BMC Public Health

Overweight & Obesity

Tackling childhood obesity using structured play times

How important is physical activity in children under 5? It's a question Trish Tucker, a professor in the School of Occupational Therapy, tackles on a daily basis. She's currently involved in a major research project that ...

Health

Expanding waistlines threaten planet: researchers

If the human race keeps growing fatter at American rates, the Earth may face a rise in food demand equal to that of nearly a billion extra people, British researchers warned on Monday.

Overweight & Obesity

Female gamers a new risk group for overweight

Young women who play computer games are a new risk group for developing overweight and obesity. This is the finding of a study that includes more than 2,500 Swedes in their twenties.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Climate change could see dengue fever come to Europe

Dengue fever could make headway in popular European holiday destinations if climate change continues on its predicted trajectory, according to research published in open access journal BMC Public Health.

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