Grandparents’ affection makes Chinese children obese

New research has revealed that affection from grandparents towards their grandchildren may play a major role in contributing to the childhood obesity pandemic in China. A study by the University of Birmingham (UK) shows that grandparents tend to indulge, overfeed and protect grandchildren in their care from physical chores, thus increasing their risk of obesity. […]

NHS Blood calls for more Chinese to donate

National Blood Week (8-14 June 2015) NHS Blood and Transplant is calling for more people from Chinese, Asian and Black Communities to start donating blood.  The call coincides with the organisation revealing that 40% fewer new blood donors came forward across England and North Wales to give blood last year compared to a decade ago. […]

Educating China’s elderly to fight young obesity

Academics from the University of Birmingham, UK are engaging with grandparents in China, to help tackle the increasing problem of obesity amongst Chinese children in a trailblazing public health programme. Although there are various factors that may contribute to the development of overweight or obesity in children, a child’s family life plays an important role. […]

Stephanie Chin – Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome

Stephanie Chin is not only a medical student; she is also a charity ambassador, fundraiser and inspires everyone who meets her. Stephanie has intestinal failure as a result of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. This means she receives nutrition artificially through a line that runs through her heart, in a process known as parenteral nutrition, for 14 hours […]

Health becomes Chinese consumers’ No.1 priority

Amid growing concerns about the impact of unhealthy lifestyles and poor eating habits amongst Chinese consumers, the autumn season has seen multiple products targeting health-conscious consumers entering the market. The trend is reflective of findings from Mintel’s recent research into consumers’ attitudes to health that established being healthier is the number one priority for urban […]