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National Geographic Magazine

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Genetic map of cancer reveals trails of mutation that lead to disease

Map shows how 20 patterns of mutation drive 30 cancer types, pointing the way to prevention and treatment strategies<p>The first detailed map of genetic faults that cause cancers is published today, offering profound insights into the disease.<p>The map describes more than 20 "genetic signatures", or …

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Female Genital Mutilation On The Decline, But Still Too Common

More than 125 million women and girls in Africa and the Middle East have suffered from genital cutting and other types of mutilation, UNICEF said this week in the most comprehensive and quantitative survey to date. Nearly half of those women live in Egypt and Ethiopia, where the practice is still …

Despite Alzheimer's, Couple Holds Tight To Old Memories

Right now, 5 million Americans have Alzheimer's disease and other dementias. One of them is 73-year-old Pansy Greene. She's in the early stages of Alzheimer's, and she and her husband, Winston, want people to know that so far, their daily lives have changed little despite the diagnosis.<p>They sit …

Children given antibiotics in first year 'more likely to develop eczema'

Children who receive antibiotics in the first year of their lives are as much as 40% more likely to go on to develop eczema, according to a new study …

#Unplug: Baratunde Thurston Left The Internet For 25 Days, And You Should, Too

I have left the Internet. I’m on vacation. That means no social media updates, responses, check-ins, likes, taps, pokes, noogies, tickles, or head locks. I’m going to practice looking people in the eye and not checking my email or . . .<p>My official biography, such as it is, reads as follows: …

Social Media

NSA snooping: Obama under pressure as senator denounces 'act of treason'

Barack Obama was facing a mounting domestic and international backlash against US surveillance operations on Monday as his administration struggled …

What's Behind Nigeria's Escalating Bodycount?

Between an Islamic insurgency, a security crackdown, and sectarian clashes, 571 people were killed in Africa's most populous country in April.<p>New data from the Council on Foreign Relations' Nigeria Security Tracker (NST) shows that April was the second-bloodiest month in Nigeria since President …

Boko Haram crisis Nigeria to free women

<b>Nigeria's President Goodluck Jonathan has ordered the release of all women held in connection with "terrorist activity", the defence ministry says.</b><p>The decision was aimed at enhancing peace efforts in Nigeria, it added.<p>The army is conducting an offensive in three states, where an emergency was …

Africa

Nigerian troops shell Boko Haram hideout as jets join renewed offensive

Nigerian troops shelled a remote hideout of Boko Haram as fighter jets joined a renewed military offensive aimed at flushing out the group.<p>The …

The price India pays to produce male heirs

Thirty five million Indian females are missing today.<p>Some were killed in the womb, others as infants, while still others succumbed in their desperate bid to have a male child. As the pendulum continues to swing toward a lopsided gender ratio, women find themselves being tugged from both ends.<p>On the …

India

Mandela family fall out as lawyers argue over former president's legacy

Nelson Mandela was "furious" that two of his daughters went behind his back to meddle in the management of his personal wealth, his lawyer has …

Obama Commencement Address at Morehouse Turns Into Controversy

It was a rough week for Obama. IRS. Benghazi. The AP. Morehouse, too? Allison Samuels reports.<p>“It has been a tough week for President Obama but …

Nigeria army imposes curfew in Maiduguri

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Amnesty International

Alzheimer's Cases Rise, But Hope Remains

More than 5 million Americans are currently living with Alzheimer's disease, and the National Institute on Aging estimates that that number is going to triple by 2050 — in part due to aging baby boomers.<p>The cost of coping with the disease — currently estimated at $215 billion — is projected to rise …

Obama 'Needs to Fire Somebody,' Says Former Clinton Adviser

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>How bad is it in Washington for the Obama administration? It's Obama "needs to fire somebody" bad, …

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 …

Cleveland Kidnaps Suspect Will Plead Not Guilty, Lawyer Says

Saying that their client is not a "monster," attorneys for Ariel Castro have told Cleveland's WKYC-TV that the man accused of kidnapping three young women, holding them captive and repeatedly raping them over the course of about a decade will plead not guilty to all charges if he is indicted by a …

Malaria and HIV Spike as Greece Cuts Healthcare Spending

The nasty downside of austerity.<p>One day in late March, European finance and health ministry officials met at the OECD's Paris office to discuss how healthcare systems are faring in times of austerity.<p>On the second day of the two-day conference, Greek finance ministry official Evdoxia Andrianopoulou …

Nigeria declares 'massive' military campaign on borders

<b>Nigeria has sent a "massive deployment of men and resources" to combat Islamist militants in three north-eastern states.</b><p>A statement said the drive was aimed at "asserting the nation's territorial integrity" and "enhancing security".<p>On Tuesday President Goodluck Jonathan declared a state of …

Africa

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In Cleveland, 30 Minutes Of Bravery Ended 10-Year Nightmare

Until today, there's been a rush of news related to the kidnapping of three young women in Cleveland, their rescue after a decade in captivity and the chilling details that have emerged about what they went through. Now, the news has slowed. We suspect there will be less to report in coming days, …

Diabetes: dirty air 'may raise' insulin resistance risk

<b>Children's exposure to air traffic pollution could increase their risk of insulin resistance, which can lead to diabetes in adults, suggests a study in Diabetologia.</b><p>German research on 397 10-year-olds found that living close to a major road increased resistance by 7% per 500m.<p>Air pollutants are …

Diabetes