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UN declares ‘World Toilet Day’

UN declares ‘World Toilet Day’

Getty Providing toilets could save the lives of more than 200,000 children each year, a diplomat from Singapore told the U.N. The United Nations on Wednesday declared November 19 as World Toilet Day following a proposal by Singapore whose envoy ...

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Pakistan pulls ‘immoral’ condom commercial

Pakistan pulls ‘immoral’ condom commercial

DKTHQ via YouTube “Josh” translates as “excitement” in Urdu. Pakistan has pulled a condom commercial off the air following more than 1,000 complaints that its broadcast was immoral during the fasting month of Ramadan. The commercial features a couple wondering ...

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Chipotle labels GMO meu items

Chipotle labels GMO meu items

Lucy Nicholson/Reuters Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. is in the process of developing ways to reduce the number of GMO ingredients on hits menu.  For the American restaurant chain Chipotle, “food with integrity” now means using fewer GMO products. In March, ...

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Doctors to ‘prescribe’ fruits, vegetables to fight obesity

Doctors to ‘prescribe’ fruits, vegetables to fight obesity

Enid Alvarez/New York Daily News Thomas Farley, city health commissioner, holds up one of the coupons that doctors can ‘prescribe’ to encourage patients to eat more fruits and vegetables. Take two tomatoes and call me in the morning. City officials ...

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‘Crack baby’ study overturns common assumptions

‘Crack baby’ study overturns common assumptions

Diverse Images/UIG A new study finds that exposure to crack cocaine in the womb is not as harmful to a child’s health as being raised in poverty.  Perhaps the hysteria over “crack babies” was misplaced. Babies whose mothers smoked crack ...

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Wine linked to lower death risk in men: study

Wine linked to lower death risk in men: study

Mauro Pezzotta/shutterstock.com Wine consumption among middle-aged men has been linked to lower mortality rate from heart disease and stroke. A wide sweeping study has found a link between moderate wine consumption and a lower risk of mortality from cardiovascular disease ...

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Manhattan men are nation’s 2nd-skinniest: report

Manhattan men are nation’s 2nd-skinniest: report

Pearl Gabe/New York Daily News Actor David Singletary of East Harlem exemplifies the trim status that Manhattan men enjoy in a new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. He lost more than ...

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Gotham’s ‘papa grizzlies’ go above and beyond to keep their kids safe

Gotham’s ‘papa grizzlies’ go above and beyond to keep their kids safe

Papa don’t panic! New York City can be a terrifying place to raise kids, so some devoted dads are fighting their fears by disinfecting subway poles, logging the weights of poopy diapers down to the ounce, and keeping the plastic ...

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Is sex addiction real? New study calls idea into question

Is sex addiction real? New study calls idea into question

Vittorio Zunino Celotto/Getty Images Michael Douglas wrote in his memoir about battling sex addiction – but is ‘addiction’ really just high sex drive? What do Michael Douglas, Tiger Woods and David Duchovny have in common? They’ve all publicly professed a ...

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23 Indian children killed after eating pesticide-tainted oil

23 Indian children killed after eating pesticide-tainted oil

Adnan Abidi/Reuters Authorities in India believe that cooking oil stored in bottles that once contained pesticide is responsible for killing 23 children.   Indian police suspect that India’s worst outbreak of mass food poisoning in years was caused by cooking ...

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