In 1897, two confectionery makers in Nashville, Tennessee — William Morrison and John C. Wharton — built an electric machine that could spin sugar into something that was as light as air and super-sweet. Candyfloss (N. Am.: cotton candy) was born.
The idea of healthy living is built into The New York Times' offices and
the Cooper Union School of Art and Architecture. Both Manhattan
buildings have extensive staircase networks that are popular with fitness-conscious journalists and students.
Scots are drinking far more than people in the rest of the UK. Figures
from NHS Health Scotland show that adults bought 24 per cent more
alcohol than in England, Wales and Northern Ireland — the equivalent of
100 extra pints of beer each a year.
People who drank more than six cups of tea or coffee a day cut their risk of heart disease by a third, a 13-year-long study of 40,000 people in the Netherlands has found. The Dutch tend to drink coffee with a small amount of milk and tea without.
The old advertising slogan "Guinness Is Good for You" may be true after
all, according to US researchers. A glass a day of the black stuff may
work just as well as a dose of aspirin to prevent the blood clots that
raise the risk of heart attacks.
The seasonal flu vaccination in the United States this autumn is going to include the H1N1 strain (sometimes called "swine flu"), which means that people will need only one injection in order to be protected.