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According to WHO

Europe will face an obesity crisis of enormous proportions by 2030

Europe faces an obesity crisis of "enormous proportions" as unhealthy diets and physical inactivity inflate waistlines and health costs, the World Health Organization claimed Wednesday at the Anual Obesity Congress in Prague. Leer más

European Parliamnet calls for mandatory labelling of alcohol

Alcohol poses a major risk to public health in Europe

The direct and indirect social cost of alcohol abuse in Europe in 2010 alone is estimated at €155.8 billion. Although alcohol is high in calories and can contribute to obesity, most people have no idea how many calories there are in their drinks. A draft resolution to be debated and voted in the European Parliamnet calls among other things for mandatory labelling of calories in alcoholic drinks.  Leer más

Yogurt in diet

Regular consumption of yogurt does not improve health, study finds

Dietary recommendations support the consumption of dairy products as part of a healthy diet. However, after a Spanish study involving more than 4,000 people analysed the relationship between the regular intake of yogurt and health-related quality of life, it declared that there was no link with the improvement of the physical and mental parameters analysed. Leer más

Higher life expectancy could lead to slower aging

A new study from IIASA provides a set of tools for measuring age in all its dimensions

Faster increases in life expectancy reflect a process in which people become healthier, generally more capable, and indeed younger in many ways even if they have lived longer lives, according to population experts at the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA). Leer más

Potentially harmful additives in baby´s meds

European new-borns who received common medicines are exposed to potentially dangerous substance

Two-thirds of new-borns in Europe who received common medicines were exposed to a potentially dangerous substance in the medication, according a new study. The study based its findings on the exposition of babies to excipients – inactive substances included in many products – that have been linked to toxic side effects in new-borns. Leer más

Consumption of fruit, vegetables and milk

Agriculture MEPs promote healthy eating in schools

The EU and its member states must invest more effort and money in promoting healthy eating and the consumption of local foodstuffs amongst children, said the agriculture committee said on Tuesday when it amended draft rules on schemes to provide fruit, vegetables and milk in schools. Leer más

Information on the quality of life related to obese people

Obese patients improve physically and mentally after bariatric surgery

Bariatric surgery, or reduction of gastric capacity, is one of the longer lasting options to achieve considerable weight loss in obese people. A Spanish researcher has participated in a study that confirms that the effects of this relatively complex medical surgery are not only physical, but also psychological. Leer más

Carbon footprint

The Mediterranean diet is not only healthier, it also pollutes less

The health benefits of the Mediterranean diet are well-known. As well as being healthier, a recent article concludes that the menu traditionally eaten in Spain leaves less of a carbon footprint than that of the US or the United Kingdom.  Leer más

Human Placenta Project (HPP)

Researchers are trying to unlock the mysteries of the placenta

The placenta that supports a fetus for nine months is thrown away after birth, but its influence on health lasts a lifetime. The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) is launching a major effort to unlock the mysteries of this poorly understood organ. Leer más

Researchers request a change in legislation

Developers neglect privacy and security in health apps

Health applications are enjoying a boom. There are already some 100,000 on the market on iOS (Apple) and Android platforms, generating 4.5 billion dollars´ worth (around 3.3 billion euros) of business. In Spain, a third of smartphone users will have installed at least one health application this year, according to a report from The App Date. Leer más

Drinking behavior changes through the years

Study finds that frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially amongst men

In the UK, frequent drinking becomes more common in middle to old age, especially amongst men, according to research published in the open access journal, BMC Medicine. Doctors are seeing a growing number of cases of alcohol misuse among the elderly and this finding supports concerns that older people might be abusing alcohol. Leer más

University of British Columbia

Study finds Twitter can help physicians to answer questions from their patients

Using Twitter can help physicians be better prepared to answer questions from their patients, according to researchers from the University of British Columbia. The study finds more and more health care professionals are embracing social media. This challenges common opinion that physicians are reluctant to jump on the social media bandwagon. Leer más

High prices of drugs

EU member states call for measures to help patients to access affordable and innovative treatments

Concerns that patients may be deprived of innovative medicines due to their cost will be back on Parliament´s agenda in a debate with Latvian Secretary of State for European Affairs Kalniņa-Lukaševica and Commissionner Stylianides. EU member states to call for EU-wide measures to help patients to access affordable and innovative therapies. Leer más

Sleep Health,

Flexible work schedules improve health and sleep, study shows

Giving employees more control over their work schedules may help curb sleep deficiency, according to health researchers. esearchers in Oregon and elsewhere, who conducted a new study, discovered that a group of IT professionals who adopted flex schedules to meet the demands of their personal lives ended up getting more shut eye than a control group who were stuck in their usual daily grind, working about 45 hours a week at the office. Leer más

Promoting physical activity.

Prolonged sedentary time linked to disease, study finds

In an analysis that pooled data from 41 international studies, Toronto researchers found the amount of time a person sits during the day is associated with a higher risk of heart disease, diabetes, cancer and death, regardless of regular exercise. Leer más

No differences between men and women

Researchers find a link between working longer hours and alcohol abuse

Employees who work more than 48 hours per week are more likely to engage in risky alcohol consumption than those who work standard weeks, finds a new study published in The BMJtoday.  Leer más

American Heart Association

Optimistic people are healthier than pessimistic, study finds

Optimistic people have significantly better cardiovascular health than pessimistic peers, a study of over 5,000 adults has found. US researchers found that people who were the most optimistic were twice as likely to have ideal cardiovascular health with better blood sugar and total cholesterol levels.  Leer más

Association between intake and risk of mortality

Eating whole grains increases longevity, study finds

Eating whole grains such as popcorn, oats and quinoa is linked to increased longevity, and may decrease risk for deaths from cardiovascular disease over a 25-year period, but not cancer deaths, a new study finds. A new study examines the association between dietary whole grain consumption and risk of mortality. Leer más

Fast-food may slow children´s academic growth, study says

Frequent fast-food consumption may slow children´s academic growth, according to a new nationwide study published in the journal Clinical Pediatrics. Leer más

Egg and sperm race:

Scientists create precursors to human egg and sperm

Scientists at the University of Cambridge working with the Weizmann Institute have created primordial germ cells - cells that will go on to become egg and sperm - using human embryonic stem cells. Although this had already been done using rodent stem cells, the study, published today in the journal Cell, is the first time this has been achieved efficiently using human stem cells. Leer más

Psychological disorders

Study helps to explain why stress often leads to binge eating

Feeling stressed may prompt you to go to great lengths to satisfy an urge for a drink or sweets, but you´re not likely to enjoy the indulgence any more than someone who is not stressed and has the same treat just for pleasure, according to new research published by the American Psychological Association. Leer más

Developed by the Boots in the 1960s

Study claims that Ibuprofen could help to live longer

Ibuprofen could hold the key to a long and healthy life according to a new research. In a series of experiments, the popular painkiller extended the life of yeast, worms and flies by around 15 per cent. In human terms, this would equate to an extra 12 years of good quality life.  Leer más

Bilingual brains better equipped

Speaking multiple languages exercises the brain

Speaking more than one language is good for the brain, according to new research that indicates bilingual speakers process information more efficiently and more easily than those who know a single language. Leer más

Humanitarian aids

The European Union pledged more than €1 billion to response to the Ebola crisis

The European Union and its Member States have now pledged more than €1 billion in response to the Ebola crisis in West Africa. This means the Union has already gone beyond the target set by the European Council on 24 October for €1 billion in assistance to stem the epidemic. Leer más


Spanish scientists identify a gene in hereditary sudden death

A study based on genome sequencing of Spanish patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy has identified a new inherited form of this disease and find the mutated gene responsible for its development. This research, published Wednesday in the journal Nature Communications´ provides new clues about the molecular changes responsible for a disease that causes many cases of sudden death.  Leer más
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