Poor diet tied to nearly half of U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes Ensuring that diets include the right amount of certain foods may help the U.S. cut deaths from heart disease, stroke and type 2 diabetes by almost half, suggests a new study. Illustrative image -- File photo About 45 percent of deaths from those causes in 2012 could be blamed on people eating too much or too little of 10 types of foods, researchers found. "The good news is that we now understand more about which foods would help prevent Americans from dying prematurely from cardiometabolic diseases," said lead author Renata Micha, of the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University in Boston. Messages to patients, the public and industry can emphasize maximizing good foods instead of just focusing on cutting back on bad foods and products, she told Reuters Health in an email. Messages can also focus on foods instead of individual nutrients, she said. As reported in the … [Read more...] about Poor diet tied to nearly half of U.S. deaths from heart disease, stroke, diabetes
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Vietnamese seafood exporters have started to feel the impact of the mass fish deaths that hit a 200-kilometer stretch of Vietnam’s central coastline last April. The environmental disaster was caused by toxic chemicals, including cyanide, discharged by Formosa Ha Tinh Steel, the Vietnam unit of Taiwanese conglomerate Formosa Plastics Group, into the sea. The harmful industrial waste killed tons of fish at both aquatic farms and in waters off the coast of the central provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri and Thua Thien – Hue, seriously disrupting the lives of local people who mainly fish for a living. The toxic pollution caused by Formosa has hit at least 200,000 people where it hurts the most: their pockets, the government said last month. In a report sent to the National Assembly, Vietnam's legislature, the government said that around 41,000 fishermen and over 176,000 people dependent on them have been affected by the incident. Authorities estimate that seafood … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s seafood industry feels the pinch after mass fish deaths
The International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) had previously rated coffee as "possibly carcinogenic" but has changed its mind. On Wednesday it will say its latest review found "no conclusive evidence for a carcinogenic effect" of coffee drinking and will point to some studies showing coffee may actually reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer. At the same time, however, it will say other scientific evidence suggests that drinking anything very hot - around 65 degrees Celsius or above - including water, coffee, tea and other beverages, probably does cause cancer of the esophagus. Lyon-based IARC, which last year prompted headlines worldwide by saying processed meat can cause cancer, reached its conclusions after reviewing more than 1,000 scientific studies in humans and animals. There was inadequate evidence for coffee to be classified as either carcinogenic or not carcinogenic. IARC had previously put coffee as a "possible carcinogen" in its 2B category … [Read more...] about Can coffee cause cancer? Only if it’s very hot, says WHO agency
VietNamNet Bridge - Many people say that without bars and discotheques, HCM City will be extremely tedious. However, how to prevent problems caused by this sensitive business environment is a headache.Decoding crimes behind color lights“Child killers” in the world of colored lightsThe dance floors of “death” in Saigon Enhancing preventive information Dr. Nguyen Minh Duc said that the environment in bars, discotheques stimulates criminal psychology. "Criminals are being rejuvenated very quickly, deriving from loose management of many families. Young people who want to assert themselves often go to bars and discotheques. In the environment of bars, these people are easily excited to commit crime, particularly when they take drugs,” Duc said. According to this expert, bars and dance halls are the sensitive places of business which must meet the requirements of security and order. However, the cases occurred recently in bars, dance halls in the two cities of … [Read more...] about How to control “dance floors of death” in Saigon?
70 percent of cancer patients in country detected late Moreover, the fatal disease is on upward trend and more and more young people get it. Especially most popular cause of the disease is outside environment and patients’ wrong lifestyles. The K Hospital (the national cancer institute) in Hanoi, has always crowded with patients so that no chair in the treatment ward has left. Outside, there are so many people who have to sit and stand with anxiety to wait for their relatives every day. Medical workers said the overcrowding has seen for many years despite two additional treatment satellites had been operated. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Tran Van Thuan, deputy director of the Hanoi-based K Hospital and head of the Research Institute for Cancer Prevention and Control, said that the country currently has around 250,000 people living with cancer, according to a latest survey of the institute. Moreover, the country has 150,000 new breast cancer cases per year and half of them have succumbed … [Read more...] about 70 percent of cancer patients in country detected late