Weight Watchers criticised for app aimed at children as young as eight

A weight loss app aimed at children as young as eight could increase the risk of “disordered eating” among young people, critics claim. WW, formerly known as Weight Watchers, released Kurbo this week, an app aimed at children aged between eight to 17, which they say is a “scientifically-proven behaviour change programme” to help children […]

City air pollution as deadly as a packet of cigarettes a day for 29 years

Air pollution can be as damaging as a packet of cigarettes a day, a new study has found. Researchers from the University of Washington looked at how exposure to four main pollutants affected lung health in 7,071 adults aged 45 to 84 living in six US city areas. Following up on the participants for an […]

VMWare in talks to buy Pivotal Software; both controlled by Dell

VMware Inc (VMW.N) and Pivotal Software Inc (PVTL.N) are negotiating a deal for VMWare to acquire Pivotal, according to a regulatory filing from Dell Technologies Inc (DELL.N) on Wednesday, valuing Pivotal, a maker of software development and management tools, at about $4 billion. Pivotal shares jumped 63% to $13.60, while shares of VMWare were down […]

Cure for Alzheimer’s could be on the cards after scientists reverse brain ageing

Brain ageing has been reversed for the first time, offering hope of a cure for Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis, say British scientists. The groundbreaking feat was achieved by destroying a protein that stiffens the organ – much like muscles and joints. Just like bones it ‘creaks’ as we get older – impairing the function […]

High blood pressure: New study reveals an important reason to control your reading

HIGH blood pressure describes what happens when the force of blood pushing against a person’s artery walls is consistently too high. This can lead to many health complications. A new study makes a powerful case as to why more Britons should pay attention to their reading. High blood pressure is extremely common in the UK, […]

Ackman bets on idol Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway

Billionaire U.S. investor William Ackman has long described how Warren Buffett, often called the greatest stock picker ever, has influenced his career. Now he’s paying the Oracle of Omaha the ultimate homage with a new investment in Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway. Ackman’s Pershing Square Capital Management bought 3.5 million Berkshire Hathaway B shares during the second […]

Jeffrey Epstein’s body claimed by unidentified ‘associate’

Jeffrey Epstein’s body has been claimed from the New York City medical examiner’s office, a source close to the investigation told on Wednesday. Epstein, 66, was found dead by apparent suicide Saturday morning in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The center’s warden has been temporarily reassigned, and the two guards assigned […]

Suspect in custody after 6 officers hurt in hours-long Philadelphia standoff

An armed suspect accused of opening fire and wounding six officers in north Philadelphia during a nearly eight-hour standoff surrendered early Thursday, officials said. The gunfire began Wednesday afternoon as police attempted to serve a narcotics warrants, police said. Shortly after midnight, police spokesman Sgt. Eric Gripp tweeted that a suspect was in custody and […]

WeWork and the new brand of office-space providers

WeWork owner The We Company published detailed financial statements for the first time on Wednesday, revealing breakneck revenue growth and soaring losses as it prepares for an initial public offering as early as next month. WeWork has sent a shockwave through the office real estate sector globally with its model of taking on long-term leases […]

Epic Games remove and refund Fortnite’s Gunner Pet cosmetic

On August 14, Epic announced that the Gunner Pet will removed from players’ inventories moving forward, and anyone who purchased the cosmetic will receive a full refund. In fact, almost uncharacteristically, they also apologized for having put the item up for sale in the first place, and have promised players an additional 200 V-Bucks of […]