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Ban on fast-food restaurants unlikely to cut obesity


October 6th, 2009 - 1:36 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 6 (ANI): Fast-food restaurants have always been criticised for promoting unhealthy eating habits, with health campaigners calling for a ban on them. But a new study has shown that even ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Drug prevention programmes help teens curb risky sex


April 30th, 2009 - 2:00 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) School-based drug education programmes for teens also help curb risky sex, according to a new study. Young adults exposed to a popular drug abuse prevention programme as adolescents were ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Weight loss surgery before pregnancy may benefit both mother and child


November 19th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 19 (ANI): A new study ha revealed that obese women who have weight loss surgery before becoming pregnant have a lower risk of pregnancy-related health problems and their children ... Read more...

Posted in National |

TV sex content, teen pregnancies linked: Indian American researcher


November 3rd, 2008 - 1:08 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 3 (IANS) Adolescents who watch sex-saturated TV shows are twice as likely to be involved in a pregnancy over the following three years as their peers who don't watch such ... Read more...

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