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Shanghai’s white-collar workers grow increasingly unhealthy

According to a new white paper published by Shanghai Foreign Service Group, an increasing number of white-collar workers in Shanghai are receiving failing grades on their physical examinations. Health Issues For men, the white paper indicates...
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Lifestyle choices that could reduce your risk of dementia

A new international study published in The Lancet medical journal suggests that roughly one third of dementia cases could potentially be prevented through healthier lifestyle choices. The study, entitled “Dementia prevention, intervention,...

One third of global population overweight or obese according to new study

More than 2 billion people around the world are either overweight or obese, according to a recent study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. This figure means that nearly one third of the global population suffer from excess weight,...
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Fruit juice NOT recommended for children, particularly infants

According to a recent policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), fruit juice offers no nutritional benefit to children under age 1 and should not be included in their diet. Infant nutrition According to Melvin B. Heyman,...
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Norovirus food-poisoning outbreak in Beijing ongoing

As reported by China’s official Xinhua News Agency, Beijing reported 166 cases of norovirus in the first quarter of this year, and according to local health authorities this outbreak is likely to ongoing. Outbreak in Beijing “Of...
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Diabetes can shorten lifespan by nine years in Chinese patients

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), patients in China who were diagnosed with diabetes in middle age eventually lost an average nine years of life. Diabetes epidemic in China The rise...
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Sustained enjoyment of life found to correlate with mortality at older ages

According to a recently published study in the British Medical Journal (BMJ), sustained enjoyment of life during middle-age may be quantitatively correlated with mortality risks at older ages. The study, entitled “Sustained enjoyment...

Study finds ‘no proof’ fitness trackers improve weight loss

Research published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) has called into question the efficacy of fitness trackers at promoting weight loss. Fitness trackers Fitness trackers, also called activity trackers, refer to wearable...

Brains in overweight people ’10 years older’ than in leaner people

Research published in the journal Neurobiology of Aging has indicated that being obese or overweight in middle age can make people’s brains “10 years older” than those in leaner people. White matter deterioration Researchers...
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Zika Virus: What you need to know about the global outbreak

As the 2016 Olympic Games approach (August 5 – 21) in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the World Health Organization (WHO) has downplayed public safety concerns regarding the spread of the Zika virus. Many have called for the Olympics to be postponed,...