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Kolkata Mayor blames diarrhoea outbreak on packaged water

After days of denial, Kolkata Municipal Corporation Mayor Sovan Chatterjee on Thursday admitted that water contamination was the reason for the …

General Hospital

WHO Says 10 Diseases Pose a Health Risk

The World Health Organization has updated a list of diseases that pose a public health risk because of their epidemic potential.<p>Using a published …

Mikaela Shiffrin vomits during slalom competition, finishes off the podium

She felt like she was coming down with something before her first run in the women's slalom.

Basketball

Norovirus Outbreak Reaches the First Olympic Athletes In Pyeongchang

Imagine training your entire life, meticulously honing your body and your skills, dreaming of competing in the Olympics—only to spend the whole time …

Beware 'Strep Zoo:' Two Wisconsin Dogs Euthanized After Contracting Illness 'Never Seen Before'

As if dog flu and pet food recalls aren’t worrisome enough for pet owners, there’s a new pet health hazard gaining media attention out of …

Disease

Ebola Has Gone, Now Lassa Fever Is Devouring Western Africa.

Like<p><b>Like</b> <b>Love</b> <b>Haha</b> <b>Wow</b> <b>Sad</b> <b>Angry</b><p><b>1</b><p>(<b>ThyBlackMan.com</b>) Maximum alert once again must be! After the horrible ebola times, today, a fever caused by a virus …

Disease

Does cycling really damage men's sexual organs? | Jessica Brown

New research refutes the theory that pressure from saddles can cause erectile dysfunction, and says cycling could actually improve performance in older men<p>Few doubt that cycling helps you get healthy. One study last year found cyclists are less likely to develop heart disease or cancer, and a 2011 …

A Solar Storm Is About to Strike Earth, So Here's What You Need to Know

It could mess with our GPS signals.<p>Thanks to a long-duration solar flare belched out by the Sun earlier this week, Earth is buckling down for a …

Solar Cycle

This Little Girl Died From the Flu After a Hospital Sent Her Home With a 104-Degree Fever

It's no secret that the flu has been particularly bad this year, and unfortunately, the strain proved deadly once again. Nevaeh Hernandez, a kindergartener from North Bergen, NJ, passed away from the virus after being sent home from the hospital with a 104-degree fever.<p>According to a report from …

Flu Vaccine

The Surprising Secrets to Living Longer — And Better

Old age demands to be taken very seriously–and it usually gets its way. It’s hard to be cavalier about a time of life defined by loss of vigor, …

Why Economists Are Worried About International Trade

When President Trump imposed tariffs on imported solar panels and washing machines, I was reminded of a line from George Orwell: “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”<p>While Orwell’s comment was focused on military and political …

Here's What You Can Expect from This Spring's Weather

Is the United States heading into a chilly and rainy spring, or a tepidly warm and drought-ridden one? The answer, as always, depends on your …

Weather

The City of the Future

From housing to food, Rotterdam is tackling population-scale problems in creative, sustainable ways, most often powered by advanced technology and a bit of old-fashioned imagination.<p>Some cities are defined by their history and tradition. Rotterdam, on the other hand, is defined by its future. After …

The Headset That Could Permanently Change Architecture

Aleksandar Savić<p>Not just for video games, immersive virtual reality is here and ready to forever alter the process behind building design.<p>Ekke Piirisild can move walls with just a flick of his wrist. He’s known to lift chairs with a finger, instantly teleport, and turn off light switches on the …

All the things Fox News blamed the Parkland shooting on other than the gun

Seventeen people were gunned down at a high school in Parkland, Florida yesterday (Feb. 14) in the 18th school shooting in the United States this year. The alleged shooter, a 19-year-old former student of the school who was expelled for violent behavior, posted disturbing images of guns and knives …

Meet The Woman Who’s Creating ‘Blockchain For Weed’

Jessica VerSteeg has lived herself a <i>life</i>. She’s an ex-beauty queen, a world-famous model, and a onetime contestant on <i>The Amazing Race</i>. She’s traveled the world, made great money, and grown famous in the process. But VerSteeg’s ambitions are far bigger than fame. Bigger even than cash.<p>She wants to …

Cannabis

Obama’s reaction to the Florida school shooting puts Trump to shame

<b>Former US President Barack Obama has issued an emotional response following the horrific school shooting in Florida.</b><p>And it couldn’t be more different …

How ICE Works To Strip Citizenship From Naturalized Americans

For 10 years, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s investigative office has worked to keep its internal handbook out of American courts. The handbook could have been used in court to show how ICE’s push to lead on denaturalization cases stands in contrast to the language of federal law …

American flag destroyed, replaced with 'ISIS flag' at Utah high school

An American flag at a high school in Southwest Utah was found destroyed and replaced with an ISIS flag Thursday, Fox 13 reported.<p>An unknown perpetrator had taken down the flag at Hurricane High School, which is in the Washington County School District, and replaced it with “what looked like a flag …

American Flag

Scientists have found that shampoo is a source of the same dangerous form of air pollution made by cars

We've known for a long time that traffic fumes are very bad for our health. But according to new research, there are other sources of pollution that should also be a concern.<p>A new study, published in the journal Science, has found that household products such as shampoo, oven cleaner, and deodorant …

Natural remedies for constipation

Sometimes it can be difficult to have a bowel movement. We discover some of the natural remedies that can help a person poop, and lifestyle changes …

Digestion

This is how long cannabis stays in the body after you've smoked it

New figures have revealed cannabis is the West Midlands' favourite drug, with a spike in the amount seized by police last year.<p>Cocaine is a close …

The polar vortex just split in two. Get ready for some wild weather from Europe to the U.S.

The polar vortex, the notorious swirl of winds around a low pressure area in the upper atmosphere over the Arctic, has split in two. Since the polar …

Global Warming

Entire family kicked off 'cruise from hell' in Australia after mass brawl

An entire family were removed from a ten-day cruise in the South Pacific after a mass brawl and accusations of repeated intimidating behaviour towards other passengers.<p>Footage captured the Carnival Legend ship’s crew and security personnel attempting to break up a chaotic fight between several …

This Is How Much Weed Costs in 120 Cities Across the World

We built a map with data from the 2018 Cannabis Price Index, a study that condenses data collected by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) and other research.<p><b>This article originally appeared on VICE Colombia. Leer en Español.</b><p>The travel itinerary of a dedicated pot smoker is never …

F.B.I Was Warned of Florida Suspect’s Desire to Kill but Did Not Act

The F.B.I. received a tip last month from someone close to Nikolas Cruz that he owned a gun and had talked of committing a school shooting, the bureau revealed Friday, but it acknowledged that it had failed to investigate.<p>The tipster, who called an F.B.I. hotline on Jan. 5, told the bureau that Mr. …

Nikolas Cruz

Admiral warns US must prepare for possibility of war with China

Harry Harris, the next US ambassador to Australia, says Beijing intends to control South China Sea<p>The navy admiral nominated to be the next US ambassador to Australia has told Congress America must prepare for the possibility of war with China, and said it would rely on Australia to help uphold the …

South China Sea

A study of more than 100,000 people has found that one food group is closely linked with cancer

If scientists told you there was a single lifestyle factor that may best predict whether you get cancer, you'd want to know, right?<p>Researchers in France may have found just that. After studying more than 100,000 adults for years, they found that eating processed food was more closely linked with …