Archive for the ‘Health news’ Category

Celebrities and public figures are playing a vital role in raising awareness for cancer through various social media campaigns. These campaigns aim to encourage the public to take a proactive approach for checking signs for cancer. Cancer awareness campaigns

Navigating your way around a new healthcare system is a nuisance, it’s true. However, there are things you can do and new technology available that will make your life easier when you need to access healthcare. Records Imagine the situation, you have travelled halfway across the world only to discover that you forgot to bring […]

Between 2010 and 2013, maternal and child death rates decreased in all the poorest 49 countries in the world, according to the U.N. report.  The U.N. launched the “Every Woman Every Child” (EWEC) initiative in 2010 and this resulted in a remarkable increase in oral rehydration therapy, exclusive breastfeeding and a further prevention of mother-child HIV […]

Kate Middleton supports Children’s Mental Health Week The UK’s Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, has agreed to be the face of the first Children’s Mental Health Week. The charity foundation Place2Be, for which Kate Middleton has been a patron for several years, provides emotional support to children in more than 230 schools across the UK. The charity has […]

Global life expectancy has increased by around six years largely thanks to improvements in health care advances in the last two decades. One of the most comprehensive studies of health care to date, published in The Lancet, found life expectancy increased 6.6 years for women and 5.8 years for men between 1990 and 2013. The 2013 […]

More than half of Canadian teenage smokers opt for flavoured tobacco products, despite many flavours being banned, reports a new study. The survey found among those teenagers who smoke, more than half prefer flavoured tobacco such as bubblegum, cherry, or watermelon. Researchers found that among students who reported smoking cigarettes in the 30 days prior […]

The World Health Organisation (WHO) is calling for a stronger global focus on adolescent health after releasing its report, Health for the World’s Adolescents. The report reveals depression is the predominant cause of disability and illness among boys and girls aged between 10 and 19. The top three causes of death for adolescents are traffic […]

Recent findings have revealed 60 percent of UK parents are unconcerned about the risk of insufficient vitamin D levels in their children. These figures are worrying health experts who are concerned under-5s in the UK are not getting enough vitamin D due to the lack of awareness. The Generation D report, commissioned by the Vitamin D […]

For a long time, Australia has been known as the country of fit and healthy people with a love for the outdoors. During the last 20 years however, the lifestyle has changed and food has become more and more the most important part of life. It might be that the image of a sporty, healthy […]

Today is World No Tobacco Day, the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partner organisations are highlighting the health risks of tobacco use. This year the theme is: ban tobacco advertising, promotion and sponsorship. Studies show a comprehensive ban on tobacco advertising is a cost-effective way to reduce the number of people who start and continue […]

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