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People who live in developed nations are, by many measures, healthier than ever before. Yet the planet has borne an onslaught of environmental insults — climate change chief among them — unlike any in human history. This alone threatens everyone’s well-being, a conundrum that scientists call the “ecological paradox.”

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Author: Yahoo News - Science
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:31 am

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Imagine if cigarettes were no longer addictive and smoking itself became almost obsolete with only a tiny segment of Americans still lighting up.

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Author: Canadian Broadcasting Company - Health News
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:30 am

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A new Canadian study finds that older adults with mild cognitive impairment were able to significantly improve memory with a specific cognitive training program.

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Author: Psych Central
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:30 am

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Ontario, Canada's most populous province, will stop putting people with mental illness in indefinite solitary confinement and begin phasing out segregation entirely amid growing pressure for Canadian governments to end treatment the United Nations has deemed "torture."

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Author: Reuters - Health
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:29 am

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Getting a diagnosis of depression usually involves filling out questionnaires about your mood and undergoing lengthy interviews with a psychiatrist. But smartphone apps might be able to handle some of that work, and at least tell you if you are at risk of depression, simply by collecting Global Positioning System and other data, according to a new study.

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Author: CNN - Health
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:28 am

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Minnesota officials have approved changing the name of a lake that honored slavery supporter and former Vice President John Calhoun.

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Author: U.S. News and World Report
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:13 am

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Germany's lower house of parliament on Thursday voted to step up efforts to combat anti-Semitism and called for the creation of a new government post to oversee the issue, backed by an independent panel of experts.

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Author: U.S. News and World Report
Posted: January 20, 2018, 11:10 am

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A simple cup of tea sparks an instant burst of brainpower and creativity, according to a new study - within minutes of drinking a brew. Volunteers in the study almost immediately scored better results in creative and cognition tests than those who had drunk a glass of water, researchers found.

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Author: Yahoo News - Science
Posted: January 17, 2018, 11:01 am

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More than 3,500 people claimed asylum in Britain based on their sexuality, gender identity or intersex status between 2015 and 2017.

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Author: MSNBC - International News
Posted: January 17, 2018, 11:01 am

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A new chapter in #MeToo appears to be emerging in China after a university professor was sacked and another is facing an investigation over sexual misconduct allegations.

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Author: Yahoo News - Top Headlines
Posted: January 15, 2018, 6:36 am

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