Monday, August 21, 2017

Hidden digital ads pushing children to eat fatty food, health experts warn

LONDON (Reuters) - Children in Europe are bombarded with hidden digital advertising and marketing promoting fatty, sugary and salty foods that is damaging their health and adding to the region's obesity problem, World Health Organization experts said on Friday....

How U of T is increasing the number of black medical school students

In a few weeks, a fresh crop of medical students will begin classes at the University of Toronto. By this time next year, Aquila Akingbade...

Not all bug repellents are equal

(Reuters Health) - Pay attention to the ingredients of bug sprays and other repellents, because they're not equally effective at warding off mosquitoes that carry diseases like Zika virus, researchers say....

How severe, ongoing stress can affect a child’s brain

Research suggests persistent stress in young children can become toxic, causing brain changes that can interfere with learning and lead to disease in adulthood. It's unknown...

France detects possible bird flu outbreak on northern farm

LILLE, France (Reuters) - French authorities reported a possible outbreak of bird flu on a poultry farm in the far north of the country on Wednesday, which could mark a spreading of the disease beyond the southwest foie gras producing region where millions of birds have been culled....

‘Very worrisome’: Sperm counts have declined by more than half for Western men

Sperm counts for men in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand have declined by more than 50 per cent in the last four...

Disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor learns fate after use of fake medical implants

A disgraced dentist-turned-foot doctor could be forced to leave the medical field for the second time today after a Go Public/Radio-Canada investigation revealed he...

Why does scar tissue persist when cells renew?

more stories from this episodeThis week's Quirks Question comes to us from Sandra Pilgrim, who asks:  "If all of our cells are constantly renewing themselves,...

Overhaul of Medicaid expansion could cost states $32 billion: report

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Proposals in Congress that would effectively end Medicaid expansion in 31 U.S. states would cost those states at least $32 billion altogether in 2019, according to a report released on Friday....

Some kids may be sensitive or allergic to certain sunscreen ingredients, doctors say

It's summer, the kids are out of school, and that means getting them outside — to the playground, the sports field, or lakeside at...

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