• Loneliness may be more deadly than obesity
Loneliness may be more deadly than obesity

Lead author Dr Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Professor of Psychology at Brigham Young University, Utah, said: "Being connected to others socially is widely considered a fundamental human need - crucial to both well-being and survival". The second analysis found that social isolation, loneliness and living alone have a significant and equal effect on the...

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  • Loneliness Is Becoming A Bigger Health Threat, Study Says
Loneliness Is Becoming A Bigger Health Threat, Study Says

They cite babies in custodial care who lack human contact and fail to thrive as an extreme example. In this hostile environment, the child can not thrive and develop according to their age and often die. The research was presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association , and can be read here and here. Professo...

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  • UP Shia Waqf Board asks for Ram Mandir construction in Supreme Court
UP Shia Waqf Board asks for Ram Mandir construction in Supreme Court

The Shia board has also said in the affidavit that it wants a peaceful solution to the dispute. It added that the panel should also include nominees from the Prime Minister's Office and the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's Office. "The High Court held the notification as illegal since it was issued in violation of the provisions of the Act, 1936 wi...

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  • 109 salmonella cases linked to papayas imported from Mexico
109 salmonella cases linked to papayas imported from Mexico

New York City-based Agroson's and San Juan, Texas-based Grande Produce also recalled papayas, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Six more states have reported ill people, including Connecticut, Delaware, Michigan, North Carolina, Oklahoma, and Wisconsin.

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  • Why Action Video Games Can Harm A Certain Part Of Your Brain
Why Action Video Games Can Harm A Certain Part Of Your Brain

To remember which paths they'd already been down and not waste time looking for the objects they'd already taken, spatial learners oriented themselves by the landmarks in the background: a rock, a mountains, two trees. As is, "players can easily choose to navigate with a response-route-following strategy without relying on the relationships between...

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  • Haruo Nakajima, original Godzilla actor, dead at 88
Haruo Nakajima, original Godzilla actor, dead at 88

Born in January 1929, in Yamagata, Haruo established himself over the course of his career in the Japanese and American film industries as the best star to ever work for the Toho film studio . He said he had little direction on how to portray the monster , and did his own research by studying animals in the Toyko zoo. Godzilla , a walking, r...

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  • Researchers Use Machine Learning To Detect Depression On Instagram
Researchers Use Machine Learning To Detect Depression On Instagram

Conversely, the subjects with no reported history of depression posted much warmer, brighter photos, opting for filters like Valencia. About half of the users said they were clinically depressed, and half weren't. Your social media photos may reveal clues to the state of your mental health , according to a new study. Researchers behind a new stu...

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  • Google Fired Employee Who Wrote Deranged Anti-Diversity Memo
Google Fired Employee Who Wrote Deranged Anti-Diversity Memo

He said he's "currently exploring all possible legal remedies". The fact of the matter is Google is a company. But doing do would require him proving that he was sacked for reaching out to the labour board, rather than for his memo itself, and that the reason for his firing was part of a "concerted effort" - again, not just one employee speaking ou...

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  • Michiana prepares for total solar eclipse
Michiana prepares for total solar eclipse

Totality will only occur for roughly two minutes. If you're lucky enough to live along the path of totality , you'll have a front seat to the greatest show on Earth - a rare event many say is life-changing . "If you wear (prescription) glasses, keep them on". Sadly, they are all out, but you can buy them at retailers ranging from Walmart to A...

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  • Des graves nécroses suite à des piqûres d'araignées dans les Pyrénées
Des graves nécroses suite à des piqûres d'araignées dans les Pyrénées

Les brûlures causées par la morsure de l'araignée peuvent aussi parfois s'accompagner de fièvre . Comme le révèle France Bleu Roussillon , plusieurs morsures d'araignées ont été recensées dans la région de Perpignan, dans les Pyrénées-Ortientales.

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  • Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play
Amy Schumer to Make Broadway Debut in New Steve Martin Play

Amy Schumer has already mastered the arts of film, television, and stand-up comedy (with the Emmy and Peabody Awards and a Golden Globes nod to prove it) and now, she's set her sights on the Great White Way. His musical collaboration with Edie Brickell , " Bright Star ", ran (albeit briefly) in 2016, and was nominated for five Tony Awards includi...

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  • Australia: Teen suffers bloody attack by 'flesh-eating' sea lice
Australia: Teen suffers bloody attack by 'flesh-eating' sea lice

It was only when he finally waded out of the water that he discovered what had happened to him: Blood streamed from thousands of tiny pinpricks that littered his legs from the ankle down. They're mostly less than a centimetre long, and so the bites they make are pretty small, and so that's more consistent with pinprick size marks. "We've had a fe...

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  • NZ to implement United Nations sanctions on Nth Korea
NZ to implement United Nations sanctions on Nth Korea

But Ri seemed to be the odd man out at the Southeast Asian Nations Regional Forum as the 27-member group floated a proposal to temporarily kick North Korea out - although some felt that was too drastic. "Full observance of these restrictive measures could slash Pyongyang's foreign currency revenues, now standing at $ 3 billion, by $ 1 billion ...

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  • Aamir Khan and wife diagnosed with swine flu
Aamir Khan and wife diagnosed with swine flu

Aamir Khan recently launched the trailer of "Secret Superstar" along with Kiran Rao. Aamir said he had asked Shah Rukh Khan to attend the event in his stead and that he was very grateful that SRK obliged. The state health minister further said that a Directorate General of Health Services was also directed to visit Meerut and Ghaziabad to supe...

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  • UN Syrian commissioner Del Ponte to resign over lack of political will
UN Syrian commissioner Del Ponte to resign over lack of political will

The UN created the commission in August 2011, after the Syrian government cracked down on protests, but before the conflict devolved into a multifront war that has killed 330,000 people and displaced millions. "What we have seen here in Syria, I never saw that in Rwanda, or in former Yugoslavia, in the Balkans". In a statement, the commission tha...

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  • Deadly salmonella outbreak: 64 more cases linked to papayas
Deadly salmonella outbreak: 64 more cases linked to papayas

They will have additional information to share with the public in a few days. No illnesses had been confirmed in connection with papayas from Agroson's as of Friday. Salmonella Kiambu, the strain identified with the outbreak in the CDC's initial announcement on Jul 21, has also been found on Maradol papayas. The recall was initiated after Agro...

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  • Haryana pivots around stalking case
Haryana pivots around stalking case

The woman, daughter of an IAS officer, said she was nearly kidnapped in Chandigarh on Friday night. "After getting complaint from the girl, we booked both Vikas Barala and Ashish Kumar and arrested them immediately", the DSP said. they blocked the road in front of my auto, and the guy in the passenger seat got out of the vehicle and started wal...

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  • United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea following missile tests
United Nations imposes new sanctions on North Korea following missile tests

It added the sanctions introduced effective measures to block the North's procurement network for weapons of mass destruction. "This is the most stringent set of sanctions on any country in a generation". Despite eventually backing the resolution, China and Russian Federation had resisted the USA clampdown - arguing dialogue with the North was the ...

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  • UNSC unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea
UNSC unanimously approves new sanctions on North Korea

All 15 Security Council members approved the resolution, including Russian Federation and China. China is central to this drive and is the focus of other administration efforts - and some frustration, mostly displayed in tweets by President Donald Trump.

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  • Víctor Manzanares, el contador de los Kirchner, deberá seguir detenido
Víctor Manzanares, el contador de los Kirchner, deberá seguir detenido

Sin embargo, Sancho se negó a declarar ante el juez federal Claudio Bonadio y presentó un escrito en el cual se excusó, al alegar: "Recién fui notificado el 13 de julio" de la orden del magistrado para que depositara aquel dinero del pago de alquileres "en una cuenta especial en pesos del Banco Nación, Casa Central".

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  • U.S. preparing for 'preventive war' with N. Korea: McMaster
U.S. preparing for 'preventive war' with N. Korea: McMaster

North Korea earns approximately $3 billion per year from its exports. Haley said before entering the chamber to vote. The council passed the resolution unanimously, imposing new sanctions on North Korea for its continued ballistic missile testing and violations of United Nations resolutions.

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  • Murphy hits 2 homers as Nationals beat Cubs 4-2
Murphy hits 2 homers as Nationals beat Cubs 4-2

He left Wednesday's game against Miami. The Chicago Cubs have placed shortstop Addison Russell on the 10-day disabled list retroactive to August 2 because of a strained right foot. "I think 107 years indicates it wasn't such a good idea". While the Cubs improved themselves before the trade deadline, so have the Nationals , who addressed the...

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  • Des tensions avec les supporters — Bordeaux
Des tensions avec les supporters — Bordeaux

Diego Rolan, en partance pour l'Angleterre a été pris à partie tout comme son coéquipier Younousse Sankharé. Stéphane Martin, le président des Girondins , et Jocelyn Gourvennec , l'entraîneur de l'équipe première, sont allés à leur rencontre.

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  • Le nombre d'aveugles pourrait tripler dans le monde d'ici 2050
Le nombre d'aveugles pourrait tripler dans le monde d'ici 2050

Mais d'ici 2050, ce chiffre va tripler. Le vieillissement de la population combiné à la croissance démographique devrait donc faire exploser le nombre de personnes aveugles, mais également le nombre de personnes présentant simplement des déficiences visuelles .

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  • 'Anachronistic': N. Korea slams 'international hooligan USA brandishing sanctions club'
'Anachronistic': N. Korea slams 'international hooligan USA brandishing sanctions club'

North Korea's foreign ministry has criticized the "anachronistic" attempts by the USA to put national legislation above worldwide law by introducing unilateral sanctions against sovereign states. As the sanctions are created to deprive the Kim Jong-un regime of financial resources to develop its nuclear and missile programs, restrictions on supplie...

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  • Overdose crisis in BC not slowing down
Overdose crisis in BC not slowing down

What's interesting about the latest statistics is the Coroners Service says 111 people died of illicit overdose deaths in the province in June, that's the lowest monthly death toll so far this year, however, experts feel the message still isn't getting through.

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  • Trump's Justice Dept. to Sue Colleges for Affirmative Action Policies
Trump's Justice Dept. to Sue Colleges for Affirmative Action Policies

But the Trump anti-affirmative action program would instead be run out of the Civil Rights Division's front office, where political appointees work, the Times reported . In a separate ruling in 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court also ruled that states can ban affirmative action . Proponents of affirmative action will suggest that such a syst...

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  • Men's 1st contact with porn dramatically impacts how they view women
Men's 1st contact with porn dramatically impacts how they view women

For the study, presented at the 125th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, the team surveyed 330 undergraduate men, aged 17 to 54 years old. Interestingly, the nature of first exposure had no impact. "We don't have a lot of theories that would explain this unexpected inverse relationship between pornograph...

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  • Revolutionary breast cancer treatment shows fewer side effects
Revolutionary breast cancer treatment shows fewer side effects

All were diagnosed with early stage breast cancer that was at a low risk of coming back and received breast-conserving surgery. The research shows that patients who receive radiotherapy directly on their original tumour site experience fewer side-effects than those who have the treatment over their entire breast.

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  • Searching for mosquitoes carrying Zika virus
Searching for mosquitoes carrying Zika virus

The mosquito-borne virus became a major health concern a year ago, particularly in South America, when a flux of infants were born with severe defects, namely microcephaly, meaning an abnormally small head. The county has increased mosquito control and surveillance activities, and urges pregnant women or women expecting to become pregnant to be war...

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