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U.S. charges Burkina Faso man with fraud over bogus malaria nets

NEW YORK A Burkina Faso man has been criminally charged by U.S. prosecutors in New York over an alleged $12.2 million fraud in which he put millions of people in…

Adverts for kid’s meals with toys draw children

Adverts for kid’s meals with toys draw children

In the US, 17% of children consume fast food burgers daily; the more children watch commercial TV networks airing ads for children’s fast food meals, the more frequently families will…

Kids meals, toys, and TV advertising: A triple threat to child health

Fast food companies advertise children’s meals on TV with ads that feature toy premiums, and it has been suggested that the use of these toy premiums may prompt children to…

Hospitals to pay $250 million for cardiac device coverage violations: DOJ

Hundreds of U.S. hospitals will pay a total of more than $250 million stemming from allegations that they implanted cardiac devices in Medicare patients in violation of coverage requirements, the…

Kids get more cavities when they live with smokers

(Reuters Health) – Young children are much more likely to get cavities if they live in a household with smokers, a Japanese study suggests. Compared to children in non-smoking households,…

Health care workers at heightened risk of hepatitis C

(Reuters Health) – Health care workers are at higher than average risk of infection with the hepatitis C virus, a research review suggests.   Compared to the general population, health…

Low-fat diets are not the best way to achieve weight loss

Low-fat diets are not the best way to achieve weight loss

It will have escaped nobody’s attention that the West is fully submerged in an obesity epidemic. New research collates contradictory evidence on low-fat diets and their success rates. According to…

Diet high in soluble fiber may prevent weight gain

Diet high in soluble fiber may prevent weight gain

While high-fat diets are considered a primary cause of weight gain, a new study by researchers from Georgia State University suggests a diet low in soluble fiber may also be…

Spooked by sugar, Americans search for healthier Halloween treats

NEW YORK The so-called war on sugar has a new battleground: Halloween. Some Americans are so spooked about the harmful effects of sugar they are finding healthier ways to indulge…

Teenage girl in Oregon hospitalized with bubonic plague

A teenage girl in Oregon has tested positive for bubonic plague, state health officials said on Thursday. The girl was believed to have been infected by a flea bite during…