WHO announces "Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge" event 2019
The World Health Organization announced the staging of the second edition of the "Walk the Talk: The Health for All Challenge" event on Sunday, May 19, 2019 in Geneva. Building on the success of the inaugural event held in 2018, WHO and partners are looking forward to engage the local and international communities in Geneva, and participants at the 72nd World Health Assembly to participate in the event.
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World Migratory Bird Day highlighted serious risks of plastic pollution
Saturday, May 11, marked the World Migratory Bird Day which, this year, was dedicated to raising awareness about the serious threats that plastic pollution poses to bird life, with a call for urgent measures to tackle the problem..... read more
NHS to begin major campaign to recruit health workers from other countries
The UK's National Health Service (NHS) is soon going to begin a major campaign to recruit health workers from other countries to meet the escalating staff shortages. Reports suggest that a strategy has been drawn up to target a number of countries across the world, including poorer nations outside Europe. It is estimated that the NHS will need 5,000 extra nurses every year - three times the figure it currently recruits annually..... read more
Prepregnancy BMI Linked to Risk for Poor Maternal-Fetal Outcomes
Prepregnancy body mass index (BMI) may be a more significant risk factor for adverse maternal-fetal outcomes than weight gain during pregnancy, suggested a meta-analysis published online in JAMA.
"Results from this study suggest that maternal prepregnancy BMI was more strongly associated with adverse maternal and infant outcomes than gestational weight gain. ....read more
Exercise Improves Function in Older CKD Patients
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with comorbidities gained some benefits from exercise training, suggested trial results presented at the National Kidney Foundation Spring Clinical Meeting.
In the AWARD (Aerobics, Weights, and Renal Disease) trial, the peak VO2 was about 17 mL/kg/min for both the exercise and education groups;....read more