International health news
- Loneliness may affect your genes – researchers at the University of Chicago and the University of California have discovered that loneliness actually triggers physical responses in the body which affects the immune system making people ill.
- Most parents don’t talk about mental health to children – a survey conducted in England showed that parents chose not to talk about mental health with their child because they don’t think it’s an issue or they don’t know what to say.
- Eating potatoes may reduce the risk of stomach cancer – Chinese scientists found that eating potatoes, cauliflower and onions could reduce the risk of stomach cancer owing to the high levels of vitamin C.
- How to keep holiday party leftovers– the chances are you will have leftovers from your holiday celebrations, but how long can you keep them?
- Healthy eating tips for travellers – eating healthily while being on the road can be challenging. Here are some tips to for keeping the balance while on the move.
Country health updates
- UK: MPs call for a tax on sugary drinks – a cross-party group of MPs urges the British government to introduce a tax on sugary drinks to curb obesity in the UK.
- Dubai: The government may reward its residents who adopt a healthy lifestyle – the Dubai Health Authority announced that Dubai residents who adopt healthy habits will be rewarded with incentives such as a free gym membership as of March 2016.
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