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Child obesity: How children lost the war on weight

Being fat was once a sign of wealth but is now associated more with poverty as richer people tend to be slimmer, say researchers looking at child obesity from 1946. The end of wartime rationing saw children consuming more calories but they were slimmer and healthier on average than modern …

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Moms talk strep A after childbirth: ‘I was just scared that I would sleep and not wake up’

Nineesha Nigli still remembers how much she was shivering and shaking after giving birth. The 37-year-old Pickering, Ont., resident contracted a community-acquired strep A infection in mid-November 2017, after giving birth to her son Evan at Markham Stouffville Hospital (MSH) in southern Ontario. After a recent exclusive by Global News …

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Scientists say burned fat isn’t converted into energy — here’s where it goes

Most of us have been told when someone loses weight, their fat is “burned off” or turns into energy. But two experts say what we think we know about fat loss is completely wrong. Writing a followup piece in The Conversation last week to their 2014 study about losing fat, assistant …

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Arthritis symptoms – 59p spice could prevent joint pain

Arthritis is a common condition that can affect people of all ages, according to the NHS. Symptoms of the condition include joint pain, stiffness, restricted movement, and having warm skin over the affected area. You could reduce arthritis pain by making small dietary changes, and by eating a healthy, balanced …

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Male birth control pill that’s safe and effective inches closer to being a reality

Researchers are one step closer in developing a male contraceptive pill that’s safe and effective, according to a new clinical trial. The birth control pill, called dimethandrolone undecanoate or DMAU, was found to work when taken daily for a month, Science Daily reports. The study, which was published in The …

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