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Exposed: The World's 'Biggest' Slaughter of an Endangered Species

Conservationists in Hong Kong have released photos of a massive shark slaughterhouse in Puqi, in the Chinese province of Zhejiang, calling it the …

Obama to Raise Gov't Minimum Wage

Acupuncture Could Play Role In Treating Parkinson's Symptoms, Study Suggests

Acupuncture may help a wide range of conditions, from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, to chronic pain, to dry mouth in cancer patients, studies have shown. And it could even help people quit smoking!<p>Now, in a small new study first reported by Medical News Today, it seems it could also play a …

Hearst Magazines

Blocking Blue Light Helps Sleep

The disruptive effects of artificial light on sleep are well documented, and have received an increasing amount of attention in recent years -- with good reason. Nighttime exposure to artificial light -- which for the great majority of us happens without much thought or awareness -- disrupts the …

The Best Sleep Posture for You

Sleeping well is essential for your health—and the trick is getting into the ideal position<p>Most women have trouble scoring between the sheets—scoring ample shut-eye, that is. Nearly 80 percent have problems sleeping at least a few times a month, and 23 percent have issues almost every night, …

Is 25 the new cut-off point for adulthood?

<b>New guidance for psychologists will acknowledge that adolescence now effectively runs up until the age of 25 for the purposes of treating young people. So is this the new cut-off point for adulthood?</b><p>"The idea that suddenly at 18 you're an adult just doesn't quite ring true," says child psychologist …

Teens

'Dramatic' drop in global HIV infections

<b>The number of HIV infections and Aids-related deaths has fallen dramatically, according to a UN report.</b><p>Death rates fell from 2.3 million during its peak in 2005 to 1.6 million last year, says UNAIDS.<p>The number of new HIV infections fell by a third since 2001 to 2.3 million.<p>Among children, the drop …

Public Health

The Unintended Consequences of Health-Care Reform (Opinion)

4 min read<p>Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Congress needs to factor in the law of unintended consequences when it passes small-business legislation, with the understanding that people will respond differently to policy changes than policy makers intend.<p>Nowhere is that …

Health Care

Infographic: How Climate Change Will Affect Your Health

There’s a long list of things that will suffer because of extreme climate change – but did you know that your health is one of them? Beyond the …

$325,000 stem cell hamburger to be eaten soon

The race for a lab-grown meat alternative has been on for years. Modern Meadow, for example, has gone after a type of 3D-printed meat using bioprinting techniques. Dutch tissue engineer Mark Post is using stem cells to make a lab-grown hamburger, one that may be actually going down someone's gullet …

Kuwaiti Police Sweep Cafes, Arrest 215 People for Being Gay

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>215 gay men and lesbians were recently arrested in Kuwait after an intense investigation of …

NTSB recommends lowering blood alcohol level that constitutes drunken driving

WASHINGTON – The National Transportation Safety Board voted to recommend to states that they lower the blood-alcohol content that constitutes drunken driving.<p>Currently, all 50 states have set a BAC level of .08, reflecting the percentage of alcohol, by volume, in the blood. If a driver is found to …

Associated Press News

Angelina Jolie praised for revelation over double mastectomy

Bradley Wiggins capped his remarkable sporting year by taking home the big prize at the ceremony in London<p>A glass of wine with a rough sleeper, Santa …

A new Indian-made vaccine is proving successful in tackling the second-biggest cause of death in children

AP Photo/Kevin Frayer<p>Almost seven million children under five died in 2011, according to the World Health Organization, but the biggest culprits are not, as you might expect, AIDS, malaria and measles. Pneumonia is the biggest killer globally. And, the number two threat—diarrhea—kills 100,000 …

Public Health

One World Trade Center: a bird's eye view – video

Footage shot from above shows the final stages of One World Trade Center's construction, as the 408ft spire is added to the New York tower. Workers …

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Extreme Plane Spotting at Maho Beach, Saint Martin

Located on the Dutch side of the Caribbean island of Saint Martin (i.e., Sint Maarten) is the famous Maho Beach. While it has the characteristic …

Restless Sun Unleashes Three Huge Flares

<i>Update: A fourth X-class flare, measuring X1.2, peaked at 9:48 p.m. Eastern time on May 14. The flare, accompanied by a coronal mass ejection,</i> …

Extreme Signage: Australia's Emergency "Softstop" System, Made from Water and Light

The problem with driving the same route, day after day, is that it becomes easy for commuters to stop paying attention. They know the route so well …

Australia

US women abducted ten years ago found alive

Three women who were abducted about a decade ago in the US have been found alive at a house in Cleveland, after one of them made a dramatic escape attempt.<p><b>• Three women abducted a decade ago found</b> <b><br>• 'Ariel Castro' arrested</b> <b><br>• Children found at house</b><p>Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight were …

Moment Texas fertiliser plant exploded injuring 'hundreds' caught on camera

Hundreds of people are thought to have been injured, with many feared dead, after a large explosion tore through a fertiliser plant in Texas.<p><b>Texas fertiliser plant explosion: live</b><p>A deadly explosion ripped through a Texas fertilizer plant near Waco late on Wednesday, injuring more than 100 people, …