Causes of baldness, gray hair identified

A study of a rare genetic disease may have yielded a cure for hair graying and baldness, after researchers unintentionally discovered the mechanisms that give rise to the conditions. Researchers have pinpointed the mechanisms that promote gray hair and baldness. Study co-author Dr. Lu Le, of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at the […]

Vitamin C can target and kill cancer stem cells

Vitamin C can target and kill cancer stem cells, study shows Cancer is currently one of the top killers worldwide, and the number of cancer cases is only expected to rise. Although there are a number of therapies available, most of them are toxic and cause serious side effects. New research examines the impact of […]

Road trip through Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is a compact country, not much larger than Wales, but has ancient cities, hillside tea plantations, wildlife sanctuaries and, of course, glorious beaches. Getting around the country is relatively simple, with a good network of buses and trains, but to get the most out of your visit the best way is to hire […]

How to celebrate the Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

Hong Kong is the pearl of the Orient, a glittering city of bright lights, glass, and steel skyscrapers towering above the bay. And at Chinese New Year (28 January this year) the entire island erupts with celebrations which envelop the city for 15 days. What’s more, Virgin Atlantic are running a New Year SALE until […]

Exploring the highlights of Japan: from busy Tokyo to the majestic Fuji

Japan is cherry blossom, and Japan is Hello Kitty. It’s neon signs, sushi, and it’s Sony, Nikon, and Nintendo. But beyond the brands and stereotypes which Japan exports, you will find a culturally rich, and a surprisingly diverse, country of fascinating sites to explore. Tokyo – a megacity Shibuya crossing, Tokyo (c) StockSnap The chances […]

Superfood Smoothie Recipe with Pineapple and Cucumber

This superfood smoothie is sweet, tart, and refreshing. It’s the perfect way to start your day, especially if you’re trying a new diet or performing a cleanse. With just five ingredients, this recipe is a breeze to whip up in the morning. And, it’s best with fresh pineapple. If you’ve never cut a whole pineapple, […]

Best Anti-Aging Foods: A Diet to Feel and Look Young

Your health is only as good as the food you eat. Following a regular diet based on nutrient-rich, organic food is one of the best things you can do to age gracefully. Supplying your body with vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and healthy fatty acids helps you feel young and full of energy. Antioxidants Unhealthy food, artificial […]

The small snack that changed English

Every March, St Mary’s church in the Leicestershire town of Melton Mowbray becomes a cathedral of pies: it fills with tables bearing more than 800 pastries. Some recipes are particularly offbeat. While the quirkiest entry in this year’s Speciality Meat category was a cricket pie, one celebrated past winner was Phil Walmsley’s squirrel pie in […]

Where people eat carnivorous plants

It takes a few changes of clothes to climb Malaysian Borneo’s Mount Kinabalu. At its peak, stone slabs offer no shelter, and its 4,095m-high altitude brings more cold than you might expect in the heart of the tropics. Further down the mountain, a thick tree canopy provides shelter, but it is a cool, misty forest […]

The hearty stew that unites a nation

was sitting in a busy restaurant in the centre of Sarajevo discussing the merits of frozen peas and carrots. “Really,” said Armina Pijalović, who gives food-focused tours of the city for Funky Sarajevo Tours. “Frozen vegetables unify.” Everyone is contributing to this stew We were deconstructing a hearty stew called Bosanski lonac – translated as […]