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Pope Francis Gives Candid Speech On 'Exodus' Of Followers From The Catholic Church

REUTERS/Tony Gentile<p>RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Pope Francis, in a stunningly candid assessment of the state of the Catholic Church, said on Saturday it should look in the mirror and ask why so many people are leaving the faith of their fathers.<p>On the penultimate day of his trip to Brazil, Francis …

Whole-grain foods aren’t always healthy

They’ve become synonymous with a balanced diet, but some processed forms can increase cardiovascular risks<p>Last month the American Society for Nutrition (ASN) reaffirmed in a report that fiber-rich whole grains lower the risks of diabetes and heart disease. Media outlets such as Reuters duly …

Green Tea May Prevent Alzheimer's Disease, Say Four New Studies

Could something as simple as drinking green tea protect you from developing Alzheimer’s? A host of new studies have looked at various aspects of how green tea affects the brain, and concluded yes.<p>Writing in the University of Michigan’s NeuroHealth blog last week, prominent neurologist Henry L. …

Pope Francis denounces growing 'plague' of child labour

Pope Francis has condemned the "deplorable" exploitation of children in domestic work, calling on the international community to take greater action against the growing phenomenon.<p>In a message from the Vatican to mark the World Day against Child Labour, the Pope railed against the "slavery" of …

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Vatican to house two Popes for first time as Benedict returns

The Vatican became home to two Popes today for the first time in the history of the Roman Catholic Church when Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI moved back to the city state in the wake of his resignation.<p><b>Benedict</b> has been living in Castel Gandolfo, the summer papal residence outside Rome, since his shock …

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10 Ways To Be Healthier In 10 Minutes Or Less

It seems like our favorite excuse: "There just aren't enough hours in the day." It gets us out of workouts, concocting nutritious homemade meals, sleeping enough.<p>But does health <i>have</i> to be a trade-off with time? A new study examined the time American adults spend on beneficial behavior and found …