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New Afghanistan law to silence victims of violence against women

Small change to criminal code has huge consequences in country where 'honour' killings and forced marriage are rife<p>A new Afghan law will allow men to attack their wives, children and sisters without fear of judicial punishment, undoing years of slow progress in tackling violence in a country …

Drugmakers And NIH Band Together To Speed Up Research

The National Institutes of Health is teaming up with major drug companies in a new effort to identify disease-related molecules and biological processes that could lead to future medicines.<p>The public-private partnership is called AMP, for the "Accelerating Medicines Partnership," and it will focus …

Drug companies, government team up in hunt for cures

Ten companies that usually spend billions of dollars chasing the same disease goals are going to team up with each other, disease advocacy groups and government scientists to tackle some major diseases: Alzheimer’s, diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis and lupus.<p>They’ll try to bypass the “valley of …

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FDA launches anti-smoking ads aimed at teens

FDA launches educational campaign to prevent at-risk kids from becoming life-long smokers.<p>WASHINGTON — The Food and Drug Administration is launching the government's largest effort yet to curb tobacco use among at-risk teens.<p>The $115 million media campaign stems from the FDA's new authority to …

Missing boy: Mother held after child's body found

Police have reportedly detained the mother of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular after the discovery of a body<p>The mother of missing three-year-old Mikaeel Kular is understood to have been detained by police following the discovery of a child’s body.<p>Officers searching for the boy found the body at …

Italy and France pounded by heavy rain

Rain has poured over southern Europe over the past few days.<p>The start of 2014 has been unsettled across the region, but over the past week the rain has turned very heavy.<p>A number of roads have been blocked by landslides, floods and avalanches in southeast France and northern Italy.<p>In the Italian …

Heavy Metal magazine getting rebooted with a focus on film and TV

Print edition will stay alive through a quarterly magazine<p>Much like its contemporary <i>Omni</i>, sci-fi and fantasy magazine <i>Heavy Metal</i> is getting a reboot — but this time it's going to be much more than a print publication. As <i>Variety</i> reports, the magazine has been sold to new owners, among them film …

How To: Think Positive and Get Happy

How many times have you said to yourself, “I could be happy if only ___”? Whether it’s a new job, more money, or even just a little more alone time, it’s easy to build a barrier between our current situation and the ever-elusive state of “happy.“ Now for some good news: There <i>is</i> another way.