AFTER SINGAPORE, FOUR INDIAN SPICE MIXES BANNED IN HONG KONG

  The packets of the spice brands that have come under the radar. Tue 23 April 2024: New Delhi: Indian spices are under the glare of international food regulators. Specifically, MDH Madras Curry Powder, Everest Fish Curry Masala, MDH Sambhar Masala Mixed Masala Powder and MDH Curry Powder Mixed Masala Powder. Hong Kong’s food regulatory authority […]

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OUR EFFORTS TO FIGHT AGING ARE REVEALED BY THE HUMAN MUSCLE MAP

Mon 22 April 2024: The first comprehensive atlas of aging muscles in humans has improved our understanding of how muscle changes with age and attempts to combat its effects at the cellular and molecular levels. Researchers constructed a muscle map of the human body and identified specialty nuclei that help mend deteriorating nerve connections with […]

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UK SET TO BAN TOBACCO SALES FOR A ‘SMOKE-FREE’ GENERATION. WILL IT WORK?

Sun 21 April 2024: Britain is set to impose tough measures to stub out smoking, which has emerged as one of the biggest causes of cancer deaths in the country. Parliament approved the government’s “historic” plans to create a “smoke-free” generation on Tuesday in a bid to reduce the number of people dying from smoking-related […]

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ONLINE WELLNESS CONTENT: 3 WAYS TO TELL EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH INFORMATION FROM PSEUDOSCIENCE

Sat 20 April 2024: “I drink borax!” proclaims the smiling TikToker. Holding up a box of the laundry additive, she rhymes off a list of its supposed health benefits: “Balances testosterone and estrogen. It’s a powerhouse anti-inflammatory…. It’s amazing for arthritis, osteoporosis…. And obviously it’s great for your gut health.” Videos like these prompted health authorities […]

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TASTING INEQUALITY FROM CRADLE: NESTLE ADDS SUGAR TO BABY FOOD SOLD IN LOW-INCOME COUNTRIES

Sat 20 April 2024: In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that childhood obesity had increased 2.5-fold over the past 30 years, and the number of overweight children under 5 years of age had reached a shocking 37 million in 2022, with the majority of them living in countries with low and middle income. […]

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RESEARCHERS DISCOVER TWO POWERFUL TECHNIQUES FOR OVERCOMING NEGATIVE MEMORIES

Image for representative purpose. Mon 15 April 2024: All of us experience ups and downs in our lives. Some traumatic experiences, illnesses, accidents, and breakups may have long-term consequences for our behaviour and mental processes. But is there any way to negate negative experiences from the past and convert them into useful life lessons that […]

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SAHPRA RECALLS TWO BATCHES OF BENYLIN PAEDIATRIC COUGH SYRUP

Mon 15 April 2024: The South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) has recalled two batches of Benylin pediatric cough syrup. On 10 April 2024, the Nigerian National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) reported to the concerned party that a batch of Benylin paediatric cough syrup had high levels of diethylene […]

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COUGH SYRUP CAN HARM CHILDREN: EXPERTS WARN OF CONTAMINATION RISKS

Fri 12 April 2024: The deaths of over 300 children in Africa and Asia in 2023 prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to warn about the use of “substandard and falsified” medical products. The organisation called for more efforts to protect children from contaminated medicine. Toxicologists Winston Morgan and Shazma Bashir unpack the story. What caused the WHO to […]

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‘NO GOOD EVIDENCE’ FOR GENDER CARE FOR YOUTH OVER LONG-TERM, REVIEW FINDS

Wed 10 April 2024: The evidence behind medical intervention for youth questioning their gender is “remarkably weak”, with some doctors abandoning “normal clinical approaches” to prescribe hormones to teens, a landmark review in the United Kingdom has found. The long-term health effects of masculinising and feminising hormones on teens are “limited and need to be […]

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