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19 Sep 2012

Fat and getting fatter: U.S. obesity rates to soar by 2030

Using a model of population and other trends, a new report released on Tuesday by the Trust for America’s Health and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation projects that half of U.S. adults will be obese by 2030 unless Americans change their ways.

19 Sep 2012

Study links BPA, obesity in kids

Kids and teens that had higher levels of the chemical bisphenol A in their urine were more likely to be overweight or obese, in a new nationally-representative U.S. study.

18 Sep 2012

Stanford organics study: have faulty methods, political motivations threatened kids’ health?

Dozens of headlines across the world reiterated Stanford’s message, at least initially. Now, Reganold and other experts are worried about the possible environmental health dangers — particularly to children — posed by this widespread dissemination of what they see as misinformation.

18 Sep 2012

Beyond energy savings: How green buildings can cut labor costs

Many sustainability-minded businesses realize that green buildings usually have lower energy costs, but that may not be the most significant reason to incorporate sustainable design in your facilities.

17 Sep 2012

Sustainability – Think unsustainable!

By Monique Villa  | 14 September 2012 What is sustainability? Still a rather vague and confusing term in my view. Maybe easier for me to start to think of what […]

16 Sep 2012

More children living to five than ever before – UNICEF

The “unfinished business” concerns the some 19,000 children who still die daily from these and other infectious diseases, which are often preventable with simple and affordable interventions, said Gupta.

14 Sep 2012

Can pacemakers be used twice?

It’s estimated that between one million and two million people die worldwide each year because they do not have access to pacemakers, which send electrical impulses into the heart to help maintain a normal heartbeat.

13 Sep 2012

Global food security challenge creates food industry opportunities, says UK government

The challenges of global food security present real opportunities for the food and farming industries, the UK government has said in its response to the Environmental Audit Committee’s Sustainable Food report.

13 Sep 2012

UNICEF hails rapid progress on child survival

Poor countries such as Bangladesh, Liberia and Rwanda, middle-income countries such as Brazil, Mongolia and Turkey, and high-income countries such as Oman and Portugal, all made what UNICEF described as dramatic gains, lowering their under-five death rates by more than two-thirds between 1990 and 2011.

13 Sep 2012

Global health group seeks to “save brains” as well as lives

Announcing backing for several projects aimed at “saving brains” as well as lives in poorer countries, they said global health and development efforts should focus not only on keeping children alive, but on improving their first 1,000 days.

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