Vitamin D plus calcium tied to longer life: study

2012-06-18 10:20:08

Older people who take vitamin D and calcium supplements may live a bit longer than their peers.

Diarrhoea and pneumonia top killers of kids

2012-06-13 14:40:42

Pneumonia and diarrhoea are the two leading causes of infant mortality, together accounting for nearly one third of all deaths among under fives around the world.

Rare Venus transit draws astronomers worldwide

2012-06-06 07:38:23

Handout image courtesy of NASA shows the planet Venus at the start of its transit of the Sun, June 5, 2012.

Fashion Rio Summer 2012/2013

2012-05-27 16:42:26

Fashion Rio Summer 2012/2013 opens in Rio de Janeiro May 26, 2012.

Breastfed babies may gain less weight: study

2012-05-18 10:18:32

Babies who are breastfed gain less weight over their first year of life compared to babies fed either breast milk or formula from a bottle, according to a US study.

Report: Biodiversity declining

2012-05-15 19:42:00

A report released by the World Wide Fund for Nature on May 15 said biodiversity declined globally by 28 percent.

97-year-old Australian becomes the oldest graduate

2012-05-04 13:48:40

A 97-year-old Australian man will set another world record for being the oldest university graduate in the world.

'The Scream' sells for record $120m at auction

2012-05-03 10:01:05

Edvard Munch's painting "The Scream" sold for a record $120 million at auction.

23% of Japanese have thought of suicide

2012-05-02 10:33:01

Japanese Cabinet Office released the result of a survey, saying that about 23.4 percent Japanese adults have thought of committing suicide.

Women with melanoma fare better than men

2012-05-02 08:58:12

The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, support earlier research showing that women are less likely to die from melanoma, the deadliest of the skin cancers.

Pregnancy stress can affect baby's iron status

2012-04-30 09:46:24

Newborns whose mothers are under stress during the first trimester of pregnancy may be at risk for low iron status.

New company to mine asteroids

2012-04-24 14:32:26

The real payoff, which is decades away, will come from mining asteroids for platinum group metals and rare minerals.