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Health & Fitness
The threat to human health from climate change is so great that it could undermine the last 50 years of gains in development and global health, experts warned on Tuesday. Extreme weather events such as floods and heat waves bring rising risks of infectious diseases, poor nutrition and stress, the specialists said, while polluted cities...
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A widely used farm chemical used as a key ingredient in a new herbicide developed by Dow AgroSciences “possibly” causes cancer in humans, a World Health Organization research unit has determined. The classification of the weed killer, 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid, known as 2,4-D, was made by the WHO’s International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC). The...
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Jeralean Talley, the world’s oldest-known person, has died in Michigan 26 days after her 116th birthday, a family spokeswoman said on Thursday. Born on May 23, 1899, Talley climbed to the top of a list kept by the Gerontology Research Group, which validates the agesof the world’s longest-living people, after Gertrude Weaver died at 116...
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The 110 Mexico City public schools participating in the SaludArte program to fight obesity and promote healthy eating must start urban gardens, the head of the capital’s government, Miguel Angel Mancera, said. Mancera made the announcement Wednesday during Cocinando, an event at city hall aimed at fighting childhood obesity, telling participants that the goal was...
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Artificial trans fats in processed foods, which were all but banned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) this week, may interfere with memory, according to a new study. It’s not clear if trans-unsaturated fatty acids, or trans fats, might interfere with memory by directly affecting the nervous system, or by contributing to overall...
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Getting enough good quality sleep is essential for maintaining health and quality of life, and not getting enough is dangerous to individual health and public safety, according to a new policy statement by the American Thoracic Society (ATS). The public and their healthcare providers need to be better educated about the importance of sleep, ways...
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An estimated 400 million people worldwide lack access to at least one of seven essential health services, ranging from pregnancy care to clean water, according to a report released on Friday by the World Health Organization and World Bank. At the same time, more people have access to essential health services than ever before, the...
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Mexico has been revealed as the most body-confident country in the world, with almost a third of its population feeling ‘completely satisfied’ with the way they look, while only 16 per cent of Americans feel the same about their appearance. New research compiled by market research group GFK, which interviewed 27,000 people online over age...
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Mexico has one of the highest rates of type 2 diabetes in the world, with 12% of the population suffering from the condition, compared with 9% of people in the United States. The Mexican government is so worried that it recently declared a state of emergency and introduced a tax on soda and junk food....
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Two cases of Chikungunya have been diagnosed in Puerto Vallarta, the first known cases to have been infected in the State of Jalisco. Previous infections in the state resulted by travelers being exposed in other countries or states while traveling. There have been a total of 11 cases treated in Jalisco. The two cases in...
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People who work desk-based jobs should aim to stand and do light activity for a total of four hours throughout the day, according to an international panel of experts. People should first work toward standing or doing light activity – like walking – for two hours per day, the panel said in a consensus statement....
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Director of Medical Tourism for the State of Jalisco has announced plans to increase the boutique tourism sector in the state, with the help of Puerto Vallarta. Director Carlos Enrique Rodríguez Zárate said that the State of Jalisco has some of the country’s best private medical facilities, with 12 being certified by the General Health...
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Mexico is working hard to prevent outbreaks of a bird flu epidemic that has stricken the U.S. poultry and egg industry in recent months, a senior Mexican agriculture ministry official said on Wednesday. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, was responding to comments on Tuesday by a world health official who said that...
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Drinking up to five espressos a day, or the equivalent, poses no risk to the general population, according to a European review into the safety of caffeine. The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) carried out the scientific study after some countries raised concerns about the health effects of caffeine on the heart and central nervous...
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Group sessions that teach and encourage people with poor circulation in their legs to walk regularly on their own improves mobility and prevents its loss, according to a new study. The findings suggest that supervised activity is not essential for peripheral artery disease (PAD) patients, and doctors and other healthcare providers should not rule out...
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