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Virginia a key test for Republicans

Virginia a key test for Republicans

A decade before Donald Trump upended national politics, Ed Gillespie was among the establishment Republicans counselling his party’s candidates to tread gently on the issue of immigration or risk ruination by alienating Latinos.

Control pollution for better health

Control pollution for better health

This is in response to the article, ‘Global pollution kills 9mn a year’ on October 21 and the viewpoint, ‘Urgent global action to tackle killer air pollution’ on October 22 in Gulf Times.

Stem cell infusions ‘improved health in frail elderly’

Stem cell infusions ‘improved health in frail elderly’

There’s no medicine to prevent signs of ageing like fatigue, muscle weakness and loss of balance.

A Chinese model for foreign aid

A Chinese model for foreign aid

Last month, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation released a status report tracking progress on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Study on identifying patients likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Study on identifying patients likely to develop Alzheimer’s

Given that memory issues are becoming more prevalent among the elderly across the world, latest research has the potential to come up with a new low cost and non-invasive test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease.

Bowel disease to become more common

Bowel disease to become more common

With increased industrialisation, countries in the developing world will have to grapple with rising cases of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), scientists have warned.

Facebook, Google aided anti-refugee campaign

Facebook, Google aided anti-refugee campaign

In the final weeks of the 2016 election campaign, voters in swing states including Nevada and North Carolina saw advertisements appear in their Facebook feeds and on Google websites touting a pair of controversial faux-tourism videos, showing France and Germany overrun by Shariah law.

Don’t bank on the bankruptcy for banks

Don’t bank on the bankruptcy for banks

In the next month, the US Treasury Department is expected to decide whether to seek to replace the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act’s regulator-led process for resolving failed mega-banks with a solely court-based mechanism. Such a change would be a mistake of potentially crisis-size proportions.

Urgent global action required to tackle killer air pollution

Urgent global action required to tackle killer air pollution

Environmental pollution seems to have become the number one killer, claiming more lives every year than all wars or violence in the world.

Court expert fails to submit report

Court expert fails to submit report

Question: I have filed a labour claim in the court in Dafna and after four months of notice delay, the court appointed an expert. So far, the company has not attended the court. Now it’s over two months, but the expert has not submitted his report.

Global pollution kills 9mn a year

Global pollution kills 9mn a year

Pollution kills at least 9mn people and costs trillions of dollars every year, according to the most comprehensive global analysis to date, which warns the crisis “threatens the continuing survival of human societies”.

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