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Video games may be popular, but there's always time for board games, especially when families come together. A new survey reveals 'The 10 Most Popular Board Games in Canada, and behind this some interesting differences across the country.

Kashmir hotels empty or shut as tourist restrictions lifted

India lifted on Thursday restrictions on tourists visiting Kashmir, but for hotels around the picturesque lake in Srinagar two months into a lockdown it was still far from business as usual.

Prince Harry, Ed Sheeran join forces for World Mental Health Day

Global pop music star Ed Sheeran and Prince Harry have joined forces, in an effort to raise awareness for "World Mental Health Day."

California takes a data-led stance for later school start times

There is news that California has become the first state to mandate later school start times. Effective 2022, the law will prohibit middle schools from starting before 08:00 and high schools before 08:30. This is based on a data assessment.

'SOS' picked up on CCTV saves Aussie woman lost in bush

An Australian woman lost for three days in dense bushland was found Wednesday after a man remotely monitoring security footage saw an 'SOS' sign scrawled in the earth on his property.

Healthy eating: Put flavor above nutrition, says expert

New research into healthy eating habits says that efforts to encourage healthy eating which attempt to emphasize nutritional information do not significantly alter habits. Instead emphasizing taste and positive experience are better persuaders.

Nepali climber set for final summit in record 14-peak bid

Nepali adventurer Nirmal Purja is on track to make history after Chinese authorities granted him a special permit Tuesday to climb the final mountain of a 14-peak quest despite closing the peak for the season.

Public buses return to Tripoli after 30 years

Parked in a hangar in downtown Tripoli, some 35 buses awaited this week's launch of a new urban public transport scheme -- the first in the Libyan capital in three decades.

Neraki receives two nods for 2020 'Best of Long Island' contest

Neraki Greek Mediterranean Grill has scored two "Best of Long Island" nominations for the 2020 competition in the "Restaurants" section.

Second Ebola vaccine to be used in DR Congo next month

Doctors will use a second Ebola vaccine from November in three eastern provinces in the Democratic Republic of Congo to fight the deadly virus, medical officials said Sunday.

Answers in deadly vaping-related lung illnesses still months away

CDC officials investigating vaping-related lung injuries in the US said on Friday some patients are being hospitalized for a second time, a disturbing new development in the ongoing national outbreak that has spread to every state except Alaska.

Intelligent Fitness scores 'Best of Long Island' nods for 2020

Intelligent Fitness has been nominated for multiple "Best of Long Island" honors in the 2020 "Best of Long Island" competition.

Q&A: Dell EMC powers AI to understand disease outbreaks Special

Simon Fraser University are using Dell technology to study the DNA code in infectious disease microbes and using that to understand how the diseases are spreading and how to better track them, deploying machine learning and deep learning algorithms.

Q&A: Leading psychiatrist unpicks the 'vaping epidemic' Special

E-cigarettes and various forms of vaping have become increasingly popular. However, such products are addictive and may lead to adverse health effects, according to psychiatrist Vinay Saranga.

AI adoption and investments growing among health industry leaders

AI has proven to be a transformative force in entertainment, retail, technology but has struggled to gain traction in healthcare, until now. A new survey finds a recent surge in AI for healthcare investments.

Ebola virus now squeezed into 'corner' of DR Congo: WHO

Efforts to halt an Ebola epidemic in the Democratic Republic of Congo have made "significant progress", with the virus now contained to a far smaller and mainly rural area, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday.

Tourists rail against Hanoi 'train street' ban

Selfie-snapping tourists railed against the closure of Hanoi's 'train street' on Thursday after police blocked off the Instragram-famous tracks for safety reasons.

Indiana health system breach impacts 68K patients Special

Indiana-based Methodist Hospitals is currently notifying 68,039 patients that their protected health information may have been exposed in a data breach. Peter Goldstein, CTO and co-founder, Valimail provides an assessment.

Tourists surge at Uluru before Australia bans climb

Large numbers of tourists are rushing to scale Uluru -- also known as Ayers Rock -- ahead of a looming ban on climbing a site sacred to indigenous Australians.

Six months on, Notre-Dame's rebirth still years away

One day after the blaze that scarred Notre-Dame, President Emmanuel Macron addressed a nation in shock at the damage to one of its great cultural landmarks, with a promise that rang as clearly as the peal of the cathedral's bells.

Uber launches Uber Pet to allow pets to accompany Uber customers

The ride-hailing company Uber is experimenting with a new feature that is designed to reduce cancellations from customers who want to bring their pet on a ride. The new feature Uber Pet will be offered in select cities beginning this October 16th.

Anthony Bevilacqua scores two 'Best of Long Island' nominations

Long Island personal trainer, gym owner, and nutritionist Anthony Bevilacqua has scored two "Best of Long Island" nominations for the 2020 competition.

Living by the sea is better for your mental health: Study

Living in different areas can have different impacts upon mental health. A new study has looked at people living close to the sea and has a drawn a positive correlation between residing in coastal areas and positive wellbeing.

Drowning rocks Mexico's idyllic floating gardens

Noe Carmona is poling his small boat around Mexico City's floating garden district, Xochimilco, trying to sell roasted corn to tourists in the colorful gondolas that lazily ply the canals.

How fish micronutrients can help malnourished people

A new study discloses the potential of marine fisheries to help address nutrient deficiencies faced by millions of people residing in coastal areas. This is a pressing issue for food security policymakers.

Venezuelans turn to alternative medicine amid shortages

The small waiting room at the home of self-styled healer "Brother Guayanes" in Caracas' rundown Petare district fills up quickly with patients -- business has never been better.

How many pathogens are lurking in hospital washing machines?

Microbiologists have found that many washing machines in hospital setting as are reservoirs of multidrug-resistant bacteria. In one case study pathogens, were transmitted regularly to newborns in a neonatal intensive care unit at a children's hospital.

US sanctions leave bitter taste on French winegrowers' palates

For French winegrowers in the Burgundy region, the new 25-percent US tariffs are leaving a bitter taste on the palate.But like it or not, they are caught up in a trade war they feel has nothing to do with them.

French to protest pro-IVF law for single women, lesbians

Thousands of people prepared to descend on Paris on Sunday to protest a government plan to let single women and lesbians become pregnant with fertility treatments, the first major social reform since France legalised gay marriage in 2013.

U.S. states with the highest and lowest vaccination rates

Vaccines being essential for preventing disease outbreaks, but this important part of preventative medicine has been hampered by misinformation over the past decade. A new survey from WalletHub reveals the variations across U.S. states.

Ukraine leaps into tourism — Tour Chernobyl's control room four

The Chernobyl nuclear power plant, the scene of the world's worst nuclear disaster, has seen a huge increase in visitor numbers in recent years as part of a growing global interest in dark tourism. Now, Ukraine has made it a tourist destination.

As illnesses spread, investigators focus on rogue vape brand

With the number of confirmed vaping illnesses rising to 1,080 and the death toll now at 19 cases, investigators are focusing on an illegal brand name that is merely a name on a box or a cartridge - "Dank."

Death toll from vaping-linked illness now at 19 in US

The death toll in the United States from illnesses linked to e-cigarette use has risen to at least 19, health authorities say, as more than 1,000 others have suffered lung injuries probably linked to vaping.

Australian territory becomes the first to legalize marijuana

The Australian Capital Territory became the first territory in Australia to legalize “recreational possession and cultivation of marijuana.” The law comes into effect early into 2020.

Lung biopsies of vaping patients show injury from toxic chemicals

Doctors researching the cause of a sudden respiratory illness that’s killed at least 16 people in the U.S. since July say a mix of “toxic chemical fumes,” not oils as previously expected, may be what’s making patients sick.

Modi's bold toilet claim in question as India marks Gandhi's 150th

India is to be declared "open-defecation free" by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday evening, although experts question his bold claim that all 1.3 billion people in the country have access to a toilet.

Mexican lower house passes junk-food label law

Mexico's lower house unanimously passed a bill Tuesday to make manufacturers put warning labels on junk food, defying industry pressure in a bid to protect consumers' health in one of the world's most obese countries.

Indonesia scraps plans to close komodo dragon island

Indonesia has scrapped plans to ban tourists from an island home to komodo dragons and will instead limit visitor numbers and raise entry prices to create a "premium destination", officials said.

Best U.S. cities for vegetarians and vegans

With October 1 being World Vegetarian Day (and November 1 being World Vegan Day), the personal-finance website WalletHub has released its report on 2019’s Best Cities for Vegans & Vegetarians.

Residents flee after Papua New Guinea volcano erupts

Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano erupted early Tuesday, sending a column of red lava shooting up into the sky and forcing the evacuation of recently returned residents.

Same-sex unions turn 30 in Denmark

Thirty years after Denmark became the first country to allow same-sex couples to register in legal unions, the world has become more accepting. But in 1989, it was a trailblazing move.
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