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 We've been warned repeatedly about the health perils of being out-of-sync with our body clocks. Are we eating in the right way for these circadian rhythms, and could changing our mealtime habits boost our health ...

Low-fat diets 'better than cutting carbs' for weight loss

 Cutting fat from your diet leads to more fat loss than reducing carbohydrates, a US health study shows.

Mushroom used in Chinese medicine 'slows weight gain'

 A mushroom used for centuries in Chinese medicine reduces weight gain in animals, say researchers in Taiwan.

Fitness 'rubs off on your partner'

 Whether you want to lose weight, quit smoking or exercise more, you have a better chance of success if your partner shares your goal, research suggests.

Schoolgirl dies after 10-day fast

 VietNamNet Bridge – An 18-year-old girl died at Thanh Nhan Hospital in Hanoi on Monday after a 10-day fast.

Wheelchair users take on Latin jive

 VietNamNet Bridge – Huynh Thanh Thao of Cu Chi District, HCM City, who has congenital brittle bone disease, was astonished to see a Youtube clip of a person in a wheelchair dancing together with a non-disabled partner.

Cold air may help lose weight: study

 Turning down temperatures at home and office may help you fight obesity, according to a new study published Wednesday in the U.S. journal Trends in Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Avatar-based videos encourage women to lose weight: study

 Watching an avatar, or a computer-generated figure, that performs weight-loss behaviors in a virtual community might help some women shed pounds in the real world,