Packaged foods sold in the United States would display calorie counts more prominently and include the amount of added sugar under a proposal to significantly update nutritional labels for the first time in 20 years as health officials seek to reduce obesity and combat related diseases such as diabetes.
The Food and Drug Administration said . . . → Read More: US’ fight against obesity steps up
Washington — New federal data published Tuesday show a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among children ages 2 to 5 during the past decade, providing another encouraging sign in the fight against one of the country’s leading public-health problems, officials said.
The finding comes from a government study considered a gold standard to . . . → Read More: Childhood obesity sees sharp decline in US
Measles reportedly claimed the lives of two minors in Ambar tehsil of Lower Mohmand Agency.
According to political administration officials who confirmed the incident through local sources on Thursday, the children belonged to Shahar Guli area.
When contacted, Extended Programme for Immunisation In-charge Dr Shabbir revealed the disease has spread in the . . . → Read More: Measles claims 2 lives in Lower Mohmand Agency
In view of the abnormally high number of malnourished children in the country, USAID under its Food for Peace Programme handed over 1,330 metric tons of food items to Unicef on Thursday.
USAID handed over 1,330 metric tons of ready to use therapeutic food (RUTF) supplies to address the needs of 80,000 children suffering . . . → Read More: USAID hands 1330 cubic tones of nutrition packed food
A large study has found substantial risks in prescribing testosterone to middle-age and older men for a variety of ailments. One part of the study found that testosterone doubled the risk of cardiovascular disease in more than 7,000 men who were 65 years old or older, essentially confirming findings in previous studies.
. . . → Read More: The shocking impact of Testosterone supplements
CVS Caremark Corp will stop selling tobacco products at its 7,600 stores by October 1, the company said on Wednesday, making it the first national drugstore chain in the United States to take cigarettes off the shelves.
Public health experts hailed the precedent-setting decision by the No. 2 US drugstore as a step that could . . . → Read More: CVS drops tobacco
Polio virus has been confirmed in two more children from North Waziristan Agency (NWA), The Express Tribune learnt on Monday.
According to an official at the Chief Minister’s Polio Monitoring Cell, 23-month-old Somiya is the seventh to be infected with polio this year. Somiya, daughter of Attaullah, is a resident of Kati Katlain village of Miranshah . . . → Read More: Two more polio cases confirmed in NWA
By Sadia M Malik
The subject of economic inequality has long caught the attention of development economists and practitioners. One question surrounding this debate is whether inequality is really bad. To be sure, inequality in a society has several dimensions and social scientists consider some types of inequalities less tolerable than others. For instance, . . . → Read More: Leveling the playing field