Seven Days in Life

17 – 23 September 2018


alchol1 in 20 deaths globally is a result of alcohol use
Over 3 million people died from alcohol consumption in 2016, equating to 1 in 20 deaths globally, according to a new report by the World Health Organization. Find source

smoke'Don't go cold turkey' to quit smoking – scientists recommend
Smokers looking to quit as part of the annual Stoptober campaign are being warned not to go "cold turkey" or "quit at once". Find source



misconductCornell university's prominent food researcher committed academic misconduct
On 19 September, the Journal of the American Medical Association retracted 6 of Wansink’s papers, due to proven misconduct.  Find source



laziHardwired for laziness? Tests show the human brain must work hard to avoid sloth
The research findings, published recently in Neuropsychologia, suggest that our brains may simply be wired to prefer lying on the couch. Find source

tbA naturally occurring antibiotic active against drug-resistant tuberculosis
Researchers have discovered that a naturally occurring antibiotic called kanglemycin A is effective against Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the bacteria that cause tuberculosis, even in drug-resistant strains. Find source


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