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China’s young in fitness crisis

Despite its formidable performance in recent Olympic Games, China has found itself in a crisis of declining fitness among its youngsters.

world Updated: Jan 23, 2013 00:33 IST

Despite its formidable performance in recent Olympic Games, China has found itself in a crisis of declining fitness among its youngsters.

The government has urged schools to beef up their physical education following a recent outcry touched off when two college students collapsed and died during mandatory running exams.

Experts attribute deteriorating fitness scores to the cruelly competitive environment for college admissions, as well as a proliferation of indoor entertainment. . pti

Religion does not make people kind
London: Religious people are no more unselfish than non-believers, a new study claims.

The level of unselfishness among people is often governed by whether they are dealing with others from their own faith, researchers at Nottingham University Business School in the UK have found.

They carried out a series of behavioural experiments which established that believers of various faiths only acted on their various teachings when they know they are dealing with people who share their beliefs. PTI