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KFC is telling a distressing story about the Chinese economy

Yum Brands, the US food giant that has made an enormous push into China, came out with some grim results late on Tuesday. The stock plunged 19% in after-hours trading.<p>The company owns KFC, Taco Bell, and Pizza Hut, and as Business Insider's Akin Oyedele notes, more than half of its business is done …

The 10 most important things in the world right now

<b>1.</b><b>Heavy Russian airstrikes hit the Syrian province of Hama on Wednesday</b>, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, continuing a bombing campaign that started last week.<p><b>2</b><b>. Volkswagen's new CEO, Matthias Müller, said in an interview with a German magazine that the company would launch a</b> …

Clinton says to boost city, state funds for addiction treatment

BOSTON (Reuters) - Democratic White House front-runner Hillary Clinton laid out her $10 billion plan on Thursday to tackle drug and alcohol addiction in the United States by boosting spending on treatment for addicts.<p>U.S. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton takes the stage at the …

Ancient Greek grave 'for Alexander the Great's friend Hephaestion'

Opulent underground monument in northern Greece was for Hephaestion, closest friend and general of Alexander the Great, archaeologist claims<p>An opulent underground monument in northern Greece that caused a stir when excavated last year may have been a symbolic grave - but not the final resting place …

Ancient DNA cracks puzzle of Basque origins

<b>DNA from ancient remains seems to have solved the puzzle of one of Europe's most enigmatic people: the Basques.</b><p>The distinct language and genetic make-up of the Basque people in northern Spain and southern France has puzzled anthropologists for decades.<p>One theory proposed that they were an unmixed …

Buried underwater, Ancient Egyptian artifacts rise to the surface in Paris

<b>HARI SREENIVASAN:</b><p>An exhibition of Egyptian artifacts discovered in ancient cities buried underwater has opened to the public in Paris.<p>The exhibit at …

Sleep a lot? You might have a heightened risk of stroke, study says

There's no way to diagnose a stroke before it happens, but researchers say they've identified a clue to help doctors predict who's at risk – the amount of sleep they get at night.<p>Older adults who said they slept more than eight hours were 46% more likely to suffer strokes in the next decade than …

New map of human genetics contains clues for Alzheimer's and cancer

Getting a handle on the epigenome<p>Alzheimer's disease may involve the immune system, and researchers might have figured out how to pinpoint the origin of a cancer that has spread prior to diagnosis. These are just some of the findings reported today in a series of studies published in the <i>Nature</i> …

New Test Claims It Can Tell If You Will Develop Alzheimer's... But Do You Want To Know?

Alzheimer’s disease is the most expensive condition in the nation. The estimated cost of care for Alzheimer’s disease in the US alone exceeded $214 billion in 2014, with nearly one in every five dollars spent by Medicare on dementia. Further, future cost estimates from the Alzheimer’s Association …

Your Right to Skip Shots Ends Where My Kid Begins

Like many people on the Internet these days, I feel pretty strongly about vaccination: I'm for it. So how to convince anti-vaccine parents that …

Measuring This Brain Region Could Predict Depression And Anxiety Years Before It Hits

We all encounter challenges and obstacles in life, such as divorce, death, illness and unemployment. But while some people are highly resilient and able to cope with these stresses, others struggle deeply, and may experience anxiety and depression as a result.<p>So why is it that some of us thrive in …

12 Steps To Curing Your Procrastination Addiction

Recovering from procrastination? Admitting your problem is step one.<p>We are all guilty of procrastination, some to a greater degree than others. Tasks left undone are a distraction that interferes with being a productive individual. It diverts your focus from the task at hand to those tasks that are …