England ‘on track’ to stamp out smoking

WASHINGTON: The government has set out an ambitious plan to make England, in effect, smoke-free in the next few decades. The new Tobacco Control Plan...

Interrupted sleep may lead to Alzheimer’s, new studies show

LONDON: Getting a solid night’s sleep is crucial not only for feeling good the next day — there is increasing evidence that it may...

Diet drinks are associated with weight gain, new research suggests

NEW YORK: Over the past decade, Americans have soured on artificial sweeteners. Once heralded as sweet substitutes for sugar without as many belt-busting calories, people...

Mac-n-cheese probably isn’t more toxic than other foods

LONDON: If there’s one meal guaranteed to meet the needs of picky toddlers, harried parents, and broke college students alike, it’s mac-n-cheese. Whether you...

Tech giant releasing 20 million mosquitoes in Fresno; that’s a good thing, really

California: A giant technology company will release up to 20 million bacteria-filled, buzzing mosquitoes this summer in Fresno, California. That’s supposed to be a good...

Surgeons remove 27 contact lenses from woman’s eye

NEW YORK: Surgeons have removed 27 contact lenses from the eye of a 67-year-old woman who had come to Solihull Hospital for routine cataract...

Coffee Drinkers Live Longer

ISLAMABAD: Coffee drinkers live longer — and over 3-4 cups per day was even better. That is the conclusion of two new, very large...

Top Scientists Sue Salk Institute for Gender Discrimination

NEW YORK: ConsumerAffairs' founder and former editor, Jim Hood formerly headed Associated Press Broadcast News, directing coverage of major news events worldwide. He also...

Long march for missing persons reaches leaves Thatta for Karachi

Abbas Kassar HYDERABAD: Long march of civil society and human rights activists against enforced disappearances of Sindhi social and political workers, which has started from...

Want to sleep better? Scientists says you need more purpose in life

NEW YORK: If you've been struggling to drop off recently or spend more nights than you'd like to admit tossing and turning, you know...