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Six reasons why a healthy environment should be a human right

5. Pollution is threatening billions worldwide. Photo: UNEP / Duncan Moore Many health issues spring from pollution and the idea that waste can be thrown “away” when, in fact, much of it remains in ecosystems, affecting both environmental and human health. Water contaminated by waste, untreated sewage, agricultural runoff and industrial discharge puts 1.8 billion…

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World Health Day 2023: All you need to know

While all of us have read this common phrase ‘Health is wealth’ in childhood, we tend to ignore our health due to our busy lifestyle. The World Health Organization observes ‘World Health Day’ every year on April 7 across the globe to remind people that health is the biggest asset. This special day is observed…

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Daily Dose – Living a Full, Healthy Life with HIV

Healthcare providers have good news to share about human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) – about daily medication that can reduce the virus to almost undetectable levels and about the high quality of life that people with HIV can have. All of that good news, however, relies on patients getting tested and getting care. For this reason,…

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Mediterranean lifestyle, not just diet, may greatly improve health

(vgajic/E+ via Getty Images) Lea en español Much is known about the heart-health benefits of adopting a Mediterranean-style diet, with its heavy focus on whole grains, fruits, vegetables, fish and healthy oils. But what about the rest of the Mediterranean lifestyle? Short of lounging on the beaches of southern Italy or an island in Greece,…

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Decoding keys to a healthy life — Harvard Gazette

For 74 years, one of the longest-running studies of normal adult development has been examining not disease and illness, but what may be life’s magic question: How can you live long and happily? The answers that have emerged — and are still emerging — are both surprising and obvious. Having a difficult childhood, for example,…

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To grow up healthy, children need to sit less and play more

Children under five must spend less time sitting watching screens, or be restrained in prams and seats, get better quality sleep and have more time for active play if they are to grow up healthy, according to new guidelines issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) . “Achieving health for all means doing what is…

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People live longer and healthier lives but COVID-19 threatens to throw progress off track

All over the world, the COVID-19 pandemic is causing significant loss of life, disrupting livelihoods, and threatening the recent advances in health and progress towards global development goals highlighted in the 2020 World Health Statistics published by the World Health Organization (WHO) today . “The good news is that people around the world are living…

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WHO Africa sees 10-year growth in healthy life expectancy

ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — Africa recorded a ten-year growth in its healthy life expectancy from 2000 to 2019, the World Health Organization Africa office said Thursday, exceeding the global average and progress seen in any other region over the same period. The healthy life expectancy in the region “rose by almost ten years to stand…

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How Parks and Green Spaces Can Improve Your Health

Parks and green spaces provide a variety of health benefits by promoting physical activity, connection to nature and opportunities for community engagement. Nature-based programs can even be prescribed by health care providers as part of alternative, cost-effective treatment plans. In a paper recently published in the North Carolina Medical Journal, Lincoln Larson and Aaron Hipp,…