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  • Young goths 'at risk of depression'

    Young people who identify as goths may be at increased risk of depression and self-harm, a study suggests.

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  • Yachting - German suffers leg infection from Rio regatta

    - German sailor Erik Heil has ended up needing hospital treatment for a serious skin infection after competing in a test regatta at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Heil finished third with team-mate Thomas Ploessel in the 49er class in the Olympic test regatta from August 5-22 in Rio's Guanabara…

  • Teenage goths at higher risk of depression: study

    Teenagers who identify as "goths", a subculture known for its members' black clothes and makeup, have a three times higher risk of depression than non-goth peers, researchers said Friday. "Our study does not show that being a goth causes depression or self-harm, but rather that some young goths…

  • Brain cells 'burn out' in Parkinson's

    Brain cells in Parkinson's disease exhaust themselves and die prematurely, burning out like an "overheating motor", an early study suggests.

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  • New Orleans rings with music 10 years after Katrina

    The vibrant sounds of brass bands and buskers echo through the streets of New Orleans ten years after the birthplace of jazz was devastated by Hurricane Katrina. "There had been a long line of older musicians passing a culture on to younger musicians," guitarist Jonathan Frelich told AFP. The…

  • Athletics - Merritt goes for gold ahead of kidney op

    - Olympic champion Aries Merritt will go for world 110m hurdles gold in Beijing on Friday just a few days before he undergoes a kidney transplant. The brave bid by the world record-holder, who will receive a kidney from his sister on Tuesday, highlights day seven at the world championships along…

  • Your ground beef contains... what?!

    As the burger craze continues, Consumer Reports is warning about the dangers of its main ingredient: ground beef.

  • Hyatt Hotels Debuts Hyatt Place Brand in Amherst, New York

    Hyatt Hotels Corporation (H) launched its Hyatt Place brand in the Western part of New York with the opening of Hyatt Place Buffalo/Amherst, in Amherst, NY.

  • #1 Reason Not To Buy A New Computer

    Find out the real reason behind slow computers!

  • Southwest Airlines Adds Flights on Memphis-Texas Route

    Southwest Airlines Co. (LUV) decided to launch two new non-stop seasonal flights from Memphis to Austin, Texas.

  • Woman gets cash for gadget allergy

    A woman in France has won a disability grant after telling a court she suffers from an allergy to electromagnetic radiation from gadgets.

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  • How Tech Helps Guide the Blind

    Gus Chalkias challenges me to spell my name. Chalkias, who lost his vision at age 28 and now runs the demo center at the Computer Center for Visually Impaired People at Baruch College in midtown Manhattan, hands me an iPhone with a darkened screen. I’ll have to do it by touch and by physical memory…

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  • VIDEO: Blood test 'finds early cancer relapses'

    A blood test has been developed by scientists that could save lives by finding early signs of cancers that have started to grow again after treatment.

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  • What killed Knut the polar bear? Study offers 'closure'

    Reported in the journal Scientific Reports, this is the first-ever diagnosis in an animal of NMDAR encephalitis, a condition that affects about one in 200,000 people each year. After his birth in December 2006, Knut soon shot to fame with TV crews and adoring crowds flocking to witness his cuddly…

  • Tokyo Olympics to get tough with drug cheats

    Tokyo Olympic leaders are set to take a tough line on doping by preventing drug cheats from entering Japan in 2020, a senior official told AFP on Thursday. Sports director Koji Murofushi, a former Olympic hammer champion, said Tokyo would look to follow London's example in 2012 when more than 100…

  • Tutu expected out of hospital next week: family

    South African archbishop Desmond Tutu is expected to be discharged from hospital by the end of next week, his daughter said Thursday, as his health improves under treatment for a persistent infection. The 83-year-old Nobel peace prize laureate was readmitted to hospital on August 17 after being…

  • 'Get out': Life sentences for US cinema shooter

    James Holmes was ordered out of a Colorado courtroom in shackles to begin serving consecutive life sentences with no possibility of parole for shooting dead 12 people in a packed "Batman" movie premiere. District Judge Carlos Samour, who spent two days listening to statements from victims and…