News: February 2009

Companies join voluntary ban on colours associated with hyperactivity

The UK FSA has published a list of food product ranges from manufacturers, caterers and retailers that have voluntarily withdrawn six food colours associated with possible hyperactivity in young ch...

02 Feb '09 | Food Colourings | UK

World Cancer Day

04 Feb '09

Zimbabwe education crisis worsens as schools remain closed

Recent figures indicate that 94% of schools in rural Zimbabwe remain closed. UNICEF has called for education to be a high priority for the incoming government. Zimbabwe's education system was once ...

10 Feb '09 | Education | Zimbabwe

Patients with schizophrenia at increased risk of metabolic syndrome

Patients suffering from schizophrenia and other severe mental illnesses are twice as likely to suffer from metabolic syndrome as the general population, according to the results of a recent study p...

15 Feb '09

Schizophrenia: it’s not just “in the genes”

A fundamental shift in understanding is offering new hope for prevention and early intervention in schizophrenia, according to two of Australia’s leading mental health specialists. Prof Hickie said...

15 Feb '09

THT and PALS

24 Feb '09

Polio immunisation campaign launched in West Africa

53 million children under 5 yrs are expected to be reached across 8 West African countries in a coordinated polio immunization campaign. The initiative involves 8 countries, namely Benin, Burkina F...

27 Feb '09 | Polio | West Africa

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