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Am I sleeping too much?

Taylor Li, a 23-year-old woman, almost died when she suddenly fell asleep while driving on a highway in the US in 2014. She suffers from narcolepsy, a sleeping disorder that makes its sufferers fall asleep almost at the drop of a hat.
Source: Global Times | 2016/11/22 21:33:39

'Bendy girl' displays incredible poses in stunning images

Chinese contortionist Sui Fei has stunned the public with a set of fashionable images released recently. The 28-year-old girl from Northeast China's Liaoning province started to learn dancing when she was 6 years old. Sun has been invited to perform in over 10 countries including France, Canada, and Germany.
Source: | 2016/11/22 10:18:06

Young women at high risk of HIV in Southern Africa: report

More than 90 percent of new HIV infections in Southern Africa are among women between the ages of 15 and 19 years old, a new UNAIDS report launched in Namibia's capital Windhoek Monday has revealed.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:24:56

Over 18 mln people receiving life-saving HIV treatment: UNAIDS

As the world prepares to mark World Aids Day, UNAIDS said Monday that 18.2 million people were using antiretroviral therapy as of June this year, up from 15 million two years ago.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:24:20

Swiss children not spending enough time outdoors: report

A study released Monday by the Swiss charity Pro Juventute found that while Swiss children in the 1970s spent up to four hours playing outside and moving about every day, kids nowadays only spend an average of 47 minutes per day playing outdoors.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:23:30

38 mln people living with HIV worldiwde: UNAIDS report

There were about 38 million people living with HIV worldwide in 2015, according to a UNAIDS report launched in Namibia's capital Windhoek Monday.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 9:21:09

Alcohol just as fattening as junk food: Aussie study

Alcohol consumption is just as fattening as junk food, an Australian study has found. An investigation by the Cancer Council of Victoria into the hidden kilojoules in alcohol drinks revealed that some of the most popular drinks have kilojoule counts similar to chocolate bars and doughnuts.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/22 8:44:20

Pope gives all priests power to forgive ‘sin’ of abortion

Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
Source: Reuters | 2016/11/21 22:58:39

Moderate alcohol consumption increases chance of prostate cancer: study

Australian scientists have discovered that even eventual alcohol intake increases a male's chance of contracting prostate cancer.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/16 10:41:35

UN asks people with diabetes to pay attention to eye protection

UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Monday called on people with diabetes to have their eyes examined regularly to prevent vision health problems.
Source: Xinhua | 2016/11/15 7:53:22