Healthy habits extend disease-free life ‘by up to a decade’

Lifestyle keeps cardiovascular disease, cancer and type 2 diabetes at bay, research finds Healthy habits such as drinking in moderation, staying slim and exercising for at least 30 minutes a day could extend peoples disease-free life by up to a decade, research suggests. Experts found that people who led a healthy lifestyle could expect to enjoy many more years of good health than those who smoked, drank too much or were overweight. The study, moderate to vigorous physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day (including brisk walking), moderate alcohol intake and a healthy diet. Moderate alcohol intake was regarded as 5g to 15g of pure alcohol per day for women (one unit of alcohol has 8g of pure …

Walrus shortage may have caused collapse of Norse Greenland

Communities vanished in 15th century after walrus hunted to near extinction, study finds The mysterious disappearance of Greenlands medieval Norse society in the 15th century came after walruses were hunted almost to extinction, researchers have said. Norse communities thrived for Greenland Norse communities. They also found later items were hunted from smaller animals likely females and infants signalling stocks were rapidly dwindling. James Barrett from Cambridge Universitys archaeology department said: Norse Greenlanders needed to trade with Europe for iron and timber, and mainly had walrus products to export in exchange. Norse hunters were forced to venture deeper into the Arctic Circle for increasingly meagre ivory harvests. As walrus populations declined, so did the Norse communities. The authors of the study, …

Dozens held in Hong Kong after violence at parallel trading march

Protests target mainlanders practice of bulk-buying goods to sell at profit in China Petrol bombs have been thrown at a Hong Kong police station and dozens of people arrested after a march against parallel trading near the Chinese border. The Democratic party said about 10,000 people marched peacefully in Sheung Shui district on Sunday, but violence erupted after police ordered protesters to disperse. Several petrol bombs were thrown at Sheung Shui police station, about 1.5km (1 mile) from where the rally took place. A pro-democracy movement in Hong Kong has been demanding greater freedoms from Beijing for nearly seven months. Timeline Hong Kong protests Show Hide February 2019 A new Hong Kong extradition law is proposed, which would allow people …

Revealed: Denka lobbied to undermine science behind likely cancer-causing toxin

Chemical manufacturer launched aggressive campaign instead of reining in pollution, according to documents Facing public pressure to rein in its pollution, a Japanese chemical manufacturer has instead launched an aggressive, years-long campaign to undermine the science showing that its compounds could cause cancer, according to newly released documents reviewed by the Guardian. Chloroprene, the primary constituent of the synthetic rubber neoprene, is the major air pollutant in the town of Cancer Town. concluded an extensive, independent, peer-reviewedEmails show EPA officials resisting Denkas efforts. A spokesman for Denka said the company is dedicated to sound science and stated it has worked collaboratively with EPA to seek EPAs reconsideration of the faulty science underlying the 2010 classification. The plant, named the Pontchartrain …