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Teens break bones 'due to lack of milk'

...s of physical activity." In Britain, one third of schoolchildren consume less than the recommended three daily servings of dairy foods. Consumption of fizzy drinks has risen, with 60 per cent drinking at least one can a day and 22 per cent drinking four or more cans. The Milk Development Council is running a "mil...

Use Of Sunscreen In Childhood And Prevents Future Skin Cancer

...e." The experimental group consisted of Caucasian schoolchildren - first-graders, ages 6 to 7 years old, and fourth-graders, ages 9 to 10 years old - who were monitored for three years. The number of nevi, or moles, a person has is known to be a strong predictor of the future risk of developing skin cancer, parti...

Education And Income Level May Not Guarantee Health

... life. The study involved 3,189 randomly selected schoolchildren from Denmark (one of the richest countries in Europe), and two poorer countries, Estonia and Portugal. Insulin resistance (a pre-cursor of heart disease) was measured for each child. Among Danish children, those with the most educated and highest ea...

Africa Accounts For 50% Of HIV Patients

Senegalese schoolchildren took a pledge to abstain from promiscuous sex on 1 December 2005, the World AIDS Day. The prevailing taboos in the developing nations // and ignorance with regard to AIDS are contributing towards the disease spreading rapidly. The Special Envoy of t...

A Toddler Succumbs To Death Due To HFM

...ds. The Education Ministry is monitoring all the schoolchildren traveling to the peninsula from Sarawak. Education Minister Datuk Seri Hishamuddin Hussein told reporters that all possible measures and monitoring are going on it way to stem the spread of the disease....

Adult And Children Cravings: Sleep and More Sleep is a dream!

...f Athens//, one among four adults and one in three schoolchildren complain that they are not getting enough of snooze time every night. Psychiatry professor and head of the Greek Association of Sleep Research Costas Soldatos said, “We spend 20 percent less time sleeping now than 100 years ago. The basic reasons fo...

Ringworm Infections on the Rise

...xperts say that the fungal infection spreads among schoolchildren and family members by hair-styling methods such as braiding, head shaving and certain hair oils. It is interesting to note that rates are particularly high among children of Afro-Caribbean origin. Dr Colin Holden, president elect of the British As...

Primary School Children Will Be Weighed And Parents Informed If They Are Obese

...ldhood obesity health officials will weigh primary schoolchildren aged four to 10 years and inform their parents// if there is a danger that the kids are obese. The Independent on Sunday reported that ministers have decided to overrule the Children's Commissioner and their own child health officials who are of th...

Indian Scientist who Enthralls Public With Magic Tricks

...wal says. In India alone, an estimated six million schoolchildren suffer from the effects of a streptococcus infection. 'Out of 100 children with a sore throat, about five will get heart disease,' he says. Chhatwal is currently developing a test that can help to identify early on which children are actually in ...

Resistant Head Lice: A Study

A study of Welsh schoolchildren found that nearly 4/5th of head lice become resist...combs on a random sample of almost 300 000 primary schoolchildren at 31 schools spread across the five health authorities of Wales. All lice collected as a result o...

Research Fund for FSU to Eradicate Dyslexia

...ush's "Just Read, Florida!" initiative to have all schoolchildren in the state reading at their grade level by the year 2012. "Our hope is to develop ways of diagnosing dyslexia and other learning disabilities at a younger age so that these children have greater chances of leading a happy, productive and successf...

Only Modest Benefit of Flu Shots Among Older Adults

...ter efforts to vaccinate another high-risk group — schoolchildren — could help protect vulnerable older people, according to Glezen “Many studies have shown that school children have the highest rates of infection with influenza each year and that they are the major spreaders of influenza in the community and intro...

Students Fell Ill After Eating Stale Food on I-Day

More than 40 schoolchildren in Madhya Pradesh fell ill, five of them seriously, after eating stale food on Independence Day, an official said Wednesday.// As many as 44 children of Pratapura Primary School, 60 km from Chhattarpur town, fell ill after eating "halwa puri" Tuesd...

Childhood Obesity Tackled in Arkansas

... Wednesday. This year the percentage of Arkansas schoolchildren who were overweight or at risk of becoming overwei...nters for Disease Control and Prevention Arkansas' schoolchildren are still heavier than most nationwide. However they praised the state for taking steps to address t...

Obese Kids Unmotivated byWeight Loss campaigns

...pert Ekant Veer who conducted a study on 330 obese schoolchildren between ages 13 and 18 praised TV shows such as those by chef Jamie Oliver for highlighting health issues. He said: "Saying 'this is ugly - this is pretty' does not help and is likely to send overweight children into a vicious downward spiral wher...

Obesity in Teens on the Rise

New Delhi: More than 28 percent schoolchildren in the capital have been found to be overweight or...gra and Jaipur. Under this programme over 50,000 schoolchildren will be educated on good nutrition and balanced diet, while 120 students and 60 physical instructors...

Obesity in Delhi school children on the rise

...d by obesity. 'Under this programme over 50,000 schoolchildren will be educated on good nutrition and balanced diet, while 120 students and 60 physical instructors will be trained as volunteers to continue the programme,' said Anil Kapur, Managing Director of the World Diabetes Foundation. GYT...

Cervical Cancer Vaccine Gardasil Included In Subsidized CDC program

...government subsidized and covers uninsured or poor schoolchildren upto age 18 . The vaccine which was approved in June , will be given to young girls before they become sexually active. Cervical cancer is one of the most common cancers in women . Gardasil prevents it by protecting against the sexually transmitted ...

Dental Braces Do Not Improve Self-esteem: Study

...niversity of Manchester studied around 1,000 Welsh schoolchildren aged 10-11 for around 20 years till they were in their 30s in 2001. Those who had received treatment such as braces had better tooth alignment and were happier with their teeth, but this did not have an impact on their self-esteem or emotional heal...

Filipino Children Brush Teeth in Bid to Break World Record

Manila: More than 41,000 Filipino schoolchildren on Wednesday brushed their teeth simultaneously in three cities in the Philippines// in a bid to break a world record, organisers said. A total of 41,038 children gathered in open parks in Manila, the central city of Cebu and the southern city of D...

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