Tag Archives: World Health Organization

The over-60s should do more exercise, not less

To prevent heart disease and stroke, people aged over 60 should do more exercise, not less, according to findings from a study published in the European Heart Journal. Researchers in South Korea studied more than 1.1 million people aged 60 and above and found those who reduced levels of moderate …

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Study identifies how to reduce the risk of frailty

Those wanting to avoid frailty later in life may do so by reducing obesity and sedentary behaviour, increasing intensity of physical activity and stopping smoking, a study published in the open-access journal PLOS One has found. According to the World Health Organisation Consortium on Healthy Ageing, frailty is defined as “the …

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Limit your salt shaker

The World Hypertension League and other international health organisations have called for tobacco-style health warnings to be placed on salt sold in supermarkets and on saltshakers in restaurants. This comes in response to a position statement published in the Journal of Clinical Hypertension, whose lead author and former President of …

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Air pollution linked to dementia

In the first global study that was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Australian researchers have found a clear link between air pollution and increased risk of dementia later in life. The study by Dr Ruth Peters at Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA), reportedly looked at people living in Canada, …

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Rubella eliminated

In a highly significant public-health accomplishment for Australia, the World Health Organization (WHO) has verified that Australia has eliminated rubella, a contagious viral illness that can result in miscarriage or stillbirth. Rubella, also known as German measles, causes a fever, rash and swollen lymph glands. If contracted by pregnant women …

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