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Chicken causes most foodborne illnesses in US; potentially more in China

According to a recent report by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), chicken caused the most foodborne illness in the United States between 2009-2015. Poultry consumption could be even more hazardous in China, as last month the...
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Air pollution in China could damage cognitive performance

A recent study has found a significant correlation between air pollution and cognitive performance in China. Air pollution in Beijing’s Tuanjiehu Park. Air pollution in China According to the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution...
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No amount of alcohol is safe for your overall health

Despite possible protective effects of moderate alcohol consumption on some conditions, a new analysis of 2016 global alcohol consumption and disease risk indicates that no amount of liquor, wine or beer that is safe for your overall health. Alcohol...
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Coconut oil deemed “pure poison” by Harvard professor

While nutritionists have long touted the purported benefits of coconut oil, a Harvard professor has deemed coconut oil to be “pure poison.” A Harvard professor has deemed coconut oil to be one of the “worst foods you can eat.” Coconut...
Diet Cloud

Low-carbohydrate diet could shorten life expectancy by up to four years

A new study suggests that a low-carbohydrate diet, such as the popular Atkins diet, could shorten a person’s life expectancy by up to four years. The study “Dietary carbohydrate intake and mortality: a prospective cohort study...
WebMD Vaccine

Drug firm found to have distributed substandard vaccines for rabies and DPT

Mainland Chinese authorities have found that vaccine producer Changchun Changsheng (长生生物) produced substandard vaccines using expired materials. Rabies vaccine The government investigation has so far focused primarily on substandard...

New York City targets smoking Chinese men in cancer ad campaign

The New York City (NYC) health department has launched a public service ad campaign aimed specifically at Chinese men, who in that locality smoke at much higher rates than men or women from any other ethnic group. Smoking and lung cancer A...

WHO includes gaming disorder as a new mental health condition

The World Health Organization (WHO) has included gaming disorder as a new mental health condition in the latest edition of its International Classification of Diseases. International Classification of Diseases The WHO’s International...
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WebMD Guide: Hepatitis types and treatments

May is Hepatitis Awareness Month, and WebMD is providing a guide to this illness that affects hundreds of millions of people worldwide. Hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C are the most common types of viral hepatitis, but there are actually...
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Fast food could make it harder for women to get pregnant

Women who eat more fruit and less fast food may have an easier time conceiving children, according to a new study. Infertility The study defined infertility as taking more than 12 months to conceive (this definition has also been adopted by...