The study carried out by APCOI in collaboration with ISAMB analyzed a sample of 12.764 students from all the Portuguese districts who participated in the project “Heróis da Fruta” in 2017-2018, concluding that 32% of children between 2 and 10 years old are overweight, from which 14,6% are obese.
Three out of four Portuguese children between the ages of two and 10 eat less than five servings of fruit and vegetables per day, failing to comply with World Health Organization (WHO) recommendations, according to a study released on Thursday.
A study was carried out by researchers from APCOI and ISAMB observed differences between the different districts and regions in Portugal regarding the daily intake of fruit and vegetables.
In less than two months starts the 13th Postgraduate Course in Infectious Diseases, which runs from 1 October this year to 28 January 2019 at the GlaxoSmithKline Auditorium in Algés. Training is supported by ViiV Healthcare.
Nearly half of the critical patients with hepatitis C still do not have access to the innovative drug, whose success rate is over 90%, after declarations by the Minister of Health assuring that by the end of the year they would do the treatment.
Roberto Bertollini, chief scientist at WHO Europe, will attend the event “Health and environment, an unfinished agenda: challenges for research and action in the 21st century” held by ISAMB.
Francisco Antunes, coordinator at the Lisbon Institute of Environmental Health in the area of Infectious Diseases, defend that patients with hepatitis C should be treated by “multidisciplinary teams in centers of excellence”.