Up to a third of UK children – mostly young teens – consume at least one energy drink a week, while some are having them almost daily, new research suggests. Those who drink lots may get headaches and sleep problems, warn the authors of a report in the BMJ Open. High
People with high blood pressure who take paracetamol on prescription could be increasing their risk of heart attacks and strokes, a study suggests. Doctors should think about the risks and benefits to patients taking it over many months, the University of Edinburgh researchers say. Taking the painkiller for headaches and
A small boy trapped in a well in northern Moroccan for five days died before rescuers were able to reach him late on Saturday and retrieve his body, two government officials said. Footage posted on social media showed the scene after his body was recovered, with hundreds of distraught rescue
Olympics – Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics – Torch Relay – Beijing, China – February 3, 2022. Actor Jackie Chan talks to the media after taking part in the Torch Relay at the Badaling section of the Great Wall in Yanqing district. The Olympic torch relay began its second day on
Dubai plans to cut carbon emissions by 30% by the end of 2030, the emirate’s government media office said on Sunday on its website. The plan is part of a broader strategy, announced by the United Arab Emirates in October, to achieve carbon emission neutrality by 2050, the office said.
Russia and China called in a joint statement on Friday for NATO to halt its expansion while Moscow said it fully supported Beijing’s stance on Taiwan and opposed Taiwanese independence in any form. The joint statement, including harsh criticism of the United States, was issued during Russian President Vladimir Putin’s
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There are 14% more tree species than previously thought, according to what researchers are calling the first “scientifically credible” estimate. Of the 73,300 estimated species, the researchers predict there are 9,200 that are yet to be discovered. But most rare species are in tropical forests, fast disappearing because of climate
Japanese technology giant Sony says it will buy video game developer Bungie in a deal worth $3.6bn (£2.7bn). Sony says Bungie, best known for the Destiny and Halo games, will help it “reach billions of players”. Halo is one of the games that contributed to the popularity of Microsoft’s Xbox.
The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have relayed their “concerns” to Spotify over Covid misinformation but will continue to work with the platform. The couple said they were “committed to continuing” a content deal worth an estimated $25m (£18m) and will continue to lobby Spotify bosses for changes. Top artists