Yemeni fighters attack Houthis as aid flights delayed

By Mohammed Mukhashaf ADEN (Reuters) – Southern Yemeni militias backed by warplanes from a Saudi-led coalition attacked Houthi fighters across several provinces in south Yemen on Monday, driving the Shi’ite rebel forces from some of their positions, witnesses and militia sources said. The southern fighters’ gains came on the 12th day of an air campaign by Saudi Arabia and mainly Gulf Arab allies trying to stem advances by the Iran-allied

Bristol-Myers to invest in Dutch gene therapy company uniQure

(Reuters) – Bristol-Myers Squibb Co said it would invest in Dutch biotech uniQure NV, joining other big drugmakers who have moved to gain a foothold in the promising gene therapy market. UniQure’s shares jumped more than 55 percent on Monday after Bristol-Myers said it would pick up a 4.9 percent stake in the company. UniQure’s gene therapy drug, Glyberan, went on sale last year priced at 1.1 million euros. Investor

Less than recommended physical activity may still lengthen life

During many years of follow-up, people who did less than the minimum recommended amount of physical activity still had a considerable decrease in risk of death compared to people who did no activity at all, in a new analysis of six studies. “Our findings support the 2008 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans, which recommend a minimum of 150 minutes of moderate-intensity or 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity per week for

Vigorous exercise helps people live longer: study

Vigorous exercise, the kind that makes you sweat, get red in the face and breathe hard, may be better than moderate exercise when it comes to living longer, researchers said Monday. The study by Australian researchers is based on more than 200,000 adults over age 45, and is published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Internal Medicine. Those who did jogging, aerobics or competitive tennis — vigorous

Top Herbalife members contacted by law enforcement agencies: CNBC

Herbalife’s shares fell as much as 4.1 percent in early trading on Monday. The identities of the members and what law enforcement asked them is unclear, CNBC said. Herbalife said in an emailed statement that it was cooperating with the authorities’ requests for information on its business practices and the trading of its shares. The company did not comment on the CNBC report, but said it had confidence in the

Conflict plunging Yemen towards humanitarian disaster, says U.N.

By Dominic Evans DUBAI (Reuters) – Yemen’s conflict is driving an already impoverished country towards humanitarian disaster, displacing tens of thousands of families and exposing many more to the threat of disease and malnutrition, the United Nations children’s agency UNICEF said on Monday. UNICEF’s Yemen representative Julien Harneis said “many, many children” had been killed in the fighting.

EU found 'issues' with German aviation regulator

A European regulator has found “issues” with Germany’s aviation authority in a regular review of air safety enforcement, the European Commission said. Separately, the aviation authority, the Luftfahrtbundesamt (LBA), told Reuters on Sunday that it did not know about co-pilot Andreas Lubitz’s medical background prior to the crash. Parent company Lufthansa has said Lubitz told officials at an airline training school he had gone through a period of severe depression