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China government survey shows 16 percent of its soil is polluted | Reuters

BEIJING (Reuters) - A nationwide investigation has shown that as much as 16 percent of China’s soil contains higher-than-permitted levels of pollution, the environment ministry said on Thursday.<p>A woman works at a vegetable garden next a canal with polluted waters in Kunshan, Jiangsu province, …

US tells jury Egyptian imam pursued global terror

NEW YORK (AP) — The imam of a London mosque used his influential position in the late 1990s to train and aid terrorists and used the cover of his religion to hide in plain sight, a prosecutor told jurors in his opening statement Thursday before a defense attorney promised that the defendant will …

Italy again pushes back balanced budget goal

ROME (AP) — Italy has again pushed back its balanced-budget goal, now aiming for 2016.<p>Finance Minister Pier Carlo Padoan wrote to the European Commission this week, saying that because of Italy's stubborn economic crisis, it's now aiming for a balanced structural budget in 2016. In 2011, …

Police In Canada Make Arrest Related To 'Heartbleed' Bug

A 19-year-old alleged hacker has been arrested and his computer equipment seized by Canadian police after he purportedly exploited the "Heartbleed" bug vulnerability to steal confidential information from the country's tax collection agency.<p>"Heartbleed," which takes advantage of a security gap in a …

The Heart Wants What the Heart Wants... or Does It?

Let's get something straight, right now.<p><b>The heart does not want anything.</b><p>The heart does not have a brain nor does it have the ability to make complicated decisions about love. It pumps blood to your organs. That is pretty much it.<p>So, I tend to throw up a little in my mouth when someone quotes to …

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Moments Make a Life

It's easy to put off starting a good habit, or to ignore the unsupportive habit that is already entrenched. Each of these decisions makes a huge difference over a lifetime. As author Annie Dillard says, "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives." Most of us have a choice as to …

Should drug firms make payments to doctors?

<b>Gifts and payments to US doctors from drug firms are seen by some as encouraging unnecessary prescriptions. Do such transfers make any difference and will President Obama's healthcare reform help, by forcing companies to disclose them?</b><p>Prescribe enough drugs and - as detailed in 1974 Senate hearings …

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The 5 Words That Can Help You Find Love

When they looked at the most popular words in each of the group's profiles, the researchers found that they were actually different. Awesome news for the hopeless romantics among us: Users who left the site in a relationship used words that focused more on love and meaning (including: <b>"love,"</b> …

Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime

36 Sex Positions Everyone Should Try in Their Lifetime<p>…Or next week.<p>Is your sex life screaming for an upgrade? Yeah, we hear you. Getting freaky has a way of getting stale the more time you log with your partner. The good news: It's easy to turn things around by switching up your sex positions (no …

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Hospital infection rates must come down, says watchdog

<b>Doctors and nurses should do more to stop hospital patients developing infections, an NHS watchdog says.</b><p>The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence has issued "quality standards" on measures including hand-washing and catheter insertion.<p>About 300,000 patients develop an infection in …

Medicine

Reports of e-cigarette injury jump amid rising popularity, U.S. data show | Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Complaints of injury linked to e-cigarettes, from burns and nicotine toxicity to respiratory and cardiovascular problems, have jumped over the past year as the devices become more popular, the most recent U.S. data show.<p>A customer puffs on an e-cigarette at the Henley …

Polio Hits Equatorial Guinea, Threatens Central Africa

Health officials are worried.<p>After being free of polio for nearly 15 years, Equatorial Guinea has reported two cases of the disease.<p>The children paralyzed are in two distant parts of the country. So the virus may have spread widely across the small nation.<p>The outbreak is dangerous, in part, because …

Eighteen Northern Ireland care homes get reprieve

<b>All 18 NHS care homes in Northern Ireland that were earmarked for closure are to remain open while residents want to stay in them.</b><p>Health Minister Edwin Poots confirmed that the homes would stay open in a letter to the Stormont health committee seen by the BBC.<p>The closures had been announced last …

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Artificial eyes, plastic skulls: 3-D printing the human body - CNN.com

Scientists are 3-D printing body parts ranging from plastic skulls to artificial eyes. Fripp Design and Research and Manchester Metropolitan University say they are able to 3-D print up to 150 prosthetic eyes an hour.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Printed eyes<p>Artificial ear<p>Artificial ear<p>Plastic skull<p>Printed …

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Chronic pain sufferer chopped hand off for a 'reaction'

A man who suffered with chronic hand pain chopped the limb off so people "would listen" to him.<p>Mark Goddard, 44, had constant pain following a motorbike accident and became frustrated with doctors who could not relieve his symptoms.<p>The former mechanic decided to amputate the hand with a home-made …

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How Your After-Work Activities Help You At Work

A new study might convince you to finally register for that painting class -- or get started on that novel, or sign up for a salsa dancing class, for that matter. Turns out, pursuing your creative interests outside of work could boost your job performance.<p>The findings, published in the Journal of …

7 Reminders That Lessons Don't Always Exist Within Classroom Walls

<i>The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you find your way back to balance.</i><p>GPS Guides are our way of showing you what has relieved others' stress in the hopes that you will be able to identify …

New Study Links Sleep Apnea With Cancer, Stroke Risks

People with obstructive sleep apnea -- a sleep disorder characterized by pauses in breathing during sleep -- may face a higher risk of developing and/or dying from stroke and cancer, according to a new study.<p>Researchers from the University of Sydney found that moderate to severe obstructive sleep …

China backs away from price controls on basic drugs | Reuters

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has backtracked on its policy of capping retail prices on medicines and will allow pharmaceutical companies to set prices for some drugs, after criticism that controls had caused a drug drought that derailed treatment for millions of patients.<p>A worker packs …

GSK, facing bribery claims, battles to build new sales model | Reuters

LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline - hit by bribery claims in five countries - is to employ hundreds more doctors as members of staff as it seeks to build a new sales model designed to eliminate sharp marketing practices.<p>The GlaxoSmithKline building is pictured in Hounslow, west London …

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10 Awkward Situations That Only Happen To Vegetarians (In GIFs!)

2. You're heating up your super-healthy black bean quinoa veggie burger in the office microwave, and your douche-y frat boy of a co-worker informs you that it looks like bird poop.<p>3. At dinner out, you tell your server that you're a vegetarian and ask if you could have the entrée minus the meat. He …

People Need People

I'm around people all day: listening to them, talking with them and working with them. Most days, people are great, but at the end of some days, I have to admit, a desert island sounds really good. Of course, that desire for aloneness doesn't last long. I'm a professional counselor, after all, and …

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Why Integrity Is So Vital to Our Fulfillment in Life

Of all the character qualities we may seek to develop, integrity is by far the most difficult one to achieve. To achieve integrity, we know we have to change in ways we are often not ready to or motivated to change.<p>This is tragic, because it is essentially being penny wise and pound foolish. By …

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7 Things That Make You Think You're Hungry (Even When You Don't Need to Eat)

Read this before you raid the fridge.<p>Your stomach's the ultimate prankster: It can trick you into believing you're jonesing for food when really, you don't need the sustenance at all. Well, we're not falling for it anymore—and you won't be either after you get this need-to-know intel.<p>You're …

Routine operations: Is a crisis brewing?

<b>The Department of Health and NHS England has been a happy place this month.</b><p>Confirmation that the A&E system in England met its four-hour target for the January to March quarter brought a quiet sense of satisfaction. After all, it was only a few months ago that a winter crisis was being …

Physiology

Brain 'Stones' Found In Man With Celiac Disease

By Bahar Gholipour, Staff Writer<p>Published: 04/17/2014 10:15 AM EDT on LiveScience<p>A young man in Brazil who suffered from throbbing headaches and vision problems for 10 years turned out to have stonelike buildups of calcium in his brain.<p>The stones were likely a rare complication of the man's celiac …

Misdiagnosis Is A Lot More Common Than You Might Think

By Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer<p>Published: 04/16/2014 07:04 PM EDT on LiveScience<p>At least one in 20 U.S. adults, or 12 million people yearly, may be misdiagnosed when they go to see their doctors, a new study suggests.<p>What's more, researchers estimated that about half of these diagnosis errors …

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