Thursday, April 15, 2021

Beauty & Health

Diabetes fears: Indonesians quitting ‘rice addiction’

Indonesian Mirnawati once ate rice with every meal, but its link to diabetes convinced her to join a growing movement to quit a staple food in the third biggest rice-consuming nation on Earth. As World Diabetes Day is held Thursday,...

School lunches keep Japan’s kids topping nutrition lists

Japan manages a rare feat for a developed country when it comes to feeding its children — high scores for nutrition but very low obesity rates. One major key? School lunches. A landmark report by Unicef released Tuesday shows Japan...

Venezuelans turn to alternative medicine

The small waiting room at the home of self-styled healer ‘Brother Guayanes’ in Caracas’ rundown Petare district fills up quickly with patients — business has never been better. With Venezuela’s chronic medicine shortages and hyperinflation, more and more people are...

Fluoridated water during pregnancy leads to lower IQ

A study published Monday linked consumption of fluoridated tap water during pregnancy to lower IQ scores in infants, a finding at odds with decades of public health messaging extolling the mineral’s benefits in reducing cavities. Several experts expressed concern over...

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Betong to ‘take-off’ with new airport

It may sound ridiculous some 30 years ago for anyone to suggest building an airport in the middle of...