Posts Tagged ‘health’
With technology slowly taking over our lives, and human cashiers being replaced at supermarkets, can healthcare also become virtual and replace pharmacists? Digital companies such as Dokteronline say yes. Online companies that sell prescription medicines have received a bad press due to the legitimacy of the company and quality of drugs. Caution is, of course, [...]
According to data from several Eurozone countries, the economic crisis is changing people’s shopping and eating habits. In Italy, 13 percent of people have reported buying cheaper, lower quality food since the economic crisis began. Italians are also buying less food overall, according to data from the national statistics agency. While Italians are buying less food, [...]
Changes to the world’s climate is having an effect on the health of millions of people around the globe. The World Health Organisation has published an Atlas of health and climate in conjunction with the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). Cyclones, floods and droughts affect the health of millions of people every year. Climate variability and extreme [...]
According to experts, almost a third of European city dwellers are exposed to excessive concentrations of airborne particulate matter (PM). PM is especially dangerous to human health as it affects the sensitive areas of the respiratory tract. The EU has made progress over the past decades in reducing the levels of harmful air pollutants. However, a [...]
Scientists have found that people with a high socioeconomic status have better health than those with a lower socioeconomic standing. Factors such as having a high level of education and a job, also help protect against chronic diseases. The region you live in also plays a part. Those areas with a high per capita income [...]
2012 is the European Year for Active Ageing. Part of its objective is to promote healthy aging by actively contributing to your local environment. A survey of over 7,500 European workers by Aon Consulting showed that 47% of Brits want to retire abroad, followed by 46% of Germans. Of those people who want to retire [...]
Expats who are happier living abroad are potentially healthier, according to experts. Happiness has been linked to longevity and a decreased risk of certain diseases. Researchers say expats who have the opportunity to socialise are better able to adjust. If you combine socialising with doing something you love do you hold the key to happiness [...]
A quarter of Canadians between ages 31-50 eat too much fattening food, according to a recent study from Concordia University. Unusually, this study wasn’t put out by doctors. No, this one came from economists. They looked at data from the Canadian National Population Health Survey to examine how eating habits impact obesity rates.
Significant measles outbreaks have been reported on three continents so far in 2011. The World Health Organization (WHO) now has a summary available on its website, broken down by geographic area. Europe: As of Septmber 20th, 26,000 cases of measles had been reported in 40 of 53 WHO European region member states. 14,000 of these [...]
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