Tunick in Israel for naked Dead Sea photo

2011-09-17 21:30:03

Naked volunteers pose for American photographer Spencer Tunick on the shore of the Dead Sea in Israel, which is the lowest point on earth, September 17, 2011.

Gender equality ‘smart economics’: World Bank

2011-09-19 09:50:03

Gender equality matters in its own right, and is also smart economics, as countries that create better opportunities and conditions for women and girls can raise productivity and improve outcomes for children, the World Bank said in a report released Sunday prior to its upcoming annual meetings.

Chronic disease to cost $47 trillion by 2030

2011-09-19 07:13:24

The global economic impact of the five leading chronic diseases -- cancer, diabetes, mental illness, heart disease, and respiratory disease -- could reach $47 trillion over the next 20 years, according to a study by the World Economic Forum (WEF).

UN disease meeting may be 'hijacked'

2011-09-16 08:24:09

A group of public health organisations said on Friday they were concerned that industries selling fatty foods, alcohol and cigarettes could hijack a United Nations meeting on how to tackle chronic disease in order to protect their own interests.

Breast, cervix cancer growing threats to poor:study

2011-09-15 16:30:50

The number of cases and deaths from breast and cervical cancer is rising in most countries across the world, especially in poorer nations where more women are dying at younger ages, according to a global study of the diseases.

Lost cat from Colorado found in New York

2011-09-15 13:20:05

A pet cat that went missing in Colorado five years ago was found wandering in Manhattan, and will soon be sent on a plane to reunite with its former owners, an animal pound spokesman said on Wednesday.

Smokers don't make better lovers: study

2011-09-15 10:00:19

A US study suggests that men who successfully stopped smoking improved on lab measurements of sexual health more than those who relapsed after a quit-smoking program.

2nd recession possible in developed economies

2011-09-15 06:19:44

The developed world's economies have become ensnared in a growth slowdown that threatens to turn into recession, at a time when room for manoeuvre with bold policy responses has narrowed significantly, Reuters polls showed.

Developers get early taste of Windows 8

2011-09-14 11:00:21

Microsoft Corp handed out 5,000 sleek Samsung tablet computers running a test version of Windows 8 at its annual developer conference on Tuesday, hoping to stoke excitement over its new operating system.

Impotence may point to heart problems

2011-09-13 11:13:07

Failing erections may be a harbinger of heart disease in some men, according to a review of a number of studies.

Impotence may point to heart problems

2011-09-13 11:05:57

Failing erections may be a harbinger of heart disease in some men, according to a review of a number of studies -- but heart-healthy lifestyle changes or cholesterol-lowering drugs could have a positive impact on men's sexual health.

Smoking marijuana not linked to obesity

2011-09-13 09:22:54

Anybody who's smoked marijuana knows about "the munchies," that desire to eat everything within reach. But a study has found that pot smokers are actually less likely than non-smokers to pack on weight.