Cardiology

One in five male adolescents suffers from high blood pressure

Unhealthy levels of hypertension are increasing globally, especially during puberty, with boys affected three to four times more frequently than girls: Around 20% of male adolescents have elevated blood pressure. The main ...

Overweight & Obesity

WHO warns of obesity 'epidemic' in Europe

The WHO said Tuesday that "epidemic" overweight and obesity rates are linked to over 1.2 million deaths annually across Europe, calling for swift policy changes to reverse the dangerous trend.

Health

Ramadan: A dietitian offers tips for healthy fasting

Ramadan is the month in the Islamic calendar when the Qur'an was revealed to the prophet Muhammad (PBUH). During the month, Muslims abstain from all sensory pleasures (like food and drink, sex, TV and music) from dawn to ...

Overweight & Obesity

Excess weight in midlife means a sicker old age: Study

Here's a compelling reason to shed those extra pounds: A new study finds that middle-aged people who are obese, or even simply overweight, may face more health problems down the road.

Overweight & Obesity

Africa urged to act fast to combat obesity surge

Urgent measures such as taxes and restrictions on sugary foods and drinks are needed to stem the rising trend of obesity in Africa, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.

Health

Pictorial warnings could reduce purchases of sugary drinks

Purchases of sugary drinks could be reduced by pictorial health warnings, reports research publishing February 1st in the open access journal PLOS Medicine. A trial in a naturalistic store setting found parents bought fewer ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Taxing sugary drinks curbs consumption, but only when pointed out

From sodas to sports drinks, sweetened beverages are a staple of the American diet, though this is not without consequences. Excessive consumption of sugary drinks is linked to a host of health problems, including diabetes, ...

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