Health

A river of rubbish: the ugly secret threatening China’s most beautiful city
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An international tourism destination of peerless beauty say the slogans hanging in the streets of Guilin, but the scenic citys rivers have recently been home to sewage and garbage. In a country where environmentalists are charged with anti-government espionage, will the authorities intervene? When Jianjun Xu woke up one morning in May 2015, the ground […]

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In coach’s rant, a lesson for parents and athletes
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(CNN)If you’ve been on Facebook this week, chances are you’ve seen someone share comments made by Geno Auriemma, coach of the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team. UConn hasn’t lost a game in more than two years and is in play for a fifth consecutive national title. Even after more than 30 years as head […]

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Moderate drinking can lower risk of heart attack, says study
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Drinking in moderation helps protect heart, with study finding it lowers risk of many conditions compared with not drinking Moderate drinking can lower the risk of several heart conditions, according to a study that will further fuel the debate about the health implications of alcohol consumption. The study of 1.93 million people in the UK […]

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Using maths to outsmart mosquitoes – BBC News
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Image caption Millions of people catch dengue fever every year The World Health Organisation says 500,000 people a year need hospital treatment for dengue in Africa, the Americas, the eastern Mediterranean, southeast Asia and the western Pacific. Image copyright AFP Image caption Dengue fever is spread by the Aedes aegypti mosquito Mathematics comes into the […]

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Trump, desperate for a win, bets on health care
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Washington (CNN)It’s D-Day for Republicans in their epic quest to kill Obamacare. The House is expected to hold a cliffhanger vote on a repeal bill Thursday as acrimony among GOP lawmakers threatens to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on an objective that has motivated conservative voters for years. The vote heralds a moment […]

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Italy’s Five Star Movement blamed for surge in measles cases
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Italian health official makes accusation against populist party, which proposed anti-vaccination law in 2015 An Italian health official has blamed an alarming rise in measles cases on the populist Five Star Movement (M5S), which has campaigned on an anti-vaccination platform and has repeated discredited links between vaccinations and autism. According to the health ministry, more […]

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Genetically-modified crops have benefits – Princess Anne – BBC News
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“Gene technology has got real benefits to offer,” said Princess Anne, who is a working farmer and patron of nearly 50 countryside organisations. She said gene technology would “maybe have an occasional downside but I suspect not very many”. She added that she would be happy to use GM for crops and livestock on her […]

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NYDN Casts Trump As Hollywood’s Most Ridiculous Villain
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In the past two years, the New York Daily News has portrayed PresidentDonald Trump as nearly every antagonist possible. He has been transformed into theAntichrist, a zombie clown, a pervert, a walking dead clown, a treasonous Vladimir Putin sympathizerand a regular old clown. Dr. Evil, that is. The latest cover refers to Trumps attempts to […]

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9 deaths and rare cancer linked to breast implants, FDA says
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(CNN)Nine deaths have been reported to the US Food and Drug Administration, stemming from a rare cancer that is associated with breast implants. The extremely rare cancer, called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL) affects cells in the immune system and can be found around the breast implant. It can be found in the skin or […]

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