Wednesday, December 7

Day: January 29, 2016

How to add 19 years to your life
ENGLISH, Life Style

How to add 19 years to your life

    Woman running on a beach Want to know exactly what clean living can do for you? Researchers are getting more and more specific about the rewards you can reap from your healthy lifestyle. These 5 habits that will tack on quality years. 1. Run for your life A study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology suggests that women who jog live 5 years and 7 months longer than those who don’t. And you don't need to do marathons: New research published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology suggests that people who jog 2 to 3 times a week—for a total of 1 to 2.4 hours over 7 days—live longer than those who don’t jog. The casual runners also outlive people who run more. With jogging, moderation seems to be best, says study author James O’Keefe, MD, an associate...
Zika virus is spreading explosively
ENGLISH, Life Style

Zika virus is spreading explosively

    Declaring that the Zika virus is "spreading explosively," the World Health Organization announced it will hold an emergency meeting of independent experts Monday to decide if the outbreak should be declared an international health emergency. At a special meeting yesterday in Geneva, WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan said the virus — which has been linked to birth defects and neurological problems — was becoming much more of a threat. One WHO scientist said the Americas could see up to 4 million cases of Zika in the next year. Chan said although there was no definitive proof that the Zika virus was responsible for a spike in the number of babies being born with abnormally small heads in Brazil, "the level of alarm is extremely high." She also noted a possible relationsh...
UK house prices: There is a real and growing risk of a sizeable property market correction
ENGLISH, United Nation

UK house prices: There is a real and growing risk of a sizeable property market correction

    Britain's housing market is ripe for a correction because house prices are reaching the limit of affordability for many people, says a well-known economics research firm. House prices have soared in recent years, especially in London and the south-east of England, fuelled by a shortage of supply and intensifying demand. A healing economy with high employment, growing wages and low interest rates has lifted demand in the property market. But the average house price in England was £302,000 ($435,000) in November 2015, says the ONS, up 50% since 2005. In London the average is £537,000, a 90% increase over a decade. To contrast with pay, average weekly earnings between 2005 and 2015 rose just 23% in England and 19% in London, much slower than property prices. "On balance, the ...
US election 2016: Republican rivals mock Trump over no show
America, ENGLISH

US election 2016: Republican rivals mock Trump over no show

    Donald Trump loomed large over the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses, despite not being on stage. His absence was mocked by his rivals, who tried to fill the space vacated by Trump's boycott by attacking each other on immigration and other issues. Trump decided to withdraw after Fox News refused to drop debate host Megyn Kelly, whom he accused of bias. The billionaire held a rally nearby, in honour of war veterans, that threatened to overshadow the debate itself. On Monday, voters in Iowa are due to pick their presidential nominee for each party. Days ahead of that critical test, Trump's absence on the stage in Des Moines was keenly felt by his seven rivals in the race to be Republican presidential nominee. Texas Senator Ted Cruz addressed it with humour in ...
Weather warnings as Storm Gertrude’s 90mph winds disrupt power and transport
ENGLISH, United Kingdom

Weather warnings as Storm Gertrude’s 90mph winds disrupt power and transport

    Storm Gertrude is sweeping the country with winds of more than 90mph, leaving thousands of homes without power, buildings damaged and transport disrupted. A rare red Met Office alert is in place for Orkney and Shetland with dangerous conditions expected throughout Friday. Many other regions have yellow and amber warnings for strong winds, heavy rain, snow and ice as the extreme weather continues to batter the British Isles. Gusts of 91mph have been recorded in South Uist, while Inverbervie in Aberdeenshire and Orlock Head in Northern Ireland were hit by winds of 79mph. Speeds are expected to reach around 65mph in the Borders and the North East of England later in the day and pushing 80mph in North Yorkshire. Forecasters said: Winds are expected to widely gust 60-70mph, pos...