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Obese children likely to ‘die earlier than healthy peers’: study

A new study says four in five obese school children are likely to be dangerously overweight for life, resulting in them losing 10-20 years of their life.  A report by the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health (RCPCH) claims that child health is suffering at the hands of a disjointed approach from central Government. It calls for an end to the advertising of unhealthy foods on television before the watershed. The RCPCH is most concerned about the “deepening public health cuts which have worsened in the last…

Early humans co-existed in Africa with human-like species 300,000 years ago

KROMDRAAI, SOUTH AFRICA: Scientists unveiled the first evidence on Tuesday that early humans co-existed in Africa 300,000 years ago with a small-brained human-like species thought to already be extinct on the continent at that time. The findings, published in three papers in the journal "eLife", raise fresh questions about human evolution, including the prospect that behaviors previously attributed to humans may have been developed by hominin precursors of Homo sapiens. Hominins are an extinct group of the same genus as…

Nickel in early iPad likely triggered allergy in boy: study

SAN FRANCISCO: Nickel in a first-generation iPad likely triggered an allergic skin reaction in an 11-year-old boy, a case that highlights an increasingly common condition linked to the rapid adoption of consumer electronics, according to a study published by the American Academy of Pediatrics on Monday.

CJ rejects govt plea for early hearing of Musharraf ECL case

ISLAMABAD: Chief Justice Tasaduq Hussain Jillani has rejected the plea for early hearing of case against withdrawal of Musharraf’s name from the Exit Control List (ECL), ARY News reported Wednesday. Attorney general had requested early hearing of the case in view of the sensitivity of the matter. In the last hearing, the Supreme Court had forwarded the case to chief justice for consideration. Attorney general had argued that the case hold immense important and should be heard forthwith. On the other side, former president…