Science institute funding food research accused of influencing politicians for food firms

An organisation advising the EU and UN about health has been accused of trying to influence politicians on behalf of giant food companies. The International Life Sciences Institute, based in Washington DC, is influenced by, and working to help, the companies which fund it, scientists said in a study. The institute, funded by Coca Cola … Read more

Mike Ashley tightens grip on High Street with £52m grab for Game

Retail tycoon Mike Ashley tightens his grip on the High Street with £52m grab for Game Digital Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct has made a mandatory bid of 30p a share for Game The offer values the struggling gaming chain at £51.9million Sports Direct is already the largest shareholder in Game Digital  By Emily Hardy For Thisismoney.co.uk Published: … Read more

Hope for Parkinson’s as researchers REVERSE symptoms in mice

Hope for Parkinson’s as researchers REVERSE symptoms in mice by giving them a molecule that attacks a protein that slowly accumulates in the brain Parkinson’s UK hope the finding could ‘prove crucial’ in halting the conditionParkinson’s affects one in 500 people, and around 127,000 people in the UK There is currently no cure and no way of … Read more

Britain’s best pubs for 2019 are named by prestigious travel guide Sawday’s

The Fleece Inn in Worcestershire has been named the best pub in Britain for 2019 – which considering the number of pubs Britain has, is a rather significant accolade. The honour was bestowed upon it by the prestigious Bristol-based travel guide Sawday’s, which specialises in finding special places to stay and eat at. The Fleece … Read more

Diabetes drug metformin alleviates anxiety in mice ‘by increasing levels of the feel-good chemical’

Diabetes drug metformin alleviates anxiety in mice ‘by increasing levels of the feel-good chemical serotonin in their brain’ People with type 2 diabetes are at higher risk of depression but it is unclear whyPrevious studies suggest the mechanisms for creating serotonin are blockedIn a mouse study, scientists released the block with metformin and dietThe drug … Read more

TripAdvisor names the most-booked tourist experience in each U.S state

The most popular tours and experiences in each of America’s 50 states have been revealed by TripAdvisor.  From glacier gazing in Alaska to speedboat rides in Florida, these are the trips that melted the TripAdivsor switchboard last year. As it were.  Scroll down to find out America’s excursion gems, state by state… Alaska – Whale Watch … Read more