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New W.H.O. Study: 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year

New York, N.Y. Every year, close to 800,000 people commit suicide, the second leading cause of death amongst people aged 15-29 in 2016. Ahead of World Suicide Prevention Day on Monday 10 September, a toolkit to help communities to prevent suicides has been released by the World Health Organization, WHO, and the Mental Health Commission of Canada. A portrait of a […]

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Ways for Parents to Become Savvy About Hidden Added Sugars

Ask 10 parents how much added sugar their child consumes each day and there’s a good chance that at least 9 of them will have no clue or will underestimate it. In fact, research published in the International Journal of Obesity reported that 92 percent of the parents surveyed in the study underestimated the added sugar content […]

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Indonesia: Islamic Edict Threatens Immunization Efforts

Jakarta, Indonesia. As Indonesia’s health ministry undertakes a huge campaign to immunize 70 million children against rubella and measles, critics say those efforts have been complicated by an edict issued by the country’s top Muslim clerical body, Indonesian Ulema Council, declaring some of the vaccine’s ingredients as forbidden by Islam. While the quasi-governmental body’s edict, […]

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U.S. Navy Hospital Ship to Deploy to Colombia

Washington, D.C. The United States is sending a U.S. Navy hospital ship to Colombia to help treat some of the hundreds of thousands of people who have poured over the border fleeing violence in Venezuela. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told reporters traveling with him to Washington from Bogata, Colombia, Friday that he would likely be […]

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Five Reasons Its So Hard to Lose Weight (and What You Can Do)

New York, N.Y. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the prevalence of obesity in the country among adults is around 40 percent. They estimate that over 93 million adults are considered obese. It’s estimated that around 80 percent of the people try to lose weight on their own, but most fail. We […]

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Pediatrician Creates Program to Help Fight Food Insecurity

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, over 15 million households in the country are food insecure. These are people who live without reliable access to affordable, nutritious food. One pediatrician has teamed up with nonprofits to help change that, and help bring nutritious eating habits to those in need. The produce packs project will […]

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Tips for Help Avoid the College “Freshmen 15”

For the millions of students who will be starting college for the first time, they will be exposed to new things, including challenges with their health and weight. In a study published in the journal BMC Obesity, researchers shared their findings regarding the “freshmen 15,” the idea that new college students gain about 15 pounds. They […]

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Tips for Packing Healthy School Lunches on a Budget

Back to school means back to lunch preparation for parents around the country. It’s a challenge that many parents take on, but often struggle to keep healthy. While it’s easy to toss in convenient snacks, it’s not going to do much in the way of keeping their little bodies healthy and developing well. One pediatrician […]

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New W.H.O. Study: 800,000 People Commit Suicide Every Year

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Ways for Parents to Become Savvy About Hidden Added Sugars