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WHO recommends tax of at least 20% on sugary drinks


The World Health Organization says governments should raise taxes on sugary drinks to fight what it calls global epidemics of obesity and diabetes.

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Research on Prochlorococcus, the most abundant life form in the oceans, shows the bacteria's metabolism evolved in a way that may have helped trigger the rise of other organisms, to form a more comple
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Tuesday to undo a slew of Obama-era climate change regulations that his administration says is hobbling oil drillers and
A new device, created at Northwestern University in Chicago, Illinois, hailed as the world's first 'menstrual cycle on a chip' has been created to develop individualized treatments for women.
(Reuters Health) - Children of women who took DHA supplements during pregnancy are no smarter than peers whose mothers didnít take the supplements, a recent study concludes.
A new report shows the United States spends about $800 billion per year on neurological disorders, including migraine, Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.
Let’s not sugar coat it: Anxiety can be a real nightmare. One of the worst parts about the condition is feeling like you’re totally alone in your experience. But here’s the
Millennials are suffering from tooth pain and untreated cavities at record rates, which has affected many even in their ability to socialize and interview for a job. How can they get past the barriers
A groundbreaking new procedure, led by a New York fertility doctor, will allow women to freeze a slice of ovarian tissue that contains eggs so they can have a natural pregnancy after chemotherapy.
Scientists have made a mini working replica of the female reproductive tract to experiment on.
The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Dupixent for moderate or severe eczema             
(Reuters Health) - Women who have insurance coverage for in vitro fertilization (IVF) may be more likely to have a baby than women who have to pay entirely out-of-pocket for fertility treatments, a U.
Yale University researchers found that 82 per cent of the runners of the 2015 Hartford Marathon that were studied showed stage 1 acute kidney injury after the race.
Under extreme pressure from conservative activists, House Republican leaders and the White House say they have restarted negotiations.
Sometimes “you” doesn’t mean “you,” a new study finds. Instead, in these instances, people say “you” to make it easier to talk about a negative experience, a
This is not a drill. A steamy bath could have a couple of health benefits similar to those produced by exercise, according to a recent study.  Research published in the journal Tempera
Actress Katey Sagal cemented her place as a television icon with her role as big-haired, sex-starved housewife and mom Peg Bundy on “Married With Children.” Now with her new memoir Grace
Low vitamin D status may increase the risk of cancer, suggests new research. The study is a randomized clinical trial of the effects of vitamin D supplementation on all types of cancer combined.
A new study from the University of Texas suggests machine learning with a supercomputer may help identify people susceptible to developing depression.
U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema
Regeneron's billionaire chief executive Leonard Schleifer has said that the drug industry's pricing is "ridiculous." So when his own new drug, Dupixent for eczema, was approved, he took an unorthodox
B.C. billionaire's donation is the largest by a private citizen to a single medical facility in Canadian history, St. Paul's Foundation says.
(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday approved Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc and Sanofi SA's Dupixent for treatment of moderate to severe atopic dermatitis, a product widely se
Heath Canada warns consumers that ingredients in a skin cream promoted as a natural treatment for children and babies may pose serious health risks.
(Reuters Health) - Kids exposed to high levels of lead decades ago may now be approaching middle age with lower IQs and earning potential than they would have had otherwise, a new study suggests.
If you're allergic to one nut, you can't be sure you're allergic to others unless you actually try them and develop symptoms, according to new research that suggests most people with a tree nut or pea
BRASÕLIA (Reuters) - Hong Kong said on Tuesday it has lifted a ban on the import of Brazilian meat, removing one of the last blanket bans by a major importer less than two weeks into a scandal over he
Doctors who tend to spend more in treating hospitalized patients do not get better results than those who spend less, a new study has found.
It has long been thought that having low levels of vitamin D increases the risk of cancer. But the new research, from Creighton University, Nebraska, showed no such link.
Romania has reported more than 3,400 cases since January 2016, according to the latest data available. More than 700 cases have also been registered since the start of 2017 in Italy.
Callie Blackwell said she was terrified of her teenage son "dying in pain".
After her brother died from pediatric cancer when he was just 10 years old, Summer Germann vowed to give back to kids in the hospital. Now, she’s providing young patients with more options than
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Scientists have found what could be the world's largest dinosaur footprint - measuring nearly 1.7 metres (5.6 ft) - on a remote part of Australia's northwestern coastline.
A new study, from the University of Otago in New Zealand and Duke University, has found that being exposed to lead in childhood could be associated with lower IQs in adulthood.
A new article reports the most common neurological diseases pose a serious annual financial burden for the nation.

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