• Sat, Aug 18, 2018
  • Of the people over the age of 18 in 31 provinces of China, one per cent said they never had breakfast.
    Over one-third Chinese don't have breakfast every day
    More than one-third of Chinese do not have their breakfast every day due to limited time in the morning, according to a survey. Some 11 per cent of respondents reported skipping breakfast often, according to the report by the Chinese Nutrition Society. Of the people over the age of 18 in 31 provinces of China, one per cent said they never had breakfast. Limited time in the morning ranked as the top reason for not eating breakfast, with 49 per cent. While 17 per cent said they have no appetite in the morning or are not used to having breakfast . Nine per cent thought the breakfast is unnecessary , according to the report. The respondents said their breakfast was primarily made up of cereals and root vegetables more than other foods like soybeans, dairy products, fruits or vegetables. Some 81 per cent of the respondents ate...
  • Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters Mothers' life span can determine longevity of daughters

    If both the mother and the father lived to 90, the likelihood of the daughter achieving longevity and healthy ageing jumped to 38 per cent

  • Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk Moderate carbohydrate intake may lower mortality risk

    The study found that diets -- both low (less than 40 per cent energy) and high (more than 70 per cent energy) in carbohydrates -- were linked with an increase in mortality

  • Babies in prams 60 per cent more exposed to pollution Babies in prams 60 per cent more exposed to pollution

    They found that infants in prams breathe in more polluted air since they are positioned between 0.55m and 0.85m above ground level and vehicle exhaust pipes usually sit within 1 metre above road...

  • Cabbage, broccoli could help prevent colon cancer Cabbage, broccoli could help prevent colon cancer

    Eating green leafy vegetables such as kale, cabbage as well as broccoli could help maintain a healthy gut and prevent colon cancer.

  • Parenthood: How to encourage your children to talk to you today and everyday Parenthood: How to encourage your children to talk to you today and everyday

    In our workshops, parents explore how to communicate with children in a way that will make children feel comfortable talking to them at every age.

  • Alcohol with energy drinks may worsen violence, risky behaviour Alcohol with energy drinks may worsen violence, risky behaviour

    Mixing energy drinks with alcohol tricks users into feeling more awake and less drunk than they really are.

  • How marital spats can affect your health How marital spats can affect your health

    The findings suggest that married people who fight are more likely to suffer from leaky guts -- a problem that unleashes bacteria into the blood and can drive up disease-causing inflammation.

  • Vaping damages vital immune system cells Vaping damages vital immune system cells

    Researchers found e-cigarette vapour disabled important immune cells in the lung and boosted inflammation.

  • Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk: Study Prenatal Tdap vaccination does not increase autism risk: Study

    Pregnant women can be reassured by this study that there is no indication of an increased risk of autism spectrum disorder in children after being exposed prenatally to the Tdap vaccine