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Obesity rates soar due to dramatic global diet shift, says UN food agency

New York: Eating food high in starch, sugar, fats and salt; combined with a sedentary lifestyle, is a recipe for soaring global obesity rates, even in countries where many still suffer from hunger. On World Food Day, which falls on Wednesday, the UN’s food agency, FAO, is calling for action to make healthy, sustainable diets affordable and accessible for all.

Women's health brand &Me aims to bring menstrual health conversation into mainstream

Kolkata, Oct 3 (IBNS): A leading women's health brand from Bengaluru, &Me, has come up with the campaign, '#Unstoppable’, to  crush the stigma attached to  menstruation by  inspiring dialogue circling menstrual health awareness and education.

UN health agency welcomes Facebook pledge to stop vaccine misinformation from going viral

New York, Sept 6 (IBNS): The World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday welcomed Facebook’s pledge to ensure users can separate fact from fiction when it comes to vaccines, across its platforms from Facebook Search, to Groups, Pages and forums.

3.7 million lives could be saved by 2025 if health services ramp up nutrition actions: WHO

New York, Sept 5 (IBNS): If governments boost their focus on healthier eating, 3.7 million deaths could be prevented by the year 2025, according to the World Health Organization’s (WHO) latest guidelines on improving nutrition, released on Wednesday.

Humanify Foundation launches Paavni - a national campaign on menstrual health and hygiene

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IBNS): Humanify Foundation,  a non-profit non-government organisation (NGO) working for the underprivileged and marginalized sections of the society, recently launched a national campaign called 'Paavni' on personal hygiene of women during menstruation.

4 Easy Ways to Monitor the Diet You're On Effortlessly

The majority of diets fail before they reach the third or fourth day. You may think it is a matter of willpower, genetics or simply the luck of the DNA draw, but there is actually a science behind losing weight and keeping it off.

Permanent multi-disciplinary expert group to be set up in health ministry, says Vardhan

New Delhi, Jun 18 (UNI): Union Minister of Health and Family Welfare Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday discussed and deliberated on the factors causing high child mortality in the reported Acute Encephalitis Syndrome cases in Muzaffarpur district of Bihar and immediate measures to be taken up to prevent child deaths.

Karnataka on high alert following outbreak of Nipah virus in Kerala

Bengaluru, June 6 (UNI): The Karnataka health department has sounded high alert in the state following the outbreak of the Nipah virus in the neighbouring Kerala state.

Awareness drive at Menstrual Festival

Hyderabad, May 26 (UNI): As part of 'Menstrual Festival', a one-day seminar with the theme 'Celebrate The Blood', was hosted on the eve of Menstrual Hygiene Day on Tuesday by Good Universe - a Society of social workers, professionals, health care specialists and young like minded people, at Sarath City Capital Mall, here on Sunday.

How much coffee is harmful to your health, study answers

Sydney, May 13 (IBNS): Latte, cappuccino or short black, a morning coffee is an essential for many people looking to kick start their day. But while the humble coffee may be a vital feature of the daily grind, how much is too much?

'Zero malaria starts with me' UN health agency urges grassroots responsibility on World Day

New York, Apr 26 (IBNS): After more than a decade of steady advances in fighting malaria, progress has leveled off, which is why this World Malaria Day, the World Health Organization (WHO) is supporting a grassroots campaign to emphasize country ownership and community empowerment to improve malaria prevention and care.

Under-fives' daily screen time should be 60 minutes maximum: WHO

United Nations, Apr 25 (UNI): Toddlers should spend no more than 60 minutes passively watching a screen every day, while babies under 12 months should have none, to ensure that they grow up fit and well, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has said, as part of a campaign to tackle the global obesity crisis.

Hundreds suffer from fever in Tripura village, no medical help available

Ambassa (Tripura), Apr 21 (UNI): Amidst the heat of political activities hundred of villagers including babies reeling from the grip of fever without any medical assistance over the past 10 days in the remote Kalyan Singh ADC village in the bordering subdivision of Gandacharra in the northern Tripura district of Dhalai here.

Uneven access to health services drives life expectancy gaps: World Health Organization

New York, Apr 5 (IBNS): Women outlive men everywhere in the world – particularly in wealthy countries. The World Health Statistics 2019 – disaggregated by sex for the first time – explains why.

Exercise helps in preventing cartilage damage caused by arthritis: Study

London, Mar 29 (IBNS): Exercise helps to prevent the degradation of cartilage caused by osteoarthritis, according to a new study from Queen Mary University of London.