News tagged with epidemic

Obesity epidemic taking root in Africa

The urban poor in sub-Saharan Africa are the latest victims of the obesity epidemic. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Public Health claim that overweight and obesity are on the increase among this group.

dateDec 15, 2009 in Health
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Getting a 'Head Start' on obesity prevention

Almost 1 million preschool children from low-income families are enrolled in Head Start, a national program for young children that readies them for school. While the program provides them with educational and social skill ...

dateDec 08, 2009 in Health
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