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Measles cases at 'alarmingly' high levels around the world, UNICEF says

Ten countries, including Brazil, the Philippines and France, accounted for nearly three-quarters of the total increase in measles cases in 2018, according to figures released by the UN’s agency for children. This “alarming” global surge in measles cases poses a “growing” threat to children, UNICEF says. Poor health infrastructure, low awareness, civil disorder, complacency and… Read More »

High fibre diets make for healthier lives

People who eat lots of high-fibre and whole grain foods have lower risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes and other chronic diseases than people whose diets are low in fibre, a study commissioned by the World Health Organisation (WHO) says. For every 8 gram increase in fibre eaten a day, total deaths and incidences of… Read More »