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Study Finds That Overweight Girls Who Lose Weight Reduce Adult Diabetes Risk

Overweight girls who lose weight before they reach adulthood greatly reduced their risk for developing type 2 diabetes, according to researchers from the National Institutes of Health and Harvard University, who analyzed 16 years of data on nearly 110,000 women.

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Pharmaceutical Mail-back Pilot Program Funded by EPA

Through a grant awarded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the University of Maine’s Center on Aging has completed the first statewide mail-back pilot program for managing pharmaceutical waste from consumers. Studies show that pharmaceuticals are present in our nation’s waterbodies and that certain drugs may cause ecological harm. EPA is currently evaluating the potential risks associated with pharmaceuticals and personal care products on public health and aquatic life.

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Better care for newborns crucial for Millennium Development Goal on child deaths

The World Health Statistics 2010 shows that globally about 40% of deaths in children under five years old occur in the first month of life.