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Fast Food Marketing Contributing to Rising Obesity Rates in Guatemala Children

Obesity rates continue to climb globally and Guatemalans, especially children, are included in this trend. As in the United States, in this low/middle income country, fast food chain restaurants market directly to children with price incentives and toy giveaways as part of combination meals, enticing children to choose unhealthy food options instead of a possibly […]

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In developing countries, a surprising barrier to education for girls

Not a lot of people want to talk about it, but in much of the developing world, one of the top barriers to girls’ education is the lack of access to safe, private toilets. In fact, in many areas it’s the number one cause of school absenteeism, ahead of malaria and other diseases. In the […]

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The Healing Power of Tea

A Washington University in St. Louis team of engineers led by Jan Bieschke, assistant professor of biomedical engineering, and their German collaborators are studying how a compound found in green tea could have lifesaving potential for patients with multiple myeloma and amyloidosis, who face often-fatal medical complications associated with bone-marrow disorders. These patients are susceptible […]

Night view of Waldorf Astoria Hotel on the Bund, Shanghai, China

Washington University, Partner Universities Host China Forum on Aging

By the year 2050, the number of Chinese citizens over the age of 65 is expected to reach 329 million. About 120 million of those people will be over age 80, with some 20 percent suffering from dementia. If life expectancies continue to rise as expected, Alzheimer’s disease could be not only one of the […]

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