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  • Barbra Streisand to sing at Oscars

    Barbra Streisand to sing at Oscars

    Singer, actress and double Oscar-winner Barbra Streisand is to perform at the Academy Awards for the first time in 36 years, organisers have announced. The 70-year-old last sang at the Oscars in 1977 when she performed Evergreen from A Star is Born, recipient of that year’s award for best... Read More »

  • Last Andrews sister dies aged 94

    Last Andrews sister dies aged 94

    The last surviving member of The Andrews Sisters – the popular singing trio of the 1940s and 1950s – has died in California at the age of 94. Patty Andrews’s spokesman, Alan Eichler, said she died from natural causes at her Los Angeles home. Patty was the youngest of the sisters... Read More »

  • Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’

    Vegetarians ‘cut heart risk by 32%’

    Ditching meat and fish in favour of a vegetarian diet can have a dramatic effect on the health of your heart, research suggests. A study of 44,500 people in England and Scotland showed vegetarians were 32% less likely to die or need hospital treatment as a result of heart disease. Differences in... Read More »

  • Deep-Fried Foods Associated With Higher Prostate Cancer Risk

    Deep-Fried Foods Associated With Higher Prostate Cancer Risk

    Here’s news that might make you want to take it easy on the fries. Research published in the journal, The Prostate shows that, deep-fried foods may not just wreak havoc on your waistline — they could also increase risk of prostate cancer. Specifically, researchers from the Fred... Read More »

  • Programmer in US outsources own job to China

    Programmer in US outsources own job to China

    You’ve probably heard of American companies outsourcing jobs to other countries for cheaper labor. But it turns out a U.S. computer programmer actually outsourced his own job to China so he could goof off at work. This comes from a case study by a US consulting company. The study focused on... Read More »

  • Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks

    Berry Habit May Help Women Avoid Heart Attacks

    Young and middle-aged women who eat blueberries and strawberries regularly may help lower their risk of a heart attack later. In a new study, researchers wanted to focus on whether substances known as anthocyanins are good for the heart. Anthocyanins are antioxidants, substances found in plants... Read More »

  • Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    Simple Ways to Live a Healthy Lifestyle

    You hear a lot about living a healthy lifestyle, but what does that mean? In general, a healthy person doesn’t smoke, is at a healthy weight, eats healthy and exercises. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? The trick to healthy living is making small changes…taking more steps, adding... Read More »

  • David Bowie producer rules out Bowie live shows

    David Bowie producer rules out Bowie live shows

    Long-term collaborator Tony Visconti says Bowie is adamant there will be no live performances In an in-depth interview with the producer by a major UK publication, Visconti revealed Bowie’s two-year long recording process for his new album, ‘The Next Day’, but most importantly... Read More »

  • Prince to return to the stage with new concerts

    Prince to return to the stage with new concerts

    Prince has booked six dates at an intimate Minneapolis jazz club this week in order to audition for a new drummer, signaling plans for a possible wider tour this year.  Prince booked the dates at the Dakota Jazz Club at short notice and will also host a jam session for his band. The Minneapolis... Read More »

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