Tuesday, 21 April 2015

South Africa sends in army to tackle xenophobic attacks

The South African government has deployed the army to act as deterrent in volatile hotspots in Johannesburg and Durban after a series of xenophobic violence which killed at least seven people, displaced more than 5,000.

The xenophobic outbreak is the worst since 2008, when 62 people were killed in Alexandra and other Johannesburg townships. The army was deployed to restore order on that occasion, and has also been used against striking workers in 2012 and last year.

Taking too many vitamin supplements increases the risk of cancer and heart disease... new study warns

New study suggests that exceeding the recommended daily amount of vitamin supplements can increase the risk of heart disease and cancer.

Dr Tim Byers, of the University of Colorado Cancer Centre, said: 'We are not sure why this is happening at the molecular level.

'But evidence shows that people who take more dietary supplements than needed tend to have a higher risk of developing cancer.'

Two decades ago, research found people who ate more fruits and vegetables tended to have less cancer.

So Dr Bryers began to investigate if taking extra vitamins and minerals would further reduce the risk of developing the disease.

Dr Bryers said: 'This is not to say that people need to be afraid of taking vitamins and minerals.

'If taken at the correct dosage, multivitamins can be good for you.

'But there is no substitute for good, nutritional food.'

He added that most people get the daily recommended doses of vitamins and minerals in their diets by eating healthy meals.

He concluded: 'At the end of the day we have discovered that taking extra vitamins and minerals do more harm than good.'

The findings were presented at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting 2015.



Sunday, 19 April 2015

Herbicides suspected to be the cause of mystery deaths in Nigeria

The WHO spokesman, Gregory Haertl, tweeted: "Current hypothesis is cause of the event is herbicides" and "Tests done so far are negative for viral and bacterial infection."

The Ondo state health commissioner, Dayo Adeyanju, told AFP news agency on Saturday that 23 people had been affected.

Those who died suffered from blurred vision and headaches, and then lost consciousness before dying within 24 hours.

Monday, 13 April 2015

Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles gets married to Richard Lawson


Beyoncé's mother, Tina Knowles reportedly tied the knot with 'Poltergeist' actor Richard Lawson at the weekend.

TMZ reports that the couple got hitched on a super yacht off the California coast last night.

All the guests wore white to the evening ceremony.

Tina split from Mathew Knowles in 2009 after over three decades of marriage.

Monday, 6 April 2015

Police launch investigation into allegations of fraud after Chinese casanova is caught out when all his 17 girlfriends turn up at the hospital after he had a car crash

Mr Yuan, a Chinese man recovering in hospital after a car crash on March 24 had a shock when all 17 of his girlfriends turned up to see him.

None of the women knew he had been seeing anyone else. He had been seeing some for up to nine years, and one even had a son with him.
The women discovered his secret after doctors contacted 'his relations' to let them know he had been injured.
A Chinese man recovering in hospital after a car crash had a shock - when all 17 of his girlfriends turned up to see him (above)
Xiao Li, who had been seeing Mr Yuan for 18 months, said: 'I was really worried when I heard that he was in hospital.
'But when I started seeing more and more beautiful girls show up, I couldn't cry any more.' 
Other girls said they had started planning their weddings with Mr Yuan. 
Wang Fang, the mother of his son, added: 'What can I do now? I don't love him any more, but I do love my son.'
The women have now set up an online Facebook group so they can all chat and are quickly discovering just how much he hid from them, South China Morning Post reported. 
The story has attracted a lot of attention on social media:

The story has attracted a lot of attention on social media, with some condemning Mr Yuan's actions and others expressing admiration
One user with the handle @shusshshussh wrote on Twitter: 'What we can learn from Mr Yuan of China with 17 girlfriends is that: players should NOT get into accidents & allow hospital visits.' 
@J_Rain26 simply asked: 'How does one manage to have 17 girlfriends?'
And one user known just as Shan said: 'Salute this man RT: Man's 17 girlfriends respond when he gets in car accident #awkward.'

Police have launched an investigation into allegations of fraud.