Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 09:13
WITHOUT lifestyle changes too, people remain susceptible to chronic health problems.
Advances in medical science have made it easier than ever to lower dangerous cholesterol levels. A class of cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins have proven particularly effective, reducing the risk for heart-related death by as much as 40% in people who have already suffered a heart attack, said Dr Vincent Bufalino, president and chief executive of Midwest Heart Specialists and a spokesman for the American Heart Association. Read more about For cholesterol control, experts urge more than meds
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 09:09
Research has shown that up to a third of South African drivers had driven drunk in the six months preceding a 2008 survey.
This is despite the very clear message about the consequences of drinking and driving: 40% of drivers who die on the road have alcohol levels in excess of .08gms/100ml, according to Dr Charles Parry of the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Research Group of the Medical Research Council (MRC). Read more about How drinking affects your driving
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 09:08
A NEW study from the University of Haifa shows that within the private sector, high levels of emotional intelligence (EI) empower positive attitudes towards the workplace and decrease negative behaviour; however, the same effect was not found within the public sector.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 09:04
New York United Nations peacekeepers in Ivory Coast will defend the government of president-elect Alassane Ouattara and the civilian population as the organization increases pressure on incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo to step down, a UN official said Wednesday. Read more about UN to defend legitimate government in Ivory Coast
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 09:03
Seoul North Korea has raised the number of its special forces troops, who are trained to infiltrate South Korea, by 20,000 to 200,000 in the past two years as it increasingly focuses on unconventional warfare, South Korea said on Thursday.
It warned in a Defence Ministry white paper that North Korea has arrayed long-range artillery along the two Koreas’ border that is capable of a “massive surprise bombardment” on Seoul and it deployed a new, faster, more powerful tank called the Storm Tiger. Read more about S. Korea labels North ‘enemy’, takes hard line
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 09:00
Tel Aviv - A drilling site off the shore of northern Israel contains some 450 billion cubic metres of natural gas, claimed to be the world’s largest such find in deep waters in a decade, Israel Radio reported Wednesday.
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 08:58
Nkandla - President Jacob Zuma yesterday called on the country’s intellectual community to debate and define the meaning of black economic empowerment as he believes it is currently being misapplied to serve narrow business interests.
He was speaking at the annual Christmas party that his Jacob Zuma Education Trust hosts in Nkandla. The president launched the event a few years ago to celebrate Christmas and give gifts to children who are orphaned or poverty-stricken. Read more about Zuma concerned about BEE
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 08:57
AS SILVER climbed above $30 an ounce on Monday for the first time since 1980, traders and analysts were cautiously bullish about the metal’s ability to keep outperforming gold and stay at 30-year highs.
Momentum traders and retail investors have been piling into the white metal this year, which has risen with gold as a safe haven amid a eurozone debt crisis and the prospect of further monetary easing by the Federal Reserve and central banks. Silver is also becoming a favourite play for investors betting on a swift economic recovery and greater demand for industrial commodities. Read more about Silver to stay one up on gold
Submitted by Sun Reporter2 on Fri, 2010-12-31 08:54
Johannesburg - South Africa has been proffered a place among the elite of emerging market economies: the Bric club comprising Brazil, Russia, India and China.
Bloomberg on Friday reported that South Africa had been formally invited to join the group, quoting Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi. The report said that Chinese President Hu Jintao wrote a letter to President Jacob Zuma, inviting him to the Bric nations’ third heads of state meeting in China next year. South Africa was not invited to a similar meeting last year in Russia. Read more about South Africa gets formal invite to elite club