Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year for less than $5 a person

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Millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year for less than $5 a person

By spending less than $5 per person on essential health care services such as contraception, medication for serious illnesses and nutritional supplements, millions of maternal and child lives could be saved every year, according to a new analysis.
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World-first new treatment for alcohol addictions

An FDA-approved beta blocker could be the answer in treating alcohol addiction, researchers report. Alcohol addiction causes almost 3.8 percent of deaths worldwide, authors say.
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Infant BMI is good predictor of obesity at age two

Babies with a high body mass index (BMI) at age two months are at risk for obesity at age two years, say pediatric researchers. The authors say that BMI better predicts early childhood obesity than weight-for-length, the current standard measurement.
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Longitudinal trial of safety, efficacy of calcium supplement used to enhance bone mineral density

A recent study examines the safety and efficacy of a vitamin/mineral enhanced plant-sourced calcium supplement in female consumers who had taken the supplement from 1 to 7 years.
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