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  • Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
    Andrew___williamson_limited_edition 2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
    <i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015. Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if they have severe diarrhea.</i></h4> (CNN) - A s...

  • The life-saving secrets of smelly feet
    The_life-saving_secrets_of_smelly_feet 2015-07-31 06:40:42 UTC
    Cheesy feet aren’t just an embarrassment – understanding the stench could save lives. David Robson delves into the strange ecosystems between your toes. Renate Smallegange is something of a connoisseur of smelly feet – and she goes to surprising lengths to study their odours. Sometimes she’ll ...

  • Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
    Channan_petrides 2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
    Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a transplant list since September 2014. But she deci...

  • Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
    Lung-cancer 2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a &quot;milestone&quot; trial shows. Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body&apos;s own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack. The results from 582 people, presented at the American Society...

  • Italian Alps: The bear population has risen to 47
    Bear-europe 2015-06-10 04:16:02 UTC
    If you came across a brown bear, chances are you would be just fine. Though they can be unpredictable, they tend to avoid humans and only attack when taken by surprise or if they feel threatened. For hundreds of years brown bears roamed the Alps in Europe. But in the 18th and 19th centuries thei...

  • Arkansas woman dies at 116 after 6 days as the world's oldest-known living person
    Arkansas_woman 2015-04-06 23:00:43 UTC
    Gertrude Weaver, who last week became the world's oldest-known living person, has died at the age of 116 at a senior care facility in Arkansas, officials said on Monday. Weaver, who said the key to longevity was to treat people kindly, basked in her brief moment in the global spotlight. She en...

  • Anorexia Crackdown: France bans super-skinny models
    Skinny_model 2015-04-03 18:32:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday. The move by France, with its fashion and luxury industries worth tens of billions of euros, comes afte...

  • Ted Cruz origin of birth story from Calgary
    Rafael_edward_cruz 2016-01-19 07:31:57 UTC
    <h3><i>Cruz’s family was more than happy to benefit from Canada’s universal health care system with a birth that could have cost them big money in the U.S.</i></h3> Is the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Calgary going to hamper his bid for the U.S. presidency? Reporter Bill Kaufmann from 'CA...

  • Hiker dies after cliff collapses at Point Reyes in Marin County, California
    Pic_arch_rock_collapsed_150321_scsoho_1067x598 2015-03-23 03:17:14 UTC
    Mill Valley ( California ) - One hiker was killed and another injured after the cliff at the Arch Rock overlook at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County collapsed into the shoreline 70 feet below, officials said Sunday. A photo released by the <i><strong><a href="http://www.nps.gov/po...

  • San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering
    1_4 2015-03-20 10:04:15 UTC
    Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed – Proverbs 19:17 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35 St Mary’s cathedral, home of the Catholic archbishop of San...

  • Canadian school takes 21 students out of school as parents refuse to vaccinate them
    Canada_health 2015-03-13 15:54:25 UTC
    Public health officials in Quebec's Lanaudière region, where a measles outbreak has infected 119 people, got a vaccination campaign underway at a local school after learning that an infected child visited it recently. School and health officials said at a news conference late Thursday afternoo...

  • Vaccination skeptic offers cash for proof that measles is a virus; Court orders him to pay 100,000 euros
    Vaccination_skeptic_offers_cash_for_proof_that_measles_is_a_virus__court_orders_him_to_pay_100_000_euros 2015-03-13 15:02:11 UTC
    Four years ago, a German biologist who thinks the measles are psychosomatic announced on his website that he would pay 100,000 euros ($106,300) to anyone who could prove measles is a virus. After Stefan Lanka made the offer, a German doctor named David Barden came forward with evidence from se...

  • Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism
    Princess 2015-03-10 08:20:13 UTC
    Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness. The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a peer-reviewed US journal, is based on 565 childre...

  • Why is all the news bad?
    Headlines- 2014-07-29 16:13:50 UTC
    <strong>Why are newspapers and TV broadcasts filled with disaster, corruption and incompetence? It may be because we’re drawn to depressing stories without realising, says psychologist Tom Stafford.</strong> When you read the news, sometimes it can feel like the only things reported are terrib...

  • Germany's super-shy super-rich
    Aldi 2014-07-29 16:21:22 UTC
    Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite. With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother, Theo, had turned their mother's small grocery st...

  • India doctors remove 232 teeth from boy's mouth
    15657_india_doctors_remove_232_teeth_from_boy's_mouth-diaalnews.com 2014-07-24 20:40:01 UTC
    Doctors in India have extracted 232 teeth from the mouth of a 17-year-old boy in a seven-hour operation. Ashik Gavai was brought in with a swelling in his right jaw, Dr Sunanda Dhiware, head of Mumbai's JJ Hospital's dental department, told the BBC. The teenager had been suffering for 18 mo...

  • Just be happy: Old Man Throws Down Crutches to dance
    A_major_milestone_for_the_treatment_of_alzheimer's_disease_ 2014-07-22 06:18:32 UTC
    If you think all the fun ends once you get to a certain age, you're wrong. An old man with crutches has proven through an awesome video (seriously, it's amazing) that age is nothing but a number, and if you want to express yourself with a dance break in the middle of a crowd—then you go right ah...

  • JK Rowling: Crime thriller will run longer than Harry Potter
    Jk_rowling-_crime_thriller 2014-07-22 06:19:26 UTC
    JK Rowling has said she plans to pen many more crime thrillers, and to create a series that will run for even longer than her seven hugely successful Harry Potter books, which over a decade have proved to be one of the bestselling book series in history. The novelist, who has written two whodu...

  • Why is Rumi the best-selling poet in the US?
    Why_is_rumi_the_best-selling_poet_in_the_us 2014-07-19 16:29:37 UTC
    <strong>This 807-year-old Persian mystic and dervish has a massive following in the US and around the world. Jane Ciabattari explains his enduring influence.</strong> The ecstatic poems of Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi, a Persian poet and Sufi master born 807 years ago in 1207, have sold millions...

  • Qatari Soccer move to Europe
    Qatari_soccer_move_to_europe-diaalnews.com 2014-07-15 17:08:34 UTC
    EUPEN, Belgium — In the southeast corner of Belgium, there is a town of about 20,000 that is known, to the extent it is known at all, as a key battleground during the Battle of the Bulge and, more recently, as the center of the tiny slice of this country that speaks German instead of French. T...

  • Tips are not optional, they are how waiters get paid in America
    Apple_to_launch_'call_watches'_without_needing_an_iphone 2014-07-09 06:34:25 UTC
    I was a waitress at Applebee's restaurant in Saint Louis. I was fired Wednesday for posting a picture on Reddit.com of a note a customer left on a bill. I posted it on the web as a light-hearted joke. This didn't even happen at my table. The note was left for another server, who allowed me to ...

  • Puerto Rico: Tropical Tax Haven for America's Super-Rich
    American_shame-_leaving_puerto_rico_in_limbo 2014-06-27 18:57:51 UTC
    It’s 2 a.m. at the La Factoria bar in Puerto Rico’s Old San Juan, a hipster joint with a sagging couch, tile floors, and Christmas lights that wouldn’t be out of place in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg. While Get Lucky plays, tipsy couples slink out the doors onto the colonial city’s cobblestone streets...

  • Michael Schumacher's 'medical records' offered for sale
    Michael-schumacher 2014-06-24 06:22:21 UTC
    Medical notes purported to be those of retired Formula One world champion Michael Schumacher have been stolen and are being offered for sale, according to his management. It issued a statement warning against the purchase and publication of the documents a week after it was announced that Schu...

  • Bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind
    The_bacteria 2014-06-18 06:20:59 UTC
    The bacteria in our guts can influence the working of the mind, says Frank Swain. So could they be upgraded to enhance brainpower? I have some startling news: you are not human. At least, by some counts. While you are indeed made up of billions of human cells working in remarkable concert, the...

  • We should follow a diet like cavepeople
    19135_coronavirus_is_spreading_by_seemingly_healthy_people 2014-06-18 06:14:35 UTC
    We know modern convenience food can be unhealthy for us, but is reverting to a prehistoric diet the answer? Claudia Hammond examines the evidence. They didn’t eat pizzas or curry. Not a single slice of cake would have passed their lips. They hunted animals for their meat, caught fish and colle...