Dr. Matthew Fink, Professor of Clinical Neurology and Interim Chairman and Neurologist-in-Chief of the Department of Neurology and Neuroscience at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, announced that women may be in danger if they delay pregnancy until a later age. He said so at the monthly community health seminar, Medicine & U moderated [...]
Reports have mentioned that obesity in UAE isn’t a problem for adults only, but also numerous numbers of babies and young children are also considered obese. For this reason, parents should follow diet regimes for infants as young as one-year old to keep their young ones fit and healthy.
Dr. Ahmed Hady, Pediatrician at Medicare Clinic [...]
According to the Saudi Diabetes and Endocrinology Society, obesity rate between men and women in the Saudi Arabia has been rising and it has reached 70%. The Society noted that recent studies showed that in middle aged men, 34% are obese, while in their women counterparts, the rate is 45%. Obesity is also starting to [...]
In a study by the International Obesity Task Force in Egypt, nearly 80 percent of women in Egypt are overweight and 46.6 percent obese. In addition, more than 25 percent of children aged 4 years are overweight.
In another study, the Diabetes Atlas survey, the incidence of diabetes in Egypt last year was 10.4 percent.
These issues [...]
The Food Science and Nutrition Department of the College of Agricultural & Marine Sciences at Sultan Qaboos University organized a workshop on ‘Food and Nutrition in Health and Disease’.
The workshop discussed topics including Food and health; and nutrition and neurological and metabolic disorders in Oman.
In addition to researchers from different colleges at SQU, three international [...]
The Saudi Ministry of Health has launched an obesity control campaign to be part of its national health awareness program.
The program was opened by Director of Health Affairs in Riyadh Dr. Hisham Mohammed Al-Nadira at Prince Sultan University.
In addition, the program is being held in cooperation with the Schools Health Education Unit of the Ministry [...]
The first joint meeting between the Emirates Cardiac Society and the American College of Cardiology formed the basis of the growing incidence of heart diseases, which is ranked as the number one cause of death in the Gulf States.
Recent studies show that more than half of the population in the Gulf states suffers from abnormal [...]
The Supreme Council for Health recently saw the conclusion of “Healthy Steps to Doha” programme, initiated in association with Supreme Education Council (SEC) to help increase health awareness and combat child obesity in schools.
“Obesity has become one of the major epidemics with the latest statistics from World Health Organization showing one billion people as obese [...]
The fourth and last phase of Dubai Municipality’s public health campaign under the slogan “Together for a healthier lifestyle” was held in the jogging track of Jumeirah Open Beach recently.
The campaign addressed weighty matters like obesity and related diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and blood pressure. Free check ups and consultations were offered by [...]
Sheikh Khalifa Medical City (SKMC) will hold the third monthly public lecture on Obesity under the title of “Walking Away from Obesity” on Tuesday evening in the auditorium of SKMC.
The lecture will comprise of a presentation and then a question and answer session. It will cover all essential topics in fighting obesity and promoting a [...]