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Tackling childhood obesity needs involvement of families, follow-up care: study

When trying to help children lose weight, involvement of a parent in the treatment makes the entire family healthier, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:53:05

Zika babies face serious health problems while growing up: study

Most children born with abnormally small heads known as microcephaly and other evidence of congenital Zika virus infection faced severe health and developmental challenges at the age of two, US and Brazilian researchers said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:50:56

Sedative, tranquilizer misuse likely leads to future drug abuse: study

Misusing sedatives or tranquilizers signals a credible risk for the abuse of more addictive substances in the near future, a study of the University of Michigan (UM) School of Nursing's Center for the Study of Drugs, Alcohol, Smoking and Health shows.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/15 7:45:56

Overfishing, climate change endangering seabirds: BirdLife Int'l

The effects of overfishing and climate change are pushing many seabirds closer to extinction, according to the latest data released on Tuesday by BirdLife International.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/13 10:04:18

World's 1st research uses satellites to model biodiversity on the Antarctic seafloor

Australian scientists have found a creative new way to examine biodiversity on the Antarctic seafloor, with research published on Tuesday, outlining how satellites can be used for new ocean models.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/12/12 14:03:31

Moderate coffee drinking linked to health benefits: study

Drinking a moderate amount of coffee every day may be more likely to benefit health than to harm it, according to a study release on Thursday by the University of Southampton.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/24 8:07:37

Cinnamon helps burn energy: study

Cinnamon, a common holiday spice, might be enlisted in the fight against obesity, a study of the University of Michigan (UM) found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/23 8:07:18

Chinese HPV vaccine gets permission for clinical testing

A second-generation HPV vaccine has been approved by China Food and Drug Administration for clinical testing, the developer said Wednesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/22 17:42:27

Chinese doctor denies operating 1st head transplant

A Chinese surgeon denied saying that they carried out the world's first head transplant, claiming that it was only an experimental operation on a corpse.
Source: Global Times | 2017/11/21 20:28:39

Flexibility, heart of human intelligence: study

Brain's dynamic properties, how it is wired and also how that wiring shifts in response to changing intellectual demands, are the best predictors of intelligence in the human brain, a study of the University of Illinois (UI) found.
Source: Xinhua | 2017/11/21 7:51:51