Archive: 22/06/2015

Pakistan heatwave death toll nears 200

Nearly 200 people have died in a heatwave in southern Pakistan, officials said Monday, as the government called in the army to help tackle widespread heatstroke in the worst-hit city Karachi.

Jun 22, 2015
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Drinking a lot of beer increases exposure to mycotoxins

Researchers from the University of Valencia (Spain) have analysed the mycotoxins produced by certain microscopic fungi in the beer and dried fruits, such as figs and raisins, confirming that these products meet food regulations. ...

Jun 22, 2015
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Study could reduce unnecessary cancer screening

A large clinical trial led by researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa has found that contrary to expectations, a CT scan of the abdomen and pelvis does not improve cancer detection in people with unexplained ...

Jun 22, 2015
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Healthy food marketing needed for parents

Marketing healthy food as tasty and convenient while limiting junk food advertisements could help improve children's diets and combat childhood obesity, according to a study of parents' attitudes towards unhealthy food and ...

Jun 22, 2015
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