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C. Diff Infections Are Falling, Thanks To Better Cleaning And Fewer Antibiotics

The risk of getting a deadly, treatment-resistant infection in a hospital or nursing home is dropping for the first time in decades, thanks to new guidelines on antibiotic use and stricter cleaning standards in care facilities.<p>The rate of new <i>Clostridium difficile</i>or C. diff infections climbed year …

Public Health

California’s wildflower ‘super bloom’ is so massive you can see it from space

A wildflower super bloom is underway in Southern California after nearly 10 inches of much-needed winter rain. For four years, the state has struggled with a serious drought that drained reservoirs and prompted water bans. But this year’s El Niño-like winter brought the rain and the wildflowers are …

Northern California

Whale rescued from fishing nets puts on beautiful show for tourists off the coast of Cornwall

A humpback whale rescued after being trapped in fishing nets for several hours has shown no ill effects from her ordeal by putting on a stunning show for tourists.<p>The 20-tonne mammal - known as Doris - thrilled onlookers as she frolicked off the coast of Cornwall at Falmouth Bay.<p>Sightseers on a …

Whales

The Play Area Bringing Music and Light to New Orleans's Lower Ninth

A design firm worked with residents of the Katrina-ravaged neighborhood to create a rare play space for kids and families.<p>It’s been more than 11 years since Hurricane Katrina, and much of New Orleans is in pretty good shape. By 2015, more than half the city’s neighborhoods had regained 90 percent …

Hands speak: Hip-hop meets sign language

Turkish rapper Fuat Ergin and his new band Eller Konusur, which means "Hands Speak" in Turkish, are creating a new harmony between hip-hop and sign language.<p>Video produced by Suniti Singh and Pinar Sevinclidir<p>BBC Monitoring <i>reports and analyses news from TV, radio, web and print media around the</i> …

Pregnant Woman Awards 'Decent Dude' a Statue for Giving Up Seat on Train

Yvonne Lin gave a man a "#1 Decent Dude" award for being the first to give up his subway seat to her.

WNY Family builds special chairs for children

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - It was an idea that started with simple parts, but came together to offer mobility to kids across the country.<p>"We take parts …

National Pancake Day Donates to a Good Cause

Bon Jovi helps Phoenix stroke survivor

Over his decade in Phoenix, Jared has worked all shifts at 3TV, including a yearlong stint anchoring the weekend morning show.<p>Since 2007, Jared has …

Program helps children in Frederick County Maryland cope with addiction of a close family member

FREDERICK, Md. - Addiction impacts not only the user but the entire family; especially children, according to health officials.<p>"I've historically …

Law school initiative helps local community with taxes pro bono

Every Saturday, a group of volunteers travels from Stanford to Metro Park Library in East Palo Alto to help low-income residents with an unglamorous …

A Crowd-Sourced Website Helps Preserve Indigenous Cultures

A new online publishing platform is working to preserve and share knowledge of the cultures and languages of indigenous communities. Cultural Codex, …

Local woman helps reunite ring lost for 25 years with owner

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - It's a reunion that spans several states and thousands of miles.<p>Twenty-five years after Cindy Huge found a West Virginia High …

Martin Scorsese Announces Initiative to Restore Classic African Films — Watch Trailer

The African Film Heritage Project will restore African films with "historic, artistic and cultural significance."<p>Martin Scorsese has launched an …

Navy Pilot Builds Awesome Backyard Roller Coaster For 3-Year-Old Son

#DadGoals<p>#DadGoals alert!<p>Navy pilot Scott Brazelton built an awesome airplane-themed roller coaster for his 3-year-old son, Wyatt. He posted a video of the toddler’s first time on the ride on YouTube.<p>“After taking Wyatt to Disneyland and seeing how much he loved riding roller coasters at the ripe …

California Billionaire Donates $5M To San Jose Flood Relief

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) – A California billionaire has donated $5 million for flood relief efforts in San Jose.<p>Kieu Hoang is a one-time refugee from …

Ohio bus driver helps save life of woman on bridge

A quick-thinking Ohio bus driver helped save the life of a woman preparing to jump off the side of a bridge.<p>Damone Hudson was driving a busload of …

Texas Teen Helps Feeds the Hungry in His Hometown: 'Nobody Should Have to Go Without Food'

Will Lourcey was 7 years old when he first became aware that there were people in his hometown of Fort Worth, Texas, who didn’t know where they would …

This teenager was walking for hours to and from work — until a police stop changed his life

By now, the story hardly needs telling among Jourdan Duncan’s family and friends.<p>Late one night last September, the teenager had been walking back to his parents’ home from work, a seven-mile trip from Benicia to Vallejo, Calif.<p>Duncan had been making the long commute on foot each day since July, …

This 95-year-old Holocaust survivor has a roommate — she’s a 31-year-old granddaughter of Nazis

When the Nazis ripped his family from their home in Poland, Ben Stern survived the ghettos and the concentration camps by never losing faith in human kindness.<p>So now, at the end of his life, the 95-year-old has found an almost perfect antidote to how he was treated by the Nazis: Opening his …

ACLU

South Wales Evening Post published Bereaved man overcomes toughest physical challenge to conquer...

A Gwendraeth Valley man has succeeded in climbing the highest mountain in Africa on the anniversary of his wife's death, proclaiming his achievement …

US volunteers aid Mosul's wounded in makeshift frontline clinic

<b>Albu Saif, Iraq (CNN) —</b> The soldier cries out in pain, his combat fatigues soaked with blood. Around him, six medics -- an Iraqi, a German and four Americans -- are hard at work. One asks the soldier's name, trying to soothe him, while another cuts off his bloody uniform with scissors; the others …

Manhattan students volunteer as tax preparers

Manhattan College student Gino Giglio is a self-described “tax nerd.” When he is not watching a New York Mets games and other favorite sports teams …

Guilford Teen Creates Path to Sports for Kids

Kam Miles, of Guilford, turned an idea into a community-wide effort that's putting gently used sports equipment in the hands of kids.<p><b>From the</b> …

Father creates bionic arm for toddler using Xbox console and 3D printer

A father whose baby son's arm had to be amputated has taken drastic action and created a bionic limb for the youngster - using an Xbox console and a …

Tri-State Food Bank Mobile Pantry Helps Locals Needing Assistance

On Wednesday, the Tri-State Food Bank will operate a mobile pantry from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Bethesda Church.<p>The pantry is available to individuals …

Food Bank

Foundation helps veterans find firm footing after deployment -- on a surf board

A local veteran living on the Edge of America has been to the edge and back. Two tours of duty will do that to a man.<p>But Andy Manzi found a source of …