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Sunday, February 2, 2014

2/2/14 Health News Cutting Sugar Saves on Health Care - Getting BPA Out of Food Saves Billions - Study Finds Youth with High Levels of HIV

Food crusaders' new challenge: cut sugar to save National Health Service  £50bn a year
The campaigners who helped reduce salt intake in British diets by 15% in seven years have a fresh target in sight. But they fear this struggle will be much tougher – and talks with the health secretary Jeremy Hunt this week could be crucial Continue Reading

Study: Replacing BPA in food products could save billions in health costs
In a first-of-its-kind study, a researcher has estimated that the health-related economic savings of removing bisphenol A from our food supply is a whopping $1.74 billion annually. And that’s a conservative estimate. “This study is a case in point of the  Continue Reading

NIH Research Network Finds Many Youth Have High Levels of HIV

More than 30 percent of young males who had sex with other males and who were subsequently enrolled in a government treatment and research network were found to have high levels of HIV, reported researchers from the National Institutes of Health and other institutions. The health status of the study participants, who ranged in age from 12 to 24 years, was monitored as part of their participation in the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN). Continue Reading

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