7 April – World Health Day 2016

world health day 2016

The WHO has called for global action to halt the rise in, and improve care for, people suffering with diabetes on World Health Day 2016.

A global report on diabetes shows that 422 million adults now live with diabetes, mainly in developing countries, with the number of people living with diabetes having quadrupled since 1980. Factors driving this dramatic rise include obesity, the WHO announced ahead of the day. Continue reading


10 Health Problems You Think You Have

What symptoms are you worried about?

Health Problems

Something’s off with your body— but you’re not sure quite what. Your likely first stop: The Internet.

We would encourage you to see your doctor if you suspect something is amiss with your health— after all, research shows that online symptom checkers are often wrong.

But despite some doctors warning against doing so, the fact of the matter is that we dotend to head to search engines at the first sign of a malady. We rounded up the top searched symptoms to find out the conditions we’re most curious about. Continue reading

Avoidable risk factors take an increasing toll on health worldwide


A wide range of avoidable risk factors to health – ranging from air pollution to poor diets to unsafe water – account for a growing number of deaths and a significant amount of disease burden, according to a new analysis of 79 risks in 188 countries. Continue reading

Την Παρασκευή η ημερίδα για την αντιμετώπιση του διαβήτη



Η Εθνική Σχολή Δημόσιας Υγείας και η Γνωμοδοτική Επιτροπή για το Σακχαρώδη Διαβήτη διοργανώνουν ημερίδα με θέμα «Ελληνικό Δίκτυο για την Αντιμετώπιση του Διαβήτη» την Παρασκευή 11 Απριλίου 2014, στο Αμφιθέατρο του Μουσείου της Ακρόπολης.

Continue reading

Stronger adolescents and teens have less risk of diabetes and heart disease



Adolescents with stronger muscles have a lower risk of heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study that examined the influence of muscle strength in sixth grade boys and girls.

Continue reading

Δωρεάν εξετάσεις για τον διαβήτη

dorean eksetaseis gia diaviti

Την ευκαιρία να υποβληθούν σε δωρεάν εξετάσεις και να μάθουν εάν πάσχουν από σακχαρώδη διαβήτη και δεν το γνωρίζουν ή εάν έχουν διαβήτη και είναι καλά ρυθμισμένοι, θα έχουν το Σάββατο 15 και την Κυριακή 16 Μαρτίου 2014 οι κάτοικοι του Ηρακλείου Κρήτης. Continue reading

DNA pioneer James Watson sets out radical theory for diabetes – O Τζέιμς Oυότσον ξαναχτυπά με νέα θεωρία για το διαβήτη

Scientist in race row

Not satisfied with his work that unravelled the double helix structure of DNA and landed him a share of a Nobel prize half a century ago, James Watson has come up with a radical theory for diabetes, dementia, heart disease and cancer. Continue reading