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Smokers should quit instead of cutting down

Smokers should quit instead of cutting down

It has been proven one more time that smoking is bad for health, even if it is just one cigarette a day. A new report cites researchers saying that smoking just one single cigarette a day can significantly raise the risk of heart disease and stroke.

Sun safety not a top priority in daycare

Sun safety not a top priority in daycare

Kids in daycare may not always learn about sun safety because their teachers are more focused on lessons about healthy food choices, brushing teeth and getting plenty of exercise, a US study suggests.

The threat posed by Bitcoin

The threat posed by Bitcoin

The extraordinary volatility of Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies has become a threat not just to the international financial system, but also to political order.

Defence minister: Saudi, UAE intended to invade Qatar

Defence minister: Saudi, UAE intended to invade Qatar

Qatar’s Defence Minister, HE Dr Khalid bin Mohamed al-Attiyah, visited Washington this past week to attend a strategic dialogue with US Defence Secretary James Mattis.

Fed rates unchanged, but expected to rise as 2018 moves on

Fed rates unchanged, but expected to rise as 2018 moves on

The year may see further rate increases by the US Federal Reserve (Fed) although it kept the interest rates unchanged on January 31, noting it expects inflation pressures to heat up as 2018 moves on.

Nutritional immune boosters

Nutritional immune boosters

I’ve been careful to wash my hands often and stay away from any hint of anyone who says they are not feeling well. Then I feel this little tickle in my throat...and a few random coughs here and there. Uh oh.

The point of sharp power

The point of sharp power

In recent years, Russia and China have poured considerable resources into arenas typically associated with “soft power,” a term coined by the American political scientist Joseph S. Nye and understood as the “ability to affect others by attraction and persuasion.

Returning goods three months after sale

Returning goods three months after sale

Question: We are a trading company and sold some industrial kitchen equipment more than three months ago. Now the buyer has returned the goods saying that there are some defects.

Should you buy Bitcoin?

Should you buy Bitcoin?

In December, as the Bitcoin price neared $20,000, a friend asked me whether she should invest. I said that I hadn’t the faintest idea. Today, with the price below half that, my reply remains the same.

Coal markets rise from the ashes

Coal markets rise from the ashes

Far from entering the death throes predicted by some environmentalists and analysts, thermal coal miners are enjoying their best returns in years as strong Asian demand and tight supplies send prices soaring.

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