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  • Another study finds no link between vaccine, autism

    Yet another scientific study has found no link between autism and the vaccine against measles, mumps and rubella (MMR), even among high risk children, according to US research published Tuesday. The findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) are based on a study of about…

    AFP
  • Bird flu outbreak, ice cream recall: Is our food safe?

    5.3 million chickens are at risk from a bird flu outbreak in Iowa and some Blue Bell ice cream is being recalled after listeria was found in some packages.

    Yahoo Finance
  • Amazon’s new travel service enters lucrative online travel market

    Hotels may offer rooms through Amazon Destinations in specific niches.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • Mayor in standoff with chemical firms in Israel's Haifa

    The mayor of Haifa, Israel's third largest city, Monday ordered municipal rubbish trucks to block access to a refinery and four petrochemical plants following a scare over high cancer rates. The standoff began Sunday when Mayor Yona Yahav ordered the revocation of the five firms' business licences…

    AFP
  • Forget the martini lunch, sweatworking mixes business with exercise

    By Dorene Internicola NEW YORK (Reuters) - Sweatworking, the growing practice of meeting clients for a walk, a run or a fitness class, is elbowing networking out of bars and restaurants and into boutique fitness studios. “Sweatworking was born out of a desire to connect with clients on a deeper…

    Reuters
  • Your weakest security link? Your children

    They are always making mischief online. Here’s how to rein them in.

    The Wall Street Journal
  • You Have the Power to Rewire Your Brain for More Joy

    Practicing mindfulness not only improves your ability to focus and feel joy, but it can also change the chemistry of your brain.

    Entrepreneur
  • Amazon tribe's antibiotic resistance concerns experts

    A remote tribe in the Venezuelan Amazon appears to be resistant to modern antibiotics, even though its members have had barely any contact with the outside world, researchers said Friday. The modern era of antibiotics began in the 1940s when penicillin quickly became a popular drug.

    AFP
  • California declares end to measles outbreak

    Public health authorities in California announced Friday the end of a measles outbreak that has struck at least 131 people since it was declared in December. No new measles cases have been reported for two 21-day incubation periods, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) said in a…

    AFP
  • Rural towns the frontline in Australia's battle with 'ice'

    Adrian Toomey made thousands of dollars a day as an "ice" dealer in Dubbo, a fairly typical Australian town northwest of Sydney, supplying the drug to everyone from bank workers to school teachers. Before he was jailed for dealing, Toomey, 38, was not only supplying but also using ice -- a…

    AFP
  • Meningitis epidemic kills 75 in Niger

    A meningitis epidemic that broke out in January in Niger has killed 75 people so far, the health minister said on Thursday. The total number of nationwide cases currently stand at 697, the minister Mano Aghali said on state television. Niger, one of the world's poorest countries, is frequently…

    AFP
  • Beware triple-play TV bundles costs

    Advertised low-cost service rates may actually be much pricier.

    Consumer Reports
  • E-cigs popular with teens, but few are regular users

    Paris (AFP) - In the biggest survey of its kind, British researchers reported Wednesday that e-cigarettes are popular with young adolescents, but few who try them become regular users.

    AFP
  • Obama pledges US aid in wiping out last traces of Ebola

    President Barack Obama met on Wednesday with the leaders of three Ebola-stricken West African nations, vowing US help in wiping out the last vestiges of the often deadly disease. "We begin by noting the incredible losses that took place in all three countries," Obama said during his meeting with…

    AFP
  • Ebola virus found in semen six months after recovery: WHO

    Traces of Ebola have been found in the semen of a man six months after his recovery, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, urging survivors to practice safe sex "until further notice". The man had been declared free of the deadly virus in Liberia last September, WHO spokesman Tarik…

    AFP
  • Study links diabetes in pregnancy to higher autism risk

    When pregnant women develop gestational diabetes early in pregnancy, their children may face a higher risk of developing autism, researchers said Tuesday. While the findings in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) does not prove that diabetes in pregnancy causes autism,…

    AFP
  • Nano-nose sniffs out precursor risk for stomach cancer

    A low-cost electronic "nose" designed to detect stomach cancer molecules in the breath can also spot signatures of lesions that herald the disease, according to a study published on Monday. The Israeli-designed tester uses gold nano-particles to detect so-called volatile organic compounds (VOC)…

    AFP