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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Girls are better than boys at solving problems in teams, finds new global study

Analysts said the findings suggest girls are better equipped for the workplace and are more able to cope with modern ways of working Girls are better than boys at problem-solving in teams, according to the world’s first global study examining the skill. Analysts said the findings suggest girls are better equipped for the workplace and are more able to cope ... Read More »

Spain’s greatest golfer speaks out against continuing Cataluyna tensions

ONE of Spain’s greatest golfers has called for peace amidst rising tensions in Catalunya. Speaking from his home in Florida, Sergio Garcia pleaded for people to come together following a recent rally in Barcelona that saw 750,000 protesters take to the streets demanding the release of the separatist leaders. “As a Spaniard, I think that there’s so many bad things ... Read More »

Internationally renown insurers descend onto Fuengirola for largest expat event of the year

LEADING expat insurer, Liberty Seguros will be one of the main attractions at this years 50 Plus Expo at the IPV Palace Hotel in Fuengirola. The insurers will be on hand offering first-class advise for all of your insurance needs from areas as broad as money, health, property and inheritance. A visit to their stands, number 20 and 21, is ... Read More »

Dead dolphins found off Spain’s southern coast ‘had Alzheimer’s’

DOLPHINS found dead off the Spanish coast ‘had Alzheimer’s’. Scientists from the Universities of St Andrews, Edinburgh, Florida and Oxford, concluded that the dolphins shared the same proteins found in human patients with dementia in the journal Alzheimer’s and Dementia. This is the first study to show the disease in a wild animal as it was previously thought that Alzheimer’s ... Read More »

Wasim Akram, wife Shaniera spend day at NICH for diabetes awareness

The National Institute of Child Health (NICH), in collaboration with The Akram Foundation, observed the World Diabetes Day earlier this week – an event marked by the presence of cricket legend Wasim Akram who was accompanied by his wife Shaniera and other members of the Foundation. Akram, on the occasion, spoke about his fight with diabetes, which he was diagnosed ... Read More »

Red Cross admits $6-million fraud during Ebola crisis

The Red Cross has uncovered several cases of fraud by officials during efforts to combat the Ebola outbreak that struck West Africa in 2014-2016, estimating losses of $6-million (5.2 million euros). In a statement, the Geneva-based International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said it was “outraged”, and said it would “ensure any staff involved are held ... Read More »

Turkish ambassador calls on army chief at end of tenure

Turkish Ambassador to Pakistan Sadik Babur Girgin called on Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Qamar Javed Bajwa on Friday to bid farewell at the end of his tenure in Pakistan, the military’s media wing Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) said in a statement. Matters of mutual interest including regional security issues were discussed during the meeting. The two dignitaries noted ... Read More »

Motorcycle crashes cause far more severe injuries than car accidents

Motorcycle crashes are much more likely to cause severe injuries, fatalities and extensive medical costs than car accidents, a Canadian study suggests. While plenty of previous research has documented the potential for motorcycle collisions to lead to far more extensive injuries than car crashes, the current study offers fresh evidence of the financial toll, researchers write online November 20 in ... Read More »

Why our obsession with infant growth charts may be fuelling childhood obesity

Ask any new parent how their baby is going and you will most likely get an update on recent weight gains. Regular baby weigh-ins are a rite of passage, but many parents look back at this time with a deep sense of failure; when told their child isn’t “gaining enough” they’re left feeling like they didn’t try hard enough with ... Read More »

Young adults with food allergies having ‘frequent’ allergic reactions leaving researchers searching for answers

A Melbourne study has found more than 40 per cent of Australian adolescents with food allergies are experiencing frequent allergic reactions, including potentially lethal anaphylactic attacks. The School Nuts study conducted by the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute involved more than 10,000 students aged 10 to 14. Of the 547 children with a food allergy, 44 per cent had experienced an ... Read More »