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Investigating The Impact Behavioral Factors Have On Life Expectancy
2014-07-09 08:22:22

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Eating healthy, being physically active, limiting alcohol consumption and avoiding cigarettes could add 10 years to your life, public health physicians from the University of Zurich report in what is being called the first study to ever investigate the impact of behavioral factors on life expectancy in numbers. Writing in a recent edition of the journal Preventive Medicine, lead author Eva Martin-Diener of the university’s...

2014-07-01 12:27:59

SLOUGH, England, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GBP240,0000 funds raised for Save the Children In its tenth consecutive year, RB, the leading global health and hygiene company and makers of products such as Nurofen and Dettol, have generated GBP240,000 in support of Save the Children, from the RB Charity Golf Day fundraiser event held in Wentworth, Surrey. This is the largest fundraising sum that has been raised at the annual event since it started in...

2014-06-30 12:32:28

Company Commits to Support Every Newborn Action Plan as Part of 2014 Partners' Forum FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As a global medical technology company dedicated to its purpose of "Helping all people live healthy lives," BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), is proud to announce its support for and active participation in two key events aimed at reducing these needless deaths: the 5th Birthday and Beyond Coalition event held last week in Washington...

2014-06-25 08:31:32

Building on the positive results from Phase 1, the public-private partnership outlines new strategy for Phase 2 expansion in Uganda and Zambia WASHINGTON, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Saving Mothers, Giving Life (SMGL), the United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-led public-private partnership to accelerate the reduction of maternal and newborn mortality, announced plans to more than double its geographic presence in Uganda and Zambia, with an expanded...

2014-06-25 08:31:26

BALTIMORE, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jhpiego has been chosen to lead the United States Government's flagship effort to end preventable maternal and child deaths. The Maternal and Child Survival Program, a 5-year, $500 million agreement supported by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will accelerate the rapid expansion of innovative, high-impact health approaches in 24 priority countries in order to save the lives of every woman and child in need.[1]...

2014-06-16 23:12:35

As summer begins, hundreds of Child Family Health International students will travel abroad to learn from regional health experts. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) June 16, 2014 Carla Plaza is a former teen mom from Peru who graduated last June with a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Irvine in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. As accomplished as she is, Plaza is determined to achieve even more. Two years ago, she joined Child Family Health International - CFHI,...

2014-06-12 23:09:56

MarketReportsOnline.com adds "Global IV Iron Drugs Market Report: 2014 Edition" report to its research store. Dallas, Texas (PRWEB) June 12, 2014 Intravenous (IV) treatment, in a broad sense, covers all the types of medications delivered intravenously, i.e. directly into the vein, through intravenous drip. Compared to the other routes of infusing medications, the intravenous route is the fastest way to deliver fluids and medications throughout the body. Also, this method ensures...

2014-05-30 23:11:42

Global Health Leader Dr. Elvira Beracochea of MIDEGO, Inc. will address the subject of Effective Donor-Country Partnerships at Society For International Development, Washington D.C. chapter, June 24, 2014 at 12:30 PM. Fairfax, VA (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 At the annual SIDW conference held May 20, 2014, Dr. Elvira, along with other global health experts, shared her views at a panel designed to answer the following three questions: 1.     How should the traditional...

2014-05-29 23:00:23

A report by RTI International researchers provides recommendations to address chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology. Research Triangle Park, NC (PRWEB) May 30, 2014 An important and mysterious global public health concern is unfolding around chronic kidney disease of unknown origin. In certain endemic areas in Sri Lanka, more than 15 percent of the population is at risk of developing chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu), according to Sri Lanka's Ministry of Health and...

2014-05-29 08:28:48

Global conference June 2 - 6 aims to ensure all people have the micronutrients they need for survival and best health ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's leading nutrition, food security, global health and sustainable agriculture experts and practitioners are gathering in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia next week to address micronutrient malnutrition, which affects one in three people in the world - most of them poor women and children in developing countries. Photo:...


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