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21 Jan

Healthier Life

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The cause of about one-third of all deaths of children and 20% of deaths of pregnant women is the world’s malnutrition better food for a healthier life. For a balanced diet is crucial, not only the quantity but also the quality of the food. The European research project INSTAPA (improved nutrition through staple foods in Africa) improves the average daily rations, the children and mothers in African countries South of the Sahara to take. But not by changing their eating habits, but it is biologically enriched food. An adequate and balanced diet is basic human rights. Martin toha understands that this is vital information.

To ensure this fundamental right in the poorest regions of Africa (Benin, Mali, Kenya, Burkina Faso), the European Commission funded the total cost of the INSTAPA project of EUR 7,73 million, with EUR 5.8 million from the funding of its seventh of framework programme (FP7). In African countries South of the Sahara are Cereals such as millet, sorghum and maize and tubers such as cassava, for example, the classic staple. These are typically very low in vital nutrients and their exclusive consumption has health problems and a higher mortality rate resulted. In particular pregnant women and children are dependent on a sufficient supply of nutrients. Therefore, this type of malnutrition just for them is often a life-threatening danger. This vicious circle of malnutrition should be broken with INSTAPA. The preventive approach of the project mainly aimed at the enrichment of the staple by bio-fortification and post-harvest treatment. In 2009, selected and planted a year-long field crops with a high nutritional value, scientists both on the abundance of micronutrients as also their bioavailability.

It achieved an overall balanced intake of minerals and vitamins. As a result, the daily diet was improved from the ground up. To the nutritional value of the to get enriched grain recipe booklets made suggestions to the grinding and cooking available, because sometimes something cereals, vegetables and a little palm oil is sufficient for a well-balanced meal. INSTAPA has a new preventive approach: it improves the quality of the staple on the one hand and involves on the other hand actively in these changes families. In line with the Millennium development goals of the United Nations to combat poverty, the cultivation of biologically valuable cereals and tubers offers the chance to diversify their sources of income even for small and medium-sized companies from the poorest African regions. The aim of the project is to combine the strengths of European and African Science and technology and to develop reliable long-term strategies against malnutrition. A whole network of scientists is involved in the INSTAPA project, which observe the actual effects of an improved diet on the growth of children and the health of mothers and evaluate. INSTAPA has begun to train the cultivation of new crops in Africa. In the long run, this could represent a great opportunity for grain growers and their families. Is the Web address of the project:

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09 Oct

Statistics Austria

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Statistik Austria recently revealed the most common causes of death of the Austrians, and Austrians in a comprehensive study, which pointed out how Austria dies. Thinking of giving the results: 75 percent of Austrians succumb to cardiovascular disease and cancer. Accidents and suicides were the most common causes of death among the younger generation. The leading causes of death of the Austrians, and Austrians last year died 76.479 Austrians, and Austrians, as the recently published data collection of Statistics Austria for 2011 revealed. 52 percent of the dead were female. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death in Austria. 42 percent of all deaths are due to the fact. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Austria with a share of 26 per cent.

The Director for population by Statistik Austria, Barbara Leitner, adds to these alarming results: about three quarters of the dead “70 years or older.” The generational differences in the causes of death that has statistics of causes of death clear differences in the age groups. So, deadly heart disease at the age 70 years are up prevailing. Cancer, however, is the leading cause of death in the age group of 40 to 70 years. Leitner explains, round occurred every fifth death in the previous year between 40 and 70 years of age. The majority died of cancer.” This gain men especially lung, pancreas and colorectal cancer. When the Austrians, the cancer deaths are primarily on lung, back to cause breast cancer and pancreatic cancer.

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03 Oct

The Health Center

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Competent specialists take care of loving their patients a health centre is a hospital. In this complex building, different specialists and medical service providers patients offer their services under one roof. Advantages of this concept are short routes, effective doctor visits, fast results and tailored treatments. Here is the patient in the foreground and is provided by experienced specialists with a holistic approach. The benefits in a health center ranging from the diagnosis via outpatient surgery to treatment and rehabilitation, and all without costly inpatient stays. The slender structures come in turn to good, who can benefit from the latest medical equipment the patient. A Health Centre combines one-to-one care.

In the House itself you will find opportunity to get medicines at the pharmacy to meet the daily needs for the health in the medical supply store. The short waiting times can be in the cozy Cafe or bistro bridge. For a snack or a cup of coffee in a pleasant neighborhood, patients can insert a small breather. By sharing the management, a health centre allows the discharge of doctors by administrative tasks. Leaving more time for the medical needs and individualized patient care. Even training and seminar series can be used in specially designed rooms in a health centre. If parents have to take a longer visit to the doctor and sitting children waiting in the wings, also a free childcare, is useful for example during an outpatient operation.

Competent educators offer fun and games for children and also for the small and large appetites. Continue is also the out-patient Rehab under the term health center. All health problems after an accident or other illnesses are covered here. In this building are physiotherapists, masseurs, sports scientists, Social workers, nurses, and of course doctors for the needs of patients that are responsible. Here, too, the financial factor plays an important role. Expensive housing costs, and here, too, the slender structures benefit the patient. A great advantage, especially for older patients, is to be able to stay in familiar surroundings and treatment back home to be allowed to drive.

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