Weed culture

In England and Wales, 30 per cent, around 10 million adults, 16 to 64 have tried the drug at least once, according to the annual crime survey. Cannabis is classified as a Class B or middle risk substance, as around the world or “420” – Cannabis users will be lighting up to celebrate “weed culture”…

Welsh scientist on the forefront of Stem cell cure for blindness

Tests on three American blind patients – two men and a woman- who were legally blind produced exciting results according to Olav Hellebo, CEO of UK bio-tech Firm ReNeuron in Bridgend ,Wales. Before the procedure the three could read only the largest group of letter on a special eye test chart, as they had retinitis…

Dogs cleaner than men with beards

Men with beards harbour more germs in their whiskers than dogs carry on their fur according to Professor Andreas Gutzeit of Switzerland’s Hirslanden Clinic. In the study scientist wanted to discover if there was a risk that humans might pick up a dog-borne disease from an MRI scanner that was alsao used for examinations by…

HealthVault to shut after 12 years

  Microsoft will close its personal health records service HealthVault launched in 2009, on November 20 , 2019, as per an email sent to users and accessed of by ZDNet . Any data within the service will be deleted on the shutdown date, Microsoft said. It allows businesses and consumers to store personal health records…

We are what we eat

Our diet is putting 11 million people into an early grave each year, according to an influential study by Lancet. Our daily diet is a bigger killer than smoking and is now involved in one in five deaths around the world. Too much Salt and too few whole grains – shortened the highest number of…

Greggs Vegan sausage rolls break £1bn sales

Greggs, the North East Baker and retailer saw sales rise by 7.2 per cent over the year, with pre-tax profits rising 15 percent to £82.6m. Roger Whiteside, OBE, CEO said “ whilst there are significant uncertainties in the months ahead Greggs has started 2019 in great form helped by the publicity surrounding the launch of…

Tomorrow’s leaf secret to anti-ageing

Angelica Keiskei Koidzumi known also as ashitaba which translates as “ Tomorrow’s leaf, which has been a staple diet of Samurai  for millennia and has rejuvenating properties that if a leaf is cut off in the morning it will start to grow back by the following day, could be the secret to slowing down ageing…

Vodka was invented by Poles

For several centuries beverages differed significantly compared to the vodka of today invented in the 8th century, as the spirit at that time had a different flavour, colour and smell and was used originally as medicine, as it contained very little alcohol about 14 per cent, as this amount can be attained by natural fermentation.…

Behavioural genetics: Intellectual capacity, introversion or extraversion, shaped by our inherited DNA differences

“Genetics is the most important factor shaping who we are”  write Robet Plomin a behavioural geneticist at King’s College London  recognised globally for his research into the genetics of intelligence. “ It explains  more of the psychological differences between us thane everything else put together, the most important environmental factors, such as our families and…