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New regulations could force small formula companies to close

By RJ Whitehead

Last month’s decision by the Chinese food regulator to implement stricter food safety rules governing formulation and marketing is likely to wipe out a fair number of small- and medium-sized infant formula businesses in a highly competitive market.

Living cells of the cornea require a constant supply of amino acids, vitamins and other nutrients and thus are a good measure of general nutritional health. ©iStock/Ritter75

Cry baby: Infant tears reveal nutrient deficiencies

By Will Chu

Tears have been suggested as a reliable indicator of health as researchers have found the nutrient profile of this biofluid to be similar to blood, which may enhance the speed of deficiency diagnoses.

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