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WHO: 5 percent of calories should be from sugar

Just try sugar-coating this: The World Health Organization says your daily sugar intake should be just 5 percent of your total calories—half of what the agency previously recommended, according to new draft ...

Mar 05, 2014
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Midwifery's re-birth in PNG

A $10 million maternal and child health initiative in Papua New Guinea (PNG), led by the UTS World Health Organization's Collaborating Centre for Nursing, Midwifery and Health Development (WHO CC) and funded ...

Mar 03, 2014
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Philippines claims record in organ donor pledges

(AP)—The Philippines has broken India's record of gathering the most organ donor pledges in an hour at a single site, health officials said Friday. The feat awaits the Guinness World Records' official confirmation.

Feb 28, 2014
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Mapping global road risk

(Medical Xpress)—The next time you go to Africa or the Middle East, you may want to stay off the roads.

Feb 21, 2014
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Extreme genital mutilation on retreat in Somaliland

It is a ritual supposed to keep women "pure", but an increased understanding of the severe health risks of extreme forms of female genital mutilation appears to be slowly rolling back its prevalence in Somalia's northwest.

Feb 20, 2014
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