Overweight & Obesity

Frequent family meals promote good nutritional health in children

Successful obesity prevention starts at home – at the family dinner table. The results of a meta-analysis conducted at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development and the University of Mannheim have been published in ...


Why is conducting research in some countries so difficult?

Low- and middle-income countries such as Brazil face a lack of epidemiological data, and one of the key priorities for researchers is developing high-quality surveys. Investigators at Columbia University's Mailman School ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

NTDs disproportionately found in areas of poverty in Islamic Nations

The Organisation of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) is an inter-governmental organisation of 57 Muslim-majority countries with a mission to promote human rights and advance science and technology development. In a new PLOS ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Love in the time of Ebola: teen pregnancy and violence

In Ebola-hit Sierra Leone people abide by a chaste new set of social norms which can be broken down to an easily remembered mantra: no touching, and definitely no kissing.

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