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Man left brain-dead after French drug trial dies in hospital

Five other men are still in a stable condition after testing the pain-relief drug, although doctors fear three may have suffered irreversible brain damage<p>A French man in his 20s who volunteered to take part in a drug trial has died after serious side effects left him brain dead.<p>Five other men are …

No food is healthy. Not even kale.

Not long ago, I watched a woman set a carton of Land O’ Lakes Fat-Free Half-and-Half on the conveyor belt at a supermarket.<p>“Can I ask you why you’re buying fat-free half-and-half?” I said. Half-and-half is defined by its fat content: about 10 percent, more than milk, less than cream.<p>“Because it’s …

Nutrition

New York Considers Mandating Back Doors Into Phones

secret secret / you can’t keep it<p>With a bill reintroduced last week, a New York Assemblyman wants to make it easy for the government to get inside smartphones. It’s a proposal that would mandate smartphone manufacturers be able to unlock the phones they make. The bill comes from Assemblyman Matthew …

Piggyback riders: Funny photos of lazy hitchhiking animals

8 signs Americans are slowly embracing a healthier diet

Soda consumption is down, and our aversion to sugar is expected to grow. Here are the trends to watch in 2016<p>Last summer, the right mix of rain and sun over Minnesota gave corn farmers in the Gopher State a bumper crop. Garrison Keillor, the redoubtable host of the public radio show "A Prairie Home …

How to Get More Energy: 8 New Secrets Backed by Research

We’d all like to know how to get more energy when life throws curve balls at us.<p>These ideas from psychology research can help you keep going and …

Myanmar’s Peace Prize Winner and Crimes Against Humanity

SITTWE, Myanmar — SOON the world will witness a remarkable sight: a beloved Nobel Peace Prize winner presiding over 21st-century concentration camps.<p>Daw Aung San Suu Kyi, one of the world’s genuine heroes, won democracy for her country, culminating in historic elections in November that her party …

Asia Pacific

Baby moved to tears by mother's singing

Cute baby moved to tears by mum's singing in beautiful video moment<p>Video from Tennessee, USA captures the moment a baby appears to be moved to tears by his mother's singing.<p>In the video, the adorable baby boy, named Leland, has just been fed when his mum starts singing a religious song.<p>He laughs at …

Cute

'El Chapo' dreamed of biopic; it helps lead to recapture, extradition process

<b>(CNN) —</b> Mexico plans to extradite prison escapee Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman to the United States, where he faces drug trafficking charges connected to his cartel, authorities said.<p>"Since Guzman Loera has been recaptured, the beginning of the extradition proceedings should begin," the Mexican …

Mexico

There's A New (and Underdiagnosed) Eating Disorder Affecting Children

Children can be picky eaters, of course. But their fussiness can grow out of control—no texture, no color, nothing solid—becoming a disorder and …

D.C. mayor at risk of watching her marijuana policy go up in smoke

D.C. Council member Charles Allen had just voted his conscience Tuesday. It didn’t matter anymore, he thought, if pot clubs formed in the nation’s capital. The freshman lawmaker decided at the council meeting that nearly a year after the city legalized marijuana, there was good reason to give D.C. …

Cannabis

Adorable Japanese dwarf flying squirrel under the snow. Photo by : ©Tokumi

Why Does Hot Water Freeze Faster Than Cold Water?

Yep, it's true - and the chemistry is fascinating.<p>Lots of you in the Northern Hemisphere will be in the middle of yet another winter, and some might …

The Science to Look Out for in 2016

<b>Sucking up CO2</b><br>A Swiss company is set to become the first firm to capture carbon dioxide from the air and sell it on a commercial scale, a stepping …

On Paper As Parent And Child, Gay Couples Annul Adoptions To Marry

We usually think about adoption as a relationship solely between parents and children.<p>It's not.<p>Before same-sex marriage became legal across the United States, some couples would become parent and child — just on paper — to get rights they were otherwise denied.<p>That's what Sergio Cervetti and Ken …

LGBTQ

How chemists plan to sniff out bombs

<b>The suicide bombers in the Paris attacks used an explosive that is relatively easy to synthesise at home.</b><p>Chemists, however, are leading an effort to develop sensors to sniff it out.<p>The explosive, called triacetone triperoxide (TATP), is produced by combining chemicals sold in pharmacies and …

U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security

20 Pictures Of Small Tips To Live A Satisfying Life

What does it mean to live a satisfying life? It means living a life in balance. It means making sure that your emotional, mental, physical, and …

Happiness

Where to go in 2016: Top 16 up-and-coming destinations | CNN Travel

CNN

Leisure-time physical activities and their relationship to cardiorespiratory fitness in healthy men and women 18-95 years old. - PubMed

PURPOSE:<p>We examined leisure-time physical activities (LTPA) and their contribution to peak oxygen consumption (VO2) in healthy men (N = 619) and …

PubMed

Kill Your Chair! The Standing Desk Explosion Of 2015

Seriously, how do you not have a standing desk by now?<p>We all know sitting all day at work is slowly killing us. Now the question is how to design anti-sitting desks that people will actually want to use–and how to get everyone, including kids, using them.<p>Next up in our 2015 in review: <b>Don’t Kid</b> …

Ergonomics

French power station generates electricity from cheese

Cheese-based power station in the Alps produces enough power to supply a community of 1,500<p>Generating electricity from cheese could be the plot of an Asterix comic book, but that is exactly what is happening at a new power plant in the French Alps.<p>A by-product of Beaufort cheese, skimmed whey, is …

Hydroelectric Power

France is cracking down on unhealthy fashion models as a public health project

Models in France will now have to present a doctor’s note to prove they are healthy enough to work, and magazines will be forced to label retouched fashion photos, thanks to a bill French lawmakers passed on Dec. 17 to combat body image issues.<p>The bill orders models to meet with physicians to …

Health

Emotional awareness among eating-disordered patients: the role of narcissistic traits.

2008 Jan;16(1):44-8.<p>1Eating Disorders Section, Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London, UK.<p>Abstract<p>The narcissistic defences and a lack of …

Narcissism

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Cologne

These photos elevate the funny animal picture to an art form

Funny animal pictures are one of the internet’s greatest gifts. They make us laugh as we scroll through headlines announcing global warming and interest rate hikes. They remind us how easy it is to smile. And it’s about time that we recognize them as the art form they are.<p>Now, the Comedy Wildlife …

Wildlife

HMO giant Kaiser Permanente plans to open a medical school in Southern California

HMO giant Kaiser Permanente plans to launch a medical school in Southern California, bucking the healthcare establishment and promoting a new generation of physicians that looks more like the community it serves.<p>The nonprofit health system said Thursday that it hasn't selected a site for the Kaiser …

Health Care
Mental Health

Mercury Found In Fog Off California Coast

It's not enough to hurt humans, but it's not good news for the food chain<p>Fog is a hazard to ships, but it might also be a problem for the food web.<p>Today at the American Geophysical Union's fall meeting, researchers discussed new evidence that the amount of coastal fog is not only increasing, but in …

Teaching

TIME Person of the Year 2015: Angela Merkel

Fairy tales are where you find them, but any number seem to begin in the dark German woods where Angela Merkel spent her childhood.<p>The girl who would …