More obese people in the world than underweight, says study. Image copyright Thinkstock There are now more adults in the world classified as obese than underweight, a major study has suggested.
The research, led by scientists from Imperial College London and published in The Lancet, compared body mass index (BMI) among almost 20 million adult men and women from 1975 to 2014. Deadly diabetes in 'unrelenting march' Image copyright Thinkstock.
Weekend Wellness: Ankylosing spondylitis symptom changes har [...] UPDATE 1-U.S. obesity leveling off, but at high rate -report. Obesity-Update-2014.pdf. 1 in 25 patients gets infection in hospital. About 1 in every 25 patients seeking treatment at hospitals acquired an infection there in 2011, according to a new study published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Patients acquired some 721,800 infections at hospitals that year, according to the research. Of those infected, about 75,000 died, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention -- although the study did not investigate how often an infection actually caused or contributed to the patient's death. Pneumonia and surgical-site infections were the most common types of infection -- each accounting for about 22% of all infections -- followed by gastrointestinal infections such as Clostridium difficile, urinary tract infections and infections of the bloodstream.
While highlighting the grim reality that too many people become infected when seeking medical treatment in hospitals and other health care facilities, the study also shows progress from past estimates. Dr. 10 shocking medical mistakes. Economic Costs of Diabetes in the U.S. in 2012. Polio Eradication Suffers A Setback As Somali Outbreak Worsens. A Yemeni child receives a polio vaccine in the capital city of Sanaa.
The Yemen government launched an immunization campaign last month in response to the polio outbreak in neighboring Somalia. Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images hide caption itoggle caption Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images A Yemeni child receives a polio vaccine in the capital city of Sanaa. The Yemen government launched an immunization campaign last month in response to the polio outbreak in neighboring Somalia.
Mohammed Huwais/AFP/Getty Images. What Is the Relationship Between Health and Economic Development? Non-communicable disease epidemic a global problem. By Dr Ananya Mandal, MD Later this month the United Nations will convene a high-level meeting on non-communicable diseases.
The world's global health news has been so dominated by infectious culprits - HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, influenza - that it's easy to forget just how big a toll conditions like diabetes, cancer and heart and lung disease take say experts. Roughly two out of every three deaths on the planet is now caused by non-communicable disease, and the U.N. estimates that by 2030, 52 million people will die annually from these diseases. That's five times as many deaths as the estimated death toll for infectious disease. Not all non-communicable diseases are linked to lifestyle choices, but many are exacerbated by poor diet, smoking, alcohol use, or environmental conditions. The experts add that the burden of non-communicable illness falls heavily on the poor.
NCDs have a direct impact on women's health especially in developing countries like India. Top 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2014. Home // Features // Top 10 Global Health Issues to Watch in 2014 The past year has given us plenty of global health successes to celebrate.
CDC Works For You 24/7 Blog – CDC Looks Ahead: 13 Public Health Issues in 2013. As America’s health protection agency, CDC works around-the-clock to save lives and protect people from health threats, whether they start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, are curable or preventable, or are the result of human error or deliberate attack.
Here’s a look at 13 public health issues CDC is working on for you in 2013: 1. Healthcare-Associated Infections: Protecting Patients, Saving Lives More than 1 million Americans get a healthcare-associated infection during the course of their medical care, which accounts for billions of dollars in excess healthcare costs. Top 10 child health concerns: Exercise, obesity & smoking lead list. In this year’s sixth annual survey of top health concerns conducted by the C.S.
Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health, adults rate ‘not enough exercise’ as the leading health concern for children in their communities. Childhood obesity and smoking and tobacco use were the second and third most commonly identified child health problems by adults across the United States. Warning over antibiotics resistance. Federal food allergy guidelines issued to schools - Health. Allergies By Mike Stobbe The Associated Press Oct. 30, 2013 at 1:33 PM ET.
Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade. U.S. Aims to Curb Peril of Antibiotic Resistance - NYTimes.com. Diabetes continues to spread around the world. On World Diabetes Day, news about the disease's global impact is dire.
An estimated 382 million people worldwide have diabetes, according to a new report from the International Diabetes Federation. A new simple blood test shows promise for improving diagnosis and clinical management of pre-eclamp - Global Hospital & Healthcare Management. An editorial published this week in the Lancet online1 highlights the shocking fact that many maternal deaths in the UK are associated with substandard care and are potentially preventable. According to the latest report of Confidential Enquires into Maternal Deaths in the UK (the CMACE report2), the most common reason for maternal death resulting from substandard care was a failure to diagnose or appropriately manage pre-eclampsia. Pre-eclampsia is a multisystem disorder that affects about 2-8% of all pregnancies1.
Due to the non-specificity of signs and symptoms, it remains a serious clinical challenge that presents significant risks to both mother and child. Cancer rates skyrocketing. The global rates of cancer are skyrocketing, according to a study by the International Agency for Research on Cancer published in early February. Cancer rates are projected to increase by 50 percent to 15 million new cases in the year 2020, according to the World Cancer Report, a global examination of the disease to date. The predicted sharp increase in new cases will “mainly be due to steadily aging populations in both developed and developing countries and also to current trends in smoking prevalence and the growing adoption of unhealthy lifestyles,” the report states.
Dr. Paul Kleihues, director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer and co-editor of the World Cancer Report said, “We can make a difference by taking action today. We have the opportunity to stem this increase. Examples of areas where action can make a difference include: • A reduction of tobacco consumption. . • Frequent consumption of fruit and vegetables, and physical activity can make a difference. Landmark US Hispanic study may give longevity clue - World.
CHICAGO (AP) The U.S. government's largest-ever study of Hispanics' health may help answer why they live longer than other Americans but the first results suggest that for some, the trend might be in jeopardy. Overall, high rates of high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes and pre-diabetes were found, especially among older adults. But even more troubling signs were seen among younger Hispanic adults.
They were the least likely to have diabetes under control, and the least likely to eat recommended amounts of fruits and vegetables. US FDA proposes major update to food labels in bid to combat obesity. WASHINGTON - Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes.
Obesity rates fall for young children, rise for older adults.