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One third of global population overweight or obese according to new study

More than 2 billion people around the world are either overweight or obese, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. This figure means that nearly one third of the global population suffer from excess weight,...
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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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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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Study finds pregnancy multivitamins ‘are a waste of money’

According to recent research published in the journal Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin (DTB), pregnancy multivitamins ‘are a waste of money’ because such supplements do not appear to boost the health of mothers and babies. Although...

2 Hour Limit on Screen Time for Kids

Beijing, Sept. 26 (WangYiSheng) – Kids shouldn’t be spending more than 1.5 to 2 hours each day in front of any kind of screen according to researchers. Limiting how much time your children spend in front of a screen is becoming increasingly...

New genetic factors behind severe childhood epilepsy identified

Researchers have identified 25 new mutations on six key genes associated with severe forms of childhood epilepsy, according to a large-scale international study largely funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health. The study, part of a project...