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  • Noise harder on children than adults, hinders how they learn

    WASHINGTON (AP) — From the cacophony of day care to the buzz of TV and electronic toys, noise is more distracting to a child's brain than an adult's, and new research shows it can hinder how youngsters learn.

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  • In war on Zika mosquito, Brazil vows worry-free Olympics

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff on Saturday launched a door-to-door "war" on mosquitoes that carry the Zika virus, vowing they will not jeopardize the Rio Olympics in August. "The situation does not compromise the Olympics," Rousseff said as she joined soldiers in a nationwide campaign to teach…

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  • With Find Your Trainer, you can bring the gym to you

    It’s not that you don’t want to go to the gym — it’s that commitment is really,  really  hard, right? Between the crazy workout class prices to the seemingly life-ending contracts that certain facilities will make you sign to the schlep that you’d have to make in order to get from the comfort of…

    Digital Trends
  • Men face higher risk of cancers linked to oral sex

    Men are twice as likely as women to get cancer of the mouth and throat linked to the human papillomavirus, or HPV, one of the most common sexually transmitted infections, researchers say. For men, the risk of HPV-driven cancers of the head and neck rise along with the number of oral sex partners,…

    AFP
  • Zika likely to spread to large Brazilian cities: expert

    Brasília (AFP) - The Zika virus, linked to a surge in infants born with abnormally small heads, is likely to spread this year to Brazil's densely populated cities where it has barely surfaced, a top health official told AFP. Zika has struck hard in hot and humid southeastern and central Brazil,…

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  • How DHL Pioneered The Sharing Economy

    Global delivery company DHL started its business by offering free plane tickets to people on the street. For the trouble of giving up their baggage allowances, passengers were handed a free round-trip plane ticket to Hawaii.Founded as a courier service in 1969, DHL used the spare capacity in…

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  • Rowena Kincaid: My letter to cancer

    Rowena Kincaid tells the disease determined to take her life she will not go down without a fight

    BBC News
  • Tennis - Tops seeds Williams, Kerber pull out of Dubai Open

    - Top seeds Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn from the WTA Dubai Open. "We regret to announce that Serena Williams and Angelique Kerber have withdrawn due to illness and injury," the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships wrote on their official Twitter account ahead of the draw. …

    AFP
  • Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia 1st to draw lifetime drug ban

    NEW YORK (AP) — Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia became the first player to receive a lifetime ban under Major League Baseball's drug agreement after testing positive for a performance-enhancing substance for the third time.

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  • US scientists travel to Colombia for Zika collaboration

    American scientists traveled to Colombia to investigate the mosquito-borne Zika virus and help find a vaccine for the disease that is plaguing Latin America, the US ambassador to Bogota said Friday. The US experts are studying "the possibility of a vaccine" alongside specialists from the Colombian…

    AFP
  • Brazil minister says no doubt Zika connected to microcephaly

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Brazil's health minister said Friday that authorities were "absolutely sure" that the Zika virus is connected to devastating birth defects and rejected criticism that the government was slow to investigate the surge of cases that set off international alarms.

    Associated Press
  • Baseball - Mets pitcher Mejia gets record life doping ban

    - Major League Baseball issued the toughest doping ban in its history Friday, imposing a life ban on New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia after a third positive test for steroids. Mejia was already in the midst of a 162-game suspension for both Boldenone and Stanozolol from a positive test last…

    AFP
  • Berlin's Public Refrigerators Were Just Declared a Health Hazard

    A network of German public refrigerators established to help individuals and institutions share rather than trash food leftovers has run into some trouble. Early last week, the BBC reports, Berlin city officials declared the fridges a health hazard, citing them for “unhygienic conditions, including…

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  • Coast Guard to decide if storm-damaged cruise ship can sail

    BAYONNE, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard on Friday inspected a cruise ship that was battered and damaged by an intense winter storm to determine if it will be able to set sail as scheduled on a weekend voyage.

    Associated Press
  • Zika virus persisted in man's semen for 2 months: report

    A man in Britain who was infected with Zika while traveling to the Cook Islands showed evidence of the mosquito-borne virus in his semen for two months, health officials said Friday. The finding raises new questions for health authorities as they scramble to learn more about Zika -- linked to a…

    AFP
  • Depression linked to genes inherited from Neanderthals: study

    After a massive study linking tens of thousands of modern people's medical records to their genetic histories, certain genes inherited from Neanderthals have been linked to psychiatric disorders, blood clotting and addictive behaviors, researchers said Friday. This study, in the February 12…

    AFP
  • The Sleep Guardian Plus gently wakes kids up before they enter nightmare territory

    When kids have nightmares, parents are often stuck feeling helpless in the moment and then sleepless the next day. That’s why a smart device called the Sleep Guardian Plus aims to keep kids from ever reaching the night terror sleep phase, without waking them up completely in the middle of the…

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