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If you spend all day sitting on your rear end, then you might want to schedule some time for a brisk walk -- just make sure you can spare at least an hour.
 
Health problems caused by a lack of daily physical exercise cost the world some US$67.5 billion in 2013 -- more than many countries' GDP, researchers said Thursday.
 
India is home to the world's largest number of stunted children due to a lack of toilets, dirty water and poor hygiene, according to a new study published on Tuesday.
 
People with bowel cancer may improve their survival chances by eating a lot of omega 3 fatty acids found in oily fish like tuna and salmon, a study suggested Wednesday.
 
Blame global obesity and diabetes upshot on sugar, not fat
According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity worldwide has more than doubled since 1980.
 
The Consumers' Foundation (CF, 消基會) Friday criticized the government for lifting the ban on Canadian beef imports too soon -- stating mad cow disease had broken out in Canada last February and the disease has an incubation period of up to seven years...
 
Saturated fats in butter, lard and red meat raise the risk of early death, but replacing these with fats like olive oil can offer substantial health benefits, a three-decade study confirmed on Tuesday.
 
Getting victims of abuse back on their feet via arts and yoga
With the recent spate of physical and sexual abuse cases in the country, Persatuan Abhaya Malaysia (Abhaya- nonprofit organization) is on a mission to empower victims through the performing arts and yoga.
 
The maker of Cheerios cereal, Nature Valley bars and Yoplait yogurt has chosen South Dakota State University as its partner in an effort to improve the quality of oats and make the crop more sustainable.
 
Philadelphia is 1st major US city with soda tax
Philadelphia became the first major American city with a soda tax on Thursday despite a multimillion-dollar campaign by the beverage industry to block it.
 
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