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How to get rid of a cold: 9 expert tips for getting over a cold quickly

  Runny nose, scratchy throat or a tickly cough? It’s horrible knowing that a cold is already in your system – and that it’s only going to get worse. We’ve all heard that wrapping up warm and drinking plenty of fluids will help you recover once a bug has struck, but are there any tips and tricks that can stop a cold Read More

PHE launch ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ campaign to tackle medicinal ‘apocalypse’

Public Health England (PHE) has launched a major new campaign titled ‘Keep Antibiotics Working’ in an attempt to stave off the bacterial “apocalypse” that we have so often been warned about in recent months. The move comes after England’s chief medical officer, Dame Sally Davies, claimed that the growing rate of antibiotic resistance would spell “the end of modern medicine” – with Read More

Eating alone could be bad for your health, study says

Going out for dinner with friends is one of the undisputed joys of life but new research suggests it may also be good for our physical health, after scientists found that eating alone increases an individual’s risk of developing heart disease and diabetes. It was concluded that men who dined solo at least twice a day were more likely to display symptoms Read More

Nine countries have issued health warnings about the plague

Most of us will have studied the plague (otherwise known as the ‘Black Death’) at school. It was a pandemic that spread throughout Europe, wiping out around 50 million people as it went, during the 13th and 14th centuries. Sound familiar? Well, according to health warnings issued by nine different countries across Africa, it looks like it’s back. The disease Read More

The bedtime routine that guarantees a good night’s sleep

10pm: Have a protein + carb-rich snack Eating this combo an hour before bedtime is the first step to a restful night: “Your brain needs the protein to produce melatonin and serotonin, chemicals important for sleep, and the carbs help your body absorb the protein,” says Kathryn Lee, RN, PhD, professor and associate dean for research at the University of Read More

Equal Education leads march for safety at Western Cape schools

Thousands of people marched in Cape Town on Friday because children are not safe at many Western Cape schools. Nongovernmental organisation Equal Education led a march‚ which included civil groups and teachers unions‚ to the gates of Parliament where they delivered a memorandum to the national departments of education‚ police‚ social development and finance. The demands included better allocation of Read More

UNESCO’s Education Monitoring Report Points to Growing Inequality in Education in India

UNESCO’s Global Education Monitoring Report which came out this week points out to the various problems in the education system in India. The report calls high stakes tests and tuition as harmful for education in India. “There is extensive evidence showing that high-stakes tests based on narrow performance measures can encourage efforts to ‘game the system’, negatively impacting on learning and disproportionately Read More

Oculus, Vive Headsets Are Taking Israel’s Army Underground

In a refurbished building on a military base in central Israel, soldiers are training in underground combat using headsets made by Oculus, the virtual reality headset maker owned by Facebook, and Vive, owned by HTC. While it’s not unusual for a military to use virtual reality – Britain’s Ministry of Defense has been using it in training simulations for more than a decade – the Israel Read More

Google I/O 2017: Google Shifts Mobile Focus to Apps and Digital Assistant

HIGHLIGHTS Google at its I/O 2017 announced Android O Beta for public Other things announced are a standalone VR headset, Google Lens Google Assistant for iPhone was also announced at I/O 2017 Mobile phone apps took centre stage at Google’s annual developer conference on Wednesday as the search giant announced new features for its digital assistant and its popular photo app while Read More

Chipmakers at Taiwan’s Biggest Tech Fair Look Beyond Crowded Smartphone Market

Chipmakers switched focus at Taiwan’s top tech fair this week with bets on new areas such as driverless cars, virtual reality and artificial intelligence, shifting away from smartphones where intense competition has pushed down components prices. The Computex Taipei event, now in its 36th year, has historically been a central venue for electronic parts manufacturers to show off their processors and other components, products that Read More