Sex education scheme starts in China: Female Chinese middle school students are to receive sex education lectures for the first time, according to a report in the Shanghai Daily. Shanghai, Beijing, and Chongqing will be used as test cities for the trial education programme and, if successful, middle school students across the country could be offered sex education classes next year.
US tops teenage obesity scale: A study of adolescents in 15 countries shows that the United States has the highest prevalence of overweight (Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine 2004;158:27-33). More than 15% of 15 year old girls were overweight. But among 13 year olds, Ireland, France, and Greece also had a high prevalence.
Death penalty approved for distribution of fake drugs: India's cabinet has approved the death penalty for people involved in the production and distribution of fake drugs. Moves are underway to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics