Aliaa Elshantaly

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The Psychology Of Sleep: Fear Of The Dark, A Spell-Casting Blanket, Kids, And Imagination

A child’s bedtime anxiety can lead to a lifetime of insomnia. Glow Away is determined to make sure we’re not snoozing on the issue.<p>When you’re four years old, imaginary monsters under the bed can cause very real anxiety.<p>Scientists say that the fear of the dark is an evolutionary mechanism, passed …

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Patient care under threat as overworked doctors miss vital signs, expert warns

Care of hospital patients is under threat because overworked frontline doctors are looking after so many sick people that they are missing vital signs of illness that could affect chances of survival, one of Britain's most senior doctors warns today.<p>Hospital doctors are running around "like a …

Tick, tock: What happens after the Malaysian plane's pingers die?

They are inaudible to humans, but they would be sweet music to searchers hoping to find clues to the fate of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370.<p>They're the sounds believed to be emanating from the underwater locator beacons -- known as pingers -- that were attached to the jet's cockpit voice recorder and …

MP Nigel Evans trial: Position 'no licence' to sex assaults

<b>MP Nigel Evans' position as a deputy speaker did not give him licence to sexually touch people without their consent, a jury has heard.</b><p>Prosecutor Mark Heywood QC acknowledged more than 30 "eloquent references" in his closing speech at the MP's sex abuse trial at Preston Crown Court.<p>However, Mr …

Afghan elections: two foreign journalists shot on eve of polls

Policeman opens fire on female reporter and photographer, killing one and wounding the other, as Afghanistan braces for wave of violence<p>An <b>Afghan</b> policeman opened fire on two female journalists on Friday, killing a Pulitzer Prize winning photographer and wounding a reporter as they covered final …

Syria 'can meet' chemical weapons deadline

The head of the mission for destroying Syria's chemical weapons has told the United Nations Security Council that Syria can still meet the April 27 deadline to remove all chemical agents out of the country that are due to be destroyed by June 30, UN diplomats said.<p>Syria has suspended the transfers …