News archive from 11 May 2017, page 3

Argentines protest Supreme Court ruling on Dirty War sentences

Tens of thousands of Argentines protested on Wednesday against a Supreme Court ruling that could decrease jail time for those convicted of human rights abuses during the country's 1976 - 1983 military dictatorship that killed as many as 30,000...

 
HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

HIV life expectancy 'near normal' thanks to new drugs

Young people on the latest HIV drugs now have near-normal life expectancy because of improvements in treatments, a study in The Lancet suggests. Twenty-year-olds who started antiretroviral therapy in 2010 are projected to live 10 years longer than...

BBC, 00:25 in Health
 

Poverty linked to increased harm from alcohol

0 Have your say Drinking heavily is disproportionately harmful for the poorest in society, with a greater risk of dying or becoming ill due to alcohol consumption. A new study, published today in The Lancet Public Health and led by the University of...

 

Why Gwynnie's gluten-free diet is so bad for your kids: Substitute foods are loaded with fat and sugar but...

Gluten-free substitute foods are bad for your waistline since they contain so much sugar and fat with scant protein, experts warn. Millions of people swap normal bread for gluten-free versions in a bid to stay trim. In fact, many parents have put...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Health
 

Trendy vegan diets can wreck a child's health: Nutritionists warn that lack of nutrients can cause...

Fashionable vegan diets can be damaging to children's health, nutritionists will warn today. Vegan diets, devoid of meat, fish or dairy, can lead to 'devastating' health effects and, in the worst cases, death. Children following vegan diets are...

Daily Mail, 00:30 in Health
 
Nine-month stretch: The rise of prenatal exercise classes

Nine-month stretch: The rise of prenatal exercise classes

As a growing number of pregnant women are joining prenatal exercises classes, the BBC's Sarah Porter - 34 weeks into her pregnancy - attends a boot camp in Singapore. It's 8.45am on a Saturday and Singapore's Botanic Gardens are alive with people and...

BBC, 00:31 in World News
 
How do you solve a problem like Somalia?

How do you solve a problem like Somalia?

This Thursday, the great and the good will descend on London to discuss Somalia, a country that has topped the Fragile States Index for eight of the past 10 years. The London Somalia Conference, co-chaired by the UK, Somalia and the United Nations,...

BBC, 00:33 in World News
 
Live life to the full: Next generation of pensioners eye up active retirement

Live life to the full: Next generation of pensioners eye up active retirement

Plans to travel, to spend time outdoors, to "live life to the full" and keep physically fit are priorities as they age for those between 55 and 65. This is in stark contrast to their parents who suffered health problems, had less disposable...

 
Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan celebrate as their baby Birdie is born

Brie Bella and Daniel Bryan celebrate as their baby Birdie is born

One of the most beloved families in wrestling just got a little bigger, as former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan and wife Brie Bella have delivered their first child Birdie Joe Danielson. Birdie was born at 11.58pm on Tuesday night, and weighed 8 pounds,...

Metro, 00:36 in Sport
 

YP Comment: The big question – what will our MPs do for Yorkshire?

FOUR weeks today, Britain will go to the polls to determine who will lead the country during its Brexit negotiations with the EU. The choice could not be clearer – Theresa May’s ‘strong and stable’ leadership or Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘for the many, not the...

 

SpaceX tests its MEGAROCKET: Dramatic footage shows first test firing of the Falcon Heavy rocket that could...

SpaceX has completed the first static fire test of the Falcon Heavy’s center core, bringing the ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ a step closer to its maiden launch. The firm has teased the megarocket since 2013, but after several delays, CEO Elon Musk...

 

Google now wants to tell you where to go: New update helps users find and buy tickets for everything from...

Google wants to make it easier for its users to find interesting events. The search giant has rolled out a new update to the app and mobile web that lets users search for events, read their descriptions and purchase tickets from the official website -...

 

Inside the Crab Nebula: Stunning NASA images reveal the supernova so bright it was visible from Earth in 1054

After stitching together images from five different telescopes, accounting for nearly the entirety of the electromagnetic spectrum, astronomers have revealed the Crab Nebula in stunning new detail. The remarkable object is the remnant of a stellar...

 

The astonishing optical illusion that shows a car driving WITHOUT its wheels rotating

It defies that laws of motion – the wheels on a car have stopped spinning, although the vehicle is cruising down the highway. This bizarre incident is an optical illusion known as the wagon-wheel effect that only occurs once a vehicle reaches a...

 

Blow to Mars missions as researchers find spaceflight 'dramatically' slows the oxygen in astronaut's blood

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station have decreased physical fitness because of a decrease in the way oxygen moves in blood vessels, a new study has found. Astronauts' exercise capacity decreases between 30 and 50 per cent during...

 


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