Navigation Links
Government Initiatives To Halt Child Obesity, Needs Clarity Of Purpose

The initiative to curb rising obesity rates by 2010 will fall flat on its face, unless the government takes a leading step in this area, according to a recent study// . Though local level work is going on in good measure, governments need to sort out the confusion about the thrust given to this area. The public Health Minister, Caroline Flint has confirmed the measures being taken, still there is lots left to be done. Obesity has sent the NHS expenditure sky rocketing almost £1bn a year

The statistics say that the number of obese children has gone up from 9.6% in 1995 to 13.7% in 2003. The overall cost of obesity to the NHS is estimated at £1bn, and the motive should be to reverse the trend, and not just halt it, said Paul Sacher, of the Institute of Child Health.

The NHS targets were defined as early as 2004, to combat childhood obesity, yet with so much elapsed time, campaign plans have still not made it to the table. The proposed guideline of primary care trusts for measuring children was published as late as January, which essentially means that youngsters will be assessed not until summer to make the results available only during the next year.

The mantle of responsibility belongs to the Department of Health, Department for Education and Skills and the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, which stipulates that the rising rates of obesity for children under the age of 11 must halt by 2010. The lack of guidance at the appropriate time is perhaps because the authorities themselves were unclear of the objectives.

Paul Sacher, founder of the Institute of Child Health's Mend Programme, said “ We should be trying to reverse the trend, not just halt it. We have shown that if you address diet, exercise and behavior you can make a difference. But to date we have had little lead by the government, it has been too slow."


'"/>




Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. The Indian Government has given the nod to conduct Human volunteer trials inorder to develop preventive AIDS vaccines
2. The Central Government of India had issued a list of approved ingredients for use in ayurvedic, siddha, unani drugs
3. Tanzanian Government Sanctions $20 Million For AIDS Arug
4. Government Organisation Proposes Strict Guidelines For SubStandard Medical Devices
5. Indian Government warns Gujarat regarding possibility of bird flu
6. Indian Government Sets Up Task Force For Avian flu
7. Delhi Government To Interlink All Major Hospitals Through e-Governance
8. Kerala Government is in High Alert for Bird Flu
9. Philippines Government prepares to counter bird flu
10. Government Takes Tough Stand Against Falling Sex Ratio
11. Avian Influenza: Government to set up expert committee
Post Your Comments:
(Date:7/30/2014)... Sugar Land, TX (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... pharmacy recently announced their plans to move to a new ... been announced, but they will be moving soon. , MedX ... 6302 W Broadway in Pearland, TX 77581. This is the ... than their current one and will include a drive thru ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Throughout the month of August, ... oral cancer screenings. Using a new technological tool called ... the disease in its early stages. , Oral cancer ... sinuses, throat and other areas in and around the ... and Ends Results (SEER) program, 30 percent of oral ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014 Ticket Down is a ... vs. Chivas Guadalajara friendly exhibition match at the Red ... the one team that was left standing as the best ... through the world’s largest football competition and even embarrassed the ... to the cup. Germany was led by seven players that ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014 Serial entrepreneur, Paul Mata, spent ... millions. However, like most people, in 2008 he suffered extreme ... a better way, Paul carefully studied the difference between people ... do not. Based on the knowledge he acquired, he was ... his life and health, but also grow his clients' personal ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... VA (PRWEB) July 30, 2014 ... Understanding Advanced Critical Thinking Skills and Innovative Techniques ... by Immel Resources and FDAnews**, Sept. 17-18, 2014 ... has been the #1 reason for 483 observations ... it clear: Developing a successful CAPA program has ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:MedX Pharmacy Relocates to New Facility 2Health News:Restore Dental Offers Complimentary Oral Cancer Screenings in August 2Health News:Bayern Munich vs. Chivas Guadalajara Tickets Red Bull Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Chivas Guadalajara vs. Bayern Munich in Harrison, NJ 2Health News:Bayern Munich vs. Chivas Guadalajara Tickets Red Bull Arena: Ticket Down Slashes Ticket Prices for Chivas Guadalajara vs. Bayern Munich in Harrison, NJ 3Health News:Paul Mata Kicks off 3-day Wealth Bootcamp on September 11th 2Health News:Paul Mata Kicks off 3-day Wealth Bootcamp on September 11th 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 2Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 3Health News:FDAnews Workshop: Conducting Advanced Root Cause Analysis CAPA Investigations, Sept. 17-18, 2014, Raleigh, NC 4
... ... it experiences a significant increase in calls in 2009 , ... Belleville, Ill. (Vocus) July 26, 2009 -- Allsup has awarded ... national nonprofit organization,s Information HelpLine, which is experiencing a dramatic increase in calls from individuals ...
... KIGALI, Rwanda (July 27, 2009) Government health officials ... for accreditation of the continent,s medical laboratories, starting a ... U.S. Government believe will be an historic step to ... patients. Just a handful of Africa,s laboratories are ...
... but long-term use raises concerns , SUNDAY, July 26 ... be given to children apparently depends on who you ... have recommended that obese children as young as 8 ... lifestyle changes don,t improve their health. , , But ...
... , , WASHINGTON, July 25 ... Landrieu today made the following comment on the release of the ... on Small Businesses and Their Employees" report: , ... to address concerns of small businesses and healthcare -- the number ...
... 24 Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. announced today that its ... "Issuers"), have amended the terms of their previously announced offers ... Notes due 2010 (the "Floating Rate Notes") (the "FRN Offer") ... "Subordinated Notes" and, together with the Floating Rate Notes, the ...
... could speed repair of ligaments, tendons, study shows , FRIDAY, ... University undergraduates say they have found a way to quickly ... a procedure they believe may help improve healing and prevent ... procedure as part of a contest sponsored by a medical ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Allsup Awards Grant to National Alliance on Mental Illness 2Health News:Allsup Awards Grant to National Alliance on Mental Illness 3Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 2Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 3Health News:Leading health organizations launch new accreditation process for laboratories across Africa 4Health News:Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate 2Health News:Giving Statins to Kids Provokes Debate 3Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 2Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 3Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 4Health News:Duane Reade Holdings, Inc. Amends Terms and Extends Deadlines for Previously Announced Cash Tender Offers for Senior Secured Floating Rate Notes and Senior Subordinated Notes 5Health News:Coming Soon -- Stem-Cell Surgical Thread? 2
(Date:7/30/2014)... 30, 2014  There is still time to ... The 10th Annual Institute for Supply Management ® ... in Supply Management is open for submissions.  The ... and importance of supply management by recognizing supply ... supply management practices.  Entries are due August 22, ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... ANN ARBOR, Mich. , July 30, 2014 ... FY2015 first quarter (ending June 27, 2014) financial results on ... results will be released after the close of the market ... to discuss the results at 4:30 p.m. EDT on the ... Richard Kurtz (CEO and Director), Rob Risser ...
(Date:7/30/2014)... 2014  Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX ) ... ended June 28, 2014. Third Quarter Financial ... to $632.6 million, reflecting operational growth of 0.5% and ... same period in the prior year. , Revenues ... Breast Health revenues grew 3.5%. , GYN Surgical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Institute for Supply Management, Michigan State University to recognize companies with excellent supply management practices 2Advanced Photonix to Webcast Fiscal 2015 First Quarter Earnings 2Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 2Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 3Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 4Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 5Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 6Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 7Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 8Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 9Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 10Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 11Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 12Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 13Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 14Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 15Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 16Hologic Announces Third Quarter Fiscal 2014 Operating Results 17
... Estes, who is a pain specialist in Jupiter, Florida, sees ... began incorporating a new technology into her treatment regimen. ... electrical stimulation to the source of patients, knee pain. That ... reduces pain. DJO Global of San Diego announced ...
... 20, 2011 The proposed combination of Express Scripts, ... Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MHS ) will bring ... private purchasers, leading to safer, better and more affordable ... will state in testimony today before a House of ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Knee Pain Control - No Drugs - Doctor Used 2Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 2Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 3Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 4Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 5Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 6Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 7Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 8Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 9Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 10Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 11Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 12Merger of Express Scripts and Medco Health Solutions Will Address the Bipartisan Mandate for Safer, More Affordable, Higher Quality Healthcare 13
... providers can code the charge while completing a ... while away from office, both directly feeding the ... an Encounter Form/Superbill, data entry can be done ... patient payments are posted by reflecting open item ...
The CH 2000 Cardiac Diagnostic system is a fully featured stress testing system that can include Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA) testing capability as an add-on feature. , ,Interfaces with Tra...
The HearTwave system is the original stand-alone Microvolt T-Wave Alternans (MTWA) testing platform....
... features 4 precisely angled 64° mirrors to ... anterior chamber angle with slight rotation. ... element) provides a stable platform during laser ... mirror lens provides a complete view of ...
Medicine Products: