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Spain, ahead of U.S. in childhood obesity.
On health issues are, in Spain we are far behind other major countries, but unfortunately obesity in Spain is a leader. According to the latest study conducted by the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport in our country is up to 19% of obese children compared to 16% in the U.S..
Spain, ahead of U.S. childhood obesity
This is an alarming warning about the health risks and diseases that increase will bring these numbers. Joseph Benedict, head of this research, notes that 45.2% of children with more weight, 26.1% overweight and 19.1% are obese.
These children have greater health risks from small and are at higher risk of developing heart disease and diseases and metabolic disorders such as diabetes (type 2) or atherosclerosis even before becoming adults.
To try to address this public health problem that also affects the welfare of children who suffer, Professor Benito recommended physical exercise and dietary care, two key aspects that we must care for life if we want to be healthy and also save cost to the already if touched Social Security.
Educate on good nutrition and healthy habits also seem to have the key to the health of our future generations.
Probably childhood is the period in one’s life, when he or she experiences most frequently conditions of illnesses. The first who freak out and panic are the parents. Of course they love their little ones and want to keep them safe, but they have to know that the immune system is now developing and children are more exposed to infections than adults. It is simply not the child’s fault, but it is the way we are built.
One of the most common childhood illnesses is the ear infections. They are really usual for with babies and toddlers. Even if the child does not say anything you have to look for the signs. If a child is restless, crying without a reason and pulling his ear, this might be because of the infection. In babies it is a little difficult to detect it. Anyhow they will feel hot and are quite irritable.
If the ear infection comes back time after time, then you may be dealing with an otitis media. Sometimes all these fluids can build up in your child’s ear. This may affect his hearing and you really have to see a doctor to treat that. Anyhow in case of the regular ear infection you have to give him medication to relief the pain. Another measure is to try avoiding water in their ears, especially if they are having a bath of some kind. It will all go away for good from 2 to 6 weeks.