You’ve been washing your hands all wrong

By Business Insider Washing your hands is a surefire way to rinse away potentially hostile microbes. But is there a single best way to do it? That's what a team of UK-based researchers tried to figure out...

Marriage is good for cancer patients

By Reuters Married people with cancer have better survival odds than their single peers - and not for money reasons, a U.S. study suggests. Unmarried men were 27 percent more likely to die of their tumors,...

For smokers, finding a job is harder

By Reuters Unemployed smokers have more difficulty finding a job - and when they do find one, they tend to earn less than their smoke-free counterparts, a study suggests. Among unemployed people in the San Francisco...

Picasso works to go on show in London

By BBC A major Pablo Picasso exhibition - the first of its kind for 20 years - is to open at the National Portrait Gallery (NPG) this autumn. Picasso Portraits, which opens on 6 October, will...

Zika virus ‘scarier than thought’ says US

By BBC The Zika virus is "scarier" than first thought and its impact on the US could be greater than predicted, public health officials have admitted. A wider range of birth defects has been linked to...

GCHQ flagged up Harry Potter leak

By BBC GCHQ, the UK's surveillance agency, intervened to help prevent the sixth Harry Potter instalment leaking online, the book's publisher has said. Bloomsbury's Nigel Newton said GCHQ contacted him in 2005 after it apparently discovered...

The No. 1 way to have a happy, healthy life

By Business Insider Who wants to live a happy, healthy, long life? Yeah, everybody. Turns out an incredible amount of scientific evidence points to one simple answer: Relationships. But why? And what do we really need to do...

8 writing mistakes that make you seem really unprofessional

By Business Insider As a writer and editor by profession — ?and an avid reader? — ?I often see errors creep into writing that make me wonder, "Why didn't the author take a few moments...

Star Wars win top MTV Movie awards honour

By BBC Star Wars: The Force Awakens was named movie of the year at the 25th MTV Movie Awards on Saturday. The film was nominated for 11 awards going into the Los Angeles ceremony, but only...

These are the countries with the healthiest diets in the world

By The Independent As global rates of Type 2 diabetes rise, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has chosen to shine the spotlight on the disease this World Health Day.  Some 422 millions people are currently living with diabetes, according to WHO. While Type...
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