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Fast-food restaurants target US kids, study shows

FAST-FOOD restaurants are stepping up efforts to market themselves and unhealthy food products to children and toddlers with television ads, websites and even their...

Asian women impact on Asian tipplers

ASIAN women working from grape to glass are having a profound impact on the evolution of the world’s fastest growing wine culture, including the...

Indian kids eat live fish to cure asthma

CAMPAIGNERS in India have demanded that children under 14 be banned from swallowing live fish in a traditional treatment for asthma administered at a...

Krispy Kreme rolls hot doughnuts into India, but market may cool

KRISPY Kreme Doughnuts Inc plans to open its first Indian store this year, but the maker of the Original Glazed will find it is...

World’s best restaurant’ El Bulli to shut for two years: chef

EL BULLI, the Spanish restaurant repeatedly crowned the world’s best, will be closed for two years from 2012, its chef Ferran Adria said on...

Chocolate can be good for you, says EU regulator

THE EUROPEAN Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has ruled that cocoa powder and dark chocolate can help people improve blood circulation - a claim made...

Green leafy vegetables cut diabetes risk – study

EATING more green leafy vegetables can significantly cut the risk of developing diabetes, scientists said on Friday (August 20). British researchers who reviewed...

Major study debunks health benefits of moderate drinking

Blood pressure and stroke risk rise steadily the more alcohol people drink, and previous claims that one or two drinks a day might protect...

US phenomenally thirsty for wine: experts

THE US wine market, already the world's biggest, still has "phenomenal" potential for growth if handled with care, US wine professionals said this week...

Wine making takes root in long-isolated Myanmar

MYANMAR may be best known for its decades of junta rule, but behind the bamboo curtain maverick entrepreneurs have toiled for years to put...