Ban freakshakes containing “grotesque” levels of sugar, say campaigners

London (CNN)It will come as no surprise that milkshakes loaded with sweets, chocolate bars, cream and cake, known as freakshakes, contain “grotesque levels” of sugar. At 1,280 kilocalories it contains more than half the recommended 2500 calorie intake for an adult. “An average 25-year-old would need to jog for nearly…

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Parents accuse CDC of not reporting children’s deaths from polio-like AFM

Moseley, Virginia (CNN)Parents of children who had a horrifying polio-like illness are accusing the Centers for Disease Control of hiding the deaths of two children who suffered from the condition. A CDC official said while she couldn’t comment directly on the boys’ cases, there may be a “lag” in AFM…

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Coronary calcium screening better predicts heart disease risk, research finds

(CNN)Last year, President Donald Trump’s doctors screened him for heart disease using a test unfamiliar to many Americans. Now, research shows that that test, either alone or combined with other evaluation methods, is better at predicting whether a symptomatic patient required heart surgery than the standard evaluation. Last year, White…

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Teaching LGBTI issues is ‘world first’

How will it work? All state schools in Scotland will be supported to teach LGBTI equality and inclusion across different age groups and subjects, according to the Scottish government. This includes an understanding of LGBTI terminology and identities and recognising and understanding homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. But in essence, campaigners…

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The dismantling of GE continues: It is selling yet another business

New York (CNN Business)General Electric’s slow-motion breakup with the lighting industry it pioneered continues. LED pricing has come under heavy pressure and Current generated just $900 million of sales during the first nine months of 2018. In addition to LED technology, Current makes sensors, controls and software for customers that…

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