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Chemical in bananas may help fight many deadly viruses: study

A banana a day may not keep the doctor away, but a substance originally found in bananas and carefully edited by scientists could someday fight off a wide range of viruses, including those that cause AIDS, hepatitis C, and even flu, an international team of researchers said Thursday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/23 10:20:39

US breast cancer guideline recommends later age for screening mammogram

Women should undergo regular, annual screening mammography beginning at age 45, instead of the current recommendation of age 40, according to an updated guideline on breast cancer screening released Tuesday by the American Cancer Society (ACS).
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/21 9:47:59

Hard labor: traditional Chinese postnatal practice explained

Kate Middleton shocked women across China this May when she made a public appearance with her second child just 10 hours after giving birth.
Source: | 2015/5/5 19:02:30

4.3 mln Chinese with severe mental disorders: authority

Nearly 4.3 million Chinese are registered with severe mental disorders at the end of 2014, with 96.9 percent in stable condition, China's health authority said Friday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/9 23:23:56

5.5 bln people with limited or no access to pain relief: UN experts

Two UN experts warned on Friday that in many countries palliative care is still non-existent or not even recognized as a medical specialty, with an estimated 5.5 billion people, or three quarters of the world's population, having limited or no access to pain relief treatment.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/9 23:05:39

Lifestyle changes could prevent 37,000 cases of cancer in Australia: study

Just six lifestyle changes could prevent 37,000 cases of cancer in Australia, with one in three cancers preventable, according to a new study of cancer incidence and prevention.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/7 10:39:57

US launches anti-smoking campaign targeting hip-hop teens

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Tuesday announced the launch of a national anti-smoking campaign to prevent and reduce tobacco use among "hip-hop" teens who it said are "often hard to reach and frequently exposed to pro-tobacco images and messages."
Source: Xinhua | 2015/10/7 10:29:18

What you don't know about juice cleanses will shock you

With several fancy bottles of colorful fruit and vegetable juice lined up in front of you, it may be hard to resist the temptation to drink them. But what if these drinks were the only sustenance you had had for the past week? Would you still find them tempting?
Source: Global Times | 2015/9/15 18:18:01

Most adult Americans' "heart age" older than their actual age

Three out of four American adults have a heart age that is older than their actual age because of such factors as smoking, diabetes or obesity, a report released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said Tuesday.
Source: Xinhua | 2015/9/2 10:35:34

Changing gears

Scientists have identified a genetic master-switch that makes some people more prone to obesity than others, and research out Wednesday suggests it can be turned off.
Source: AFP | 2015/8/21 5:03:02