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Bullying does more long-term mental health harm than abuse, study says

The long-term effects of being bullied by other kids are worse than being abused by an adult, new research shows.<p>Among a large group of children in England, those who were bullied were 60% more likely to have mental health problems as adults than were those who suffered physical, emotional or …

Does artificial food coloring contribute to ADHD in children?

The FDA maintains dyes are safe, but some studies have linked them to hyperactivity in children<p>Rebecca Harrington<p>April 28, 2015 8:15am (UTC)<p>This article was originally published by Scientific American.<p>Kraft Macaroni & Cheese—that favorite food of kids, packaged in the nostalgic blue box—will soon …

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6 Things You Should Be Cleaning WAY More Often

Unless, you know, you LIKE getting sick<p>Staying cold- and flu-free this season comes down to a few simple tactics: First, get a flu shot. Second, steer clear of co-workers who hit the office sniffling and coughing. And third, know the places where viruses and bacteria tend to hang out and how to …

More Than 4,000 Dead In Nepal As Earthquake Toll Rises

<b>Updated at noon ET.</b><p>Nepal's devastating earthquake that hit Saturday is now blamed for at least 4,000 deaths. Reconstruction is estimated to cost billions. International aid efforts are underway, but aftershocks are rattling survivors' nerves and making the recovery even more challenging.<p>Rescue …

Curfew begins in riot-torn Baltimore

BALTIMORE -- A citywide curfew took effect Tuesday night in tense, riot-torn Baltimore as a heavy presence of police and National Guard troops sought to disperse protesters.<p>Dozens of people remained in the streets after the 10 p.m. curfew. Officers with bullhorns and self-appointed citizen …

Mobile phone footage shows Freddie Gray in agony during arrest

A video captured by a bystander shows Freddie Gray in obvious agony as police carry him away in handcuffs. Warning, this video contains footage some may find distressing<p>A bystander has captured video of the arrest of Freddie Gray, a 25-year-old black man who died from a severe spinal injury he …

Justice

Baltimore protests: Crowds, police stand off after curfew

<b>(CNN) —</b> <b>Latest developments:</b><p>- 11:59 p.m. ET: Police arrested two people for looting and one for disorderly conduct, Police Commissioner Anthony Batts said. But most of the 10 arrests made after the 10 p.m. curfew were for curfew violation.<p>- 11:55 p.m. ET: Baltimore police have made 10 arrests since …

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56 Ways to Start Losing Weight Today

<b>Limit Your Calorie Intake</b><br>Losing weight boils down to simple math. To lose one pound weekly, burn or cut out 3,500 calories in the course of seven days. That breaks down to 500 calories per day. It's difficult to cut out that many by dieting alone, especially for someone who loves to eat. The most …

Mitochondria editing tried in mice

<b>Researchers have developed a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.</b><p>Salk Institute scientists used specifically engineered molecular scissors to snip out mutations in embryos, leaving healthy DNA intact.<p>They hope it …

The Truth About Gluten

Health crazes and diet trends may come and go, but every so often there are advances in the nutrition and medical field that are true game changers. For decades, individuals diagnosed with celiac disease were simply characterized with ghastly gastrointestinal problems, but with further research, …

16 Foods Nutritionists Eat When They Want to Lose a Few Pounds

Consider this your weight-loss cheat sheet.<p>Lots of people call on nutritionists to help them overhaul their diets when they want to slim down. But what do R.D.s make sure to eat themselves if they notice their jeans have gotten a little snug? We surveyed 10 to find out which foods they swear by …

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Palestinians Are Sharing Advice With Protesters In Ferguson, Missouri

As the protests in Ferguson have escalated over the past week, the international community has increasingly turned their attention to the demonstrations stemming from the fatal shooting of an unarmed 18-year-old black man.<p>Surprisingly, the images and videos of the police crackdown on protesters has …

Michael Brown Killing: Missouri Governor to Visit as Unrest Grows in Ferguson

Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said he would visit the St. Louis suburbs Thursday after police fired tear gas to break up crowds in a fourth night of civil unrest over the police killing of an unarmed black teenager.<p>Sixteen people were arrested, including two reporters, on Wednesday night in the suburb of …

United States Sending Manned Flights Over Nigeria to Look for Girls

The U.S. military is flying "manned surveillance flights" over Nigeria at the request of the Nigerian government in search of the nearly 300 missing girls kidnapped by Boko Haram, senior U.S. officials confirmed to NBC News.<p>While there had been reports the missions were being launched from a U.S. …

Nigeria scorns Boko Haram's captive girls swap offer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/uk/1076000/1076107_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1532135712_a73a5779fe0307ae094f5b5728e6518e<p><b>Nigeria has insisted it will not agree to a request to free imprisoned Islamic militants in return for the release of dozens of kidnapped …

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Asteroid Stuns Astronomers With Its Planet-like Icy Rings

Planets might reckon they’re the only ones big enough to pull off their own set of rings, but a cosmic collision has changed all that by giving the asteroid Chariklo two rings of icy debris.<p>Astronomers have previously only seen rings of material around giant worlds like Jupiter, Uranus, Neptune and …

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Experts in Chile Fear Catastrophe as 300 Quakes Hit in One Week

Chile's northern coast has been hit by more than 300 earthquakes in the past week in what seismologists warned Tuesday could be the precursor to a long-overdue disaster.<p>Most of these quakes have been too small to be felt on land, but people living near the city of Iquique have experienced the …

Taiwan protesters to meet president over deal

Taiwanese student protest leaders who have occupied parliament building in the past week have accepted President Ma Ying-jeou's offer to meet to resolve an impasse about a controversial trade pact with mainland China.<p>The students announced their decision on Tuesday at the parliament, where hundreds …

Britain will have more hotter, drier summers due to climate change, Met Office says

Heatwaves such as that seen in 2003 will become the norm across Europe by the 2040s due to global warming, scientists say<p>Heatwave summers will be the norm in Europe by the 2040s as a result of climate change, the Met Office has said.<p>Average temperatures across Europe will exceed those seen in 2003 …

In pictures: Teenager's death sparks riots in Turkish cities - Telegraph

Haitians launch new lawsuit against UN over thousands of cholera deaths

Plaintiffs hold UN responsible for outbreak of disease, which they say was carried into Haiti by peacekeepers from Nepal<p>The United Nations is facing a huge new lawsuit over the outbreak of cholera in Haiti that has widely been blamed on its peacekeepers, after 1,500 Haitian victims and their family …

Don’t Drink the Water: West Virginia After the Chemical Spill

Sharon Satterfield, a grandmother of six in Charleston, West Virginia, doesn’t touch the water. “It’s still not all right,” she says, standing in her …

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School violence lands more than 90,000 a year in the ER, study finds

Despite all the lip service given to battling bullying, many kids are still being seriously hurt while on school grounds, a new study shows. Each year more than 90,000 school children suffer “intentional” injuries severe enough to land them in the emergency room, according to the study published in …

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Long Exposure Images Create a Melancholic Mood in Photo Series ‘Empty Space’

Photographer Vassilis Tangoulis came-up with a set of dramatic monochromatic images called <i>Empty Space</i>. The collection is a compilation of …

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