For a long time period childhood obesity has been a problem in the U.S. Now, the latest study from the RWJF (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation) disclosed the current state-by-state dissimilarities and how severe and complicated the situation has become.
The research’s summary was published lately and showed that the national obesity rate for kids aged from 10 Years to 17 Years was 15.8% in a combined data from 2016 and 2017, which was found 16.1% in 2016. Jamie Bussel–Senior Program Officer–at the RWJF reported that the childhood obesity persists to be a public health crisis in this country, a critical challenge, and one condition that has several financial and health impacts. She further added that around 1 in 3 children nationally suffers from obesity or overweight and the new data is a genuine stark reminder of that truth. The data should really recommend all to consider the kind of changes that need to be modified, which will aid all kids to develop up a healthy weight. Obesity means having in excess of body fat that can raise the risk of cardiac diseases, stroke, diabetes, arthritis, and even several cancers. In the U.S., the number of children and youngsters are affected by obesity had increased three times since the 1970s, according to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In the U.K., obesity is an ordinary issue and predicted to affect 1 in every 5 children aged from 10 Years to 11 Years.
Recently, the CDC warned some pregnant women from going to Japan during the rubella outbreak. The agency cautioned unvaccinated expecting women against reported rubella widespread in Japan. In the current week, the CDC elevated its rubella alert level to 2 on a 3-level scale, announcing travelers should “put into practice enhanced precautions.” As of October 7, 2018, there were 1,103 reported cases of rubella, as per to Japan’s NIID (National Institute of Infection Diseases). Since 2012, all the U.S. patients infected with rubella while they were traveling, according to the CDC.