Archive: 05/7/2009

News Corp. posts flat third quarter

Media giant News Corp. reported a flat quarterly net profit of 2.7 billion dollars on Wednesday as one-time items helped compensate for a slide in advertising revenue.

May 07, 2009
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Obese young men have less hope of marriage: study

Men who were grossly overweight at the age of 18 had nearly 50 percent less chance of being married by their 30s and 40s, an international conference on obesity heard in Amsterdam on Thursday.

May 07, 2009
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Sleep may keep you thin: studies

The secret of staying thin could be at least partly down to a good night's rest, an international conference on obesity heard in Amsterdam on Thursday.

May 07, 2009
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New study reveals the financial effects of stroke in China

A new study has found that families in China face considerable economic hardship following stroke, and it is not uncommon for health care costs to push families below the poverty line. The large study shows over 70% of stroke ...

May 07, 2009
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A big lesson from the reef

The lesson from Australia's Great Barrier Reef is that we have to protect its biodiversity - because biodiversity in turn protects us.

May 07, 2009
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