healthy lifestyles

Talking about weight might give kids eating disorder


July 2nd, 2012 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 2 (IANS) Two out of three parents fear that talking to their kids about their weight might give them an eating disorder. The findings come from a survey ... Read more...

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China celebrates Tourism Day


May 20th, 2012 - 3:14 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 20 (IANS) China Saturday celebrated Tourism Day with various activities across the country to welcome tourists from home and abroad.Travel agencies and hotels have announced discounts to boost ... Read more...

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Canada’s cancer death rate declines


May 10th, 2012 - 2:24 pm ICT by IANS
Vancouver, May 10 (IANS) Canada's cancer death rate declined over the past 19 years thanks to healthy lifestyles, improvements in screening and early detection, statistics released by the Canadian Cancer ... Read more...

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‘This World Health Day, focus on ageing and health’


April 2nd, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) With nearly eight percent of southeast Asia's population above the age of 60 years, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Monday said it will draw global ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Assam ties up with US varsity to document traditional practices


March 19th, 2012 - 5:15 pm ICT by IANS
Guwahati, March 19 (IANS) Assam has tied up with the Stanford University in the US for documenting the rich culture, traditional knowledge, customs and indigenous practices of various communities in ... Read more...

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UAE launches health education booths


June 23rd, 2011 - 11:42 pm ICT by IANS
Ajman (UAE), June 23 (IANS/WAM) The UAE health ministry will set up health awareness booths at all its facilities across the country, it was announced Thursday.The Health Education Corner initiative ... Read more...

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Russian PM takes to ice skating to boost sport


April 29th, 2011 - 12:10 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin has taken up ice skating in a bid to boost the sport in the country.In February, Putin had promised to ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Kilos creeping up among Oz mums under 40


April 4th, 2011 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Apr 4 (ANI): A new study has revealed that mothers under 40 are now gaining weight at the fastest rate in Australia - posing a threat to the health system and ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Healthy lifestyles could halve cases of atrial fibrillation


March 29th, 2011 - 5:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 29 (ANI): A new study suggests that reducing cardiovascular risk factors like high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes and being overweight could potentially reduce more than half of all cases of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Childhood obesity comes from unhealthy lifestyle: Study


February 1st, 2011 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 1 (ANI): In a new study, researchers found that children who are obese were more likely to consume school lunch instead of a packed lunch from home and spend two ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Walkable neighbourhoods have higher levels of social capital: Study


December 15th, 2010 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 15 (ANI): A new research has concluded that living in an area where amenities of daily life are within walking distance promotes healthy lifestyles and has positive implications for the ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Nestle joins obesity battle by rewarding families buying Kit Kats, Smarties


October 14th, 2010 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 14 (ANI): Food firm Nestle has joined a Government campaign to combat obesity by linking the official Change4Life logo on a website that has products carrying tokens offering points towards ... Read more...

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Malaysia to expand ’sex education’ in schools nationwide to battle plague of abortions


October 2nd, 2010 - 5:24 pm ICT by ANI
Kuala Lumpur, Oct 2 (ANI): Malaysian Deputy Prime Minister, Muhyiddin Yassin, has said that the government would extend 'sex education' classes in schools nationwide to deal with the rising rate of abortion ... Read more...

Posted in World |

Regular health check-ups will reduce absenteeism: Assocham


September 28th, 2010 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi Sep 28 (IANS) Employees undergoing regular medical check-ups can reduce the absenteeism rate by two-three percent and thus add to the increase in the national income, says a study released ... Read more...

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Leading an unhealthy lifestyle ‘makes workers less productive’


September 28th, 2010 - 5:17 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sep 28 (ANI): A Dutch research has shown that leading an unhealthy lifestyle makes workers less productive and increases the sick leave they take.Obesity, poor diet, lack of exercise and smoking ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

TV ads influence dietary habits of kids


July 6th, 2010 - 2:04 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 6 (IANS) TV ads seem to influence short-term eating habits of children aged 2 to 11 years, says a study. In 2006, 10 major US food companies pledged to devote at ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

U.S. and Mexico issued a declaration of drug demand reduction cooperation


February 27th, 2010 - 1:16 am ICT by BNO News
WASHINGTON, D.C. (BNO NEWS) – The White House announced on Friday that government officials from the U.S. and Mexico issued a declaration of drug demand reduction cooperation.The declaration is a joint statement, ... Read more...

Posted in World News |

Gran’s care can make kids obese


February 15th, 2010 - 12:32 pm ICT by ANI
London, Feb 15 (ANI): Children who are looked after by their grandparents are likely to be obese, a new study has suggested.The extensive University College London study, which included 12,000 three-year olds, ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Nanjing, China to host Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014


February 11th, 2010 - 5:46 am ICT by BNO News
VANCOUVER, CANADA (BNO NEWS) – Nanjing, China was elected Wednesday as the host city of the 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2014, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said.The IOC held its ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Health conscious Aniston celebrates b’day sans cake


February 9th, 2010 - 4:14 pm ICT by IANS
London, Feb 9 (IANS) Jennifer Aniston has jetted down to Los Cabos, Mexico, with her "Friends" co-star Courteney Cox to bring in her 41 birthday in style. But there wasn't so ... Read more...

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Fiction can inspire teenaged girls to cut down weight


February 9th, 2010 - 3:56 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Feb 9 (IANS) Girls enrolled in a healthy lifestyles programme had more success reducing their weight if they read a book with a fictional character as a role model, according ... Read more...

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Researchers working on fun way to combat childhood obesity


November 16th, 2009 - 6:57 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Nov 16 (IANS) Researchers are working to find effective, fun filled methods to prevent childhood obesity, which could bring on an increased risk of developing type-2 diabetes. Researchers at Geisinger Health ... Read more...

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Thailand ups diabetes prevention and education on World Diabetes Day 2009


November 11th, 2009 - 7:01 pm ICT by admin
By Jittima Jantanamalaka, CNSIn Thailand, more than 3 million people are living with diabetes. There is an urgent need to scale up the diabetes prevention and education, says Wittaya Kaewparadai, Minister of ... Read more...

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Working mums ‘don’t harm kids’ mental development’


October 18th, 2009 - 5:03 pm ICT by ANI
London, October 18 (ANI): A new study has found that mothers who work during infancy do not necessarily harm their children's mental development.In the survey published last month by the Institute of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Intervention program helps kids live healthier lives


September 27th, 2009 - 11:45 am ICT by ANI
Washington, Sept 27 (ANI): Researchers have developed a program that offers a more comprehensive approach to tackle childhood obesity and encourage kids to live healthier lives.They found that a family, school and ... Read more...

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Bangaloreans to run for healthy heart


September 25th, 2009 - 11:49 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Sep 25 (IANS) In just one year in her job, BPO employee Beena M, 23, has gained around eight kilograms and doctors fear she might be prone to heart-related ailments. This ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

Novel ‘Switch’ programme found to up kids’ healthy eating, reduce screen time


September 23rd, 2009 - 12:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, September 23 (ANI): An intervention called the Switch programme has been found to be helpful in promoting fruit and vegetable consumption among children, and in lowering "screen time".Douglas Gentile, a psychology ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Delay in becoming a mum may be risky


September 16th, 2009 - 1:12 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 16 (ANI): Women who have their first baby at an advanced maternal age may be more at risk of complications, says a recent UK study.The team at the University of ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Climate change can crush the youth, says UN chief


August 13th, 2009 - 11:35 am ICT by IANS
By Betwa Sharma United Nations, Aug 13 (IANS) Young men and women are being adversely impacted by climate change and rising unemployment, UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon has said in a statement marking ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Healthy lifestyles on the decline in US


May 27th, 2009 - 4:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 27 (ANI): A new study conducted in the U.S. has found that only a small proportion of adults follow healthy lifestyle pattern, and in fact, the numbers are declining.Researchers from ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Preschoolers remain inactive even while playing outside


February 7th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): While theres a rise in childhood obesity, a new study has found that preschoolers don''t indulge in much of activity, even when they''re playing outside.The study, by ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Sports can put fans at increased health risk


November 14th, 2008 - 2:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 14 (ANI): Die-hard sports fans might be putting themselves at an increased risk of developing heart disease, cancer and even premature death, says a new study.The researchers from University ... Read more...

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Past progress in controlling heart disease in US has flattened


November 12th, 2008 - 4:00 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, November 12 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers say that the challenge of controlling heart disease among people may be greater than is commonly thought. Cardiologist Francisco Lopez-Jimenez says that a study ... Read more...

Posted in Life Style |

What propels people to start exercising and maintain healthy lifestyles


October 23rd, 2008 - 6:04 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 23 (ANI): A new study by researchers from The Miriam Hospital has identified various psychosocial factors that may propel people to start exercising, and maintain a healthy lifestyle.Of which ... Read more...

Posted in Sports |

Read this book to help shed weight


October 4th, 2008 - 3:03 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Oct 4 (IANS) Reading the right type of novel may be an enjoyable way to reduce weight, according to a recent study.Duke University researchers asked obese female children aged nine to ... Read more...

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