Lifestyle Archive
  • »Obese mothers have babies with more belly fat, study finds

    Wed 25 June / Jun 2014. 01:28 PM
    Babies of obese mothers tend to be born with more fat, especially around their middles, than babies with leaner mothers, according to a new study.
  • »Standing meetings may improve group productivity

    Sat 21 June / Jun 2014. 05:02 PM
    Walking while working, usually on a treadmill, has been gaining popularity in recent years, but the next office innovation should be standing while meeting, according to a new study.
  • »Amazon unveils 3D 'Fire' phone

    Thu 19 June / Jun 2014. 01:50 PM
    Amazon on Wednesday unveiled its "Fire Phone," a high-end handset boasting "breakthrough technologies" and a move aimed at challenging market leaders Apple and Samsung.
  • »Saudi MERS response hobbled by institutional failings

    Thu 12 June / Jun 2014. 05:12 PM
    When Saudi Arabia announced last week it had found 113 more cases of the deadly Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), it didn't just force a rethink of the threat the virus poses, it exposed institutional failings.
  • »WhatsApp co-founder sees challenges in U.S. and other markets

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:02 PM
    Boosting the adoption of messaging service WhatsApp in the United States and some other markets is proving difficult, co-founder Brian Acton said, but the company will still create substantial revenue for prospective parent Facebook Inc.
  • »For Samsung heirs, little choice but to grin and bear likely $6 billion tax bill

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:01 PM
    The heirs of ailing Samsung Group patriarch Lee Kun-hee face one of the biggest inheritance tax bills ever, and appear to have little option but to pay up.
  • »EU says firms like Google and Facebook must meet privacy rules

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:01 PM
    Companies based outside the European Union must meet Europe's data protection rules, ministers agreed on Friday, although governments remain divided over how to enforce them on companies operating across the bloc.
  • »Apple smartwatches sales begin October: report

    Sun 8 June / Jun 2014. 04:00 PM
    Apple Inc is preparing to sell its first wearable device this October, aiming to produce 3 million to 5 million smartwatches a month in its initial run, the Nikkei reported on Friday, citing an unidentified parts supplier and sources familiar with the matter.
  • »'Biggest dinosaur ever' discovered

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 05:54 PM
    Fossilised bones of a dinosaur believed to be the largest creature ever to walk the Earth have been unearthed in Argentina, palaeontologists say.
  • »Hookah use tied to cancer-causing compounds

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:52 PM
    People may think hookah is a safe alternative to cigarettes, but a new study shows hookah users are still exposed to cancer-causing compounds.
  • »Silently among us: Scientists worry about milder cases of MERS

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:51 PM
    Scientists leading the fight against Middle East Respiratory Syndrome say the next critical front will be understanding how the virus behaves in people with milder infections, who may be spreading the illness without being aware they have it.
  • »Inactivity is greatest heart risk factor for women over 30: study

    Sun 18 May / May 2014. 01:50 PM
    Heart disease is the single biggest killer of women and inactivity is the biggest contributor to heart disease for all but the youngest ones, according to Australian researchers.
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