Indonesia, WHO ink agreement on health program cooperation

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Indonesia’s Ministry of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO) have signed the Grant Agreement and Joint Work Plan WHO Biennium 2024-2025, with the aim of supporting the implementation of various health programs.

In Jakarta on Wednesday (February 7), the Health Ministry’s Secretary General Kunta Wibawa Dasa Nugraha and WHO Indonesia’s representative Dr. N. Paranietharan inked the agreement that continues a similar agreement reached for the 2023-2024 period.

“This agreement does not merely sustain solid partnership between the two parties but also pushes us to collaborate to implement the WHO General Programme of Work and National Medium Term Development Plan 2020-2024,” Dasa noted in a statement received from the ministry here on Thursday.

He also stated that the agreement was reached to support Indonesia’s strategic health activities, with the end goal of implementing the ministry’s pillars of health transformation with a sound level of accountability.

The secretary

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Inside King Charles’s very healthy lifestyle as he battles shock cancer diagnosis | Royal | News

Back in 2020, Clarence House famously revealed one of the King’s favourite brunch recipes, which was cheesy baked eggs.

Posting a picture of the eggs to Instagram at the time, Clarence House wrote: “The Prince has also shared one of his favourite recipes, Cheesy Baked Eggs, which can be made by using any number of our great British cheeses.”

He is keen on nuts and seeds in the morning, along with a cup of tea, according to royal journalist, Tina Brown’s book “The Palace Papers”.

The King is also known to moderate his meat and dairy intake on certain days as well as “skip lunch” due to his busy schedule.

The monarch’s eating pattern was revealed in 2018 when Clarence House released a list of 70 facts to mark the then-Prince Charles’s 70th birthday. Number 20 on the list is that “The Prince does not eat lunch“.

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Healthier Lifestyle Linked to Lower Risk for Cancer Death


Cancer survivors who adhere to a healthy lifestyle, which includes never smoking, light alcohol intake, sufficient physical activity, a healthy diet, and an optimal body mass index (BMI), may lower their risk for cancer-related and all-cause mortality.


  • Cancer survivors often face long-term health problems and reduced quality of life. While modifiable risk factors can affect cancer survival, the specific influence of adopting a healthy lifestyle on overall cancer survival is still uncertain.
  • Researchers in this study examined five lifestyle factors (BMI, cigarette smoking, alcohol drinking, diet, and physical activity) in 37,095 cancer survivors from the United States, the United Kingdom, and China.
  • A total of 18,990 cancer survivors reported never smoking, 14,768 reported light alcohol consumption, 17,260 reported a healthy diet, 18,141 reported adequate physical activity, and 14,739 reported an optimal BMI.
  • Healthy lifestyle scores were created by summing these factors, ranging from 0 to 5, with
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Stress and Breast Health: Doctor Unveils the Connection

Stress and Breast Health: Doctor Unveils the Connection

Psychological stress and the way we respond to it affects our health in a myriad of ways. Protracted exposure to stress can cause changes in the body’s equilibrium and put the body at risk for many health concerns like heart disease, digestive issues, blood pressure changes, headaches, sleep disturbances, difficulty in concentration, depression, and even an increased risk of contracting viral infections. One of the lesser-known effects of stress is on breast health that needs awareness. In this article, Dr Karishma Kirti, Consultant Breast Specialist and Oncoplastic Surgeon shares the connection between stress and breast health.

In this rat race of the modern world, we face stress almost every day, at times due to daily events like concerns at work, relationships, or finances and sometimes additional stressors add to it, like a bereavement or other sudden adversities. In response to external stressors, the body releases stress hormones like epinephrine and

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Active and Healthy Lifestyle May Help Offset Cognitive Decline

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A study looks at how a healthy and active lifestyle can impact cognitive decline. Justin Paget/Getty Images
  • A new study finds being active can help offset signs of cognitive decline.
  • A new study found being physically active, eating well, and avoiding smoking and alcohol can all help slow mental decline.
  • Even people diagnosed with dementia had less decline by taking on these healthy habits.

It’s well known that a healthy lifestyle can have a tremendous impact on our physical and mental health, and new research shows it may keep our brains sharper as we age, too.

The study, published in JAMA Neurology February 5, found that healthy lifestyle choices — being physically active, eating well, avoiding smoking and limiting alcohol consumption — may slow cognitive decline, even in people with neuropathologies like dementia.

More research is needed to understand why lifestyle factors have this impact, but

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Healthy Lifestyle Linked to Better Cognition in Later Life

Leading a healthy lifestyle, including regular exercise, eating fruits and vegetables, and minimal alcohol consumption, is associated with better cognitive function in older adults, new research showed.

The study, which combined longitudinal and cohort data with postmortem brain pathology reports, found that the association held even in those with Alzheimer’s disease (AD) pathology, suggesting that lifestyle factors may provide cognitive reserve and improve cognitive abilities in older age.

“While we must use caution in interpreting our findings, in part due to its cross-sectional design, these results support the role of lifestyle in providing cognitive reserve to maintain cognitive function in older adults despite the accumulation of common dementia-related brain pathologies,” Klodian Dhana, MD, of the Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, and colleagues wrote.

The study was published online on February 5 in JAMA Neurology.

Better Cognition

The study included 586 participants (71% female) who were followed from

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Politics, mental health, and making the important changes in life

Limerick Post reporter Alan Jacques hit the pavements of Limerick City for a long run and a frank chat with Labour Party councillor Conor Sheehan. Photos: Alan Jacques.

AFTER turning 50 a couple of years ago, a good friend of mine pointed out that I now find myself in “sniper alley” and could be picked off at any time. A cheery thought indeed.

Around that time, my GP informed me that my cholesterol was fairly high and suggested I should consider taking up running for exercise.

I did and within a week I was hooked. Honestly, it was the benefits it made to my mental health that really spurred me on. I felt more relaxed, less stressed, and I found running a great way to let off some steam after a busy day. I felt more at ease in myself after it and happier too.

As far as the running

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Caustic feedback, serious injuries and the quiet mental health suffering of horse racing jockeys (copy) |

BALTIMORE (AP) — Eurico Rosa da Silva was in a dark place.

On the track, the jockey in his early 30s was winning races and making money. At home, he was fighting suicidal thoughts every day.

“I got to the point where I have no more choice but to go for help,” he recalled recently. “I went because if I have no choice, I would kill myself.”

Da Silva got help in 2006 and rode for more than a decade before retiring. He’s one of the lucky ones.

Earlier this year, horse racing was stunned by the suicides less than six weeks apart of two young jockeys, 23-year-old Avery Whisman and 29-year-old Alex Canchari. A friend of Whisman’s, Triple Crown-winning rider Mike Smith, said he has seen similar tragedies over three decades.

“I know several riders that I knew very well committed suicide when it was all said and done,”

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Rebecca A Withey: Access for deaf people needs to be considered and valued by the holistic health field (BSL)

I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again – the holistic health field is far from being fully accessible. I mentioned this in my writing years ago and unfortunately I still feel – eight years later – that the holistic world has a lot of catching up to do when it comes to inclusivity.

Being able to pursue an holistic health hobby is a very empowering thing. It allows you to take the reins somewhat and feel in control of your wellbeing. I know of several hearing friends who swear by things like acupuncture, reflexology or energy healing to boost their overall health and they rave about its positive effects.

Online there is a wealth of free resources (especially on YouTube) that allow you to learn more about a topic or holistic activity. Yet in order to access these videos deaf people’s choices are very limited.

Occasionally, you’ll find

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