Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

Bill Gates says progress made on new super-thin condom

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – Billionaire philanthropist Bill Gates said Thursday progress is being made on developing a “next-generation” ultra-thin, skin-like condom that could offer better sexual pleasure, help population control and be financed by first-world investors. Last year, the Microsoft co-founder and one of the world’s richest men offered inventors $100,000 in start-up grants to develop […]

19.09.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Home & Garden, Science & Technology ·
Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

Fruit and veg: Five-a-day is OK, says study

(PARIS-AFP) – British nutritionists threw down the gauntlet to dietary guidelines in April by declaring seven daily portions of fresh fruit and vegetables, rather than the recommended five, were the key to health. But a new foray into the arena of sound eating says the famous five-a-day recommendation made by the UN’s World Health Organisation […]

30.07.2014 · Filled under: Food & Dining, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
Curry spices lower hypertension in rats: Indian research

Curry spices lower hypertension in rats: Indian research

(NEW DELHI-AFP) – Indian medical researchers say they have successfully tested a blend of curry spices that lower blood pressure in lab rats, raising hopes for a natural and affordable drug to treat the chronic disease. S. Thanikachalam, a cardiology expert who headed the research, said his team had tested a mixture of ginger, cardamom, […]

Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

Panic in the kitchen: UK digests new fruit and veg advice

(LONDON-AFP) – It was with a heavy heart, and some panic, that Britons digested new advice this week that their struggle to eat enough fruit and vegetables had just got harder. Over the past decade, Britain has absorbed if not adopted the idea of five a day, the target endorsed by the state-run National Health […]

05.04.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Health & Fitness, Home & Garden ·
WHO recommends halving daily sugar intake in fight against obesity

WHO recommends halving daily sugar intake in fight against obesity

(GENEVA-AFP) – The World Health Organisation Wednesday said the recommended amount of sugar consumed daily should be halved as it stepped up its battle against public health problems like obesity and tooth decay. The UN health agency said it was maintaining its 2002 guidelines that sugars should make up less than 10 percent of total […]

06.03.2014 · Filled under: Health & Fitness ·
Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities

Asia rings in Year of the Horse with fireworks, festivities

(BEIJING-AFP) – Fireworks illuminated the skies across Asia and millions of families gathered together Friday to usher in the Year of the Horse, kicking off a week of celebrations that included a performance by Braveheart actress Sophie Marceau on China’s annual televised gala. Residents from China’s small towns and villages to its sprawling megacities rang […]

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

The country deemed to have the healthiest eating habits may surprise you

(Relaxnews) – Thanks in part to a diet that places the emphasis on vegetables and dairy products, the Netherlands has been named the healthiest country in the world to eat. Conspicuously absent on the top 10 list? The US, Canada the UK. Though the country is better known for its liberal drug laws than its […]

17.01.2014 · Filled under: Destinations, Food & Dining ·
US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

US carrier arrives with aid mass burial begins

By Cecil Morella TACLOBAN, November 14, 2013 (AFP) – A huge US aircraft carrier arrived off the coast of the typhoon-hit Philippines Thursday, offering hope of a dramatic uptick in aid to destitute survivors as officials buried scores of rotting corpses. The USS George Washington, with 5,000 sailors aboard, headed an eight-strong flotilla of US […]

15.11.2013 · Filled under: Philippine News ·
Scientists grow human heart tissue

Scientists grow human heart tissue

(PARIS-AFP) – Scientists said Tuesday they had used stem cells to grow human heart tissue that contracted spontaneously in a petri dish — marking progress in the quest to manufacture transplant organs. A team from the University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, used induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells generated from human skin cells to create precursor heart […]

14.08.2013 · Filled under: Health & Fitness, Science & Technology ·
Starbucks toilet coffee prompts anger in Hong Kong

Starbucks toilet coffee prompts anger in Hong Kong

(HONG KONG-AFP) – A Starbucks cafe in Hong Kong’s posh financial district which used water from a tap near a urinal to brew coffee prompted a torrent of angry reactions from customers Thursday. The coffee shop, in the famous Bank of China Tower, has been using the water from a tap in a toilet to […]

02.06.2013 · Filled under: Asian News, Destinations, Food & Dining ·