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Manuka honey may be antibiotic powerhouse

CNN (US) - 25/11/2017
Manuka honey is often touted as a "superfood" that treats many ailments, including allergies, colds and flus, gingivitis, sore throats, staph infections, and numerous types of wounds.

Losing the stars: Light pollution rising rapidly

CNN (US) - 25/11/2017
Artificial lighting at night is contributing to an alarming increase in light pollution, both in amount and in brightness, affecting places all over the world, a new study has found.

Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion ban

CNN (US) - 24/11/2017
A federal judge has struck down Texas' ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure.

Uncooked flour may have E. coli

CNN (US) - 24/11/2017
Think twice before licking that spoon as you prepare cake batter or cookie dough for holiday treats.

'Avatar therapy' aims to help those who hear voices

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
People who hear voices, many living with schizophrenia, used computer-generated avatars to talk back, according to a new study.

How deep fryers might help cool the weather

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
Everyone knows how dangerous turkey deep fryers can be, but it turns out the same appliance that can give you third-degree burns might actually help cool the weather.

How heritage turkeys are changing Thanksgiving

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
What exactly are heritage turkeys? Here are the qualifications for a turkey to have the "heritage" title, and why some of us are going gaga to gobble them up.

'Thanksgiving miracle': Baby denied kidney receives transplant

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
An Atlanta baby receives a kidney transplant after the hospital first denied surgery due to his father's arrest.

Smell the 'roses' of thankfulness

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
A fun family tradition can increase awareness of things you and your kids appreciate: friends, family, teachers, activities, even possessions.

NFL teams turning to mindfulness

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
As football coaches keep players ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by heart.

What one defector's parasites tell us about North Korea

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
Parasitic worms and a chronic liver infection identified in a North Korean soldier who dramatically defected are providing clues into health conditions inside the secretive rogue state, experts said Wednesday.

Philadelphia neurologist admits groping patients

CNN (US) - 23/11/2017
A Philadelphia neurologist pleaded guilty this week to seven counts of sexual misconduct with patients and was sentenced to seven years probation.

The happiest cities in America

CNN (US) - 22/11/2017
I've spent my life traveling the world in the pursuit of health and happiness.

The material too black to be seen

CNN (US) - 22/11/2017
Touted as the darkest man-made substance in the world, Vantablack is so uncomfortably black the human eye can't quite decipher what it is seeing. It is thought to be the closest thing to a black hole we will ever experience.

JFK's assassination aided by his bad back, records show

CNN (US) - 22/11/2017
JFK's life-long struggle with chronic back pain made him one of our sickest presidents and may have kept him from recoiling from Lee Harvey Oswald's first bullet, setting him up for the second, kill shot.

South Carolina lacks the lethal injection drugs needed to execute inmate

CNN (US) - 22/11/2017
South Carolina lacks the drugs it needs to execute a death row inmate, who was scheduled to die on December 1.

Eighth child death from fallen IKEA dresser prompts recall reminder

CNN (US) - 21/11/2017
Amid reports of another child death, IKEA is reminding customers who purchased some of its dressers that they need to be fastened to the wall or they may tip and fall.

Big Tobacco's court-ordered 'corrective' ads to debut

CNN (US) - 21/11/2017
Tobacco companies are expected to launch court-ordered ads, detailing the harms of smoking, in newspapers and on primetime TV this weekend.

Girl Scouts: Don't make your daughter hug people this holiday

CNN (US) - 21/11/2017
At a time when issues of sexual harassment and consent are in the news, and with the holidays just around the corner, the Girl Scouts have released a recommendation about how parents can help young girls handle affection.

Controversial sugar industry study resurfaces

CNN (US) - 21/11/2017
Researchers have discovered a 1960s sugar industry-funded study that they say links a high-sugar diet to high blood cholesterol levels and cancer in rats.