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Are Shoes ‘The Next Bed-Nets’?: Announcing Footwork, the International Podoconiosis Initiative

PR Newswire BRIGHTON, England, March 15, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Footwork, the newly-formed International Podoconiosis Initiative, brings together private and public partners to advance advocacy for and prevention and treatment of podoconiosis, popularly known as ‘podo’, one of the few readily-preventable … Continue reading

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Zinc supplements ‘can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia’

Lauren Paxman Daily Mail Zinc supplements can triple the survival chances of young children with pneumonia who are deficient in the mineral, a study has found. Taking zinc had a dramatic effect on death rates – even though it did … Continue reading

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Can This Mineral Improve Hearing Loss?

Source: Mercola The mineral zinc has received some attention as of late because it appears to help fight the common cold when taken at the onset of symptoms. However, new research has shown another potential use in regard to idiopathic … Continue reading

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How much iodine is too much?

Source: Reuters Iodine deficiency is a major health problem worldwide, but a new study points to the potential downsides of too much iodine. Iodine is a mineral found in iodized salt, seafood, eggs, dairy and some breads. It is used … Continue reading

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