Chinese Police Target Drink Driving During World Cup
   2014-06-12 21:25:04    Xinhua      Web Editor: Chu Yiming



Chinese Police Target Drink Driving During World Cup

Chinese police will be on the streets to crack down on drunk driving during the Brazil World Cup, which will start on June 13.

The traffic control bureau of the Ministry of Public Security has alerted soccer fans to the risks of drunk driving and driving while tired after matches.

About over 30 thousand cases of drunk driving occurred during the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, with 225 accidents, leaving 91 dead and 247 injured.

Most of this year's matches take place after midnight or in the early hours because of the 11 hour time difference between Brazil and China.


Hebei Resident Tours the World on Foot and Bike

A 57-year-old Chinese man has toured 138 countries alone.

Li Yuezhong, a resident of Tangshan, Hebei province, arrived in Los Angeles recently.

Li said he will finish his tour in two to three years, and then record his adventure in a travel book.

A childhood dream to travel motivated Li, who walked 3,000 kilometers from his hometown to Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, in 1979, then cycled 21 provinces in China within 14 months.

After his China journey, Li aimed higher and started to travel overseas since 1997, starting in Bulgaria, carrying necessities such as his passport, a camera and a tent.

He said that during the 17-year journey, he was robbed four times, witnessed a gunfight in Africa and had six bikes stolen.


Marriage Boosts Men's Health but Not so Much when Living Together

US officials say a guy with a loving spouse may save his life. But living with a significant other doesn't appear to confer the same health benefits as marriage.

According to a new U.S. National Center for Health Statistics study, single and married men are more likely to see a doctor regularly than those living with a partner out of wedlock.

And compared to husbands or other single men, cohabiting men are also the least likely to report having undergone preventive screenings.

The findings held true for younger and older males.

Plenty of research shows that people with spouses or committed partners -- especially men -- take better care of their health and have healthier lifestyles.

Researchers say spouses look out for each other not just because of mutual affection but also because they're important to each other's futures.


Good Sleep Routine can Keep the Whole Family Healthy

A new study conducted at the University of Illinois says children who are raised by families that prioritize sleep are less likely to be obese.

The study examined the sleep routines of 337 U.S. preschool children and their families.

Researchers considered four routines protective against childhood obesity including: limited TV time; not having a bedroom TV; quality family meal time; and adequate sleep.

Children who slept 10 hours per day or more were less likely to suffer obesity than those who did not, regardless of the other protective routines.

Given the importance of sleep, the most likely factor in a child's risk for obesity was the parental sleep routine.

In a chain reaction, parents who slept inadequately had children who did the same and were therefore more likely to be overweight.


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