Ebola outbreak: Violence, mistrust hamper efforts to combat disease in midst of Congolese civil war

With the Democratic Republic of Congo facing its deadliest Ebola outbreak ever, the World Health Organization is warning the disease could spread to other African countries. Making matters worse, the DRC’s quarter-century-old civil war is disrupting efforts to treat and contain Ebola. Violence and mistrust hamper efforts, as treatment centers More...

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By Tony Korbe On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Child obesity: Overweight children in china represent massive opportunity for fashion industry

Nearly 20% of Chinese children ages 7 to 18 are overweight or obese, up from 2.6% in 1985. Factors driving that trend include rising family incomes, changing eating habits and cultural notions of what’s More...

By Tony Korbe On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Health groups call out tobacco marketing aimed at teens on social media

Tobacco and e-cigarette companies are paying so-called social media influencers — quasi-celebrities with large followings — to promote and market their products directly to young people on Facebook, More...

By Tony Korbe On Thursday, May 23rd, 2019
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Ebola outbreak: Patients in Congo fear violence amid outbreak

Beni, Congo — A top United Nations official said there is a very high risk that Africa’s latest Ebola outbreak will spread. It has killed nearly 1,100 in the Democratic Republic of Congo. At the epicenter More...

By Tony Korbe On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Mississippi abortion law “smacks of defiance” says federal judge Carleton Reeves

Abortion bans create new legal issues A federal judge in Jackson, Mississippi said that the state’s controversial “fetal heartbeat” More...

By Tony Korbe On Wednesday, May 22nd, 2019
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Starbucks Manhattan No-Pest Strips: Lawsuit accuses coffee chain of using poisonous pesticide in stores

No-Pest strips that emit poisonous vapor were allegedly used to control fruit flies and other pests at Starbucks stores throughout Manhattan, posing safety risk to workers and customers, two lawsuits claim. Starbucks More...

By Tony Korbe On Tuesday, May 21st, 2019
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Frenchman Vincent Lambert kept alive after United Nations appeal amid fierce debate in France over right to die

Paris — A last-ditch appeal to the United Nations forced French doctors to resume life support Tuesday for a man who has been in a vegetative state for years and whose case has drawn attention across Europe. More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Purely Elizabeth recall: Granola and granola bars may contain foreign matter like glass, plastic or rocks

Purely Elizabeth is recalling a range of gluten-free granola sold by major retailers nationwide because they may be contaminated with foreign matter including glass, plastic or rocks. The Boulder, Colorado-based More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Florence’s Santa Maria Novella Pharmacy: The world’s oldest pharmacy

Just off Florence’s Piazza Santa Maria Novella, where a church of the same name has stood since 1360, sits another cathedral of sorts. It may not look like it from the outside but inside, it’s truly More...

By Tony Korbe On Monday, May 20th, 2019
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Breast Cancer rates can be lower woman’s breast cancer risk according to study by the American Society of Clinical Oncology

A new cancer study made headlines this week as researchers found that a low-fat diet helps reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer. The findings of this large, long-term study could have life changing results More...

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