According to the World Health Organisation, adults should cut their sugar intake to 5% of their daily calories if possible - less than the amount, for an average person, in a single can of Coca-Cola. WHO reiterated its 2003 guidance that countries should set an upper limit of 10% of daily calories from sugar, but said the ideal level would be 5%.
A UCLA team mapped over 9,800 tweets with sexual and drug-related themes and found that their locations were a good predictor for established statistics on HIV-prevalence. They said that the growing amount of social media data will prove useful for researchers and public health departments to monitor and detect health behaviours and disease outbreaks.
About 20 polio-like illness cases have been found in children in the California in the past 18 months. These cases don’t seem to be a major epidemic but only a very rare phenomenon, said a neurologist.