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Healthy Eating and Active Living
This page provides an organized listing of everything on the PAHO web falling under the topic of Healthy Eating and Active Living, encompassing such topics as nutrition (for persons over two years of age), healthy eating habits, diet and physical activity, obesity, exercise, active lifestyles, etc.(30/Jul/2008)
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Nutrition
This panoramic page provides an organized listing of all PAHO materials in the area of nutrition, using a broad range of coherent specific subcategories.(6/Jul/2006)
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Adolescent Health
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on the health of adolescents and youth. The documents are organized according to the following categories: surveillance, prevention and control, PAHO activities, Other PAHO Materials, and General Information/Links. It also contains a listing of featured items for all categories with the most important documents from each, and a customized sidebar with links to network and related information and key items.(30/Apr/2004)
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World Report on Violence and Health
Violence is a major public health problem worldwide, causing millions of deaths each year and permanent disabilities among survivors. Among people ages 15-44, it accounts for 14% of all male and 7% of all female deaths worldwide. This Report examines a broad spectrum of violence including child abuse and neglect by caregivers, youth violence, violence by intimate partners, sexual violence, elder abuse, suicide, and collective violence. Its objectives are to describe the magnitude and impact of violence and key risk factors; summarize the types of intervention and policy responses and their effectiveness; and make recommendations local, national, and international action. Its goals are to raise awareness about the problem of violence and make the case that violence is preventable, highlighting the crucial role public health has to play in addressing its causes and consequences.(3/Oct/2002)
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Injuries: Intentional (Violence)
This page offers the user a panoramic view of all PAHO materials on intentional injuries (violence), organized according to the following categories: surveillance, prevention and control, PAHO activities, Other PAHO Materials, and General Information/Links. It also contains a listing of featured items for all categories with the most important documents from each, and a side bar with links to frequently requested items and announcements of upcoming events and/or new books.(27/May/2002)
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Reducing Violence in Selected Central American Countries: A Technical-Cooperation Initiative--Executive Summary
The PAHO Program on Non-Communicable Diseases is proposing a group of three collaborative projects directed at reducing violence in selected countries of Central America. These projects are aimed at applying interventions that confront problems identified both by experts and the communities, such as (1)the fragmentary and incomplete attention that hospitals offer to victims of violence; (2) the appearance of juvenile gang violence and the anxiety that such gangs engender; and (3) the lack of social support networks to boys and girls who suffer abuse.(11/Jan/2002)
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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2001
World No Tobacco Day is celebrated across the world with media campaigns and other activities. PAHO's message this year is "Tobacco Smoke Harms us all. Let's Clear the Air"(30/May/2001)
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World No Tobacco Day, 31 May 2000
Quit the Dependency: Tobacco Costs Too Much - World No Tobacco Day 2000. In 1989, the World Health Assembly created World No Tobacco Day (WNTD), May 31, to encourage smokers to give up smoking and to raise public awareness about the health impact of tobacco. Global themes for WNTD have included tobacco-free workplaces, the media and tobacco, and growing up without tobacco. WNTD is celebrated across the world with media campaigns and other activities.(31/May/2000)
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World No Tobacco Day 2000 - Backgrounder 1/5: Tobacco in the Americas
According to available data in North America and Latin America, between 1996 and 1999 tobacco prevalence in the population ranged from a high of approximately 40% in Argentina and Chile, to a low of 22% in Peru. In some urban areas, more than half of young people smoke.(15/May/2000)
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World No Tobacco Day 2000—Backgrounder 2/5: Health Risks of Tobacco Use
In developing countries, many smokers are unaware of the risks of tobacco use. Even in developed countries, smokers and the population in general are unaware of many of the risks of smoking.(14/May/2000)
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World No Tobacco Day 2000—Backgrounder 4/5: New Findings on the Health and Economic Impact of Tobacco Control Policies
There is good justification for governments to intervene to reduce tobacco use. Policies aimed at reducing demand for tobacco products are effective in reducing tobacco use. Tobacco control policies do not harm the economy.(12/May/2000)
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