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Global clinical research programme launched to develop an alternative obesity measurement system to the body mass index (bmi)
A major global research project, the Body Benchmark Study, has been launched today by UK researchers, which will aim to develop a possible long-term alternative to the Body Mass Index (BMI). Although BMI provides an indication of whether a patient’s weight is appropriate in proportion to their height, medical experts have recognised that a patient’s body shape, and where mass and body fat is stored on the body are factors which need to be considered to more clearly diagnose obesity and health risk in patients.  Body Benchmark will aim to generate a new obesity measurement system - the Body Volume Index (BVI) – which will give patients a risk indicator based on their part body composition and shape, not just purely their whole body mass. (23-03-2007)
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Health Institute Will Educate School Children About Harmful Effects Of High Salt Intake - NDTV

NDTVHealth Institute Will Educate School Children About Harmful Effects Of High Salt IntakeNDTVNew Delhi: The George Institute for Global Health will soon launch a pilot programme involving 15,000 school children in India to educated them about the harmful effects of high salt intake. The programme will be an extension of National Salt ...
(23-03-2017)

Health ministry launches Sealant Programme for children - Jamaica Observer

Jamaica ObserverHealth ministry launches Sealant Programme for childrenJamaica ObserverStudent of the University of Technology (UTech) Dental programme, Chinel Lee, applying sealant to the teeth of grade-six Clan Carthy Primary School student, Joevielia Brown, at the launch of the Ministry of Health's National Sealant Programme, held ...and more »
(23-03-2017)

Rotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500000 children a year - The Guardian

The GuardianRotavirus vaccine could save lives of almost 500000 children a yearThe GuardianThe trials in Niger – the first of their kind to be approved in an African country – were conducted by MSF's research and epidemiology branch Epicentre, in collaboration with Niger's ministry of health, the Cincinnati children's hospital and the makers ...New Vaccine Could Slow Disease That Kills 600 Children a DayNew York TimesPowdered Vaccine Raises Hopes Of Stopping A Top Killer Of KidsNPRall 9 news articles »
(22-03-2017)

Letter: Health care bill will reduce coverage and hurt children - Buffalo News

Bangor Daily NewsLetter: Health care bill will reduce coverage and hurt childrenBuffalo NewsAs pediatricians, we see firsthand the impact of affordable health care coverage for children. Health insurance enables children and their families to receive regular preventive care and sick care when they need it. Research shows that children with ...The Republican health care bill will reverse gains made in children's healthBangor Daily News3 Things to Know About How the Republican Health Care Plan Would Affect Young ChildrenCenter For American ProgressIdaho children and families at risk of losing health coverageIdaho Press-TribuneThe Seattle Times -The Atlantic -Crain's Chicago Businessall 4,050 news articles »
(22-03-2017)

'Keep Kids Covered' forum addresses children's health care - SILive.com

SILive.com'Keep Kids Covered' forum addresses children's health careSILive.comParticipating in Tuesday's "Keep Kids Covered" forum at the Staten Island Mental Health Society are (from left to right): Fern Zagor, Dr. David Kim, Ben Anderson, Favio Ramirez-Caminatti and Heidi Siegfried. (Photo courtesy of Favio Ramirez-Caminatti).
(22-03-2017)

Primark URGENTLY recalls children's leggings over health and safety: 'We're taking it very seriously' - OK! Magazine

OK! MagazinePrimark URGENTLY recalls children's leggings over health and safety: 'We're taking it very seriously'OK! MagazineThe product – referred to as item number 86503 – has urgently been recalled by the high street store. The leggings were on sale in the UK from November 8, 2016 up to February 22, 2017. Featuring two kittens complete with tiny pink bows, the cute ...and more »
(22-03-2017)

Health Minister's concern as hundreds of Birmingham children have teeth extracted - Birmingham Mail

Birmingham MailHealth Minister's concern as hundreds of Birmingham children have teeth extractedBirmingham MailHealth Ministers say they want fewer Birmingham children to have teeth removed, after it emerged the number of extractions has shot up. Birmingham Cross City Community Commissioning Group (CCG) - just one of three health authorities in the city ...
(22-03-2017)

Health visitors flag up rise in children with language delay - Nursery World (subscription)

Nursery World (subscription)Health visitors flag up rise in children with language delayNursery World (subscription)Findings from a survey of 1,251 health visitors, carried out by the Institute of Health Visiting (iHV) last year, reveal that 72 per cent reported seeing an increase in children with delayed speech and communication development. This is up from 64 per ...
(22-03-2017)

The American Health Care Act: How Proposed Changes Put Millions ... - U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World ReportThe American Health Care Act: How Proposed Changes Put Millions ...U.S. News & World Report'We have real concerns that our most vulnerable population will be denied access to necessary medical care.'and more »
(22-03-2017)

It's good to talk: pupils gather for world's largest mental health lesson - The Guardian

The GuardianIt's good to talk: pupils gather for world's largest mental health lessonThe GuardianThe event on Tuesday at Hackney Empire in east London, compered by the 4Music presenter Maya Jama, was designed to teach children and young people about what mental health is, how to protect it and deal with problems when they arise. Officially ...and more »
(22-03-2017)

Rising number of children with mental health needs left in police ... - iNews

iNewsRising number of children with mental health needs left in police ...iNewsChildren with mental health problems are being held in police cells, on adult wards, or moved to inpatient care out of their local area because of "serious.NHS failing to achieve children's mental health goalsNursing TimesThree-quarters of CCGs failing to improve children's mental health servicesNational Health ExecutiveHow Well Is The NHS Doing On Improving Children And Young ...Huffington Post UKall 10 news articles »
(22-03-2017)

Children with mental health needs often left in police cells, report finds - iNews

iNewsChildren with mental health needs often left in police cells, report findsiNewsChildren with mental health problems are being held in police cells, on adult wards, or moved to inpatient care out of their local area because of “serious gaps” in the system, a report reveals. One in 10 local health areas has no plan to improve ...and more »
(22-03-2017)

Rising number of children with mental health needs left in police cells, report finds - iNews

iNewsRising number of children with mental health needs left in police cells, report findsiNewsChildren with mental health problems are being held in police cells, on adult wards, or moved to inpatient care out of their local area because of “serious gaps” in the system, a report reveals. One in 10 local health areas has no plan to improve ...How Well Is The NHS Doing On Improving Children And Young People's Mental Health Care?Huffington Post UKNHS failing to achieve children's mental health goalsNursing TimesThree-quarters of CCGs failing to improve children's mental health servicesNational Health Executiveall 8 news articles »
(22-03-2017)

Parrish Healthcare, Nemours Children's Health System Bring Specialized Pediatric Care To Brevard - SpaceCoastDaily.com

SpaceCoastDaily.comParrish Healthcare, Nemours Children's Health System Bring Specialized Pediatric Care To BrevardSpaceCoastDaily.comLeaders from Nemours Children's Health System and Parrish Healthcare celebrate new services enabling pediatric patients throughout the county with serious heart, lung and other risk conditions to be seen by Nemours pediatric specialists, subspecialists ...
(22-03-2017)

Fears raised over level of tooth extractions in Bradford children - Bradford Telegraph and Argus

Bradford Telegraph and ArgusFears raised over level of tooth extractions in Bradford childrenBradford Telegraph and ArgusA DISTRICT dentist is warning children with rotting teeth are future diabetics who will clog up hospital beds and other health services in the years to come. Dr Tony Kilcoyne was speaking out after latest NHS figures revealed the number of tooth ...and more »
(22-03-2017)


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