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A world-renowned expert in dermatology, Dr. Khadavi is based in California and regularly helps some of the biggest names in Hollywood to roll back the years. Digital Journal, ever concerned about our appearance, chatted to him.

Porn industry's HIV and STD testing protocol failed

Testing for HIV infection frequently may not be enough to prevent the spread of the disease says the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This was proven recently in a few cases centered in the porn industry.

Study: High self-esteem is not narcissism

High self-esteem is frequently mistaken for narcissism, but scientists say the two are distinctly different personality traits that evoke opposite responses in similar situations.

Ford announces the addition of four new SUVs to lineup

Ford announced on Thursday at the Chicago Auto Show that it will launch four new sport-utility vehicles over the next four years, recognizing their popularity among millennials and baby boomers.

Safer holiday destinations now preferred by holiday makers Commissioned

2015 was an eventful year for holiday makers. Sadly, a fair number of holidays ended in disaster, or didn’t take place at all, owing to some chilling global incidents and the impact that they left on tourists, the world over.

British Columbia uses social media to catch insurance fraudsters

The Insurance Corporation of British Columbia (ICBC) is making extensive use of social media to find people who have made fraudulent insurance claims

Large-scale trials for Zika vaccines at least 18 months away: WHO

Large-scale trials for Zika virus vaccines are at least 18 months away, while establishing a possible link between the virus and two more harmful conditions will likely only take weeks, the World Health Organization said Friday.

Airports boost efforts to stop spread of Zika: UN agency

Airports are stepping up efforts to reduce populations of mosquitoes that transmit the Zika virus in order to prevent its spread, the UN aviation agency said Thursday.

Brain shrinkage accelerates without exercise

Scientists have long been aware that couch potatoes develop a higher risk for heart attack, stroke and even cancer later in life - now add brain shrinkage, memory loss and Alzheimer's.

New HIV organ donation program to begin

During the 1980s, a ban was put in place in the U.S., barring HIV positive people from donating or receiving organs. A recent study has concluded that organs from those with HIV can be safely donated.

Brazil confirms third Zika-linked death

Health authorities said Thursday they have identified a third death in Brazil linked to the Zika virus, but it is not clear if the disease was the sole cause.

Evidence grows for Zika role in brain damage

Evidence piled up Thursday implicating the Zika virus in a surge of brain damaged babies in Latin America, with two reports of the disease found in the neural tissue of affected infants.

GE-salmon imports blocked until FDA decides on labeling

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced recently it was putting a hold on the import of Aqua Bounty's recently approved genetically-engineered salmon until the agency could figure out how to label the product.

Alzheimer's UK to organize yoga event of June 21 — Yoga Day

Good news for budding yogis and yoga enthusiasts in the United Kingdom — Yoga for Alzheimer’s, a yoga initiative by Alzheimer's Research UK, will be conducted from June 12-21 2016 in 16 locations around the United Kingdom.

Ontario man feared dead found after 30 years

Edgar Latulip was last seen by his family in Kitchener, Ontario in September 1986. He has been living in St. Catharines and after telling his social worker he remembered his real name, his true identity was confirmed.

Spanish sun attracts tourists shunning attack-hit Mediterranean

It's low season and the sun in Barcelona shines only timidly, but Noel Sheehan's cycling tours are doing a roaring trade as holiday-makers shun their usual Mediterranean tourism hotspots after a spate of jihadist attacks.

Australia introduces bill to legalize medical marijuana

A bill was introduced in the Australian parliament on Wednesday that will allow the legal cultivation of marijuana for medical or scientific purposes.

Finding the ‘X Factor’ for wholegrain

What makes wholegrain healthy? There seems to be an X factor — actually a BX factor — that contributes to the healthy properties contained within the grain. New research explores this further.

India launches massive deworming campaign on children

Millions of children all across India are getting deworming treatment as part of a massive national campaign to prevent parasitic worms from infecting them and impairing their health.

Widow of famed chef Violier to run restaurant after his suicide

The widow of top chef Benoit Violier, whose January 31 suicide shocked the culinary world, said she would take charge of her husband's celebrated restaurant, in an interview published Wednesday.

Doctors stage second strike in English hospitals

Thousands of junior doctors at English hospitals staged a second strike into Thursday against proposed new conditions and pay rates for working unsociable hours.

World tourism map redrawn since attacks, epidemics, migrants

The world's tourism map is being redrawn at lightning speed as holidaymakers switch preferences prompted by terror attacks, epidemics and migrant crises.

Attacks keep millions away from famed Egypt tourist sites

Said Ramadan has lost count of how much he's borrowed just to stay afloat while other vendors at Giza's pyramids have already lost hope, as jihadist attacks bring Egypt's tourist industry to its knees."I have no money to buy clothes for my children ......

CDC: New Lyme Disease bacteria discovered, and it's nasty

A new species of bacteria that causes Lyme Disease has been discovered. Until now, Borrelia burgdorferi was the only bacterial species believed to cause Lyme disease in North America.

Exercise alone doesn’t lead to weight loss: Study

A new study has shown that simply putting hours in the gym, while maintaining the same diet, is not effective for losing weight. This is because the calorie burning process reaches a plateau.

Study says barley rapidly lowers blood sugar levels

Scientists have discovered that the mixture of fibers found in barley can rapidly improve one’s health by lowering blood sugar levels and staving off diabetes, according to a Science Daily article published today.

Data scientists, doctors learning to seek consent

People don’t mind sharing data when they can be partners in its management and application. That is the major takeaway from a recent study conducted by the Society for Participatory Medicine.

E. coli outbreak linked to Organic Pastures raw milk

A California dairy that sells USDA certified organic raw milk and other non-pasteurized dairy products is cooperating with the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) in an investigation into an outbreak of E. coli linked to their products.

Honey bees attack visitors to Konark Sun Temple

A swarm of angry honey bees disrupted normal life at the famous Sun Temple at Konark, a UNESCO world heritage site, on Monday and Tuesday.

Woman posts photos of a 6-year-old Happy Meal

Jennifer Lovdahl, from Anchorage, Alaska, posted a Facebook status with a meal she bought from the fast food chain in 2010.

Op-Ed: Affordable Care Act forcing Americans to skip healthcare

Five years after the Obama administration signed its highly partisan and controversial Affordable Care Act into law, experts say it isn't affordable for the average working American.

Okla. student diagnosed with contagious disease — School cleaned

An elementary school student in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma has been diagnosed with a contagious disease that required the school to bring in staff to disinfect restrooms and common areas before children were allowed back in the facility.

Fear of Zika virus could keep U.S. athletes away from Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) has told sports bodies that athletes with health concerns should consider staying away from the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in August.

Confusing gear shifters seemingly causing crashes

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is expanding its investigation into some Fiat Chrysler gear shifters after reports linked them to a number of crashes.

Large national variations in breastfeeding rates

New figures, published by the medical journal The Lancet, show considerable variation between countries in terms of breastfeeding. The U.K. comes out very low.

U.K. makes a range of psychoactive substances illegal

The British parliament has passed a new psychoactive substances bill which renders dozens of drugs and chemicals illegal.

Alcohol-exposed pregnancy remains a risk in U.S.

Despite numerous warnings, many women in the U.S. consume alcohol while they are pregnant. New figures, from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), place the number of women at risk as 3 million.

Researchers advance multiple therapies to improve brain function

They have enabled paraplegics to walk by sending computer-interpreted electrical signals from patients’ brains to motorized exoskeletons suits.

Europe creates Zika drug 'task force'

Europe's medicines watchdog said Monday it had assembled an expert team to aid the development of drugs and vaccines against the Zika virus, feared to cause brain damage in unborn babies.

Participant in 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge passes away

A man passes away after suffering chest pains during the 12th annual Krispy Kreme Challenge race Saturday in North Carolina.

Restaurant Review: Oakes Grill at Hanbury Manor Special

Hanbury Manor in Hertfordshire, England, built in 1730, is a hotel, conference center and a place to play golf. It has two restaurants and a bar. Digital Journal sampled one of the venue's eating places.