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Fruit juice NOT recommended for children, particularly infants

According to a recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet. Infant nutrition According to Melvin B. Heyman,...
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HIV life expectancy ‘near normal’ because of new drugs

According to The Lancet, one of the world’s oldest and best known general medical journals, young people using the latest HIV drugs now have ‘near-normal’ life expectancy. STD Cloud The study, entitled “Survival of HIV-positive...
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Norovirus food-poisoning outbreak in Beijing ongoing

As reported by China’s official Xinhua News Agency, Beijing reported 166 cases of norovirus in the first quarter of this year, and according to local health authorities this outbreak is likely to ongoing. Outbreak in Beijing “Of...
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Vitamin B supplements could diminish toxic effects of air pollution

According to a recent American study published in the journal Scientific Reports, vitamin B supplements could significantly diminish the toxic effects of air pollution on the immune and cardiovascular systems. Vitamin B cocktails The study,...
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Smoking causes 10% of deaths worldwide; even more in China

A recent study published in The Lancet medical journal found that smoking causes one in ten deaths worldwide. The study also found that half of these smoking-related deaths occur in just four countries: China, India, Russia and the United States. Smoking:...
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Dental tourism in Thailand – “Searching for Adventure, and Dentistry”

In a series of New York Times articles published this week entitled “Searching for Adventure, and Dentistry” and “Being a Savvy Medical Tourist While Enjoying a Vacation,” one American journalist chronicled her family’s...
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Diabetes can shorten lifespan by nine years in Chinese patients

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients in China who were diagnosed with diabetes in middle age eventually lost an average nine years of life. Diabetes epidemic in China The rise...

China passes first law on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM)

On Christmas day 2016, China’s National People’s Congress Standing Committee passed the country’s first law on traditional Chinese medicine (TCM). Traditional Chinese Medicine With a history spanning more than 2,000 years, TCM...
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Sustained enjoyment of life found to correlate with mortality at older ages

According to a recently published study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), sustained enjoyment of life during middle-age may be quantitatively correlated with mortality risks at older ages. The study, entitled “Sustained enjoyment...
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WHO issues new guidance on HIV self-testing

In advance of World AIDS Day 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) has released new guidelines on HIV self-testing to improve access to and uptake of HIV diagnosis. According to a new WHO progress report lack of an HIV diagnosis is a major...