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580,000 people risk starving in Angola

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The UN representative in Angola, Mr Pier Paolo Balladelli, told DW Radio Wednesday that: the situation deteriorates every day and the harvests were only enough to feed people for three months. The government requested a financial aid from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to help the people, Mr Balladelli was further quoted as saying. Severe malnutrition… Continue reading 580,000 people risk starving in Angola

Man Without A Hand Feels Again With Bionic Fingertip

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A property developer in Denmark thought he lost his sense of touch for good after a fireworks accident forced doctors to amputate his left hand. Nine years later, in what is a scientific breakthrough, Dennis Aabo Sorenson can now feel different textures beneath his fingertips. Yesterday, a team of Swiss and Italian researchers were able to… Continue reading Man Without A Hand Feels Again With Bionic Fingertip

Beyond Beaches and Golf Courses: Surprising New Study Reveals Healthiest (and More Affordable) U.S. Cities for Retirement

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CHICAGO, Aug. 10, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Seattle is the best city in the United States for healthy retirement living, with Minneapolis-St. Paul, Denver, Portland ( Oregon) and Hartford rounding out the top five, according to a new study commissioned by the Bankers Life Center for a Secure Retirement® (CSR). The study, America’s Best Cities for a… Continue reading Beyond Beaches and Golf Courses: Surprising New Study Reveals Healthiest (and More Affordable) U.S. Cities for Retirement

Nutrition Labels Will Soon Tell You How Much Added Sugar You’re Eating

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The nutrition labels on your food may look a little different soon if the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has its way. The agency recently moved forward with a controversial proposal that would require food nutrition labels to list the amount of “added sugars” contained within — sugar that’s not found naturally in food before production… Continue reading Nutrition Labels Will Soon Tell You How Much Added Sugar You’re Eating

U.S. Customs and Border Protection Weighs Using Body Cameras

U.S. Customs and Border Protection could decide whether to have its officers and agents use body-worn cameras by the end of 2015, said Donna Twyford, the assistant chief of the border patrol’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., during a press call this week. CBP launched a feasibility study on the cameras in October, following allegations that excessive… Continue reading U.S. Customs and Border Protection Weighs Using Body Cameras

Lighting the way to bug-free food

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NUS team finds blue LEDs alone in fridges can kill bacteria that cause food poisoning Scientists here have seen the light – blue light emitting diodes (LEDs) in refrigerators could keep food poisoning at bay, they have found. National University of Singapore (NUS) researchers discovered that the lights alone, known for being energy savers, are major… Continue reading Lighting the way to bug-free food

Fit Pregnancy Helps Prevent Diabetes And Weight Gain

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Pregnant women who develop gestational diabetes usually do so during their 24th week of pregnancy, reported the American Diabetes Association (ADA). It’s one of the most frequent complications of pregnancy, in addition to excessive weight gain — both of which may be avoided with moderate exercise. This idea comes from a newly published study in the… Continue reading Fit Pregnancy Helps Prevent Diabetes And Weight Gain

Obesity As A Kid May Mean Colon Cancer Later: Study

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Overweight teens aren’t just gaining weight, but also increasing the risk of colon cancer for future generations. Colon cancer patients are being diagnosed at younger ages than normal, and it may have something to do with the climbing rates of childhood obesity. A recent study, published in the journal Gut, is the first to demonstrate teenagers… Continue reading Obesity As A Kid May Mean Colon Cancer Later: Study

Green tea, red wine reduce cold, cough risk

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The study from the University of Auckland showed Friday that eating flavonoids, found in green tea, apple, blueberries, cocoa, red wine and onions can significantly reduce the risk of catching colds and coughs. The study showed adults could be 33 percent more protected against the common cold, or upper respiratory tract infections, if they eat flavonoids… Continue reading Green tea, red wine reduce cold, cough risk