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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UNAIDS: Sex main cause for HIV spreading in China

(AP) -- The virus that causes AIDS is now spreading fastest in China through heterosexual sex, a trend demanding new strategies to stave off a rebound in the epidemic after years of progress in containing it, a United Nations ...

dateNov 25, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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UN: HIV outbreak peaked in 1996

(AP) -- The number of people worldwide infected with the virus that causes AIDS - about 33 million - has remained virtually unchanged for the last two years, United Nations experts said Tuesday.

dateNov 24, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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Bush rats fight back

( -- Sydney's native bush rats were unintended victims of a campaign to exterminate foreign black rats during a plague epidemic in 1900, according to new research by scientists who plan to reintroduce the native ...

dateNov 10, 2009 in Ecology
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Mood improves on low-fat, but not low-carb, diet plan

After one year, a low-calorie, low-fat diet appears more beneficial to dieters' mood than a low-carbohydrate plan with the same number of calories, according to a report in the November 9 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine.

dateNov 09, 2009 in Health
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