Top weekly health news: 6th May 2013

health news round-up

Nuts are just as important as milk for building strong bones.

Health advice

  • Nuts just as important as milk for bones – For healthy bones in children, nuts and other high-magnesium foods can be just as important as foods rich in calcium says a new study.
  • Read before you buy health insurance – Questions to ask yourself before buying international health insurance. Make sure you get the right plan for you.

International health news

  • Final push for polio eradication – A new 6-year strategy has been published to finally eradicate polio, focusing on Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan.
  • International Midwives Day – UK midwives urged to volunteer in developing countries to help curb high infant and maternal mortality rates and pass on valuable skills.

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