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- Diez anos del Movimiento de Universidades Promotoras de la Salud en Iberoamerica y la contribucion de la Red Iberoamericana de Universidades Promotoras de la Salud (RIUPS)Las universidades de Iberoamérica han desarrollado importantes acciones para el fortalecimiento de la promoción de la salud en la región. Las acciones universitarias incluyen: la capacitación profesional especializada, el desarrollo de actividades de investigación, el desarrollo de publicaciones, el apoyo a las redes académicas-profesionales, el desarrollo de eventos científicos y profesionales, la incorporación en las […]
- Social capital and health: implication for health promotion by lay citizens in JapanA non-profit organization was formed in 2009 by lay citizens of Nagahama, Japan in response to a community-based genome-epidemiologic study, the ‘Nagahama Zero(0)-ji Prevention Cohort Project (N0PCP)’. This organization aims to promote health by taking advantage of citizens’ social networks. The Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion affirms the importance of creating supportive environments and coordinating […]
- Exploring the potential for internet-based interventions for treatment of overweight and obesity in college studentsObjective: To assess the use of internet-enabled technology for seeking health information and resources in overweight/obese college students. Participants: College students (N = 706) in Vancouver, Canada surveyed in April 2012. Methods: An online survey assessed socio-demographics, health behaviors, and use of internet-enabled technology. Results: Eating habits, dieting and/or exercising to lose weight, and weight […]
- WHO statement on the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformationsThe first meeting of the Emergency Committee (EC) convened by the Director-General under the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) regarding clusters of microcephaly cases and other neurological disorders in some areas affected by Zika virus was held by teleconference on 1 February 2016, from 13:10 to 16:55 Central European Time. The WHO Secretariat briefed […]
- WHO Director-General summarizes the outcome of the Emergency Committee regarding clusters of microcephaly and Guillain-Barré syndromeI convened an Emergency Committee, under the International Health Regulations, to gather advice on the severity of the health threat associated with the continuing spread of Zika virus disease in Latin America and the Caribbean. The Committee met today by teleconference. In assessing the level of threat, the 18 experts and advisers looked in particular […]
- Films showing smoking scenes should be rated to protect children from tobacco addictionWHO is calling on governments to rate movies that portray tobacco use in a bid to prevent children and adolescents from starting to smoke cigarettes and use other forms of tobacco. Movies showing use of tobacco products have enticed millions of young people worldwide to start smoking, according to the new WHO "Smoke-free movies: from […]
- WHO statement on the first meeting of the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR 2005) Emergency Committee on Zika virus and observed increase in neurological disorders and neonatal malformations