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Olympic swimmers spark interest in cupping therapy


Traditional cupping therapy gained more popularity among Chinese during this summer's Olympics, with images of the red-stamped back of US swimmer Michael Phelps circulating on the internet.

Indian "oldest man ever" says yoga, celibacy key to age


Looking remarkably unlined for his claimed 120 years, an Indian monk who says he is the oldest man to have ever lived puts his longevity down to no sex or spices, and daily yoga.

Offspring of long-lived parents may also live longer: study


The longer our parents lived, the longer we are likely to live ourselves, a British study said Monday.

Watching television linked to back pain in women: Australian study


Australian scientists have discovered a link between watching television and lower back pain among women, but not men.

LatAm countries organize public breastfeeding events to promote benefits of mother's milk


Latin American countries have organized public breastfeeding events this week to commemorate World Breastfeeding Week from Aug. 1 to 7.

Health care costs typical Canadian family more than 11,000 dollars per year: study


An average Canadian family of four will pay 11,494 CAD (8,792 U.S. dollars) for public health-care insurance in 2016, a new study released on Wednesday revealed.

Wireless radiations not proved harmful: Italian expert


Researchers have not found harmful sources from wireless radiations, professor Riccardo Riccardi, director of the division of pediatric oncology at the Agostino Gemelli Teaching Hospital here, said on Tuesday.

Asians hit new heights with largest growth spurts in world: 100-year study


Imperial College London looked at residents of 200 countries from 1914 to 2014

Boysenberries potential key to ease asthmatic breathing: New Zealand study


A regular diet of boysenberries might help ease the symptoms of asthma sufferers, according to a New Zealand government-funded study out Monday.

Shop-bought meals 'healthier for infants than homemade ones


Meals which parents make at home for their baby or toddler are often less healthy and more likely to lead to their child gaining weight than shop-bought ones, a new study has found.