Presstv / 09 Sep 2014

European researchers have identified an association between poor sleep patterns like insomnia and the size of brain.

Researchers examined some 147 adults between the ages of 20 and 84 via two series of MRI scans.


Sitting too much increases cancer risk - research

Source : Voice of Russia / 17 Jun 2014

Every year scientists add new factors to the list of cancer-triggers – junk food, processed meats, smoking, polluted air. Recently, the list has expanded – sitting or sedentary lifestyle is now linked to a significantly greater risk of certain cancers as well as heart disease and diabetes, new research has revealed.


Countries with highest infant mortality

Source : / 21 May 2014

Every day, 15,000 babies enter and leave the world with no record of their ever having existed, while one in three newborns – more than 45 million babies – do not have a birth certificate by their first birthday, undermining the fight against infant mortality, experts say.


Obesity: A Modern Epidemic

Source : WHO / 20 May 2014

Key facts

· Worldwide obesity has nearly doubled since 1980.

· In 2008, more than 1.4 billion adults, 20 and older, were overweight. Of these over 200 million men and nearly 300 million women were obese.

· 35% of adults aged 20 and over were overweight in 2008, and 11% were obese.

· 65% of the world's population live in countries where overweight and obesity kills more people than underweight.


Japan's women enjoy top for life expectancy

Source : AFP / 17 May 2014

Life expectancy in the globe's poorest countries has risen by an average of nine years over the past two decades, thanks to major improvements in infant health, the UN said.

In its annual statistics, the UN's World Health Organization (WHO) said that six of the countries had even managed to raise life expectancy to over 10 years between 1990 and 2012.


No long life from wine, chocolate

Source : / 16 May 20014

There is no proof that chocolate and red wine help you live longer, despite millions hoping they do, scientists claim.

A study failed to find any evidence that resveratrol, an ingredient found in the skin of red grapes and chocolate, is linked to long life.


Agriculture one of the most dangerous jobs because of chemical exposure

Source : UN Multimedia / 29 Apr 2014

Agriculture is one of the most dangerous jobs with regards to exposure to dangerous chemicals like pesticides, according to a technical officer with the International Labour Organization or ILO.

"Safety and health in the use of chemicals at work" is the theme for the 2014 World Day for Safety and Health at Work.


Causes and treatment of the osteochondrosis

Source : MediBird / 26 Apr 2014

Osteochondrosis from the Greek "osteon" = bone and "chondron" = cartilage is initiated by changes to the disc´s cartilage, with an accompanying response in the vertebral body taking place. In this disease, degenerative alterations happen in the disc. The height of the disc is decreased and the disc´s physiological function is lost, producing in instability and alterations in the vertebral joints. As the disease progresses, a reaction occurs in the end plate of the vertebral body. This reaction can be divided into three stages:


Ban children from watching television, says study

Source : Guardian / 22 Apr 2014

Doctors and government health officials should set limits, as they do for alcohol, on the amount of time children spend watching screens – and under-threes should be kept away from the television altogether, according to a paper in an influential medical journal.


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