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Mussels in Washington's Puget Sound test positive for opioids, other drugs

<b>(CNN) —</b> Shellfish in the Puget Sound, an inlet of the Pacific Ocean along the northwest coast of Washington, tested positive for the prescription opioid oxycodone.<p>But that wasn't all, according to Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife biologist Jennifer Lanksbury. In the midst of a national …

Puget Sound

Belgium migrants: Girl 'shot' after police van chase

<b>A two-year-old girl found with fatal injuries in Belgium after a police chase on Thursday died from a gunshot wound to the face, local media report.</b><p>The girl was in a van carrying some 30 Kurdish migrants which had been pursued for an hour in southern Belgium.<p>The chase, which began on the E42 …

Groups sue to stop Iowa's 'fetal heartbeat' abortion ban

(Reuters) - Planned Parenthood and the American Civil Liberties Union's Iowa branch said they sued on Tuesday to stop a state law that would impose the strictest abortion limits in the United States from taking effect.<p>Iowa's Republican-controlled legislature voted last month to outlaw abortion …

The Best Free Health and Fitness Apps

Getting in shape is only a download away.<p><i>This story is part of a series on how getting fit and healthy can boost your bottom line.</i><p>Sometimes all it …

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10 Oddly Effective Weight Loss Tips That Are Backed By Science

1 of 11<p>pressmaster/shutterstock<p>In the game of weight loss, the deck is stacked against you. Food marketers have spent millions researching colors, flavors, scents, and packaging in order to find the best ways of getting you to eat more. But in the past few years, brain researchers have discovered …

Five Awesome Science Courses You Can Take Online Completely Free

Editor's Blog Photo credit: Yulia Grigoryeva/ShutterstockScience often gets a bad rap for being inaccessible. But it’s actually never been easier to …

Teen cancer death rate causes alarm

<b>Too many teenagers and young adults are dying of some types of cancer, a Europe-wide report warns.</b><p>Their survival rates for cancers such as leukaemia are much lower than in younger children, says a report in the Lancet Oncology.<p>The researchers suggest differences in tumours, delays in diagnosis and …

Cancer

American ISIS Defector: 'I've Let My Nation Down'

A New York City man who admits he betrayed his country by joining ISIS has come out of the shadows to tell publicly for the first time how he was seduced by the terrorist organization, why he fled after five months and how he's helping the FBI.<p>In an exclusive interview with NBC News, the …

The 10 highest-rated boutique hotels around the world

For its Loved by Guests Awards, Hotels.com looked at trusted reviews from travelers to find the best hotels in different caregories. One of those was the top 10 boutique hotels from around the globe.<p>The results were based on hotels that had an average guest rating of at least 4.7 out of 5, and a …