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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

‘An open door’: Millions of health records ‘unprotected online’

Medical records of millions of people around the world have been left unprotected on the internet due to poor basic security protocols or a lack of passwords, an investigation...

Water found in atmosphere of planet beyond our solar system

Scientists for the first time have detected water in the atmosphere of an Earth-like planet orbiting a distant star, evidence that a key ingredient for life exists beyond our...

Signs of a slowdown in new type 2 diabetes cases

The number of new cases of type 2 diabetes could be stabilising, or even falling, a study suggests. The analysis looked at 47 studies from the mid-1960s up to 2014,...

Cancer overtakes heart disease as biggest rich-world killer

Cancer has overtaken heart disease as the leading cause of death in wealthy countries and could become the world’s biggest killer within just a few decades if current trends...

Why red wine could be good for your gut – in moderation

Red wine could be good for the gut, increasing the number of different types of helpful bacteria that can live there, according to researchers. The benefits are likely to come...

Skull find in Ethiopia yields new clues on how humans evolved

A "remarkably complete" 3.8-million-year-old skull of an early human has been unearthed in Ethiopia, scientists announced Wednesday, a discovery that has the potential to alter our understanding of human...

An optimistic outlook ‘means you live longer’

Optimists are more likely to live longer than those who have a more negative approach to life, a US study has found. Positive people were more likely to live to...

Fish oil pills ‘no benefit’ for type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes "should not be encouraged" to take omega-3 fish oil supplements, researchers from the University of East Anglia say. There had been some concerns omega-3 could...

Evidence suggests microplastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’

Microplastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the...

Evidence suggests micro-plastics in water pose ‘minimal health risk’

Micro-plastics in drinking water do not appear to pose a health risk at current levels, according to the World Health Organization (WHO). In its first report on the issue, the...

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Africa

“Let’s make ECOWAS a political, economic success” – President Akufo-Addo

Ghana's President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, says it is extremely important for the welfare of the 350 million people of West Africa that the...

Mozambique opposition rejects election results

Mozambique’s main opposition party on Saturday called for this week's election to be annulled, accusing the government of breaching a peace deal by using...

World

Thai consort stripped of titles for ‘disloyalty’ to crown

Thailand's King Vajiralongkorn has stripped his royal consort of her rank and titles over "misbehaviour and disloyalty against the monarch". She was appointed in July,...

Boris Johnson battles to put Brexit deal before UK parliament again

The British government has said its Brexit bill, to implement the new deal negotiated with the EU, will be published on Monday. Boris Johnson wants...