Relaxing e-cigarette laws would cut smoking deaths, say MPs

Government urged to rethink ban on vaping in public places and reduce taxes The government is missing an important opportunity to cut deaths from smoking, says a committee of MPs who are calling for a cut in the tax on Read More

Both low and high-carb diets can raise risk of early death, study finds

Eating a moderate amount of carbohydrates best for healthy lifespan, say researchers Eating either a low-carb diet or a high-carb diet raises the risk of an early death, according to a major new study which will dismay the many people Read More

Scientists sequence wheat genome in breakthrough once thought 'impossible'

Genome able to be used to produce hardier wheat varieties as greater food security needed Sequencing the wheat genome – once considered by scientists to be an insurmountable task – has been achieved through a worldwide collaboration of researchers spanning Read More

I want to boycott US PC hardware, software and services. Is it possible?

Ian doesn’t like the way the US is going, and wonders if he could avoid using the country’s PC products. Good luck with that If I wanted to show my distaste for the direction the US is going by boycotting Read More

Should US mothers be paid for life-saving cord blood or placentas?

Pregnant women are incubating something that could prove hugely valuable to modern medicine and the global economy – and 99% of the time it’s being thrown away Birth is messy. It’s often not until you’re pregnant that you learn about Read More