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'He was so broken': B.C. mother loses son to opioids after years of sobriety

1 week ago from CBC: Health

Bryson Diaz was clean for three years but still couldn't overcome the shadow of addiction, his mother says

Harvard neurologist examines the middle class through photojournalism

1 week ago from Harvard Science

When Julian Fisher took his camera to Lowell, Mass., to document the struggles of middle-class Americans, he stopped to photograph a man crossing a bridge. Behind the bridge, visible between the metal girders,...

Kabul lists 250 for peace talks, including 52 women

1 week ago from UPI

The Afghan government announced a list Tuesday of 250 people, including 52 women, to head to Qatar as delegates for peace talks with the Taliban this weekend.

Congo's president wants Ebola contained within 3 months

1 week ago from CBC: Health

'If we follow the instructions, in two or three months Ebola will be finished,' Congolese President Felix Tshisekedi tells a crowd. Some health experts say it could take twice as...

Roadmap for AI in medical imaging

1 week ago from Science Daily

Researchers are examining applications for diagnostic medical imaging, identifying knowledge gaps and developing a roadmap to prioritize research needs.

Egyptian Parliament OKs extending presidential term

2 weeks ago from UPI

Egypt's Parliament voted to allow President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi to extend his hold on power until 2030, a measure that must be approved in a referendum.

Workplace wellness programs largely ineffective, study says

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Our findings show that health behaviors can respond to a workplace wellness program, but they also temper expectations of realizing large returns on investment in the short term," said Zirui...

Iowa college student dies after falling off cliff in Arkansas

2 weeks ago from UPI

A 20-year-old college student died after falling from a cliff in Arkansas while attempting to photograph herself, authorities said.

Lower approval rates evidence of discrimination for same-sex borrowers

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Applying for a mortgage is one of the first steps couples take when buying a home, but a new study suggests lenders are less likely to approve same-sex couples.

Employee Wellness Programs Yield Little Benefit, Study Shows

2 weeks ago from NY Times Health

A rigorous new study calls into question whether workplace wellness programs can quickly save employers money on health care bills.

Titans QB Marcus Mariota adds weight to stay healthy in 2019

2 weeks ago from UPI

Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota said he was a "little bit heavier" when he arrived for the first day of the team's off-season workout program.

When it comes to learning, what's better: The carrot or the stick?

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

Does the potential to win or lose money influence the confidence one has in one's own decisions? Researchers investigated confidence bias in a learning context through a system of monetary...

Eva Mendes says kids 'made sense' with Ryan Gosling

2 weeks ago from UPI

Eva Mendes didn't see herself having children until she met "Place Beyond the Pines" co-star Ryan Gosling.

Survey jointly commissioned by SPIE and OSA assesses level of harassment at scientific meetings

2 weeks ago from Physorg

In a new professional conduct survey jointly commissioned by The Optical Society (OSA) and SPIE, the international society for optics and photonics, over 9% of respondents say they experienced harassment...

Israeli lawmakers back Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israeli government

2 weeks ago from UPI

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received enough backing from incoming Knesset members Tuesday to ensure that he will form the next Israeli government.

Stanley Cup 2019: Lightning defenseman Victor Hedman likely out for Game 4

2 weeks ago from UPI

Tampa Bay star defenseman Victor Hedman is unlikely to play in the Lightning's must-win game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night.

Benjamin Netanyahu receives Knesset support to form Israeli government

2 weeks ago from UPI

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu received enough backing from incoming Knesset members Tuesday to ensure that he will form the next Israeli government.

Look: Bebe Rexha shares bipolar diagnosis after 'lows' and 'highs'

2 weeks ago from UPI

"Last Hurrah" singer Bebe Rexha learned she has bipolar disorder after experiencing months of "lows" and "highs."

Marijuana legalization – a rare issue where women are more conservative than men

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Surveys show that on issue after issue, women are more liberal than men, save for one: Men are more likely than women to support the legalization of marijuana.

What it means to 'know your audience' when communicating about science

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Communication experts love to tell people to know their audience, but it is not always clear what they're meant to know.

Prince Harry, Meghan Markle applaud donations in baby's name

2 weeks ago from UPI

Expectant parents Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are praising fans for generosity in making donations in their unborn baby's name.

Common sleep myths compromise good sleep and health

2 weeks ago from Science Daily

People often say they can get by on five or fewer hours of sleep, that snoring is harmless, and that having a drink helps you to fall asleep. These are,...

Keto diet has potential in military, researchers say

2 weeks ago from Science Blog

A new study has researchers hopeful that a ketogenic diet could prove useful in the military, where obesity is an ongoing challenge, both in terms of recruiting soldiers and keeping...

Look: Hoda Kotb introduces newborn daughter Hope

2 weeks ago from UPI

Hoda Kotb surprised her "Today" co-hosts by announcing she adopted another daughter with boyfriend Joel Schiffman.

Newly translated Cherokee cave writings reveal sacred messages

2 weeks ago from

Cherokee inscriptions highlight the tribe’s rituals nearly 200 years ago in what’s now a tourist cave in Alabama.

Homeschooled children are far more socially engaged than you might think

2 weeks ago from Physorg

2011 and 2017, the number of children homeschooled in Australia grew by more than 80%. In Queensland, it nearly quadrupled during this period. This suggests one in 200 Australian students...

How jackdaws remember what they did where and when

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Corvids are capable of cognitive feats that almost resemble those of humans. Neuroscientists at Ruhr-Universität Bochum (RUB) intend to find out how their brain manages to fulfill such complex tasks...

No evidence 'hardened' schools are safe from gun violence

2 weeks ago from Physorg

Hardening of schools seems to be a questionable endeavor, given the dearth of evidence regarding effectiveness, says a Ball State University researcher.