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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.
National Day of the child with cancer.
The disease in children is a difficult and harsh reality that continues to put the willies. On 21 December is National Day in Spain over the child with cancer, a disease that today affects 14 of every 100,000 children in our country.
National Day of the child with cancer
Although overall prognosis depends on the type of cancer you have a child, has a survival rate reaching 70%.
The most common tumors occurring in children are those that affect the central nervous system, CNS lymphoma “non-Hodgkin” Hodgkin’s lymphoma and Wilms’ tumor.
For this disease affect a very specific type of population, critical care is even more special because, obviously, its discovery is a major trauma for both parents and children.
In addition to care for oneself, one must provide the family of the patient information, support and assistance to try to keep well, welfare. Furthermore, this disease occur in children, we must ensure their maturational development and education.
In Spain there are several avocaciones of parents of children with this disease. At national level, the Spanish Federation of parents of children with cancer, and regional, others like ADANO in Navarre, Asturias or ANDEX GALBAN in Andalusia.
The childhood cancer occurs in a time course of the person who joins the biological growth and training, which involves added complexity health care.
In general, although the survival rate is quite high, it is true that today the disease, cancer is the leading cause of mortality in the age group from 0 to14 years.
Nutrition in Spanish children is a big problem that is undergoing in the country. Childhood obesity in Spain is growing and that is what most concerns the authorities. The president of the Food Safety Agency (AESAN), Roberto Sabrido said this in the Congress of Deputies. The agency referred to a study on childhood obesity epidemic in our country. It involves more than 7,500 children which range from six to ten years. The obesity rate is 27.6 percent for all children under 18. This information was announced in the above study, which stipulates that the digit will reach more than 30 percent.
The grounds are referred often see an increase of at least three percentage points over the data refers. In the coming autumn will see the light of this study and will be the first to be conducted with real data from the population of the country, in terms of height, age and weight. All reports had been made earlier had been only opinion polls.
Beyond the borders more resonant face circulated by media worldwide, was the Zhihao Lu, the Chinese child who surprised everyone by their obesity. His parents live in Foshan, and the story was reported by all the media in that country. The weight of this small is 62 kilos, when only four years old. Also, just a little over a meter tall. Since the birth of this boy his appetite was increasing very significantly and very frightening for doctors.
Childhood deafness is not easily detected depending on the child’s age. But consider that when earlier you can come to the knowledge of this problem can be solved with much greater efficiency, through a treatment that is of good quality. In this article we specify all the ways to detect this problem.
When children are between 12 and 18 months there are different methods. The first to mention is that normal words do not say they would have to say very often. These are mom and dad. If the baby is slowed learning of words can be for a clear problem of childhood deafness.
In addition, you can identify the conflict if he is appointed a drawing, a body part or object and not the same points, but we stare. This shows clearly that captures that something is being said, but does not hear clearly what is being asked. Also, do not appoint any item or person that is familiar, and you see it constantly.
Then, when they are between 18 and 24 months, there are other issues which may be taken into account. One of them is not interested in stories, or do not pay attention to them. This is not normal, because children always have a special liking for all stories. If you do not pay attention to them, is because there is a problem behind can be no doubt that childhood deafness.
Finally, a conflict that could leave the hearing evidence is that the child does not have the ability to articulate a simple sentence of only a few words.
Surprisingly, however, were more likely than children who did not need much to consume these supplements, for example, white children from families with higher incomes, more food security, better nutrition and more levels of activity. The 47 percent of those children (who were also less likely to be obese) were taking vitamins, compared with 28 percent of those in disadvantaged situations.
The team found that the cost seems to be the biggest obstacle for lower income households to add supplements to the diet of their children. “One thing we thought was responsible for this was the possibility that parental income and education could overcome other factors,” said Shaikh.
Furthermore, in fact, the data showed that 22 percent of children living in homes located under the federal poverty level, using vitamins, compared with 43 percent of households living above the line.
The 38 percent of children living in households not using food stamps used vitamins, compared with 18 percent of the youngsters from households where there were no more government aid.