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(MENAFN - AFP) In Italy's southern city of Naples, if you want to buy or sell bread, there's only one supplier to go to -- and you'd better not refuse.

So claim Italian police who on Monday said they arrested 24 people suspected of belonging to a mafia group which has controlled the market for bread in the city for years.

From supermarkets to street vendors, all bread ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) A second US patient has been infected with a superbug that is highly resistant to last-resort antibiotics, scientists said.

Virologists found the rare mrc-1 gene, which causes the resistance, in a strain of E. coli from a patient in New York, according to findings published in the journal Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy.

"We are very close to seeing ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Consuming foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as salmon, sardines and anchovies, can reduce risk of a deadly heart attack by 10 percent, a study out Monday said.

Researchers looked at blood and tissue omega-3 levels in participants of 19 studies across 16 countries, the report published in the US journal JAMA Internal Medicine said.

They found that ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Bisexual, gay and lesbian adults are more likely to experience psychological distress and engage in unhealthy behaviors, possibly as a result of being the target of discrimination, according to a study published Monday.

The study in the US medical journal JAMA Internal Medicine analyzed the results of the 2013 and 2014 National Health Interview Survey, which ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) German engineers have created a camera no bigger than a grain of salt that could change the future of health imaging -- and clandestine surveillance.

Using 3-D printing, researchers from the University of Stuttgart built a three-lens camera, and fit it onto the end of an optical fibre the width of two hairs.

Such technology could be used as minimally-intrusive ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Britain battled to stop worldwide Brexit alarm Monday but failed to prevent the pound crumbling to a three-decade low against the dollar as European shares took a fresh plunge.

Asian markets had steadied a little after Britain's June 23 vote to abandon the European Union wiped $2.1 trillion off international equity values Friday.

But investors started ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Asian stock markets resumed their losses Tuesday morning, extending another sharp sell-off in Europe and New York that was fuelled by Britain's shock decision to tear itself away from the EU.

Regional markets enjoyed a surprise bounce Monday after Friday's mauling, but uncertainty over the vote -- which many fear could precipitate the end of the United Kingdom ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) Volkswagen's cost for ending civil lawsuits over its emissions-cheating scandal has grown to $15 billion, Bloomberg News reported Monday on the eve of the automaker's court deadline to file a settlement.

Last week, a person close to the matter told AFP that the German automaker would file a proposed settlement of $10.3 billion. That included compensation payments ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) PepsiCo said Monday it is putting aspartame back into some diet beverages in the United States, just a year after pulling the artificial sweetener from its products over consumer concerns about safety.

"Consumers want choice in diet colas, so we're refreshing our US lineup to provide three options that meet differing needs and taste preferences," a PepsiCo ...

 
(MENAFN - AFP) The European Central Bank on Monday opened the third edition of its annual forum in a secluded luxury resort in Portugal, where the uncertainty and financial market turbulence sparked by Britain's vote to quit the EU is set to dominate debate.

In his opening speech, ECB chief Mario Draghi expressed "sadness ... witnessing change of this magnitude" after 52 ...

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