New guidelines from the World Health Organization (WHO) recommend that adults and children reduce their daily intake of "free sugars" to less than 10% of total calories. A further reduction to below 5%—or roughly 6 teaspoons per day in a typical 2,000-calorie diet—would provide additional health benefits, the guidelines say.
To raise awareness about the impact of congenital anomalies, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) has joined with 11 other leading global health organizations to commemorate the first World Birth Defects Day this 3 March.To raise awareness and spur action, PAHO/WHO and 11 global health organizations are promoting the first World Birth Defects Day on 3 March.
Despite fierce opposition from the tobacco industry, a number of countries in the Americas have made major progress in implementing the Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC). This week marks a decade since the agreement took effect as the world's first international health treaty.