In many American cities, the landlords are increasingly Chinese.

Big institutional Chinese investors who want global real-estate portfolios typically look for trophy projects in cities like New York, Los Angeles and London. Just this month, Hilton Worldwide agreed to sell its flagship Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City to a Chinese insurance company for $1.95 billion–the steepest price tag ever for a US hotel, brokers say, although it isn’t the highest on a per-room basis.

But Chinese investors with smaller war chests want to be seen as international property players too, and they have their eyes on other cities. Over the past two years, more have sought to invest...

Obesity is a chronic disease that affects children as well as adults. According to the World Health Organisation, it is now replacing the more traditional public health concerns, including under nutrition and infectious diseases as one of the most significant contributors to ill health. Further, obesity is a key risk factor in the natural history of other chronic and non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as diabetes and cardiovascular ailments.

In September 2011, the United Nations General Assembly declaration on prevention and control of NCDs acknowledged the increasing impact of NCDs on children and adolescents and recognised the need to protect them.

Dr Patson Mazonde, a paediatrician...

Telling adolescents juggling several electronic devices to focus on the task at hand may in fact hinder their performance, according to new research.
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The Chennai Super Kings will look to strengthen their position for a semifinal place when they take on the Lahore Lions in their Champions League T20 2014 match in Bangalore on Thursday.

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A recent article delves into the problem of sun damage on people with darker skin tones. Many people with dark skin mistakenly believe that they are safe from sun damage and do not need to wear sun protection. However, the suns rays dont discriminate and can cause damage to skin of any color. Leading dermatologist Dr. Mitchel Goldman, director of Cosmetic Laser Dermatology, discusses the importance of sun protection no matter what ones skin...

Do you remember pinhole cameras? Of course you do, it was that cardboard box strapped together with duct tape that your A-level photography teacher used to make in the first week of college and pretend like they were a genius. Pinhole photography is a lost art, instead of a lens and any modern advances in capture been applied, you rely solely on a tiny pin hole to capture the light and project directly onto photographic paper. Theyre a back to basics form of photography, removing all control and producing dream like snapshots of the world.

ONDU make these stunning retro, handmade wooden cameras that are easy to use and highly durable. The wood is all locally sourced and the during production...

A representative from the University of Nebraska Medical Center spoke on plans to revitalize the University Health Center at the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska meeting on Wednesday.

Jill Lynch-Sosa, UNMC’s manager of the Olson Center for Women’s Health at Village Pointe, said the university is still moving forward with a plan to create a new health center. UNMC is acting as an adviser during the strategic planning of what future health center operations should look like.

“Everybody that is already employed by the health center will stay employed by the health center,” Lynch-Sosa said. “We are just lending our expertise as UNMC...

A small-scale greenhouse can easily become an oasis in a seemingly endless mid-western winter. The bright lights and warmth cancel the dreary chill outside and the humid smell of soil and new growth can invigorate a tired body and soul. A greenhouse can be an escape from the cold reality of winter into the promise of a new spring. With modern advances in plastics and polymers, the once-decadent thought of having an entire building dedicated to plant growth is easier and less expensive than ever. With a plethora of sizes, styles and materials readily available, a personal greenhouse is more doable than ever.

You can certainly grow a garden, raise your own produce or even start a few seedlings...

In health-system pharmacy circles, people continue to discuss the growing pharmacy enterprise, the possibility of pharmacy executives having a position in line with other hospital executives within the c-suite, and the aligning of multiple hospital pharmacy departments to form a corporate structure. While these are noble discussions, I worry whether they are fully congruent with the needs of the future pharmacy department.

I recently reread Clayton Christensens book The Innovators Prescription, which I highly recommend. In it, Christensen attempts to demonstrate how disruptive innovation will reduce health care costs and improve care. As I was reflecting on some of the authors statements...

Google has hit back against criticisms by Rupert Murdochs News Corp, arguing the US internet giant has done more than almost any other company to help tackle online piracy and denying its online search power is anti-competitive.

Google publisheda blog titled Dear Ruperton Thursday, laying out a detailed response to a public attack by News Corp, publisher ofThe Australian,Wall Street Journaland other titles.

The chief executive of US-headquartered News Corp, AustralianRobert Thomson, sent an open letter last week to the European Commission complaining about Googleand demanding its overwhelming influence be reined in.