Coughs Take Longer to Clear Up than People Think

The gap between how long people expect their cough to last and how long it actually does may drive some to the doctor for antibiotics that won’t help, according to a new study. Researchers in Georgia found that survey respondents tended to expect their cough to be gone in about a week, but a review […]

Urgent CO2 Cuts May Spare Millions Hardship

Tens of millions of people may be spared droughts and floods by 2050 if Earth-warming carbon emissions peak in 2016 rather than 2030, scientists said. Climate researchers in Britain and Germany said emission cuts now would delay some crippling impacts by decades and prevent some altogether. By 2050, an Earth heading for warming of 2-2.5 […]

New Strain of Norovirus Spreads Around the World

A new strain of the winter vomiting disease norovirus has spread to France, New Zealand and Japan from Australia and is overtaking all others to become the dominant strain in Britain, health officials said. The norovirus variant, known as Sydney 2012, was identified in a scientific paper last week and Britain’s Health Protection Agency (HPA) […]

Vitamin D May Not Relieve Arthritis Pain

Taking daily vitamin D doesn’t keep knee pain from getting worse or slow the loss of cartilage for people with osteoarthritis, according to a new study. Previous research suggested that among people with the joint disorder, those with higher levels of vitamin D in their blood tended to have a slower progression of symptoms. But […]

Pandawa Beach Charm Increasingly Attracted Tourist

Pandawa beach, Badung regency, Bali, is increasingly attracted tourist which can be seen from increasing number of tourist visit to that cliff face beach. “On the holiday season, the number of visitors reaches thousands people. On November, the number of tourist are eight thousands people,” The head of Kutuh Village, I Nyoman Mesir, as the […]

Russia Restricts Sales of Beer

Russia is restricting sales of beer from Jan. 1 in an attempt to curb alcoholism, Interfax news agency reported. Russian President Vladimir Putin has said alcoholism is a serious problem in Russia. It has one of the world’s highest alcohol consumption rates according to the World Health Organisation. A 2011 WHO study said every fifth […]

More Evidence for “Obesity Paradox”

In a review of almost 100 past studies covering nearly three million people, researchers found that being overweight or slightly obese was linked to about a 6 percent lower risk of dying, compared to people considered “normal weight.” Being severely obese, however, was still tied to an almost 30 percent higher risk of death. The […]

Mandela to Undergo Further Tests

Nelson Mandela is set to undergo additional medical tests, the South African government announced. “Mandela had a good night’s rest. The doctors will still conduct further tests today,” a statement from President Jacob Zuma’s office said, without specifying the procedures. Zuma’s spokesman Mac Maharaj could not say if the ailing 94-year-old Mandela would spend a […]