A live bariatric surgery has been successfully completed at Zulekha Hospital Sharjah as part of the healthcare group’s ongoing efforts to increase awareness of obesity, enhance patient safety and help educate fellow surgeons and healthcare
Urgent action is required to limit the global fallout from rising obesity levels, according to a report published today by Aetna International, one of the world’s leading health insurance providers.
Aetna International combi
Regional leaders, organisations and poeple must combine science and compassion in tackling obesity in the Middle East, said HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, chairperson of Dubai Healthcare City Authority.
They must unite in movi
Encouraging people to eat a low-fat diet is making Britain's weight problem worse, not better, and it is having a disastrous impact on health, two anti-obesity campaign groups said on Monday.
In a report questioned by other he
The number of adults with diabetes has quadrupled worldwide in under four decades to 422 million, and the condition is fast becoming a major problem in poorer countries, a World Health Organization study showed.
In one of the larg
Bahrain’s obesity rate could be trimmed down by as much as 30 per cent if more people opted for robotic weight-loss surgery, according to a visiting expert. Surgical gastroenterologist and bariatric surgeon Dr Prasad Krishnan said the pr
Almost one-third of Bahraini teenagers are overweight or obese, according to the latest official figures. Sedentary lifestyles and bad dietary habits are to blame for the startling statistic, which 10 years ago stood at 24 per cent, Health Min
Obesity is rising alarmingly among Bahrain’s young generation. According to recent field studies, 16.3 per cent of children and teenagers are overweight, while 6.6 per cent suffer from obesity, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (G
About 41.4 per cent of girls between the age of 15-18 and 60.4 per cent of boys of the same age were classified as obese or overweight in Kuwait in a report, making obesity a growing health concern for children.
A team of consulta
Despite a drop in the number of people facing starvation, nearly one in three of the world's population are malnourished, even as obesity spreads around the globe, an international food security think-tank said on Tuesday.