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Life’s illusions catching up with Japan’s middle-aged parasite singles

Their youth long gone, members of Japan’s generation of “parasite singles” face a precarious future, wondering how to survive once the parents many depended on for years pass away. Some 4.5 million Japanese aged between 35 and 54 were living with their parents in 2016, according to a researcher at the Statistical Research and Training Institute on a demographic phenomena that emerged two decades ago, when youthful singles made headlines for mooching off parents to lead carefree lives. Now, without pensions or savings of their own, these middle-aged stay-at-homes threaten…

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Heart Disease Fast Catching Up With Young Indians: Experts

Heart disease has affected the young Indian population 10 years ahead of their Western counterpartsĀ  particularly over the last three decades owing to sedentary lifestyles and lack of exercise, the nations top cardiologists have warned. Heart disease or cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a collective term for diseases of the heart and blood vessels. The term commonly includes diseases such as coronary heart disease, heart failure, cardiomyopathy, congenital heart disease, peripheral vascular disease and stroke. “We have witnessed an increase of approximately 10.5 per cent in young heart patients from urban…

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10 ways to avoid catching the flu

Doctors are witnessing an unusually high outbreak of viral illnesses this time of the year. To make matters worse, viral fevers, which are otherwise short lived, are taking longer to subside. With everyone around you coughing, sneezing or carrying a fever, what can you do to avoid succumbing to this viral mayhem? Here are some tips: Wash your hands Do it a lot during this season, regardless of the line of work you are in. If you come in contact with anything that has been touched by an infected person,…

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