Sugary drinks could be causing 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, warn experts

Sugary drinks could be causing 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, warn experts Drinks were linked to 133,000 deaths from diabetesPlus 44,000 from heart disease and 6,000 from cancer78% of the deaths occurred in low and middle-income countries By Anna Hodgekiss PUBLISHED: 20:00 GMT, 19 March 2013 | UPDATED: 20:28 GMT, 19 March 2013 Sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide Sugary soft drinks could be causing almost 200,000 deaths a year worldwide, a study has found.

High blood pressure, smoking and alcohol are the biggest global killers

High blood pressure is the biggest global killer…but obesity isn't far behind, warn leading scientists Smoking and alcohol came second and third, says study which looked at 43 risk factors over 20 yearsToo much salt and not enough fruit partly to blame High body mass index was the biggest ‘climber’, moving from tenth place to sixth | UPDATED: 17:56 GMT, 13 December 2012 High blood pressure killed more than nine million people worldwide in 2010, making it the greatest overall health risk.

Victoria Beckham, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg put themselves up for auction, in a bid to raise $185k for Sandy relief

Victoria Beckham, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg put themselves up for auction, in a bid to raise $185k for Sandy relief | UPDATED: 23:48 GMT, 22 November 2012 Victoria Beckham, Anna Wintour and Diane von Furstenberg have put themselves up for auction, in a bid to raise thousands of dollars towards the Sandy relief effort.

Rush hour in the skies: Real time map that shows you every plane in the air right now

Rush hour in the skies: Real time map that shows you every plane in the air right now .At any given moment there are an estimated 5,000 commercial airplanes in the skies over the United States and now there”s a website that enables you to track them, in real time, on a map.

Adorable bear cubs with a head fur heights climb up a tree for fun

I can”t bear to look down! Adorable cubs with a head fur heights climb up a tree for fun. Maybe they were looking for a place to escape a telling off from mum and dad, but these mischievous young bear cubs haven”t done a very good job of hiding themselves.

Spanish magazine puts Michelle Obama’s head on a portrait of topless slave

Spanish magazine puts Michelle Obama”s head on a portrait of topless slave Magazine digitally altered French portrait of a slave woman from 1800 so that the First Lady”s face appears on the nude subject”s body . A Spanish magazine landed themselves in the middle of a racial controversy over a Photoshopped picture of First Lady Michelle Obama on the cover of their latest issue.

GPs should ask how far you walk, not what you weigh as it is more important to your health

GPs should ask how far you walk, not what you weigh as it is more important to your health, say experts | UPDATED: 04:09 GMT, 6 July 2012 GPs should ask all patients how far they walk because it is more important to their health than either weight or blood pressure, say experts.

Chagas disease: "New AIDS of the Americas" can cause victims" hearts to explode

The 'new AIDS of the Americas': Experts warn of deadly insect-borne disease that can cause victims' hearts to explode | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 30 May 2012 A little-known life-threatening illness caused by blood sucking insects has been labelled the ‘new AIDS of the Americas’ by experts.

Status update – healthy kidney available: Facebook lets organ donors sign up to "share" via social network

Status update – healthy kidney available: Facebook lets donors sign up to 'share' organs via social network Could massively increase the number of organs available to patients Users sign up via TimelineInformation available to medical staff after death Mark Zuckerberg inspired by death of Steve Jobs | UPDATED: 18:45 GMT, 1 May 2012 Zuckerberg says his friendship with Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, who had received a liver transplant before he died last year, helped spur the idea Facebook has helped us share everything from wedding photos to our taste in music – now the social network wants to help you share your organs.

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips

Chocolate, wine and TV sitcoms: New diet guide reveals the most unlikely weight-loss tips | UPDATED: 23:02 GMT, 21 March 2012 Women's websites and fitness magazines constantly bombard readers with tips on how to lose weight and keep it off forever but often the advice is intimidating or repetitious.