BOTTLE-fed babies are a quarter more likely to be fat, World Health Organisation research reveals. In the largest study of its kind – looking at 30,000 children across 16 nations – experts found breastfeeding protects tots against piling on the pounds. Kids given formula milk from birth were on average 25 per cent more likely to be obese than those nursed naturally for six months. But in some countries, the risk of being tubby was up to 86 per cent higher. Experts say boosting low breastfeeding rates in the UK could help tackle the childhood fat epidemic. One in three kids leave primary school overweight or obese. Youngsters partially breastfed in the first six months had a 12 per cent higher chance of ending up obese compared to those exclusively given their mum’s milk. Researchers claim breastfeeding can play a key role in tackling the nation’s fat epidemic. The WHO and NHS guidance says new mums should breastfeed for six months. UK rates remain among the … [Read more...] about Bottle-fed babies are a quarter more likely to develop into overweight children, World Health Organisation research reveals
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TODAY is the 71st anniversary of World Health Day, and this year the World Health Organisation’s theme is Universal Coverage: Everyone, Everywhere. WHO is working towards a future where everyone can access the healthcare they need and steps are being taken to ensure this is the future. Here’s the lowdown. What is World Health Day all about? World Health Day is celebrated every year on April 7, under the sponsorship of the World Health Organisation. The First World Assembly was held by the WHO in 1948. Today – Sunday, April 7 – is the WHO’s 71st anniversary. What are the WHO’s principles? The World Health Organisation was founded on the principle that everyone in the world should be able to realise their right to the highest possible level of health. “Health for all” has therefore been the organisation’s guiding vision for more than seven decades. It’s also the impetus behind the current organisation-wide drive to support … [Read more...] about World Health Day 2019 – what is it about and what is the theme this year?
News / UK and world by Press Association April 3, 2019, 2:47 am Send us a story Sign up to our Daily newsletter The Duke of Sussex will join a roundtable discussion on supporting those struggling with mental health problems as part of a royal campaign to promote an open dialogue on the topic. Harry will visit the YMCA in South Ealing on Wednesday, to learn more about their work on mental health, and to discuss their support for young people in the area as part of the Royal Foundation Campaign Heads Together. Heads Together is a mental health initiative headed by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. YMCA South Ealing is part of the YMCA St Paul’s Group, which provides services across London and is one of the largest in Europe. The association provides housing for 150 young people who are dealing with a range of problems such as homelessness, mental illness, recovering from substance misuse, or are … [Read more...] about Duke of Sussex to meet mental health organisations as part of royal campaign
Noise expected to be emitted by High Speed 2 would breach new World Health Organisation-recommended limits in areas closest to the line, The Sunday Telegraph can disclose. Farms and homes on the outskirts of villages along much of the route are predicted to face late night and early morning noise levels that would exceed guidelines recently issued by the WHO. The disclosure will add to fears that the speed of HS2 trains could be lowered, or its costs driven up, in order to reduce the noise or install more sound barriers and tunnels to help contain the sound of the railway. It comes amid growing political pressure for the £56 billion line - due to stretch from London to Birmingham and then onto... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register for … [Read more...] about HS2 predicted noise levels would breach new World Health Organisation limits
Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Global trends in health policies and practical access in the context of the rapidly aging population were topics of discussion at a forum on health care yesterday in Hà Nội. The forum was titled “Paving the path for the future in healthcare: Driving efficiency and outcomes in a rapidly aging Asia” and was organised by the Việt Nam Medical Association and Novartis Việt Nam. It drew the participation of dozens of healthcare policymakers and academic leaders in the healthcare sector from across Asia. According to Amos Garcia from Singapore’s Milken Institute, the challenges of ageing societies were enormous as older people are increasing in number. Research by the institute showed that Asia was ageing faster than it was gaining wealth. The Healthcare sector’s share of GDP has been rising in East Asia and the Pacific with income growth, he said. Speaking at the forum, Nguyễn Văn … [Read more...] about Changes needed in the health sector