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Friday, June 07, 2013

Desi doesn't mind being RICH, knot so healthy as long...

as he's alive and kicking. Esp'ly kickin' aRss! I recently heard/hurt from fellow BUMmer on the other side of the divide - v whisper and yet hear each OTHER loud&clear! -- that he's not in the pink of health -- HE HAS GOUT! I kcika'sed him wit' this reply: I don't mind xxchanging seats/sickbeds with you, you have the RICHMAN's disease, but still have an overDOSE of Vit M! I overdozed from tiredness, not enuf of Vit M but too much of Vit C! C in Chinoseries is close to sounding Si--liao-liaw LOL! If you no knot what si is, ask Hell -- Oops, health! miniSTER Liow T L when he "lied" about that stupid richman's number plate www 13, izzit?

Here's what follows as Cut&Pastried from AFP/NST, with a flee cup of tehtarik! No runch offer as Desi is a pauper BUMmer and a churchmousey writHer!:) OR :(

New health threats for China as it grows richer: Lancet

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BEIJING : The Chinese are increasingly facing diseases of affluence such as cancer, according to a study to be published Saturday in a leading medical journal, with threats to health including diet, pollution and city living.

The trends identified in The Lancet, mined from data from 1990 to 2010,  illustrate the human impact of China’s speedy development and urbanisation.   
“Looking back to 1990, China had a health profile very similar to much of  the developing world, including countries such as Vietnam or Iraq,” said one of  three institutes involved in the study.   
“It now looks more like the US, UK or Australia in some respects,” the  Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of  Washington said in a statement.   
Among the advances, The Lancet said, were “striking declines in fertility  and child mortality and increases in life expectancy at birth”.   
China’s life expectancy has risen from 69.3 in 1990 to 75.7 to 2010,  lifting it one spot to 12th place among G20 countries.   
Child deaths saw a dramatic drop over the same period from one million to  213,000.   
But new health troubles were emerging as more people lived longer and in  cities — which could bring better medical care but also more pollution and a  sedentary lifestyle.   
Leading causes of health problems in China now include stroke, ischaemic  heart disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, low back pain and road  injury.   
Other top risk factors are tobacco use, dietary risks, high blood pressure,  ambient air pollution and household air pollution.   
“The rapid rise of non-communicable diseases driven by urbanisation, rising  incomes and ageing poses major challenges for China’s health system, as does a  shift to chronic disability,” the report said.   
China was “relatively unique” in that five cancers — lung, liver, stomach,  esophageal and colorectal — ranked in the top 15 causes of premature death.   
The study was undertaken by the Chinese Center for Disease Prevention and  Control, Peking Union Medical College and IHME.--AFP

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