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Improved sleep quality leads to better health, well-being

March 17, 2017
Improved sleep quality leads to better health, well-being

Improving sleep quality offers benefits to one’s physical health and psychological well-being that is comparable to the health and happiness brought on by winning a lottery, according to a research by the University of Warwick in the UK. Dr. Nicole Tang in the Department of Psychology has discovered that working on getting a better night’s sleep can [...]

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Prevent the formation of kidney stones with these four easy steps

March 1, 2017
Prevent the formation of kidney stones with these four easy steps

Kidney stones are formed when mineral deposits in the urine turn into hard crystals in the kidneys.Most stones are small enough to be passed out spontaneously in the urine, though this may take up to four weeks. Large stones can block urine flow and result in abdominal pain. One in 10 people will develop kidney [...]

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6 foods to avoid for breakfast and some healthier alternatives

February 24, 2017
6 foods to avoid for breakfast and some healthier alternatives

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and most people agree that what you eat for breakfast will affect your eating habits and mood for the day. If you eat the wrong kinds of food for breakfast, you are more likely to overeat and have low energy throughout the day. Here are the [...]

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Get firmer, more flat abs when you eat these 11 foods every day

February 6, 2017
Get firmer, more flat abs when you eat these 11 foods every day

After the back-to-back holiday celebrations of the New Year, Valentine’s Day is already around the corner. If you’re busy getting in shape for a romantic holiday getaway, here are a list of 11 foods to incorporate into your daily diet to help you get firmer, more flat abs. According to Ella Magers, author of The [...]

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Timing of meals, calorie intake could be the key to weight loss –study

February 1, 2017
Timing of meals, calorie intake could be the key to weight loss –study

A new study has found evidence that suggests when you eat matters more than what you eat when it comes to weight control. The study has found that people who finished eating all their meals by early afternoon had smaller fluctuations in hunger and burned slightly more fat than people who ate throughout the day. [...]

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Reduce stress by munching on superfoods, not comfort foods

December 19, 2016
Reduce stress by munching on superfoods, not comfort foods

The holiday season is one of the busiest and most stressful times of the year. During these times, many turn to traditional comfort foods like chocolate and ice cream to help them reduce their stress. However, research suggests it’s actually not the high-fat and high-sugar comfort foods that do the trick, but rather, it’s superfoods. [...]

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Making child play safer

November 11, 2016
Making child play safer

Also, download this story from the electronic issue here Certain chemicals that enhance properties of toys are found to expose children to health risks. Are there solutions available to make toys safer, asks Angelica Buan in this article. Recalls due to lead-based paint and other chemicals Appraised to value US$135 billion by 2020, the global toy [...]

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Cardinal Health expands in Asia with powder-free gloves, disposable gowns

October 7, 2016
Cardinal Health expands in Asia with powder-free gloves, disposable gowns

Cardinal Health, a leading global, integrated healthcare services and products company, is introducing its powder-free gloves product line to Hong Kong while further penetrating the disposable drapes and gowns segment in Asia as part of its expansion plans in the region. A proposed ban on powdered gloves was announced by the US Food and Drug [...]

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Manulife-Sinochem rewards customers’ healthy lifestyles with free insurance

September 7, 2016
Manulife-Sinochem rewards customers’ healthy lifestyles with free insurance

An innovative life insurance program that rewards customers with free insurance coverage for taking steps to stay healthy and active has recently been launched in China by Manulife-Sinochem, the first Chinese-foreign joint-venture life insurance company established in the country. The launch of the MOVE program in mainland China is part of Manulife’s strategy of changing [...]

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Not losing weight? Here are some reasons why

July 25, 2016
Not losing weight? Here are some reasons why

1. YOU’RE EATING HIDDEN SUGARS Eating “healthy” convenience foods like breakfast cereal, low-fat yogurt, protein bars, ready-made soups and bottled juices could mean consuming more sugar than is good for you.While you may not be eating foods that have obviously high amounts of sugar in them, you should be watchful of hidden sugars. Always check [...]

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