Thursday 18 January 2018

In brief: Modern hens are 'eggs-tra' special

Today's eggs contain 70pc more vitamin D and double the amount of selenium than those tested 30 years ago, a study has found.

They also contain around 20pc less fat, more than 20pc less saturated fat, 13pc fewer calories and more than 10pc less cholesterol, according to data produced by the UK Foodcomp project. The changes are believed to be the result of improvements to hens' feed and an increase in the ratio of white to yolk.

Drinking to forget a reality for OAPs

Pensioners have been warned not to binge-drink, after new research revealed they could be damaging their brains.

Binge-drinking -- four or more drinks in one go -- blunts thinking ability and memory in later life, a study led by Dr Iain Lang, from the University of Exeter's Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, found. A heavy drinking session, twice a month, more than doubled the risk of those aged 65 and older suffering memory loss.

Families watching TV together again

Giant TV screens have helped to bring families back together in the living room despite competing challenges for recreational time, new research suggests.

James Thickett, director of research at British organisation Ofcom, said larger and flatter TV screens appeared to be bringing children back into the living room, away from a separate set in their bedroom.

Judge became his own worst enemy

A New Zealand judge has stepped down from overseeing the extradition case of Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom after referring to the US as "the enemy".

The comment was made by Judge David Harvey when he was discussing internet copyright at a conference. He told an audience: "We have met the enemy, and he is US." The US is attempting to extradite Dotcom on racketeering and money laundering charges.

'Stone the crows' could be answer

FIRE chiefs are blaming crows for a "suspicious powder" scare at a Washington state road junction that disrupted traffic for more than an hour.

Snohomish County Fire spokeswoman Leslie Hynes said a hazardous materials team responded to a report of an "unknown white powder" on the road in Edmonds. A jogger later said she noticed crows dragging a bag of white flour on the road. The woman took the bag away from the birds and put it in a bin.

Irish Independent

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