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India asks Pepsi to cut down sugar in sodas

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India has asked US soft drinks giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content of its sodas as the country battles growing levels of obesity and diabetes.

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ADHD study flags pre-natal use of antidepressants
Children born to women who took antidepressants during pregnancy are statistically likelier to develop the mental disorder called ADHD, researchers said on Tuesday.

Sale of e-cigarettes to youth should be regulated, says US body
E-cigarettes are currently unregulated, meaning they can be sold to youths and are openly advertised

Delay morning school start for teens: pediatricians
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Heinz recall brings food tracking issue to the fore in China
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Third person dies of Ebola fever in Nigeria
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U.S. rolls back oversight of potentially dangerous experiments
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One foreign health worker dies, five infected with Middle East Respiratory Syndrome in UAE
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