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Chinese city bans beards, Islamic-style clothing on buses during event

People wearing Islamic-style clothing and large beards are banned from riding public buses during the Xinjiang Sports Games in northwestern China, a Communist Party-run newspaper reports. The ban went into effect Monday in the city of Karamay, in the country’s restive northwestern Xinjiang region. It applies to passengers who wear veils, large beards, as well as three types of Islamic dresses — including those with the star and crescent symbol […]

A Scary Look At The Digestion Of Instant Ramen Noodles Inside Your Stomach – A Deadly Ingredient You Need To Know About

Hard To Stomach If you ever thought there was something extra nasty and suspicious about those instant ramen noodles, you were definitely on to something. A gastrointestinal specialist by the name of Braden Kuo from the Massachusetts General Hospital wanted to find out exactly what happens to ramen noodles in the stomach and digestive tract after consuming the Styrofoam-like snack, and the results were nothing less than disturbing. Thanks to […]

Researchers find powerful cancer-fighting treatment in harnessing a person’s own immune system to blast tumours

Doctors have taken an important step toward a long-sought goal: harnessing a person’s own immune system to fight cancer. An article published Thursday in the journal Science describes the treatment of a 43-year-old woman with an advanced and deadly type of cancer that had spread from her bile duct to her liver and lungs, despite chemotherapy. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute sequenced the genome of her cancer and identified cells from […]

Control Your High Blood Pressure Naturally Before It Controls You

Did you know? According to the American Heart Association, nearly one in three adults in the United States has high blood pressure or Hypertension.  However, nearly 1/3 of those people do not know they have high blood pressure, because it is a silent disease. People can have high blood pressure for years without experiencing symptoms or knowing that they have it.   Understanding your High Blood Pressure Reading: The upper or […]

Hotel Death - where dying guests are promised freedom for their souls

In Pic :Mua Kuvar Tiwari lies on a wooden cot in an incense-filled room at a home for the dying in the holy city of Varanasi. Her family brought her here to attain salvation for her soul. Varanasi, India A10-hour journey on Indian roads can be difficult and this one, fueled by faith, was more so. Dinesh Chandra Mishra packed moth-eaten woolen blankets for the trip along with muslin and […]

Why is Salmon A Superfood? – 6 amazing health benefits of salmon fish

Why is Salmon A Superfood – 6 amazing health benefits of salmon fish Salmon are usually classified either as Pacific (Oncorhynchus family) or Atlantic (Salmo family) salmon, according to the ocean in which they are found. There is just one species of Atlantic salmon, while there are five species of Pacific salmon including chinook (or king), sockeye (or red), coho (or silver), pink and chum. Norwegian salmon, a popular type […]

Quit the Q-tip: Wax protects your ears’ inner workings — and there’s nothing dirty about it, doctors say

“Oh, my goodness, you could grow potatoes in those ears — wash them again!” It’s an old saying, but one some parents are sure to admonish their children with at bath time, repeating what they heard as kids from their own parents once upon a time. And many of those adults still adhere to the notion that the only clean ear is an ear devoid of wax. But doctors say wax […]

8 Questions Powerful People Ask Themselves Every Day

Powerful people, intelligent people, wise people, the most grounded people, all do one thing that most others don’t: They talk to themselves. They’re not crazy. In fact, they’re quite the opposite. Powerful individuals understand that nothing in their lives, themselves included, is stable continuously forever. Things change. People change. The only way to stay atop of it all is to constantly talk to yourself, constantly ask yourself questions to understand […]

Afghan wife maimed for refusing drug-addict husband's cash demands

Herat, Afghanistan (CNN) — As we stroll down a dusty back street in Herat, Afghanistan’s third-biggest city, a high gate made from sheets of rusted corrugated iron and a door that’s bolted shut confronts us. On the other side of this fortress-like barrier we can hear children’s voices and playful laughter. When we knock the voices fall silent and a young man comes to the gate. He asks for our names […]

The woman who lost a dog and gained 200 sloths

Monique Pool first fell in love with sloths when she took in an orphan from a rescue centre. Since then many sloths have spent time in her home on their way back to the forest – but even she found it hard to cope when she had to rescue 200 at once. It all began in 2005 when Pool lost her dog, a mongrel called Sciolo, and called the Suriname […]