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Zinc supplementation improves cognition in adolescent girls

Adolescent girls who received zinc supplementation through ingesting foods high in zinc or by taking a zinc nutraceutical demonstrated improved cognition and taste acuity, according to an intervention trial conducted in Maharashtra state of Western India. “Zinc has a role in many body functions,” said Anuradha Khadilkar, MD, DCH, associate… 

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IMPACT initiative targets tobacco use in Indian children and adolescents

The use of tobacco is growing among adolescents and children in the developing world. According to a 2009 WHO survey, almost 15% of students in India aged 13 to 15 years reported using tobacco products. When it comes to tobacco use, “pediatricians are authoritative sources of information and important resources… 

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