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Facebook moderator sues over 'beheading stress'

BBC / Technology 30 sources

A contractor working on the social network says it does not do enough for traumatised staff.

Contaminated blood scandal: many medical records disappeared, inquiry hears

Victims’ QC says many patients believe their experiences amount to evidence of cover-up

Experiment that kills mosquitoes to stop malaria a success

Fox News 16 sources

Researchers at Imperial College London were able to stop the reproduction of caged Anopheles gambiae, a species of mosquito that is one of the major culprits in the spread of malaria.

The Waugh Zone Tuesday September 25, 2018

Huffington Post UK 12 sources

It’s Brexit Day (again) at Labour conference and Keir Starmer has been on the airwaves ahead of his big announcement that the party will vote in Parliament against Theresa May’s current plans for quitting the EU. Starmer confirmed on Today…

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Nursing home funding ‘unstable, unpredictable,’ Wettlaufer inquiry told

Lawyer representing chain of long-term care homes says province should beef up funding, overhaul inspection system.

WHO warns of Ebola 'perfect storm' in Congo

CBC.ca / World 24 sources

The emergencies chief for the World Health Organization says insecurity, public defiance about vaccinations and political jockeying could create a "perfect storm" leading the Democratic Republic of Congo's latest Ebola outbreak to spread.


Macadamia nuts recalled over E. coli concerns

CBS News / Health 3 sources

Health officials peg well water as source of potential contamination of macademia snacks sold by Hawaii retailers



Gwyneth Paltrow brings Goop to the UK

BBC / Business 2 sources

The controversial lifestyle brand founded by the actress opens a pop-up store in west London.


Garden sign seeking kidney donor yields 30 volunteers

A gravely-ill mother who needs a life-changing kidney transplant has put up signs in her front garden in a last-ditch attempt to find a donor.


Michael Kors ups the glamour, buys Versace for $2 billion

Michael Kors is buying the Italian fashion house Gianni Versace in a deal worth more than $2 billion (1.83 billion euros), continuing its hard charge into the world of high-end … Click to Continue »


Paralyzed people are beginning to walk with a new kind of therapy

Triblive.com 7 sources

Kelly Thomas woke up in a Florida hospital four years ago with no recollection of the car accident that had robbed her of the ability ...


Spinal implant helps paralysed man walk again

The Hindu / News 11 sources

The wirelessly operated implant, about the size of a AA battery, generates electrical pulses to stimulate nerves that had been permanently disconnected from the brain.



Obesity will become the leading cause of cancer in women

CNN / Europe 12 sources

Obesity is set to overtake smoking as the leading preventable cause of cancer in women in the UK, a new report warns.

Meghan’s sister wants showdown

MEGHAN Markle’s estranged sister Samantha is flying to Britain to have showdown talks over their dad’s health.


Electrical implant helps paralysed people to walk again

BBC / Health 11 sources

Three paralysed patients are able to walk after an electrical patch is fitted to their spinal cords.

Monday, Sep 24

10 of the key shows from Milan fashion week – in pictures

From Prada’s clashing opposites to a show in a hangar at Milan Linate airport for Emporio Armani – Jo Jones picks her 10 highlights from the spring/summer 2019 shows

Gene editing wipes out mosquitoes in the lab

BBC / Science 16 sources

Researchers have used gene editing to completely eliminate populations of mosquitoes in the lab.

Infected NHS blood inquiry opens with tribute to victims

Investigation into scandal, thought to have killed more than 2,000 people, will start on Monday

Contaminated blood scandal 'worst tragedy to hit NHS'

ITV / News 21 sources

A public inquiry will consider the treatment of thousands of people in the 1970s and 1980s.

Sunday, Sep 23

Rebel attack in Congo Ebola zone kills at least 14 civilians

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo : At least 14 civilians were killed on Saturday in a six-hour attack by rebels on the town of Beni in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, local officials told Reuters, warning the unrest may hamper…

Saturday, Sep 22

Why you should never sleep in your contact lenses

CBS News / Health 18 sources

Health experts are urging the estimated 45 million Americans who wear contact lenses to change their habits. The CDC says sleeping in contacts can increase the risk of an eye infection by six to eight times. Dr. Christopher Starr, an…

West Nile virus cause of New Jersey man's death, health officials say

A Lodi, New Jersey man died Saturday after he was infected with the West Nile virus, state health officials said.

Friday, Sep 21

Inside Princess Margaret's tragic marriage

Princess Margaret’s 1960 nuptials to photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones was every bit the fairytale wedding.

The most popular names for babies born in Wales last year

WalesOnline 20 sources

The top choices are have been released by the Office of National Statistics

These flea and tick treatments for your pet can cause seizures or tremors, FDA warns

Miami Herald 9 sources

Reports of neurological problems in dogs and cats prompted the FDA to issue an alert Thursday to pet owners and vets about isoxazoline drugs used to treat flea and/or tick … Click to Continue »

Octopuses on drugs ‘behave like humans’

News.com.au / World 28 sources

OCTOPUSES try to “hug” each other when given ecstasy, revealing a previously unknown genetic link to humans.

Thursday, Sep 20

Cargill recalls more than 132,000 lbs. of beef possibly contaminated with E. coli, USDA says

Attention, beef lovers: The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has issued a recall for more than 130,000 pounds of Cargill Meat Solutions’ ground beef.

Canadian novelist Esi Edugyan named finalist for Man Booker Prize

The nod for her book Washington Black comes a few days after she was named to the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize longlist

Scientists Give Ecstasy To Octopuses And Are Astounded By What Happened Next

The Molly-coddled octopuses were "very playful, doing water acrobatics."

Child admits to needle incident

News.com.au 4 sources

A 12-YEAR-OLD has reportedly admitted to inserting needles into strawberries in what police believe to be a copycat prank.