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Health

(Un)happy brains: Research shows how opioids help to cope with romantic breakups
Apparently, moving on from a tough breakup isn’t as easy for some people as for others. According to new research, it has to do with their brains releasing less of the stress-reducing natural opioids than others.

28.02.2015 12:56

1bn at risk of hearing loss from music, noise – WHO
The unsafe use of personal audio devices and high sound volumes at events are putting over a billion teens and young adults at risk of permanent hearing loss, the World Health Organization (WHO) warned on Friday.

28.02.2015 01:13

Indiana ‘baby box’ bill would allow anonymous infant surrenders
A bill passed this week by the Indiana House would set up emergency-monitored “baby boxes” – incubator-like stations – at select locations to give mothers another route to safely and confidentially give away unwanted babies.

27.02.2015 16:43

N. Ireland’s ‘draconian’ abortions laws ‘harshest in Europe’ – Amnesty
Northern Ireland’s abortion laws are the harshest in Europe and “urgently” need reform, Amnesty International said Friday. Women seeking an illegal abortion face life in prison, even if the pregnancy is the result of rape or incest.

27.02.2015 14:53

3-parent babies ‘violate human dignity,’ breach EU law – MEPs
Britain’s recent decision to allow the creation of co-called ‘three-parent babies’ has breached EU laws and “violated human dignity,” a group of MEPs have said.

27.02.2015 13:16

Too much screen time raises kids’ blood pressure
Lack of physical activity and getting more than two hours of “screen time” significantly increases the risk of high blood pressure in children, according to the results of a recent study.

27.02.2015 01:44

First head transplant possible within two years, says Italian ‘Frankensurgeon’
Controversial Italian neurosurgeon Sergio Canavero claims he could perform the world’s first ever human head transplant in 2017, despite ethical and scientific reservations from many of his colleagues.

26.02.2015 16:07

High hopes: Cannabis legalization party to stand in UK general election
A new political party is planning to stand as many as 100 candidates at May’s general election with the aim of pushing through reforms to UK drug law.

26.02.2015 14:28

Fukushima fishermen ‘absolutely shocked’ at TEPCO failing to report leak for 10 months
The operator of the tsunami-stricken Fukushima nuclear power plant has been strongly criticized for neglecting to report a radioactive leak for 10 months, after it admitted to doing so because of an ongoing investigation.

26.02.2015 07:57

14mn Britons will be living in poverty by 2030 – report
Poverty in the UK will rise by an extra 3.6 million, including 1.2 million children, by 2030 unless drastic measures are taken by the government, a think tank has warned.

25.02.2015 14:51

NYC to replace circumcision rule with herpes-education program for Orthodox Jews
New York City officials say they’ve reached an agreement with ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders, as the city will scrap a rule that required a consent form for the oral suction circumcision ritual in exchange for a program to boost awareness of its risks.

25.02.2015 15:20

Mind-controlled bionic hand using nerve transplants restores function
Humanity is edging ever closer to full robot mode: three Austrian men have just controlled their new bionic hands with the power of their minds, after muscles from other parts of the body were transplanted and they were retaught how to use them.

25.02.2015 10:48