DR ELLIE CANNON: What is blue toe syndrome and how can Dad control it?

My father, who’s 82, has been diagnosed with blue toe syndrome, which I am told is caused by poor circulation. How can he keep it under control? Blue toe syndrome, also known as trash foot, is caused by a blockage in the small blood vessels of the foot.  This reduces the blood flow to the […]

Scientists are ‘concerned’ after high levels of ‘forever chemicals’ found in breast milk of mothers

Toxic chemicals were found in 100 percent of breast milk samples from U.S. mothers, a new study found. Researchers tested 50 samples and all came back positive for PFAS, man-made chemicals that don’t break down in the environment and have been linked to several health problems. Known colloquially as ‘forever chemicals’, PFAS chemicals contain compounds […]

Researchers elucidate how the insect regulates the accumulation of plant toxins via special transporters — ScienceDaily

When horseradish flea beetles feed on their host plants, they take up not only nutrients but also mustard oil glucosides, the characteristic defense compounds of horseradish and other brassicaceous plants. Using these mustard oil glucosides, the beetles turn themselves into a “mustard oil bomb” and so deter predators. A team of researchers from the Max […]

Engineering study shows renewable energy will enhance power grid’s resilience — ScienceDaily

A new Dartmouth Engineering study shows that integrating renewable energy into the American Electric Power System (AEPS) would enhance the grid’s resilience, meaning a highly resilient and decarbonized energy system is possible. The researchers’ analysis is based upon the incremental incorporation of architectural changes that would be required to integrate renewable energy into AEPS. The […]

The Harley Street doctors charging for cannabis treatments 

The smart entrance to the Sapphire Medical Clinic looks much like any other private practice on Harley Street in London. But there is something very different about this one. It’s not the staff — the doctors here are all leading experts with roles as NHS consultants. It’s what they are prescribing that marks them apart. […]

Can ‘smart coffees’ really boost your brain?

Beyond the welcome caffeine lift, research shows that regularly drinking coffee may help you live longer, thanks to its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.  But now manufacturers are ‘pimping up’ coffee with everything from added vitamins to brain boosters.  Angela Dowden asked dietitians Noor Al-Refae, based in Doncaster, S. Yorks, and Helen Bond, from Derbyshire, to […]

Why a home with no stairs can give you ‘bungalow leg’

To many people, moving to a bungalow makes good sense — if aching or immobile joints become a problem then a life without stairs is not only simpler, but also much safer. However, experts warn that making that move too early can actually hasten the decline associated with old age, leading to a phenomenon now being […]

A Mediterranean diet might protect against memory loss and dementia — ScienceDaily

In Alzheimer’s disease, neurons in the brain die. Largely responsible for the death of neurons are certain protein deposits in the brains of affected individuals: So-called beta-amyloid proteins, which form clumps (plaques) between neurons, and tau proteins, which stick together the inside of neurons. The causes of these deposits are as yet unclear. In addition, […]

Leonardo DiCaprio s’ ndalet, bën sërish thirrje që Lumi Vjosa të shpallet Park Kombëtar

Aktori i Hollywood-i, Leonardo DiCaprio s’ di të ndalet kur bëhet fjalë për mbrojtjen e Lumit Vjosë në Shqipëri. Ai ka reaguar sërish disa orë më parë dhe këtë herë ka bërë thirrje përmes Twitter, duke kërkuar shpalljen e Vjosës si Park Kombëtar. DiCaprio është shprehur se ky status ‘do ta mbrojë zonën nga digat […]

Fish oil supplements and heart rhythm disorder: New analysis — ScienceDaily

Omega-3 supplements are associated with an increased likelihood of developing atrial fibrillation in people with high blood lipids. That’s the finding of a study published today in European Heart Journal — Cardiovascular Pharmacotherapy, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “Currently, fish oil supplements are indicated for patients with elevated plasma triglycerides to […]

I had a mole removed out of vanity, only to be told I had a rare blood cancer

‘I am so grateful that I got that silly little cyst removed — it saved my life,’ says Laura, 28, a chartered legal executive from Long Eaton, Derbyshire Laura Windsor thanks her lucky stars that a moment’s vanity helped save her life. It was only after she decided to get an unsightly cyst on her […]

Trichologist shares £14 shampoo used to treat hair loss caused by COVID-19 stress

Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected by our shopping writers. If you make a purchase using links on this page, we may earn an affiliate commission. Stress is known as a leading cause of hair loss. So it comes as no surprise that hair loss has been linked to COVID-19 – […]

Study links hydraulic fracking with increased risk of heart attack hospitalization, death — ScienceDaily

The Marcellus Formation straddles the New York State and Pennsylvania border, a region that shares similar geography and population demographics. However, on one side of the state line unconventional natural gas development — or fracking — is banned, while on the other side it represents a multi-billion dollar industry. New research takes advantage of this […]

‘Jelly’ that could renew damaged knee joints

An injection of jelly could help treat worn-out joints. Scientists hope the jab, using jelly found in donated umbilical cords, will stimulate the growth of cushioning cartilage once injected into the knees of patients with osteoarthritis. Tests on animals suggest the jelly — called Wharton’s jelly — can potentially reverse damage to joints caused by […]

How safe is it to take Roaccutane?

In December 2003, 22-year-old Jon Medland, from Devon, grew irritated by a collection of angry, red pimples decorating his shoulder blades. Topical creams, prescribed by his dermatologist, added to the annoyance, staining his towels and bed sheets. Worse still, they didn’t work. Eventually, Jon decided to opt for a stronger treatment and asked for a prescription […]

New safer blood test is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting nut allergies 

A new blood test promises to diagnose food allergies more accurately and offer a safer alternative to current testing practices. A trial by doctors at Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital in London has found that the test — called the basophil activation test (BAT) — is close to 100 per cent accurate at spotting nut […]

Can the new cheeses with added probiotics, protein and charcoal really be gouda for your health? 

Sales of cheese — one of the UK’s favourite comfort foods — were up by a massive 15 per cent at the height of the pandemic last year, according to market researcher Kantar.  While many of us find cheese delicious, it does tend to be packed with fat, calories and salt. So could one of the […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Should doctors now prescribe dummy pills to ease pain?

How would you feel if you went to see your GP with severe pain caused by a bad back or irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), and you were told they had just the thing to help — a placebo; a pill containing nothing but rice flour or sugar. That possibility has come closer, thanks to a […]

Mediterranean diet with lean beef may lower risk factors for heart disease — ScienceDaily

Eating red meat may have a bad reputation for being bad for the heart, but new research found that lean beef may have a place in healthy diets, after all. In a randomized controlled study, researchers found that a Mediterranean diet combined with small portions of lean beef helped lower risk factors for developing heart […]

New study explains why you should look at your food before casting judgment — ScienceDaily

The order in which your senses interact with food has a tremendous impact on how much you like it. That’s the premise of a new study led by the University of South Florida (USF). The findings published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology show that food tastes better if you see it before smelling it. […]

Watermans Grow More Elixir leaves hair longer and stronger in just a few weeks

‘No more bald patches’: Amazon shoppers say this scalp treatment helps leave hair longer and stronger in just a few weeks – and it’s now under £25 By Emily Knott For Mailonline Published: 09:19 EDT, 14 April 2021 | Updated: 09:22 EDT, 14 April 2021 Products featured in this Mail Best article are independently selected […]

Prehistoric Pacific Coast diets had salmon limits — ScienceDaily

Humans cannot live on protein alone — even for the ancient indigenous people of the Pacific Northwest whose diet was once thought to be almost all salmon. In a new paper led by Washington State University anthropologist Shannon Tushingham, researchers document the many dietary solutions ancient Pacific Coast people in North America likely employed to […]

DR MICHAEL MOSLEY: Stand on one leg to brush your teeth!

My son Daniel revels in it, but for me, that daily shower — or rather, the 40-second blast of pure cold water at the end — is something I rather dread. Of course, the discomfort is momentary, and afterwards I feel alert and ready for the day.  This is one of ten really simple things, […]

I got deadly skin cancer in my garden… in Surrey

The chances of taking a foreign holiday this summer still look remote for most of us. Not that this bothers mother-of-three Jackie Palmer, who has never felt the urge to go abroad The chances of taking a foreign holiday this summer still look remote for most of us.  Not that this bothers mother-of-three Jackie Palmer, […]

The best meal prep containers

(CNN) —   Americans are eating more meals at home and are facing new meal prep challenges. According to Supermarket News, 55% of shoppers polled in a study called “Covid-19: Reinventing How America Eats” said they’re eating at home more frequently because of the pandemic. As we head into a new year, we spoke to […]

Opinion: Biden is walking a tightrope on Saudi Arabia

While the four-page report supports a conclusion already reached in 2018 by the CIA — that the man known as MBS was responsible for Khashoggi’s murder — it sends a new signal: that President Joe Biden is willing to publicly challenge what he once called a “pariah” state. The US State Department also announced on […]

Questions grow about discrimination’s role in the hurdles Biden’s nominees are facing

It’s not yet possible to make hard data comparisons with past administrations, in part because the confirmation process is ongoing and in part because Biden’s picks have been more diverse overall. But there is a growing sense of frustration about the obstacles that some of these nominees are facing. “The principle here is — is […]

Russian diplomats leave North Korea by hand-pushed rail trolley due to Covid-19 restrictions

North Korea’s borders have been effectively locked down for months as part of the Kim Jong Un regime’s efforts to keep Covid-19 at bay, stranding the few diplomats operating inside Pyongyang. North Korean state-owned airline Air Koryo operates flights from Vladivostok in eastern Russia, but those flights have also been suspended for months. The labyrinthine […]

Your top questions about Covid-19 and vaccines

How long will immunity last after getting a Covid-19 vaccine? Vaccine transmission treatment & prevention work/life family What are the side effects of the vaccines? Some vaccine trial volunteers have reported feeling flu-like effects after getting the shots. Don’t freak out if this happens to you, health experts say. “These are immune responses, so if […]

Brightland Olive Oil Review – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   If you click on the #brightlandoliveoil hashtag on Instagram, you’ll be treated to image after image of Brightland’s gorgeously designed bottles posted with lots of delicious, healthy-looking meals. It’s hard not to get hungry just looking at the oil drizzled over cheese and tossed into salads and pasta. The direct-to-consumer California-based brand […]

Fry’s Electronics suddenly went out of business

The company, which had 31 stores across nine US states, said in a statement on its website that it “made the difficult decision to shut down its operations and close its business permanently” because of changing consumer shopping habits and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Based in San Jose, California, the privately held company was a […]

Congress rocked by consequential battles that will shape Biden’s presidency

After four years of politics by tweeted decree, normal service is resuming inside the Beltway in all its brutal, hypocritical, and high-stakes glory as everyone with power tries to wield it to set the tone for the coming years. The White House is standing firm behind Neera Tanden, its pick for budget director, though her […]

Fracking and Deb Haaland: How to view the Senate debate

The difficulty faced by Haaland is particularly interesting since it’s not just political — opposition or support for a fossil fuel economy — but also scientific. One party wants to actively address climate change and the other does not. What Matters went to CNN’s Drew Kann, who covers climate change for the network, to find […]

Sympathy gift ideas – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Current circumstances make losing a loved one even more complicated and isolating than usual. Those dealing with loss right now have the added burdens of not being able to say a proper goodbye at the hospital or to honor the deceased at an in-person memorial. We also can’t support those most directly […]

Haaland expected to face contentious confirmation hearing over Interior nomination

The Democratic congresswoman from New Mexico is a historic pick and would be the first Native American Cabinet secretary if confirmed by the Senate. But Democrats and White House officials told CNN that they anticipate the hearing could get tense, and some Republicans have already spoken out against what they call her “extreme” and “radical” […]

White House works to inject stateliness into a virtual visit from Justin Trudeau

In-person visits from foreign leaders are still off-limits as the novel coronavirus continues to rage. So Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will beam into the West Wing from Ottawa, his bearded visage positioned next to Biden on a large screen as each man does his best to replicate the traditional choreography of a White House […]

Mounting confirmation battle sends warning sign to Biden

Growing intrigue over a trio of controversial presidential picks is also underscoring the power of individual senators such as Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia and Republican Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, when the partisan balance is so evenly divided. While Biden has seen blue-chip national security selections such as Antony Blinken as secretary of state […]

Sheet Pan Dinners – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   If you are tired of spending so much time in the kitchen, then keep reading. Many home cooks dream of a day where there is very little prep time, a healthy meal on the table and only one pan to wash when it’s all said and done. Enter: Sheet pan dinners. To […]

Oil spill leads Israel to close beaches as it faces one of its ‘most severe ecological disasters’

Blobs of sticky tar started washing up on the country’s Mediterranean shores last week. Images posted on official government accounts showed sea birds and turtles covered in tar and sticky oil. “The enormous amounts of tar emitted in recent days to the shores of Israel from south to north caused one of the most severe […]

Texas outages: About half of Texans still have issues with their water supply

Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Mark Majkrzak gives out water bottles to people in Austin, Texas, on Friday, February 19. Majkrzak, the founder of Rain Pure Mountain Spring Water, said he drove from Georgia to deliver the water. Winter storms wreaking havoc in the US Brendan Waldon repairs a utility pole in Odessa, […]

Texas officials are investigating outrageous energy bills in storm price surge

“While I’m trying to get gas and groceries and make sure that my pipes don’t explode, the last thing I’m thinking about is a $7,000 bill from my utility company,” Upshaw told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield via Skype Saturday. Texas’ utility regulator, Public Utility Commission of Texas (PUCT), said Saturday that it is investigating “the factors […]

$15 minimum wage: Bernie Sanders says wage increase not ‘incidental’ to federal budget as its place in Covid relief bill questioned

“I’m very proud of the strong arguments our legal team is making to the parliamentarian that raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour is not ‘incidental’ to the federal budget and is permissible under the rules of reconciliation,” the Vermont independent told CNN on Saturday. Raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour stands […]

Opinion: Our mask-wearing road trip across a battered America

And so on January 18 we embarked on the strangest of American road trips, crossing eight states and back, 6,000 miles in 18 days: a surreal and spectacular journey, sure to reveal truths about our battered nation, our resilient people, and ourselves. It was quiet and chilly for southern Arizona, maybe 35 degrees, when the […]

Home products to make you happy

(CNN) —   Home is where the heart is… and where we currently spend the vast majority of our time. In addition to navigating an ongoing global pandemic, the winter is also a time when hibernation is normal. However, endless hours spent underneath the same roof and the same four walls can make anyone grow […]

Black-owned beauty brands to shop now

(CNN) —   We don’t know about you, but our beauty routine could definitely use a refresh. And while we’re looking to spend our hard-earned money on new products, there are a whole lot of Black-owned beauty brands that have award-winning, top-rated products we’re dying to try (and beauty staples we already use and love). […]

Norway, the UK and Canada are not climate champions. They are climate hypocrites. Here’s why

Many countries produce fossil fuels despite committing to combat climate change. But Canada, Norway and the UK stand out because they are doing that while positioning themselves as climate champions. “The UK is leading the world in the fight against climate change,” a spokesperson from the UK Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, told […]

Energy-rich Texas suffers energy nightmare with ongoing power outages

A deep freeze this week in the Lone Star state, which relies on electricity to heat many homes, is causing power demand to skyrocket. At the same time, natural gas, coal, wind and nuclear facilities in Texas have been knocked offline by the unthinkably low temperatures. This situation could have wide-reaching implications as the US […]

Japandi Interior Design: Explained – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   Move over modern farmhouse decor, there’s a new design aesthetic in town. Blending Japanese minimalism and Scandinavian hygge, Japandi is the latest trend gaining traction in the interior design world, bringing with it a cozy, but simplistic look that is popping up in homes all over the world… and piquing the interest […]

NUGGS Review: We tried the meat-free chicken nuggets

(CNN) —   If you’ve logged onto Instagram recently, you’ve probably seen the frequent ads promoting the direct-to-consumer plant-based “chicken” company. Featuring bright, enticing graphics, Nuggs bills itself as “a chicken nugget simulation” that utilizes “advanced soy protein technology” to mimic the “texture and flavor of an animal based nugget.” Obviously, we had to try […]

Truff mayonnaise review – CNN Underscored

(CNN) —   There’s no questioning that we are in love with Truff. Whether it’s the brand’s signature hot sauce or tantalizing pasta sauce, we can’t get enough of its truffle-infused goodies. So when we heard there was a new mayonnaise on the horizon, we dropped everything so we could try it. Truff’s new mayo […]

Joint inflammation So You: The Best Way To Treat Your Symptoms

It may be really hard to determine what can really do away with your joint inflammation with the amount of treatment methods offered. This post contains ideas which can be used to get the best and most knowledgeable choice. Go over your joint disease using the younger individuals your family. Small kids could be concerned […]

Cliff Joseph, Artist, Activist and Therapist, Dies at 98

Cliff Joseph, an artist raised in Harlem who in the 1960s and ’70s led protests against major New York museums to advocate for the inclusion of Black artists, and who later pioneered the practice of multiculturalism in the field of art therapy, died on Nov. 8 in a hospital in Chicago. He was 98. His […]

Venezuela’s Guaido risks political irrelevance as Maduro eyes poll victory

Juan Guaido, Venezuela’s opposition leader and self-proclaimed interim president, has called for a boycott of legislative elections on Sunday, a move critics say will consolidate President Nicolas Maduro’s grip on power and leave Guaido out in the political cold. Eights years into a crippling economic crisis, Venezuelans head to the polls on Sunday in parliamentary […]

Si të përkujdesemi shëndetshëm për lëkurën e bebit gjatë dimrit?

Lëkura e foshnjave imagjinohet të jetë e butë, e lëmueshme, e shëndritshme, me pak fjalë të jetë lëkurë e përsosur. Por Po qe se mendoni se lëkura e të gjitha foshnjave është ideale, e keni gabim! Në realitet, ajo mund të jetë e thatë, e ndjeshme dhe madje të ketë disa çngjyrosje – veçanërisht gjatë […]

New report details links between widespread ocean pollution and human health risks

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Ocean pollution is widespread and getting worse, and when toxins in the oceans make landfall they imperil the health and well-being of more than 3 billion people, according to a new report by an international coalition of scientists led by Boston College’s Global Observatory on Pollution on Health and the Centre […]

Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, ‘modernist’ French president, dies at 94

France’s former president Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, who brought about rapid social change and was a leading force in founding the European Union, died Wednesday at the age of 94 from complications linked to Covid-19, his family said. Although Giscard d’Estaing only served a single term as president from 1974 to 1981, his death marks the […]

UN chief slams ‘suicidal’ war on nature as 2020 on track to be one of hottest years on record

Issued on: 02/12/2020 – 19:26 This year is on course to be one of the three warmest ever recorded, the United Nations said Wednesday, as the UN chief warned the world was on the brink of “climate catastrophe”. The past six years, 2015 to 2020, are set to make up all six of the hottest […]

Eating foods that promote inflammation may worsen heart failure

People with heart failure who eat a diet high in foods that cause inflammation are twice as likely to end up in the hospital or die as those who eat foods known to reduce inflammation, new research shows. “If people with heart failure can reduce the amount of pro-inflammatory foods that they eat, it might […]

Gabonese citizens raise the alarm over oil spills by French company Perenco

Issued on: 27/11/2020 – 16:16 Residents of Étimboué in western Gabon have faced multiple oil spills over the past two years. Exhausted and angry, they are speaking out against Perenco, an independent Anglo-French oil company with headquarters in Paris and London, which is currently extracting petrol from about fifty different oil fields in the area. […]

Punime të planifikuara nga KEDS, edhe nesër ndërprerje të rrymës ndërmjet 9 e 12 orë

Kompania për shpërndarjen e energjisë elektrike në Kosovë, KEDS, ka njoftuar se edhe për nesër ka paraparë punime në projekte investuese dhe për sigurinë e rrjetit, me ç’rast në lokalitete të ndryshme do të ketë ndërprerje të rrymës. Koha më e gjatë e ndërprerjes do të jetë ndërmjet 9 e 12 orë. Ky është orari […]

Markets extend rally as Biden, vaccine lift global prospects

Issued on: 25/11/2020 – 04:32 Asian markets rallied Wednesday following a blockbuster performance on Wall Street as vaccine successes and easing US political uncertainty boosted investor confidence in the economic recovery. Signs that infection rates in Europe are slowing enough to allow some countries to ease lockdown measures added to the sense of hope across […]

Punime të planifikuara, KEDS paralajmëron edhe për nesër ndërprerje të rrymës deri në 12 orë

Kompania e distribuimit të energjisë elektrike, KEDS, ka njoftuar se edhe nesër ka paraparë punime në rrjet, me ç;rast do të ketë ndërprerje të rrymës në disa lokalitete të vendit. Koha më e gjatë e ndërprerjes është paraparë të jetë 12 orë. Ky është orari sipas rajoneve të vendit: Rajoni i Prishtinës Punime në projekte […]

Most type 2 diabetes patients are at high risk of a fatal heart attack or stroke

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Preventing heart attacks and strokes in type 2 diabetes patients managed in primary care should be an urgent priority. That’s the conclusion of a study published on World Diabetes Day in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, a journal of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC). “The most striking result of […]

Organize the Garage – The New York Times

Days spent at home have moved even the most muddled people to organize. The spice rack now displays alphabetically ordered bottles in neat rows. The closet has sections for formal and informal wear, subdivided by season. Pots and pans are arranged by type, the silverware drawer is a model of organizational excellence. But the garage […]

Iran moderates hail Biden win, but any nuclear talks expected to be fraught

Issued on: 14/11/2020 – 15:23Modified: 14/11/2020 – 15:25 Six months before the Iranian presidential election, Joe Biden’s victory in the US could influence the vote in Iran, where hopes to resume negotiations on the nuclear deal have prompted enthusiasm from moderates and even some hardliners. However, analysts expect that any future talks would be vexed. […]

Fish oil and vitamin D supplements not effective for preventing atrial fibrillation

A 12 lead ECG showing atrial fibrillation at approximately 150 beats per minute. Credit: James Heilman, MD/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 3.0 Taking omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D3 supplements does not neither increase nor decrease the risk of developing atrial fibrillation, according to late-breaking research presented today at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. Atrial fibrillation […]

Ingredients in flu vaccine won’t hurt you—two pharmacists explain why

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Misunderstandings about flu vaccines have existed for decades, leading to vaccine mistrust and lower-than-ideal vaccination rates. Now that a coronavirus vaccine appears to be close, experts are concerned that the lack of trust and understanding about flu vaccines could translate into lower-than-optimal coronavirus vaccination rates. In fact, recent surveys suggest that […]

Iran passes grim milestone of 40,000 deaths from coronavirus

In this Oct. 14, 2020, photo provided by the Iranian Health Ministry, medics tend to a COVID-19 patient at the Shohadaye Tajrish Hospital in Tehran, Iran. On Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2020, Iran was set to impose a nightly business curfew in its capital for the first time as the country battles a major surge in […]

Coronavirus vaccine results fuel hopes for return to normal

An effective vaccine is seen as the best hope to break the cycle of deadly virus surges followed by severe restrictions Hugely promising results from a coronavirus vaccine trial fuelled optimism around the world Tuesday that humanity may be a step closer to defeating the worst pandemic in a century. Some of the industries hit […]

Buoyed by Covid-19 vaccine results, officials see ‘light at the end of the tunnel’

Issued on: 10/11/2020 – 12:54 Hugely promising results from a coronavirus vaccine trial fuelled optimism around the world on Tuesday that humanity may be a step closer to defeating the crippling pandemic, though experts cautioned that major logisitical challenges lay ahead. A vaccine is seen as the best hope to break the cycle of deadly […]

Nursing home COVID-19 cases rise four-fold in surge states

Weekly COVID-19 infections in nursing homes in 20 states have been rising since May. (AP Graphic) Despite Trump administration efforts to erect a protective shield around nursing homes, coronavirus cases are surging within facilities in states hard hit by the latest onslaught of COVID-19. An analysis of federal data from 20 states for The Associated […]

Biden could face a ‘Green divide’ if he wins the US election

While the US election still hangs in the balance, a win by Democrat Joe Biden comes with the promise of the US rejoining the Paris climate agreement, as he has vowed to do on his first day in office. But doing so risks widening the divide not only between disaffected Donald Trump voters who want to protect traditional jobs in oil and gas but from progressives within his […]

Avoiding inflammatory foods can lower heart disease, stroke risk

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Diets high in red and processed meat, refined grains and sugary beverages, which have been associated with increased inflammation in the body, can increase subsequent risk of heart disease and stroke compared to diets filled with anti-inflammatory foods according to a study published today in the Journal of the American College […]

Removing this hidden nasty from our food could save thousands of lives

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Banning a harmful ingredient from the Australian food supply could prevent thousands of deaths from heart disease according to new research from The George Institute for Global Health. Trans fatty acids—made during the industrial process that converts vegetable oils into a solid form of fat—are a well-known risk factor for heart […]

Algeria votes on revised constitution aimed at giving parliament more power

Issued on: 01/11/2020 – 07:27 Algerians were set to vote Sunday on a reformed constitution the regime hopes will finally neutralise a protest movement which at its peak last year swept longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika from power. Bouteflika‘s successor Abdelmadjid Tebboune, currently hospitalised overseas, has pitched the text as meeting the demands of the Hirak, […]

KEDS njofton se do të ketë ndërprerje të energjisë elekrike në disa qytete

KEDS ka njoftuar se nesër do të ketë ndërpreje të energjise elektrike në disa qytet në Kosovë. Rajoni i Prishtinës, Pejës, Ferizajt, Gjilanit dhe Prizrenit nesër do të kenë ndërprerje të energjisë elektrike, këtë e ka bërë të ditur KEDS. KEDS do të kryej disa punime për këtë arsyej do të ndërpresë energjinë elektrike. Njoftimet  […]

France back in coronavirus lockdown as US surges to daily record

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain France headed into a second lockdown on Friday as the resurgent coronavirus pandemic hit new heights in the United States with a daily record of more than 90,000 cases, just five days before the presidential election. From midnight, France’s 65 million population were largely confined to their homes, needing written statements […]

Pranojnë fajësinë të akuzuarit të grabitjen e 3 pompave të benzinës në Gjakovë e Rahovec

Musë Shala e Bedrush Zymi të akuzuar së në bashkëkryerje kanë grabitur në 3 pompa të derivateve pranuan sot fajësinë kur dolën para gjykatësit të rastit Shaqir Zika në Gjakovë. Bashkë me ta, po akuzohet edhe Liridon Morina për armëmbajtje pa leje, po i njëjti s’ ishte prezent në sallë të gjykimit dhe ndaj tij […]

Trump casts early ballot in Florida a day after worst US Covid spike

Issued on: 24/10/2020 – 19:08 President Donald Trump cast his vote Saturday in Florida ahead of another punishing day with three campaign rallies as he works to close the gap with Joe Biden and pull off a 2016-style upset win on November 3. “I voted for a guy named Trump,” he said, flashing a smile […]

Libyan rivals sign nationwide ceasefire agreement at UN ceremony

Issued on: 23/10/2020 – 12:13Modified: 23/10/2020 – 12:14 Libya’s warring sides signed an agreement for “a permanent ceasefire in all areas of Libya”, the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) said in a Facebook post on Friday. After mediation led by UN envoy Stephanie Turco Williams this week, the 5+5 Joint Military Commission reached […]

Slim hopes for peace in Nagorno-Karabakh ahead of US-led talks

Issued on: 23/10/2020 – 08:50 Hopes of ending nearly a month of bloodshed in the mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh looked slim on Thursday as Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces fought new battles on the eve of talks in Washington. Plans for U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet the foreign ministers of Azerbaijan and […]

Researchers find that patients with acne have reduced expression of the protein GATA6

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain An international team of researchers has found that patients with acne have lower levels of expression of the protein GATA6 in their skin. In their paper published in the journal Nature Communications, the group describes their study of skin biopsies taken from acne patients and what they found. Acne is a […]

Nigeria police ‘kill’ protesters in Lagos after curfew imposed

Issued on: 21/10/2020 – 02:03 Several protesters were killed by Nigerian security forces in Lagos on Tuesday, Amnesty International said, after witnesses reported armed men opened fire on demonstrators defying a curfew order.  “People were killed at the (Lekki) tollgate by security forces,” Amnesty’s Nigeria spokesman Isa Sanusi told AFP, in reference to a key protest site […]

Israel and Bahrain formalise diplomatic ties following US-brokered deal

Issued on: 18/10/2020 – 20:42 Israel and Bahrain signed a joint communique to formalise nascent ties at a ceremony in Manama on Sunday as the wealthy Gulf region continues to open up to the Jewish state. An Israeli delegation, led by National Security Council chief Meir Ben-Shabbat, arrived from Tel Aviv for a one-day trip that saw […]

In a ‘stunning rebuke’, UN Human Rights Council rejects Saudi membership bid

Issued on: 14/10/2020 – 08:49 Saudi Arabia failed in its bid to become a member of the United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday as China and Russia were elected to three-year terms. Human rights groups hailed the snub to Saudi Arabia, which deals a blow to the kingdom’s attempts to improve its image in the […]

Lebanon and Israel to start landmark talks on disputed waters

Issued on: 14/10/2020 – 05:23 Lebanon and Israel, still technically at war, begin unprecedented talks sponsored by the UN and Washington on Wednesday to settle a maritime border dispute and clear the way for hydrocarbon exploration. Following years of US shuttle diplomacy, Lebanon and Israel, this month said they had agreed to begin UN-brokered negotiations, […]

Coronavirus Vaccine Makers Are Not Mass-Slaughtering Sharks

Several companies in the race for a coronavirus vaccine have stumbled upon a new and unexpected hurdle: activists protesting the use of a substance that comes from sharks in their products. The oily compound, called squalene, is churned out by shark livers and has immunity-boosting powers, which has led several companies to use it as […]

In Pennsylvania, fracking might not be the winning issue US presidential candidates think it is

In the battle for the White House, Pennsylvania and fracking have become all but synonymous. Yet in one of the state’s largest gas-producing counties, FRANCE 24 found residents’ relationship with the industry to be far more vexed than the national debate suggests. Rose Friend’s family has a long history with natural gas. For decades, the […]

Fresh clashes threaten humanitarian ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh

Issued on: 12/10/2020 – 15:00 Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces accused each other on Monday of launching new attacks in and around Nagorno-Karabakh, increasing strains on a two-day old humanitarian ceasefire intended to end heavy fighting over the mountain enclave. Russia, which brokered the ceasefire, appealed for both sides to respect it and Luxembourg reiterated […]

Armenia and Azerbaijan trade accusations over Nagorno-Karabakh ceasefire

Issued on: 10/10/2020 – 17:46Modified: 10/10/2020 – 17:47 Armenia and Azerbaijan accused each other of swiftly and seriously violating the terms of a ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh on Saturday, raising questions about how meaningful the truce, brokered by Russia, would turn out to be. The ceasefire, clinched after marathon talks in Moscow advocated by President Vladimir […]

Azerbaijan and Armenia agree to ceasefire in Nagorno-Karabakh, Russia says

Issued on: 10/10/2020 – 03:56 Armenia and Azerbaijan agreed to a ceasefire starting on Saturday to exchange prisoners and bodies of those killed in the conflict between Azeri and ethnic Armenian forces over the Nagorno-Karabakh region, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said. The talks were the first diplomatic contact between the enemies since fighting over […]

US imposes new sanctions on Iranian banks, swiping at Europe in the process

Issued on: 09/10/2020 – 02:55 The United States on Thursday slapped fresh sanctions on Iran’s financial sector, targeting 18 banks in an effort to further choke off Iranian revenues as Washington ramps up pressure on Tehran weeks ahead of the U.S. election. The move freezes any U.S. assets of those blacklisted and generally bars Americans […]

People With This Mutation Can’t Smell Stinky Fish

Most people carry an intact version of TAAR5, and easily recognize the fishy fragrance as mildly repulsive — an ability that might have evolved to help our ancestors avoid spoiled food. But a small number of the Icelanders in the study carried at least one “broken” copy of the gene that appeared to render them […]

Where Kamala Harris stands on the key issues

Republican strategists have struggled to agree on a line of attack against Kamala Harris, Joe Biden’s running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket, branding her both a “radical leftist” and not progressive enough. We take a look at where she stands on the key issues as she prepares to square off with Vice President Mike […]

France, Russia and US call for immediate truce in Nagorno-Karabakh

Issued on: 02/10/2020 – 14:50 The presidents of France, Russia and the United States have called for an immediate ceasefire between Azerbaijan and ethnic Armenian forces around Nagorno-Karabakh, but Turkey says the three big powers should have no role in peace moves.  France, Russia and the United States are co-chairs of the Organization for Security and […]

Lebanon, Israel to hold first direct talks in decades on disputed borders

Issued on: 01/10/2020 – 17:32 Lebanon and Israel said Thursday they will hold US-brokered negotiations on their disputed land and maritime borders, the first talks in decades between two countries technically still at war. The United States will act as a facilitator during the talks to be held in the southern Lebanon border town of […]

Is Turkey a brother in arms or just extending its footprint into Nagorno-Karabakh?

Turkey has jumped to Azerbaijan’s defense during the recent deadly flare-up between Armenia and Azerbaijan over Nagorno-Karabakh and this time, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is pulling no punches. But is Ankara willing to flex its muscles at Russia who does not want to see a conflagration in the South Caucasus? Tucked in the Zangezur […]

Kuwait’s Emir Sheikh Sabah, who championed Arab unity, dies at age 91

Kuwait’s ruling Emir Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah has died, his office announced on Tuesday, plunging his country into mourning for a leaderregarded by many Gulf Arabs as a savvy diplomatic operator and ahumanitarian champion. Sabah, 91, had ruled the Gulf Arab oil producer and US ally since 2006 and steered its foreign policy for more […]

Death toll from coronavirus tops 1 million

by Adam Geller and Rishabh R. Jain In this Sept. 17, 2020 photo provided by Kapil Chaudhary shows pictures of Joginder Chaudhary and his mother Premlata Chaudhary sitting on a table during a Hindu mourning ceremony held at the family home in Jhantala, Madhya Pradesh, India. fter the virus killed the 27-year-old Chaudhary in late […]

Fighting escalates in Nagorno-Karabakh, sparking fears of regional conflict

Issued on: 29/09/2020 – 05:26 Fighting escalated sharply on Monday between Azerbaijan and its ethnic Armenian mountain enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh, and at least 55 people were killed in a second day of heavy clashes. The two sides pounded each other with rockets and artillery in the fiercest round of the decades-old conflict in more than […]

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