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NEAR the end of World War II, Germany blockaded food to the largest cities in the Netherlands. Nearly two decades later, when boys born to women who were pregnant during the ensuing famine underwent military physicals, doctors noticed something puzzling: The young men were unusually prone to obesity.
FOR most people, wound care means slapping on a Band-Aid. But for those who suffer from certain chronic diseases, a little blister or a bump on the shin can cause wounds that require months of treatment, including surgery, daily dressings or weeks breathing pure oxygen in a hyperbaric chamber.
Sixty public health experts from 19 countries gathered in Kuala Lumpur recently for a consultation aimed at creating a global strategy for healthy lifestyles.
You can help prevent diabetes by lowering your cardiovascular risk factors.
IT MAY surprise you to know that there are as many as 21 major minerals and trace minerals that are required in our diet.