Posts Tagged ‘children’

‘Fresh Start Wales’

Monday, February 6th, 2012

BMA Cymru Wales fully supports the new Welsh Government’s new campaign in calling for parents and carers not to smoke in vehicles while children are present. While some may see it as the Welsh Government encroaching on their individual space, we should all consider the individual space of children. Often completely dependent on their parents, [...]

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Welsh Health Survey Published

Thursday, September 16th, 2010

The latest survey results have been published and make for depressing reading.   The survey tells us that 34% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese, including 19% obese. Compare this to last year, where the survey reported 33% of children were estimated to be overweight or obese, including 16% obese, and we [...]

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The Welsh Health Survey

Thursday, May 27th, 2010

The new Welsh Health survey data makes for worrying reading. There has been a rise in the number of children classified as overweight or obese. These soaring rates in obesity over recent years has lead to an increase in childhood type II diabetes and will lead to more future cases of heart disease, osteoarthritis and [...]

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BMA Cymru Wales supports the call for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children

Wednesday, March 24th, 2010

You may have read this article in the news today. BMA Cymru Wales fully supports the call for a ban on smoking in cars carrying children. Anything that can be done to reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke and ill-health as a result of smoking must be given serious consideration. Exposure of non-smokers to second [...]

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Less talk, more action!

Friday, November 27th, 2009

First Minister Rhodri Morgan, has voiced his fears for a “toxic generation” of children who play computer games and eat junk food. I share his concerns, and fear that we are in danger of raising a generation of children burdened with long term chronic health conditions. Soaring rates in obesity have lead to an increase [...]

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Childhood obesity – prevention is better than cure

Thursday, August 27th, 2009

I fully support this article by Sustrans Cymru. To maintain good health and keep obesity at bay and other serious illnesses in later life, it is recommended that children have at least 60 minutes of moderate exercise every day, such as brisk walking, running, or cycling. But, research suggests that currently only around half of [...]

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Study highlights the need for greater awareness surrounding obesity

Wednesday, November 26th, 2008

Nearly three quarters of Welsh children don’t realise a eating mainly junk food, could lead to potentially fatal conditions like diabetes and heart disease. This is the startling finding of study by the British Heart Foundation. Apparently, children think the worst health effects of eating junk food are merely putting on weight and rotten teeth. [...]

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