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A missing man dies inside the stomach of a 7m long python

A missing man has been found stuck inside the stomach of a 7m long python.

Despite slowing sales growth, H&M announces plans for new higher-end brand Arket

Gravlax and boiled potatoes, anyone? Faced with an ongoing lackluster performance in its brick-and-mortar stores, Hennes & Mauritz AB continues to diversify its portfolio with the reveal Thursday of a new brand dubbed Arket, which taps…

Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

WASHINGTON — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.…

Depression is the No. 1 cause of illness and disability worldwide

The World Health Organization has two words for anyone who’s “Sad!”: “Let’s talk.”

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The reason that cold is so bad: You're lonely

USA TODAY / News 10 sources

The reason your cold seems to be ruining your life may be because you're feeling a bit lonely.

Trump's EPA undoes effort to ban pesticide linked to nervous system damage in kids

Los Angeles Times 9 sources

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Wednesday reversed an Obama administration recommendation to ban a pesticide linked to nervous system damage in children.


Elena Ferrante's juggernaut 'My Brilliant Friend' heading to HBO

Elena Ferrante’s bestselling book “My Brilliant Friend” is headed to the small screen, courtesy of HBO and RAI, Italy’s national public broadcasting company.

Medic suspended for 'dishonesty' over Ebola temperature

BBC / Health 3 sources

Dr Hannah Ryan has been suspended for a month after misleading health experts over an Ebola nurse's temperature.


Investigation launched after man's body found on Irish beach

An investigation has been launched after the discovery of a man's body on Bray Beach in Co Wicklow.

Ala. high school won't let student bring grandmother to first-ever prom

An Alabama high school is blocking a student from bringing his grandmother to her first-ever prom because of her age.


Elderly Vancouver residents should be allowed to stay, NDP MLAs say

Elderly residents, including two who are over 100 years old, recently evicted from the Terraces on 7th in Vancouver should be allowed to continue living there for life and all contracts with retirement homes should have attrition clauses,…


Ohio Limits Opioid Prescriptions to Just Seven Days

NBC News / News 6 sources

The Ohio governor unveiled a plan Thursday that targets the place where experts say many opioid addictions begin — the doctor's office. Gov. John Kasich's order limits the amount of opiates primary care physicians and dentists can…

Kim Kardashian undergoes surgery to have third child with Kanye West

Kim Kardashian would do anything for another baby — even if it means going under the knife. In Sunday’s new episode of “Keeping Up With the Kardashians,” the 36-year-old reality TV star revealed she’s having surgery in hopes that it could…



Court to rule on online luxury resellers

BBC / Technology 3 sources

Legal action brought by German perfume brand Coty aims to ban the online reselling of luxury goods

Playing 'Tetris' after trauma may reduce bad flashbacks

Fox News / Health 10 sources

Playing the video game "Tetris" shortly after a traumatic event, such as a car crash, may reduce the risk of developing intrusive flashbacks of the event, a new study suggests. Researchers found that car crash survivors who played "Tetris"…


Gigi Hadid takes photographs to prevent her from going 'insane'

Female First 2 sources

Gigi Hadid took photographs during Fashion Week to prevent her from going insane.

Heroin use, addiction up sharply among US whites, study finds

Fox News / Health 22 sources

NEW YORK – Heroin use in the United States has risen five-fold in the past decade and dependence on the drug has more than tripled, with the biggest jumps among whites and men with low incomes and little education, researchers said on…


New Jeep Wrangler leaked!

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler isn’t scheduled to be officially revealed for a few more months.

Britain's young royals promote conversation on mental health

LONDON (AP) — Prince William, his wife Kate and his brother Prince Harry are spearheading a campaign to encourage people to talk openly about mental health issues.


Stand Up to Cancer co-founder dies aged 63

Sky News / World 5 sources

Noreen Fraser, one of the co-founders of Stand Up to Cancer, has died from breast cancer at the age of 63.

High court rejects challenge to ban on assisted dying

The Guardian 4 sources

Noel Conway, 67, who is terminally ill, wanted judicial review of ban that prevents him ending his own life without protracted pain


Ban sought for cyanide trap that hurt Idaho boy, killed dog

A petition filed late Tuesday by the Western Watersheds Project, among others, starts a formal process to prevent the USDA’s wildlife services unit from using the devices across Idaho and mandates removal of existing devices.


Starved, beaten and forced to eat a spider

NZ Herald 29 sources

A man who was buffeted around 79 foster homes was starved, beaten, sexually abused and forced to eat a spider while in state care.

Chocolate bars set to shrink as England tackles obesity with 20 per cent sugar reduction target

Chocolate bars and sweets in England are likely to get smaller as a result of a major push from health authorities, who are urging the food industry to help fight obesity by cutting 20 per cent of sugar from the main snacks and foods that…

Thursday, Mar 30

First Zika cluster of 2017 reported at Simon Place in Hougang

AsiaOne 9 sources

SINGAPORE - Two locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed at Simon Place, near Kovan in Hougang. Both are residents from the same household. The cluster was notified on Tuesday (March 28) and vector control operations…

Muslim immigrant to join California lieutenant governor race

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pakistani-born doctor announced Wednesday that he is joining the 2018 race for lieutenant governor on a platform of saving Obamacare, providing free community college education and fighting what he termed “Donald…

Raw: Man's body found inside python

NZ Herald / World 109 sources

Warning: Content may disturb

Paralyzed man can move his arms again thanks to brain-connected prosthesis

The Next Web 63 sources

Eight years after being paralyzed, a man can move his own arm again. Bill Kochevar was paralyzed from the neck down in a bike accident. Now, with a new mind-controlled prosthetic, he can move his own arm with his thoughts. The prosthetic…

Wednesday, Mar 29

Indonesian man swallowed by python, villagers and reports say

CTV News / World 109 sources

A 25-year-old Indonesian man has been swallowed whole by a python on the island of Sulawesi, villagers and news reports said.

FDA approves 1st drug for aggressive multiple sclerosis

The FDA approved Ocrevus after a study found it slowed progression of the neurological disease and reduced symptoms

Cyclone Debbie live updates: Queensland cleans up as storm moves inland

Brisbane Times 109 sources

Queenslanders are waking up to a huge clean up following Cyclone Debbie, which is still bringing heavy rain as it works its way through the state.

Paralysed man moves arm with thought-control tech

A quadriplegic man has had his right arm and hand brought back to life with the help of thought-control technology.

Tuesday, Mar 28

Spiders could theoretically eat every human on Earth in one year — and still be hungry

Canada.com / News 29 sources

It would take approximately 2,000 pounds of spiders to consume a 200-pound man in one day

Opioid epidemic: Senate committee opens probe of five big painkiller makers

NBC News / News 31 sources

Almost 200,000 people have fatally overdosed on opioids in the past 15 years.

FDA approves 1st drug for moderate & severe eczema cases

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — U.S. regulators have approved the first powerful, injected medicine to treat serious cases of the skin condition eczema.

NHS funding review for gluten-free food

BBC / UK 20 sources

Doctors could also be told to stop prescribing suncream, travel vaccines and cough and cold remedies.

Monday, Mar 27

Chinese drug approval boosts AstraZeneca's lung cancer hopes

LONDON (Reuters) - AstraZeneca has won approval for its lung cancer pill Tagrisso in China, a key market for the potential blockbuster medicine.

White House says Obamacare repeal bill was 'a bad idea'

The White House attempted to strike a conciliatory tone, hinting that the health care package that failed was actually "a bad deal."

A teen died in a car crash — then the state of Tennessee billed her for the broken guardrail

Hannah Eimers' father believes his daughter would still be alive if the state had installed guardrail devices that would crumple in a collision. “They knew it was dangerous,” he said. “They left it in place.” The state has since said the…

7 Ways the Trump Administration Could Hurt Obamacare

How can the Trump administration hobble Obamacare? Let us count the ways.

Sunday, Mar 26

Herbert signs abortion-halting legislation

KSL.com / Utah 30 sources

Gov. Herbert signed legislation that requires doctors to inform women that medication-induced abortions can be halted after taking just one of two pills.

Analysis: How Republicans can hobble Obamacare even without repeal

Reuters / Politics 11 sources

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Republicans may have failed to overthrow Obamacare this week, but there are plenty of ways they can chip away at it.

Now what? Options for consumers as health law drama fades

As the political drama over health care legislation in Washington fades, the rest of the country faces a more immediate concern: Getting insurance for next year.

New anxieties as Trump says Obamacare will 'explode'

ATLANTA (AP) — Americans who have benefited from the Affordable Care Act are feeling some relief at the failure of Republican efforts to repeal it, but they face new anxieties with President Donald Trump tweeting that "ObamaCare will…