Four health-conscious cities putting pedestrians first

The pandemic, paired with numerous public-transportation strikes prior to lockdown, only strengthened the popularity of these human-centric and environmentally sustainable initiatives. “The beauty of getting around by foot in Paris is highlighted more since Covid,” said Kathleen Peddicord, founder of Live and Invest Overseas. “Public transportation was a no-go for a long time and was also more uncomfortable having to wear masks. So, more people started using their feet.”

Additional bike lanes have also been introduced to alleviate car traffic. In fact, the city plans to add an additional 180km of bike lanes and 180,000 bike parking spots by 2026.

“I’ve lived in Paris for 14 years, and I can confidently say that I’ve never seen a greater, city-wide transformation than the one that’s happened most recently to encourage cyclists,” said Sadie Sumner, who runs the Paris branch of bike touring company Fat Tire Tours.

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Step on it! Walking is good for health but walking faster is even better, study finds | Health

How fast you walk could be just as important for your health as how many steps you take each day, a new study suggests.

Researchers from the University of Sydney and the University of Southern Denmark found that 10,000 steps each day is the “sweet spot” to help lower the risk of disease and death. They also found that a faster pace, such as a brisk power walk, can have even greater benefits.

The data was collated as part of the largest study tracking step counts in relation to health outcomes.

Researchers monitored 78,500 UK adults between 2013 and 2015 using wearable trackers and compared this with their health outcomes seven years later . The results were published in the journals JAMA Internal Medicine and JAMA Neurology.

Dr Matthew Ahmadi, the co-lead author of the paper and a research fellow at the University of Sydney, said the study found

GE aims for early January spinoff for health care company

GE on Monday announced the week it expects to complete the spinoff of its health care unit and the planned independent company’s board of directors.

in a press releasethe multinational conglomerate said it aims to finish the tax-free spinoff of its health care business during the first week of January 2023. The independent company will be called GE HealthCare and be listed on the Nasdaq as “GEHC” after being spun off, the company previously said.

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GE named eight new members who are expected to join GE HealthCare’s board, on top of Peter Arduini, who is set to serve as president and CEO of GE HealthCare, and GE CEO H. Lawrence Culp Jr., set to serve as non-executive chairman.

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Zimbabwe measles outbreak death toll rises to 685 – health ministry

Mothers walk past a billboard encouraging immunization against polio and measles at a clinic in Harare June 21, 2012. REUTERS/Philimon Bulawayo/File Photo

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HARARE, Sept 3 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s measles outbreak has so far claimed 685 lives, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday, more than four times the cases reported almost a fortnight ago even as a nationwide vaccination program continues.

“Zimbabwe had 6,034 confirmed cases, including 4,266 and 685 deaths,” the ministry said in a post on Twitter, adding 191 new cases and 37 deaths were reported in a single day on Sept. 1.

Primarily children aged between six months and 15 years were succumbing to the disease, especially those from religious sects who do not believe in vaccination, the country’s information minister Monica Mutsvangwa said last month. read more

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