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Can Facebook lead to psychosis? One study says so

Researchers at the University of Tel Aviv say social networking can have seriously deleterious effects on the psyche.<p>Sometimes, normal humans take a liking to clinical terms and adopt them.<p>You go out on a date, and when your friends ask how it went you reply: "Oh, she's psychotic." Or perhaps: …

Tel Aviv

How Safe Is Recreational Marijuana?

Marijuana is more popular and accessible in the U.S. than any other street drug. In national surveys, 48 percent of Americans say they have tried it, …

How Happiness Changes With Age

Becoming okay with being boring<p>I'm just shy of 40 years-old. I spend most Saturday nights at home in yoga pants, rereading favorite novels or watching old movies, or playing Monopoly Junior with my seven-year-old. (If you think Monopoly is boring, then you haven't tried Monopoly Junior.)<p>This way of …

12 Reasons to Stop Multitasking

We all do it: Texting while walking, sending emails during meetings, chatting on the phone while cooking dinner. In today's society, doing just one …

How Positive Thoughts Build Skills, Boost Health, and Improve Work

Positive thinking sounds useful on the surface. (Most of us would prefer to be positive rather than negative.) But “positive thinking” is also a soft …

Oops! When "Autism" Isn t Autistic Disorder: Hyperlexia and Einstein Syndrome

The good news is that occasionally one reads about children who have 'recovered' from, or who have 'out-grown' their 'autism'. And that's great. Not …

Life Satisfaction Linked to Personality Changes

Despite the long-held belief that personality traits are set in stone, numerous studies have found evidence to the contrary. Now research reveals …

‘Subtle racism’ in play at Home

There was no “burning of crosses” or people riding through the streets “wearing white hats,” but racism was fully at play in the Nova Scotia Home for …

Cave to defend NABA title in Africville

Tyson Cave will put his North American Boxing Association super bantamweight title on the line next month in Halifax.<p>The 31-year-old announced Friday …

Thousands flee DR Congo flee after Uganda's ADF raid

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994615_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524640377_5b86ad51be7cb9314ebaf5cd88a588dd<p><b>More than 30,000 people have fled DR Congo after a group of Ugandan rebels attacked a border town, says the UN's refugee agency, UNHCR.</b><p>The Allied …

Africa

Batteries 'not linked' to 787 fire at Heathrow

<b>There is no evidence of a direct link between the Boeing 787 Dreamliner's batteries and the fire at Heathrow Airport on Friday, investigators said.</b><p>The fire on the parked Ethiopian Airlines plane closed the London airport's runways for 90 minutes.<p>At the start of the year, all 50 Dreamliners in …

Airplanes

Return to Lebanon: A country fighting someone else's war

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Middle East

Sweet snacks 'link to bowel cancer'

<b>Fizzy drinks, cakes, biscuits, crisps and desserts may increase the risk of bowel cancer, according to a new study.</b><p>Scientists looked at factors including diet, levels of physical activity and smoking in Scottish bowel cancer patients.<p>They reported links with some established risk factors of …

Cancer

Sex abuse victims encouraged to come forward

<b>A man who claims he was sexually assaulted at former council-run children's homes in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire has encouraged more victims to come forward.</b><p>It follows more than 50 allegations of historical physical or sexual abuse at Beechwood Children's Home, Mapperley.<p>James Cleverley, 52, …

City Politics

Iraq cities targeted in deadly bomb attacks

<b>A series of bomb attacks across Iraq on Sunday left at least 34 people dead, according to police and medics.</b><p>As the sun set before the iftar meal, ending the day-long Ramadan fast, co-ordinated blasts in primarily Shia towns killed some 28 people.<p>Earlier, bombings in the northern city of Mosul left …

Islam

Guatemala arrests over remote police station massacre

<b>Guatemalan security forces have arrested four men accused of storming a remote police station a month ago and killing eight officers.</b><p>Two of the men arrested are policemen.<p>The accused are suspected of belonging to a local criminal organisation involved in drug trafficking.<p>More than 100 troops and …

Latin America

Women offenders 'afterthought' in rehabilitation plans

<b>Women offenders are being ignored in plans to overhaul rehabilitation services, a committee of MPs has said.</b><p>The Justice Select Committee said the women's prison population was not falling fast enough and more than half received ineffective short jail terms.<p>This is despite the 2007 Corston report …

Crime

How aerial photographs tracked down Hitler's flying bombs

At the height of WWII, as deadly German V1 and V2 rockets were fired from northern France towards the UK, a country house by the banks of the River Thames became the centre of Allied attempts to discover the Nazis' test and launch sites.<p>Hundreds of staff at RAF Medmenham in Buckinghamshire studied …

Northern Europe

Italy racism row: Cecile Kyenge compared to orangutan

<b>An Italian senator has been pressured into apologising after he said the country's first black cabinet minister reminded him of an orangutan.</b><p>Roberto Calderoli, from the anti-immigration Northern League, told a rally that the success of Integration Minister Cecile Kyenge encouraged "illegal …

Italy

First dementia dogs start work with owners

<b>The first ever "dementia dogs" have been working with their new owners.</b><p>The dogs have been trained to help people with early-stage dementia and can remind them to take their medicine and help them get out and about.<p>They were the brainchild of a group of students from Glasgow School of Art.<p>The …

Dementia

Losing the race: Is theatre embracing black stories?

<b>Theatre director Rufus Norris recently told the BBC that the UK still lags behind the US when it comes to casting black actors.</b><p>"In America, there is much more colour-blind casting," he explained. "What we want to see is a more representative cast across the board in all dramas."<p>His criticism …

Black Culture

British man charged in UK with Kenya child sex offences

<b>A 54-year-old British man has been charged in the UK with sexual offences against two children in Kenya.</b><p>Simon Harris, of Pudleston, Leominster, Herefordshire, was charged under rarely used legislation allowing UK nationals to be prosecuted for alleged sexual offences committed abroad.<p>He was …

Judiciary

India floods: More than 5,700 people 'presumed dead'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994789_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524640377_69c54b3812119982129ded4fb15f5f91<p><b>The government in the northern Indian state of Uttarakhand has said that more than 5,700 people missing after last month's devastating floods will now</b> …

Floods

Bangladesh Islamist Ghulam Azam found guilty of war crimes

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/994000/994856_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524727230_e07a0c31f622aee86f8a1439f8b9f4b5<p><b>A war crimes court has found Islamist leader Ghulam Azam guilty of five charges relating to Bangladesh's 1971 war of independence with Pakistan.</b><p>Ghulam …

Pakistan

Greenpeace protests inside French nuclear plant

<b>French police have arrested at least 29 Greenpeace environmental activists who broke into a nuclear plant.</b><p>Greenpeace said the activists reached the walls of the reactors in the Tricastin plant in southern France.<p>However the interior ministry said the protesters, in several groups, did not reach the …

Greenpeace

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