This is where obesity places the biggest burden on healthcare

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johnny Wood, Senior Writer, Formative Content The planet’s population is growing rapidly – both in number and, in many places, size. Rising obesity levels place a heavy burden on healthcare provisions, leaving some countries facing an increasingly hefty bill, […]

This is why obesity is classified as a type of malnutrition

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Briony Harris, Senior Writer, Formative Content The word ‘malnutrition’ conjures up images of painfully thin children with protruding ribs and swollen bellies. And many children – especially in war-torn countries such as Yemen – are living on the brink […]

5 things you probably didn’t know about global health

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Charlotte Edmond, Formative Content “The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don’t want, drink what you don’t like, and do what you’d druther not.” If only the answer to the world’s health concerns […]

Removing sweets from supermarket checkouts could help fight obesity

This article is brought to you thanks to the collaboration of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Sean Fleming, Senior Writer, Formative Content When it comes to helping people make healthier snacktime choices, tackling impulsivity might be the best place to start. Research in the UK has found that the simple act of removing sugary snacks […]

Inaction on obesity stands in the way of sustainable development

This article is brought to you thanks to the strategic cooperation of The European Sting with the World Economic Forum. Author: Johanna Ralston, CEO , World Obesity Federation, Sir Trevor Hassell, President, Healthy Caribbean Coalition, Vanessa Candeias, Head of Global Health and Healthcare System Initiative, World Economic Forum, Lars Fruergaard Jorgensen, President and Chief Executive Officer, Novo Nordisk A/S […]

Obese people more likely to smoke, says new gene research: WHO

This article is brought to you in association with the United Nations. 16 May 2018 New research indicates that people who are genetically prone to being overweight have a higher risk of taking up smoking – and they are likely to smoke more than average — UN scientists said on Wednesday. According to Dr. Paul […]