Opinion

That time a bunch of journalists confused an opinion piece for a study

Drinking alcohol ups your risk of cancer—several kinds of cancer, in fact. The links have been firmly established and reaffirmed over the years with stacks of studies, reviews, and meta-analyses. The National Cancer Institute has had an explainer on the subject since at least 2013. Yet, the connection remains relatively unknown to consumers. “We know that nine in 10 people ...

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Sayed Kashua: The American kids were attentive and polite

The American kids were attentive and polite as Sayed Kashua spoke. The Israeli ’emissaries,’ however, were a different story. It was a long day. I left the house close to 5 A.M. in order to catch the first of three flights I needed to reach my destination in Pennsylvania. It’s not that Pennsylvania is all that far, but living in ...

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Court of Arbitration for Sport rejects Russian appeal against ban of 68 athletes

The Court of Arbitration for Sport said on Thursday it had rejected Russia’s appeal against the exclusion of its track and field athletes from the Rio Games starting on Aug. 5. “CAS rejects the claims/appeal of the Russian Olympic Committee and 68 Russian athletes,” CAS said in a statement. The ruling by the CAS, sport’s highest tribunal, will be taken ...

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When it comes to Egypt’s economy…Honesty is the best policy

A simple idea I would like to offer those responsible for implementing economic policy: uncertainty and opacity are the bane of investment, employment, and economic development. What investors need above all is a clear understanding of the policies and programs the government intends to implement. Various economic actors will make their own calculations and assessments and will be able to ...

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Beliefs: The Religion V Science Debate

Share your thoughts with ETW, on the debate of Religion V Science… Delve into your inner thoughts, and let us get this conversation going.

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Health: Caffeine proves disrupted lifestyle

According to NSW Health, caffeine may be credited as a drug; a stimulant drug. This form of a stimulant speeds up the process of which the brain and, accordingly, the nervous system function. There are numerous side effects which can be linked to caffeine – and consequently some side effects can be attributed heavily on the amount/intake of caffeine. Inclusive ...

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Scientists need to engage more with the public to secure funding

We live in an age when society is crying out for scientific solutions to global problems. Just a few of the many considerable challenges we face include the urgent need to transition to a carbon-free economy, the need for new drugs to combat disease and improved agricultural yields to meet the needs of a growing world population. But in parallel ...

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Getting the right treatment can prevent heart attacks – here’s how

Every year, more than 40,000 Australians die from heart disease. That’s almost a third of all deaths in Australia. Many more have a heart attack or stroke. A study published today in the Medical Journal of Australia shows that we could be doing much more to prevent this from happening. Patients who have already had a heart attack Around 1.1 ...

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Health: 5 facts on caffeine and why it is disruptive to sleep

Knowing the content of your caffeine intake can help you monitor the intake at a healthy level, where you are not foreign to sleep, take a look below at some must-know facts on this stimulant. 1) Caffeine – as most people would know – is a stimulant that people take it after waking up in the morning and/or in remaining alert ...

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Universe: The Science V Religion Debate

My father has been pondering science for most of his life, but he is equally passionate about the existence of God. With the advent of new technology which highlights even moreso the wonders of our Universe today, than it has in the past, it is a wonder people’s faith have not be strengthened further. Sir Isaac Newton (1642 – 1727) ...

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