Sunday, June 13, 2010

Nelson Self Assessments

Nelson Self Assessments is a review of nelson pediatrics textbook 17th edition.the goal of this review is to help the reader continue to learn form the comprehensive,larger text, but in active fashion.each question has been written to continue the education of the reader . case-based Q and MCQ and matching Q and corresponding explanations help to reinforce the knowledge of a broad sepectrum of general pediatric facts.

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18% tax on pizza and soda can decrease U.S adult`s weight by 5 bounds(2 kg)/year

From Reuters:

With two-thirds of Americans either overweight or obese, policymakers are increasingly looking at taxing as a way to address obesity on a population level.

"Sadly, we are currently subsidizing the wrong things including the product of corn, which makes the corn syrup in sweetened beverages so inexpensive."

Instead, the agricultural subsidies should be used to make healthful foods such as locally grown vegetables, fruits and whole grains less expensive.

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