Lifestyle

How do weight changes and physical functioning affect mortality in older women?

In a study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society that included 5,039 older women who were followed for an average of 5.4 years, loss of 5% or more body weight was associated with a 66% higher risk of dying. Weight gain was not related to mortality. Higher grip strength and better lower […]

Business

China targets 2023-2025 for recovery in international air travel

China will focus on expanding domestic flights and restoring international air travel in 2023-2025, the country’s aviation regulator said on Friday, as it issued a new five-year development plan for a sector heavily battered by COVID. China’s domestic air traffic is faltering due to a zero-COVID policy of stamping out virus clusters quickly regardless of […]

Technology

GM says Qualcomm’s computer chips will power its next-gen ‘hands-free’ driving mode

General Motors completely redesigned the compute architecture that powers its next-generation “hands-free” driving system thanks to US semiconductor company Qualcomm. The automaker’s Ultra Cruise system, which will make its debut in the 2024 Cadillac Celestiq electric sedan, will be the first advanced driver assist system (ADAS) to use Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Ride Platform. The size […]

News

What is thundersnow? Met Office issues UK warning for rare weather phenomenon

Brits could be set for some bizarre weather among the snow, cold and icy frost this week. The chilly weather may cause some snow and a meteorological phenomenon known as ‘thundersnow.’ Weather warnings for snow are in place for the UK as the country goes through a cold snap only a week after the warmest […]