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Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

More than half of parents underestimated their children’s classification as overweight or obese—children themselves and health professionals also share this misperception, according to new research being presented at this year’s European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Glasgow, UK (28 April-1 May).

Children, their parents, and health professionals often underestimate children’s higher weight status2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

European experts sound alarm as mosquito and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13–16 April) shows that the geographical range of vector-borne diseases such as chikungunya, dengue fever, leishmaniasis, and tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is expanding rapidly.

European experts sound alarm as mosquito and tick-borne diseases set to flourish in warmer climate2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Mode of delivery alters infants’ gut microbiota and this may impact respiratory health in first year of life

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

New research being presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, the Netherlands (13–16 April), suggests that mode of delivery influences the development of the microbial composition of the gut (i.e. the gut microbiota) in infants, independently of a mother’s use of antibiotics.

Mode of delivery alters infants’ gut microbiota and this may impact respiratory health in first year of life2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Privacy curtains used in healthcare worldwide are a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria transmission to patients

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

New research presented at this year’s European Congress of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (ECCMID) in Amsterdam, Netherlands (13-16 April) shows that contamination of privacy curtains with multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) is a common problem and could be a source of disease transmission to patients.

Privacy curtains used in healthcare worldwide are a potential source of drug-resistant bacteria transmission to patients2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Domestic refrigerators may pose risk to insulin quality

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

New research being presented at this year’s European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD) Annual Meeting in Berlin, Germany (1–5 October), suggests that insulin is often stored at the wrong temperature in patients’ fridges at home, which could affect its potency.

Domestic refrigerators may pose risk to insulin quality2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Being overweight or obese may put adults with diabetes at greater risk of dying from cancer than their diabetes-free counterparts, particularly for obesity-related cancers such as those arising from the bowel, kidney, and pancreas in men and women, and from the breast and endometrium (lining of the uterus) in women.

Study finds people with type 2 diabetes at higher risk of death from both obesity-related and non-obesity related cancers2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Either too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes in children aged 7 years

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

New research published in Diabetologia (the journal of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes [EASD]) shows that if a woman gains either too much or too little weight during pregnancy, there are adverse effects in children at 7 years of age.

Either too much or too little weight gain during pregnancy is associated with adverse outcomes in children aged 7 years2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Experts call for all children worldwide to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth

2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00

Experts at this week's Global Hepatitis Summit in Toronto, Canada (June 14-17) are calling for all children globally to receive the hepatitis B vaccination at birth, as recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO)*.

Experts call for all children worldwide to receive hepatitis B vaccination at birth2019-06-05T16:00:35+01:00
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