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  • Apple boosts iPhone security after Mideast spyware discovery

    PARIS (AP) — A botched attempt to break into the iPhone of an Arab activist using hitherto unknown espionage software has trigged a global upgrade of Apple's mobile operating system, researchers said Thursday.

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  • Zika may persist in vaginal tract: study

    Zika may replicate in the vagina for several days after infection, said researchers Thursday who relied on lab mice to study sexual transmission of the virus blamed for birth defects. Infection with Zika via the vaginal tract may be a robust source of infection "with potentially dire…

    AFP41 mins ago
  • 'Unprecedented' overdose epidemic from fentanyl in US

    Painkillers containing illegally made fentanyl, a synthetic drug up to 100 times more potent than morphine, are responsible for a surge in overdose deaths in the United States, health authorities said Thursday. Pop legend Prince, who died of an accidental overdose of fentanyl in April, is the…

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  • Climate change will double hay fever allergies in Europe over the next 50 years

    Handkerchiefs at the ready, Europe: the prevalence of hay fever is going to rise rapidly over the next 50 years because of climate change. Moreover, it’s likely to extend the hay fever season, while also making symptoms more severe. A new study by researchers at the University of East Anglia and…

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  • Keep tabs on your lbs with these seven smart scales

    Today's scales can measure everything from your body mass index to your bone mass, and with connected apps and fitness trackers, the bathroom scale could be the central tool to help you reach your fitness goals. That said, here are seven of our favorite models.

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  • New health guidelines: no cake, ice cream, or added sugar for your toddler—period

    The American Heart Association has some soul-crushing news for American kids. This week the organization announced that kids should consume no more than six teaspoons (roughly 100 calories) of added sugar a day, which is less than one-third of the sugar children consume now. For some perspective,…

  • Million India TB patients missing from statistics, study finds

    More than a million tuberculosis cases may be missing from official statistics in India, the country worst affected by the deadly bacterial infection, a study published in The Lancet journal Thursday found. Many patients seeking treatment for TB turn to unregulated private doctors who often do not…

  • Climate Change Is Likely to Cause Allergy Misery for Millions

    Want to know what pollen season could be like in a hotter world? Imagine standing under this tree and trying to breathe: If the rate of warming continues, the number of people suffering from ragweed allergies could jump from 33 to 77 million by 2050. That’s just for Europe: The worldwide toll would…

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  • Is Southwest's "Bags Fly Free" Policy Hurting on-Time Departures?

    A new study looked at the impact of airlines not charging for checked bags and whether the flights take off as scheduled.

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  • These are the subtle tweaks used by travel websites to make you spend more

    The companies that sell airline tickets, hotel rooms, and car rentals face an uphill battle to get customers to actually complete the purchase. You’re always a step away from opening just one more tab. Hotel rates aren’t increasing much and airfares have dropped, so the competition is on for…

  • Thanks to climate change, this 13-deck cruise ship is attempting to sail the Northwest Passage

    It took three years of planning—and lots of melting ice—but the Crystal Serenity cruise ship has finally begun a pioneering journey that will take it through the Arctic region’s Northwest Passage. The trip is expected to conclude in New York on Sept. 12, having begun last weekend in Alaska, but the…

  • Soldier who killed 5 Dallas officers showed PTSD symptoms

    The Army reservist who killed five Dallas police officers last month showed symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder after returning home from Afghanistan in 2014, but doctors concluded that he presented no serious risk to himself or others, according to newly released documents from the Veterans…

    Associated Press
  • Beware of moldy bagpipes: Doctors warn musicians of health concerns

    Players who don't regularly clean their instruments could end up suffering from "Bagpipe lung," according to a new case study.

  • US firefighter feels 'normal' year after face transplant

    A US firefighter who received a face transplant a year ago said Wednesday that he feels normal again and even managed to swim for the first time in 15 years. Patrick Hardison, 42, from Senatobia, Mississippi, was horribly disfigured when the roof of a burning home collapsed on top of him in 2001. …

  • Tutu hospitalised for recurrent illness: daughter

    South Africa's retired archbishop Desmond Tutu was on Wednesday hospitalised for a nagging infection, one of his daughters said. The 84-year-old Nobel Peace laureate "admitted himself to a Cape Town hospital today for treatment to a recurring infection," said Thandeka Tutu-Gxashe in a statement. …

  • Delta's Unit Revenue May Not Grow Until '18, But It May Still Beat Rivals

    Delta Air Lines' unit revenue might not turn positive until after next year, far later than the carrier's current target.

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  • Burned firefighter feels normal again after face transplant

    NEW YORK (AP) — A Mississippi firefighter who received the world's most extensive face transplant after a burning building collapsed on him said Wednesday that he feels like "a normal guy" for the first time in 15 years.

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