Archive for the 'Obesity' Category

Credit crunch may worsen obesity epidemic, says expert

Friday, August 7th, 2009

WASHINGTON - German experts are concerned that the ongoing global recession may worsen obesity epidemic.

Only 3pct Brits know being overweight is one of the biggest cancer risks

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

LONDON - A British study has shown that only three per cent of people know that the risks of cancer can be reduced by maintaining a healthy weight.

Obesity not an effective indicator of high cholesterol in kids

Tuesday, August 4th, 2009

WASHINGTON - Body fat is a poor gauge for detecting high cholesterol levels in children, according to a new study.

Cancer deaths to increase in Cuba this year, says report

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

HAVANA - Cancer will be the leading cause of death, while fatalaties due to cardiovascular diseases will occupy the second place on the list of fatal ailments in Cuba this year, a media report said.

Physical education-related injuries increasing among schoolkids

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

WASHINGTON - There has been a drastic increase in the number of physical education-related injuries among school students over a decade, according to a study.

Exposure to alcohol in womb leads to sleep problems

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

LONDON - Babies exposed to alcohol in the womb and those who are small at birth develop sleep problems as eight-year-olds, says a new study.

Study finds 150 percent rise in student injuries in gym class over 11 years

Monday, August 3rd, 2009

Study finds rise in student injuries in gym class
CHICAGO — Injuries to American children during physical education classes increased by 150 percent from 1997-2007, a new study finds, a possible drawback to a movement encouraging more vigorous exercise in schools.

Bariatric surgery safer than previously thought

Friday, July 31st, 2009

LONDON - Weight loss surgeries are relatively safer than previously thought, finds a new study.

‘Keeping slim friends’ helps you stay trim

Friday, July 31st, 2009

LONDON - Want to stay trim? Well, then do away with your fat pals, mounting evidence suggests.

It’s official: active kids sleep better

Friday, July 31st, 2009

LONDON - A new study has confirmed what many parents already knew - running around in the day means your child may fall asleep faster at night.

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