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For decades, Benadryl has been the most popular over-the-counter allergy medication in Canada and the United States. Used according to instructions, the medication has helped relieve allergies, hives and hay fever.

Cat-shaming: Russian loses airline miles over fat pet swap

Russia's Aeroflot on Tuesday stripped a passenger of his air miles after he boasted online of sneaking his overweight cat on board by switching him for a slimmer cat during check-in.

As tides rise, flooded Venice awash with colourful plastic boots

After a high tide swept through Venice causing widespread devastation, plastic boots are everywhere.

'Save public hospitals', French health workers urge Macron

Thousands of French hospital workers demonstrated Thursday over years of cutbacks they say have harmed care in a country with a health system once the envy of the world.Public hospitals in France have been forced to cut 9.0 billion euros ($9.

Second Ebola vaccine introduced in DR Congo

Authorities in the Democratic Republic of Congo Thursday introduced a second vaccine to fight the deadly Ebola virus in the east of the country, the Doctors Without Borders (MSF) charity said.

Havana at 500: a city in four portraits

Half a millennium since its founding by Spanish colonists, the Cuban capital Havana has become a byword for Latin American romance and revolutionary nostalgia.

South African Airways cancels flights ahead of strike

South African Airways (SAA) said Wednesday it was cancelling all its flights as thousands of workers vowed to press ahead with an indefinite strike the following day, after the troubled national carrier announced a major retrenchment plan.

WHO launches initiative to boost insulin access for diabetics

The World Health Organization on Wednesday said it had begun an initiative that would cut prices and dramatically increase insulin access for diabetics.

New tool helps 5 million Canadians without regular healthcare

To mark International Digital Health Week a Canadian dietician has developed a digital health tool that aims to fill the void for the almost 5 million Canadians who do not have access to a regular healthcare provider.

Climate change, corruption blamed for Venice flood devastation

Much of Venice was left under water after the highest tide in 50 years ripped through the historic Italian city, beaching gondolas, trashing hotels and sending tourists fleeing through rapidly rising waters.

Two treated for deadly pneumonic plague in Beijing

Two people in Beijing have been diagnosed with the pneumonic plague -- a rare instance of the highly-contagious disease that is fatal if left untreated.

Microsoft is using AI to screen for cervical cancer

Microsoft has partnered with SRL Diagnostics to develop an AI Network for Pathology. The technology is being used to screen for cervical cancer in India.

Nearly 70,000 migrant children were held in the U.S. in 2019

Nearly 70,000 migrant children were held in the U.S. over the past year, a record high according to government data reported as part of a joint investigation between The Associated Press and the PBS series FRONTLINE.

Singapore baggage handler jailed for swapping luggage tags

A Singaporean baggage handler has been jailed for 20 days for swapping tags on nearly 300 suitcases at the city-state's airport, causing them to end up at wrong destinations around the world.

Burger King eyes big bite of Europe market with 'veggie Whopper'

US fast-food giant Burger King on Tuesday launched its meatless burger in Europe, hoping to capture a substantial slice of a growing market.

GreeKrave scores 2020 'Best of Long Island' nod for 'Best Gyro' Special

The staff and owners of the Greek-American eatery, GreeKrave in Deer Park on Long Island, have a major reason to be proud.

Nan Marks talks about career in psychotherapy, and digital age Special

Renowned psychotherapist Nan Marks chatted with Digital Journal about her respected career in psychotherapy and how technology has impacted her field of expertise.

Any amount of running leads to a longer life: Study

A new medical study finds that any amount of running is linked to significantly lower risk of early death. Even a small amount of running will improve population health and boost longevity.

Blackmarket THC vapes with Vitamin E oil cause of illnesses

"For the first time, we have detected a potential toxin of concern," an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said of new evidence in the search for the cause of lung problems in those who vape.

Three cases of native Zika virus disease confirmed in Europe

The first native cases of Zika in Europe have been confirmed after three people became infected with the virus in France. Experts warn that climate change could lead to more cases emerging across the continent.

Trump administration pursues higher age minimum for e-cigarettes

President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping.

Tightly wired and stressed? Deep sleep is the answer, new study

For those who are often anxious or stressed the answer to reducing some of the manifestations is with deep-sleep, according to a new scientific study. Research shows good sleep can rewire the anxious brain.

UN assembly condemns US embargo on Cuba, for 28th time

The UN General Assembly on Thursday condemned the nearly 60-year-old US embargo on Cuba for the 28th year in a row, calling for an end to it by a vote of 187 to three.Only Israel and Brazil voted with the US against the resolution.

US lab identifies rare new HIV strain

A US pharmaceutical firm has identified a new subtype of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and said the finding showed that cutting edge genome sequencing is helping researchers stay ahead of mutations.

Shelling out: Japan crab fetches record $46,000 at auction

A Japanese bidder may be feeling the pinch after forking out $46,000 at auction for a snow crab -- a price that "probably set a new world record", local officials said Thursday.

E-cigs may damage the heart, study says

Vaping devices and the chemicals they deliver -- increasingly popular among teens -- may damage the cardiovascular system, a study said Thursday, adding to a growing chorus of concern over injury and deaths related to e-cigarettes.

Accidental hijack alarm triggers Amsterdam airport chaos

A pilot accidentally set off a hijack alarm on a plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, triggering a huge security operation by Dutch police.

Despite itchy eyes, tourists flock to Taj Mahal

Even with pollution cloaking northern India, visitors are still thronging the Taj Mahal, the shining marble mausoleum south of Delhi.

'Ghost' fishing gear: the trash haunting ocean wildlife

Far out in the South Atlantic Ocean, invisible to the South African coastline, diver Pascal Van Erp surfaced with an abandoned lobster cage covered in algae and other marine organisms.

Merkel dreamt of US road trip 'listening to Springsteen'

If the Berlin Wall hadn't come down, German Chancellor Angela Merkel would have become a pensioner five years back and embarked on her dream US road trip listening to Bruce Springsteen. "In East Germany, women went into retirement at 60.

WHO pledges to support digital health expansion

Digital health initiatives have been given a boost by the World Health Organization, which has pledged to help with the development of new technology while also working on a governance structure.

Chef Jonathan Scinto talks about 'Family Kitchen Revival' Special

Chef Jonathan Scinto chatted with Digital Journal about "Family Kitchen Revival," its premiere party, and his plans for 2020.

Brazil races to clean up oil-stained beaches before peak tourism season

Months after thick oil began turning idyllic beaches in Brazil into "black carpets," workers and volunteers wearing rubber gloves race against time to scrape off the remaining fragments ahead of the country's peak tourism season.

Op-Ed: Australia’s Aged Care — Sue the scum to extinction

Aged care is Australia’s new four-letter word. A Royal Commission has found damning evidence of widespread abuse, neglect and total failure of the system. The findings are nothing less than repulsive.

Weight gain by college football players leads to heart problems

A research team have bene examining if college football players' weight gain leads to heart problems. The indications are that college footballers face increased blood pressure, arterial stiffening, and thickening of the heart wall.

Hospital clean-up actually increased microbial contamination

A new study into the clean-up of a hospital in response to bacterial contamination reveals that the remediation process actually made matters worse, dislodging more contamination than there actually was to start with.

Thai cave reopens for visitors after Wild Boars rescue

Thailand has reopened the cave where 12 young footballers and their coach were trapped last year in a saga that captivated the world.

Better health effects by exercising before breakfast

When is the best time to workout, in order to maximize the health-effects? The answer, according to a new study, is early – undertaking an exercise routine prior to breakfast. This is because more fat is burnt.

New cartilage re-growth technique to improve osteoarthritis

New research finds that humans have a previously unknown ‘salamander-like’ ability to regrow cartilage in joints. This insight promises to advance medical treatment, especially in relation to osteoarthritis.

New York, New York becomes Lonely Town: Trump quits city he epitomized

After years of flying south for the winter Donald Trump is making his Florida nest permanent, breaking with the city that molded his outsized persona in a decision that's left most fellow New Yorkers unmoved.

Study: Parental involvement is key for child school success

Parental involvement plays key role in children's academic attainment, according to a new academic study. This is something that is independent of the child’s age or socio-economic status.
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