Category: Press Release

Billionaires ‘doubled’ since 2008 crisis

Billionaires ‘doubled’ since 2008 crisis

London-based charity organization Oxfam says the number of dollar billionaires has doubled worldwide since the financial crisis of 2008. In its recent “Even it Up: Time to End Extreme Inequality” report, Oxfam said that the number of billionaires around the world doubled to 1,645 over the past six years. The report also said that the world’s [&hellip

Gender gap ‘continues to widen’ in UK

Gender gap ‘continues to widen’ in UK

A new report says that gender inequality is on the rise in the United Kingdom, with the gap between men and women widening in workplaces. According to the World Economic Forum’s (WEF) Global Gender Gap Report for 2014, the UK has slipped out of the world’s list for the top 20 nations for gender equality. [&hellip

Cancer-fighting stem cells engineered

Cancer-fighting stem cells engineered

Researchers have developed a breakthrough method of turning stem cells into attackers to target and fight brain tumors. The newly designed way introduces stem cells engineered to produce toxins which are able to kill brain tumors, without succumbing to their effects. As a stem-cell-based therapy for cancer, the newly-developed method does not threaten healthy cells, [&hellip

Y chromosome linked to cancer risk

Y chromosome linked to cancer risk

Swedish researchers have found that male Y chromosome has a potential role in preventing tumors and death risk in men. The study shows that the men who lose the Y chromosome in their blood cells due to an age-related phenomenon have a higher risk of cancer and may have shorter life spans. The findings may explore [&hellip

Carbon emissions threaten sea water

Carbon emissions threaten sea water

UK researchers have warned that accelerating carbon emissions in the environment seriously threaten seawater. The study reveals that the current rate of acidification may threaten fisheries in the future. While carbonic acid is formed by composition of CO2 and the sea water, the acidity of the oceans has increased by about 25% since the industrial [&hellip

21 Asia nations initiate new bank

21 Asia nations initiate new bank

China along with 20 other nations have inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to establish a new Beijing-backed infrastructure lender for Asia. The MOU to set up the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) was signed during a ceremony in the Great Hall of the People in the Chinese capital on Friday. “In China we have [&hellip

Fatty diet may harm men more

Fatty diet may harm men more

A new research carried out at University of Texas has demonstrated that high-fat foods have more harmful results for male than female. Animal study shows that eating high fat foods causes greater inflammation in the brains of male mice. Researchers also found that the brains of females protected by oestrogen, according to research published in [&hellip

Anti-police demos held in 60 US cities

Anti-police demos held in 60 US cities

Several hundred Americans took to streets on Wednesday in nearly 60 cities across the United States protesting against police brutality. The protests were held as part of the event dubbed “National Day of Protest to Stop Police Brutality” which was organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. In New York, the rally began at Union [&hellip

Exercise may lower depression risk

Exercise may lower depression risk

Researchers suggest that those people who do regular physical activity can benefit fewer depressive symptoms. Doing exercise three times a week decreases the odds of being depressed by approximately 16%, says the study conducted by the researchers of University College London. They illustrated a two-way relationship between depression and physical activity, indicating lower depression risk [&hellip

Canada to send Ebola vaccine to WHO

Canada to send Ebola vaccine to WHO

Canada has planned to ship 800 vials of its Ebola vaccine to the World Health Organization (WHO) in Geneva to curb the outbreak of the disease. The experimental vaccines will be distributed by WHO in the countries most affected by the disease, the Public Health Agency of Canada announced. “The vaccine is undergoing clinical trials [&hellip