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Pharmaceutical maker Mylan NV has agreed to begin offering a generic version of its EpiPen emergency allergy treatment after enduring widespread criticism for sharply raising the sales price of the device.

A plus-size challenge to South Korea's beauty 'norm'

In a country with beauty ideals that pre-makeover Barbie would struggle to meet, South Korean plus-size model Vivian Geeyang Kim is facing down online trolls in her defiant campaign to persuade curvy women they have nothing to be ashamed of.

Op-Ed: Over half of Americans don't use bar soap according to survey

Not only are fewer Americans using bar soap, but the sale of bar soap is declining. This latest trend in personal hygiene and bathing product usage was announced by Mintel, a marketing intelligence agency last week.

Singapore wages war on mosquitoes as suspected Zika cases reach 50

Singapore clinics Monday reported more Zika infections, bringing the suspected total to 50, as mosquito-fighting teams saturated the scene of the outbreak.

Inside Nepal's forgotten medieval kingdom

In Nepal's isolated, high-altitude desert of Upper Mustang, a new road to China is bringing economic transformation to the former Buddhist kingdom, once a centre for trans-Himalayan commerce.

Fungal lung disease caused by blowing bagpipes

Following a bizarre death of a 61 year-old bagpipe player, medics are warning trumpeters, saxophonists and pipers to beware of a fungal disease associated with wind instruments.

Singapore reports 41 locally transmitted Zika cases

Singapore on Sunday confirmed 41 locally transmitted cases of the Zika virus, which can cause deformities in unborn babies, and said more infections are likely.

Nature Valley granola bars have 'deceptive' labeling says lawsuit

Deciding what constitutes a "100 percent natural" product is a matter of debate, and that debate is taking General Mills to court. Four lawsuits argue that the 100 percent natural claim on the company's granola is misleading and deceptive.

Australian teen pregnancy program had a reverse effect: Study

An Australian program of giving away lifelike baby dolls that imitate a real baby to teach teen girls about the harsh realities of motherhood backfires as it found girls who took part were twice as likely to get pregnant than those who did not.

Country Fresh recalls 30,000 cases fresh-cut vegetable products

A producer and distributor of fresh-cut vegetables and fruits is recalling approximately 30,000 cases of their vegetable products after it was discovered that the products may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Medics call for nine antibiotics per year limit

A new research paper has called on medics to restrict doses of antibiotics prescribed each year to nine per year. This is seen as necessary in order to limit antibiotic resistant bacteria.

B.C. stunned at spike in heroin overdoses in last 48 hours

Canada has not escaped the recent surge in heroin overdoses this week, with Vancouver seeing literally dozens of cases in the past few days at their injection site and on the streets.

Virginia Hepatitis A cases growing and so are the lawsuits

The Hepatitis A outbreak in Virginia linked to frozen strawberry smoothies served at Tropical Smoothie Cafes is growing daily, with 28 people now confirmed to be sick as of Thursday evening.

Erdogan opens third bridge over Istanbul's Bosphorus

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday inaugurated the third bridge over the Bosphorus Strait between Europe and Asia in Istanbul, a spectacular project at the heart of his drive to create a lasting historical legacy.

US urges all donated blood undergo tests for Zika

All donated blood should undergo tests for the Zika virus, which can cause birth defects, US regulators said Friday amid a mounting outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the United States.

Milk price rise fails to placate French users

Europe's biggest dairy group Lactalis told French farmers Friday it would raise milk prices in a bid to repair relations, but agricultural unions said the move fell short of their demands.

JetBlue to launch first US commercial flights to Cuba next week

The US airline JetBlue will make the first regular commercial flight between the United States and Cuba in more than half a century next Wednesday, the Cuban authorities said.

Op-Ed: Warning to heroin addicts — Elephant tranquilizer is in your fix

Addicts searching for the ultimate high from their heroin fix got more than they bargained for this week. In one region alone, up to 36 overdoses were recorded along with two deaths, all because their heroin was spiked with an elephant tranquilizer.

Cruise ship with 1,070 on board attempts Northwest Passage route

The once pristine Arctic will soon be a thing of the past, now that climate change and melting ice is the new norm. Last week, the Crystal Serenity, a luxury cruise ship, began a month-long trip through the once-impassable Northwest Passage.

Review: '8 Steps to Reverse Your PCOS' book launched Special

A new book has been launched which covers the neglected subject of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, a condition that affects a large proportion of women. The book has been written by a Canadian specialist.

$100 million pearl hidden under poor fisherman’s bed for decade

For a decade, a poor fisherman in a western Philippine city did not know that what he was hiding under his bed could be the world’s largest natural pearl worth at least $100 million.

Belarus leader forces Hollywood's Seagal to eat his carrot

Green-fingered Belarusian strongman Alexander Lukashenko forced US action star Steven Seagal to eat one of his homegrown carrots in an awkward encounter that prompted much mockery on Thursday in the ex-Soviet state.

Moon is key to when jellyfish hit beach, study finds

Swimmers wanting to avoid being stung by jellyfish may want to watch the sky as much as the sea after Israeli researchers found a link between their arrival and the phase of the moon.

Stepping back in time — London's Churchill War Rooms Special

During World War II Winston Churchill and his government operated, at times, underground, especially during the bombing raids over London. The 'war rooms' are open to the public as an exhibition.

Americans nearing retirement see their average wealth shrinking

While the US stock market has recovered long ago from the 2008 financial crisis those Americans 50-64 nearing retirement have yet to see their situation improve.

Review: English whisky makes its mark Special

Whisky and England haven't recently fitted together in terms of spirit production. This is slowly changing with the first English whisky distillery in 100 years recently opening. The distillery is also open to visitors, and Digital Journal paid a visit.

Czech woman found a month after partner died on remote NZ track

A Czech tourist has been found in a remote high-country hut in New Zealand where she waited a month to be rescued after her hiking partner fell and died, police said Thursday.

Ultrasound used to 'jump-start' a 25-year-old man's brain

Bradley Crehan was hit by a car after walking out of a bar in Santa Monica, California, last February. The 25-year-old's head slammed to the ground, causing a severe brain injury.

Op-Ed: EpiPen execs got huge raises after they jacked up the price

The life-saving EpiPen had a ridiculously steep increase in price recently, and now the world is finding out that all the big executives at Mylan gave themselves huge raises at right about the same time they stuck it to consumers.

Diabetes patients are losing limbs because insulin is expensive

Amid reports of the rising cost of EpiPens comes news of another drug that has increased in price. Insulin has gone up in price over the years and there have been diabetes patients who can't afford it.

Diabetes treatment reduces obesity in children with autism

A standard drug used to treat type-2 diabetes, called metformin, has been shown to be effective in aiding overweight children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) to maintain or reduce their body mass index (BMI).

How to enjoy the sun but avoid skin cancer risks

As the sun continues to shine down intensely over the northern hemisphere renewed concerns have arisen about skin cancer risks. A German company has recently reiterated best practices for keeping safe during the summer.

Canada recalls oysters from marketplace over Salmonella risk

Canadian company Five Star Shellfish Inc. is recalling Five Star Shellfish Inc. brand large standard and mixed oysters because of possible Salmonella contamination.

Spain balcony-jumping craze: most are drunk Brits, study finds

They're young, on holiday, drunk and sometimes high, and they decide to jump from their hotel or apartment balcony into the pool. But some miss and end up in hospital... or worse, dead.

Shiny new buses challenge chaotic old ways in Tanzania

Sweaty passengers crammed into battered buses and stuck in traffic jams look on enviously as Tanzania's shiny new commuter buses fly by on the pristine asphalt of dedicated highway lanes.

Canada to US tourists: Please leave your guns at home

A rash of gun-toting Americans visiting Canada prompted its border agency to launch a public awareness campaign reminding tourists about their northern neighbors' relatively strict firearms laws.

Plant protein set to be the next big sweetener

Sweeteners are a popular alternative to sugar, especially for those dieting. Some sweeteners carry health risks and some don’t quite give the same sugary taste. In a breakthrough, scientists report on a new candidate.

Three brands of frozen cut corn recalled because of Listeria

A Pennsylvania-based company has recalled three brands of its private label frozen cut corn because a package sampled from a retail store tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes.

Tanning industry is quick to blame Obamacare for closures

Rather than admit to health violations or refusing to follow state and federal rules governing tanning salons, the tanning industry has instead gathered in force to blame Obamacare for the closure of what they claim is 10,000 facilities across the nation.

Central California beaches closed to shellfish harvesting

The California Department of Public Health has issued a warning over the dangerously high levels of domoic acid, a marine toxin, found in rock crabs and certain bivalves along beaches in the central part of the state.

Summer spells cold showers for Russians as hot water cut

For Russians it is a sure sign that summer has really come -- the annual, rolling switch-off of municipal hot water that hits homes across the vast country.