The groundbreaking long-term study has tracked health and stroke fatality data for more than 16,000 pairs of twins in Finland over the course of four decades. Twins’ shared genes are valuable material for studies to evaluate the role of genetics versus environmental factors in disease development.
Most workplaces including on-essential shops, pubs, cafes and non-takeaway restaurants will close from Thursday under the new four-week nationwide lockdown, but schools and universities will stay open.
The acquisition of the Russian air defence systems by Turkey met with severe opposition from Washington, which threatened to impose sanctions on Ankara. This, however, did not stop Turkey from buying them and reportedly testing their functionality recently.
Health authorities in South Korea said on Wednesday they plan to continue their flu vaccination program despite reports that five people died after receiving flu shots in the past week. There is no reason to believe the government scheme was linked to the reported deaths, according to Jeong Eun-kyeong, the director of the Korea Disease…
Russian troops have arrived in Nagorno-Karabakh to keep the peace, but thousands of Armenians are having to flee the region. They are leaving nothing to the arriving Azerbaijanis – and it is unclear when normalcy might return.
The candidate from the party of Evo Morales, who was forced to resign amid political unrest last year, has claimed victory in the Bolivian presidential election. The results are yet to be officially confirmed. Ex-president Morales declared that his party, the Movement for Socialism (MAS-IPSP), scored a “resounding victory” in the election, as citizens voted…
Whitehall is reportedly getting ready for a fresh round of healthcare restrictions, as British authorities grapple with a new spike in the rate of infections.