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Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\' Being overweight \'reduces dementia risk\'

Being overweight cuts the risk of dementia, according to the largest and most precise investigation…


Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\' Plucking hairs \'can make more grow\'

Plucking hairs in a precise pattern can make even more pop up in their place, a US study suggests. Playing…


Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher Japanese Ebola test gives results in 11 minutes: Researcher

TOKYO: The breakthrough by Nagasaki University's Institute of Tropical Medicine will allow medics…


Why Dutch people are so tall? Why Dutch people are so tall?

The Netherlands is the land of giants: on average, its women stand almost 1.71 metres (5.6 feet) tall,…


Top 10 low calorie late evening snacks Top 10 low calorie late evening snacks

If you are suffering from hunger pangs at around 7.30 pm, but don't want to indulge in your favourite…


New nursing code of conduct launched after string of scandals New nursing code of conduct launched after string of scandals

LONDON: A new code of conduct has been launched by the body that oversees 670,000 nurses and midwives…


How To Be Sexy: 7 Weird (But True) Rules Of Attraction How To Be Sexy: 7 Weird (But True) Rules Of Attraction

Tossing your hair and licking your lips? Please—amateur night! There are more surprising (and…


Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed Meningitis B vaccine deal agreed

Health Secretary Shona Robison has confirmed that a vaccine for meningitis B will be made available…


Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\' Yawning is body\'s \'thermostat\'

Like a computer the brain works best when it is cool, but putting too great a strain on it can lead…


E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction? E-cigarettes: Helping smokers quit, or fueling a new addiction?

It's a portable piece of technology providing seemingly bottomless access to a drug craved by more…


Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\' Mosquitoes \'could bring exotic diseases to UK\'

Mosquitoes could bring diseases such as dengue fever and West Nile virus to the UK within the next few…


WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer WHO Agency: Weed Killer Ingredient \'Probably\' Causes Cancer

The World Health Organization's cancer arm said Friday that an ingredient in the world's most…


\'Ebola-proof\' tablet device developed \'Ebola-proof\' tablet device developed

A tablet device that can withstand being doused in chlorine has been developed to help medics caring…


Starting school late bad for your kids Starting school late bad for your kids

While children who are older when they start school do well academically and socially in the short term,…


New \'mind\' diet may cut Alzheimer\'s risk by half New \'mind\' diet may cut Alzheimer\'s risk by half

A new diet which researchers say is easier to follow than the Mediterranean diet may help lower the…

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