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Fitness, body fat key for health, not just weight
The bathroom scale may show a good number but how much of that weight is fat, not muscle? New studies are adding to the evidence that the scale doesn't always tell the whole story when it comes to weight-related health risks.
 
Almost a quarter of teenagers have experienced sleep problems, according to the annual investigation of adolescents' sleeping habits released by the Taiwan Society of Sleep Medicine (TSSM, 台灣睡眠醫學學會) on Tuesday.
 
Peanuts for infants? Studies back allergy prevention strategy
Two new studies bolster evidence that feeding babies peanuts or other allergy-inducing foods is more likely to protect them than to cause problems.
 
Second-place Monaco conceded a last-gasp equalizer in a 2-2 draw at Caen on Friday, a result that moved runaway leader Paris Saint-Germain even closer to a fourth straight title.
 
Air quality was poor Saturday in Southern Taiwan and the outlying island of Kinmen, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA).
 
Laos is the latest country to report a local transmission of Zika virus, according to the World Health Organization, as fears mount over the mosquito-borne illness that has been linked to birth defects.
 
Scientists on Friday said they had found the first evidence of a biological link between the Zika virus sweeping Latin America and microcephaly, a severe deformation of the brain among newborns.
 
People who take aspirin regularly have a significantly lower risk of cancer, particularly involving the colon and gastrointestinal tract, according to U.S. research published on Thursday.
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Joyful events -- the birth of a child, a big win by your team -- can trigger a dangerous condition called the "broken heart syndrome," doctors and researchers reported Thursday.
 
New York eateries post salt warnings,  while diners shrug
As warning labels go, the small salt shaker emblems that began showing up on some New York City restaurant menus recently are fairly unobtrusive, but each is supposed to carry a powerful message.
 
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