Health Tips
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- Health experts recommend 5 steps to avoid catching A/H1N1 flu
- Tips for companies and individuals on handling A-H1N1[Full details]
- Interim WHO guidance for the surveillance of human infection with swine influenza A(H1N1) virus. [Full details]
- Swine Influenza (swine flu) is a respiratory disease of pigs caused by type A influenza that regularly cause outbreaks of influenza among pigs. Swine flu viruses do not normally infect humans, however, human infections with swine flu do occur, and cases of human-to-human spread of swine flu viruses has been documented.
- Avoid the obvious such as fried foods, burgers and other fatty meats (i.e. pork, bacon, ham, salami, ribs and sausage).
- Make it a daily challenge to find ways to move your body.
- If you can't live in a smog-free environment, at least avoid smoke-filled rooms, high traffic areas, breathing in highway fumes and exercising near busy thoroughfares.
- Activity should be a daily occurrence. Walk, run or jump for a minimum total of 20 minutes a day.
- The research carried out by the University of Bari in Italy could help vindicate hospitals who are accused of wasting money on art and decor as it suggests a pleasant environment helps patients overcome discomfort and pain.
- Elderly people have a higher risk of becoming addicted to alcohol or medicine, and this can often go unnoticed by people in their surroundings.
- Medical experts are urging local women with certain types of gel breast implants to have an ultrasonic checkup before getting pregnant and even have the implants removed before pregnancy.
- Here's another reason to brush your teeth: poor dental hygiene boosts the risk of heart attacks and strokes, a pair of studies reported this week.
- Maybe you can blame being fat on your genes. But there's a way to overcome that family history -- just get three to four hours of moderate activity a day. Sound pretty daunting? Not for the Amish of Lancaster County, Pa., who were the focus of a new study on a common genetic variation that makes people more likely to gain weight.
- Hair trends are forever evolving. It is a good time to experiment with one of the new hair style trends that dominate the hair scene in the coming fall/winter seasons.
- Choose "cooling" exercises, such as yoga, swimming, or a fun bike ride.
- Avoid excessive drinking.
- Floss and be your body's boss.
- Give up just one cigarette…. the next one.
- Exercise may help improve fatigue caused by cancer and its treatments.
- Green tea is high in vitamin C and polyphenols. Unlike black and oolong teas, green tea is made from leaves that are not fermented before they are dried. Thus, the antioxidant levels of green tea are five times higher than black tea.
- The anthocyanin glycosides in grape seeds have a high antioxidant capability: 20 times that of vitamin C and 50 times vitamin E. Grapes used for wine have their antioxidant capacity increased after fermentation.
- Tomatoes are rich in lycopene which has 20 times the antioxidant potential of vitamin C. In its several categories, small tomatoes have a higher vitamin C content and are better antioxidant effective. You’d better cook them since the lycopene increases several times when cooked.
- Eating yogurt and other foods laden with lactic acid may keep your gums from receding and teeth from falling out, Japanese researchers report. Dr. Yoshihiro Shimazaki and colleagues found that consuming yogurt and lactic acid drinks was significantly associated with better periodontal health. "But, milk and cheese were not," Shimazaki said.
- Researchers worldwide have discovered that eating fish regularly - one or two serves weekly - may reduce the risk of diseases ranging from childhood asthma to prostate cancer.
- Living healthier doesn't have to be complicated or time-consuming.
- Toddlers rescued from orphanages and placed in good foster homes had far better reasoning, language and other intellectual skills than those who remained.
- Girls who are overweight often enter puberty earlier than girls who have a normal weight.
- If you are a frequent fast food patron, consider limiting visits to fewer than once a week.
- Children don't need to wear shoes until they begin to walk -- at about 12 months to 15 months of age.
- Using a hydrating lip balm to smooth lips in winter.
- A tug of wine helps live a long life.
- You can't be unhappy when you're smiling or singing.
- Do a squat every time you pick something up.
- Cultivating a healthy body image in your teen can be key to preventing an eating disorder.
- Do stomach crunches before you get out of the bed in the morning for a flatter stomach.
- Walk 10 minutes a day and increase your fitness level.
- A glass of wine or one drink a day (two for men) can help protect against heart disease.
- Light music can help you fall asleep easily.
- Don't drink wine immediately after bath.
- Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.
- A light heart lives long.
- Daily exercise is the secret to longevity.
- Helping others keeps you happy and healthy.
- Protect your skin. Wash your face after watching TV to get rid of the electrostatic dust.
- Open windows regularly to keep the air in your room fresh.
- Wash your hair every day to keep it clean and healthy.
- Keeping late hours could lead to insomnia.
- The best time to sleep is from 22:00 to 6:00 when sleep quality is best.
- Try to maintain a positive outlook on life, and it could enhance your immunity.
- Short naps after lunch can help you look younger.
- Get a minimum of eight hours sleep per day to keep a clear mind.
- Drink more water during the day to guard against constipation; drink less water at night for good uninterrupted sleep.
- Eating late into the night could lead to weight and health problems.
- Drink a cup of water first thing in the morning to guard against constipation.
- An apple a day keeps the doctor away.
Ministry Press Releases
- 'China-made' fake drugs investigated
- China's Health Ministry on high alert for swine flu
- China's Health Ministry issues notice on swine flu prevention
- Hand-foot-mouth disease claims 50 lives this year
- Vice premier: China to boost int'l co-op on TB control
- Bird's nest 'caviar of the East' the TCM tonic to salivate over
- That wonderful little worm
- Heads up: TCM take on autism
- For a healthy fall: Sleep more, drink more water and stay warm
- Be your own doctor to get rid of impure energy inside
Diet & Nutrition
- Why grandma was wrong about fiber
- Fish oils may treat heart disease
- New reason to eat broccoli
- Lupine poisoning can be fatal, warns Australian doctor
- Long life less calories