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China's Peak to outfit Argentine basketball players

2016-09-20

Chinese sportswear and footwear manufacturer Peak is set to outfit three of Argentina's National Basketball League teams, as well as the referees, a league official said on Monday.

A third of people in "skin cancer capital" still clueless on causes: new survey

2016-09-19

​A third of people living in the skin cancer capital of the world still do not know how it is caused, a new survey has found.

5 million older Americans not taking blood pressure drugs properly

2016-09-13

Some five million Americans aged 65 and older are not taking their blood pressure medicine properly, putting them at increased risk of heart disease, stroke, kidney disease and early death, a report released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday.

Zika virus may persist in eyes, WHO: "most likely explanaion" for brain abnormalities

2016-09-08

Zika virus infection in pregnancy is "the most likely explanation" behind congenital brain abnormalities in babies including microcephaly, the World Health Organization says. Another study also describes the effect of Zika virus infection in the eyes of mouse fetuses, newborns and adults.

Korean Workers Sleep Only 6 Hours a Night

2016-09-06

Korean workers sleep only six hours on average but work for more than 10 hours a day, a straw poll suggests.

Fewer Americans smoke, more exercise regularly since 2008: study

2016-09-04

Americans' exercise and smoking habits have improved while their eating habit has worsened slightly in the past eight years, found a new Gallup study.

WHO calls for massive education campaign to prevent Zika virus spread

2016-09-02

​ The World health Organization has called for a massive public education campaign to stop mosquito-borne Zika virus from spreading, a WHO spokesman said on Friday.

"Burkini" could save lives through skin cancer protection: experts

2016-08-31

While debate about the "burkini" swimwear continues on in European politics, skin cancer experts gathered for a congress in Austria claim the full-body swimming costume may actually save lives.

Vitamin D for mums improves health outlook for babies: study

2016-08-30

Breastfeeding mothers who take monthly high doses of vitamin D can improve the chances of their babies avoiding debilitating bone conditions, New Zealand health researchers said on Tuesday.

Experts term Aussie city Melbourne"allergy capital" of world

2016-08-23

Melbourne has become the allergy capital of the world because the city's residents lack vitamin D and are "too clean", according to experts.