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Johnsonville, a village in Connecticut, has been a number of things in the past, including a movie set, theme park and ghost town, but now it is for sale.

Junk food banned in schools in Poland

Lawmakers in Poland decided to ban junk food in schools in an effort to reduce the obesity rates among children. The ban will go into effect next school year.

Peppers recalled due to Salmonella risk

An agriculture company based in the U.S. is recalling 6, 215 pounds of Fresh Serrano Chile Peppers due to a potential risk of Salmonella infection.

U.K. invests £230 million in disease research

The British government is to partner the Medical Research Council to develop new methods orientated towards identifying the causes of diseases such as cancer and dementia.

Team Morris and Prostate Cancer Canada support Men's health

Prostate Cancer Canada has entered into a partnership with Canadian men's curling team "Team Morris", led by Skip John Morris. The new partnership will focus on the promotion of health, wellness and fitness for Canadian men.

Implantable remote control drug dispersion device tested in space

Scientists are developing an implantable device that delivers therapeutic drugs as commanded by remote control. The device's effectiveness will be tested on animals aboard the International Space Station.

Relax — marijuana doesn't lower IQ after all

Despite several hyped headlines to the contrary, a large new study proves that marijuana use does not lower IQ in teens one bit.

NYC Ebola case raises more questions on U.S. preparedness

The American people have once again had their "fear levels" put on high alert after Dr. Craig Spencer, a resident of NYC and a member of Doctors Without Borders, was admitted to Bellevue Hospital. He has been diagnosed with Ebola.

Mayor de Blasio and wife open Gracie Mansion for Halloween party

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, decided to join in the Halloween fun this year by inviting all, via twitter, to Gracie Mansion for Halloween delights on Oct 28.

Op-Ed: GOP administration shelved Ebola vaccine a decade ago

The outbreak of Ebola that has killed nearly 5,000 people in Africa could have been stopped in its tracks except for the traditional cost-cutting by the Republican party.

Tobacco company butting out, banning smoking in offices

The second-biggest tobacco company in the U.S. is butting out cigarettes in their buildings. The makers of Camel and Pall Mall cigarettes, Reynolds American Inc., is forbidding employees to smoke in their offices.

Identity theft: Why you need to worry beyond data breaches

Data breaches are an obvious problem these days, however, these massive exploits aren't all people need to worry about. While all eyes are on the big exploits, often the small-time criminals are also quietly raking in the cash.

Mali sees first Ebola case while death toll nears 5,000

Malian Health Minister Ousmane Kone spoke on state television on Thursday, confirming the country's first case of Ebola. The victim is a two-year-old child who tested positive for the virus after returning from Guinea.

Video: Tourists cheer S.F. tour guide's racist anti-Chinese rant

Video of a San Francisco tour guide launching into an anti-Chinese tirade while leading an open-topped bus tour through the city's famed Chinatown has gone viral.

China’s new Ebola drug 'is promising'

A Chinese pharmaceutical firm has produced a new Ebola treatment. The drug was produced in conjunction with the military.

Op-Ed: Video game addiction is growing

Video games lure people to a fantasy world. For gaming addicts, the virtual world is more appealing than real life. But what about the harm compulsive video gaming does to our personality?

Socks with sandals making news as funky new fashion statement

The freewheeling comfy charm is being made unique as men and women embrace wearing distinctively designed and colorful socks with their sandals to make an even more pronounced fashion statement.

Fast & Furious food delivery from McDonald's in Melbourne (Video)

For the ultimate in fast food, McDonald's in Melbourne, Australia is now making deliveries. In fact, pretty flashy deliveries, as customers' burgers and fries arrive by either a red Ferrari F430 Spider or a white luxury Lamborghini.

Nine in Conn. ordered quarantined, monitored for Ebola

Nine people, including a family of six, have been ordered to stay in their homes for the next three weeks while public health officials check for signs that they have contracted the Ebola virus. None of them have shown any signs of the illness so far.

Unusual finding at Glasgow's Kelvingrove—The Antiques Roadshow Special

Glasgow has many free, interesting attractions. One of the more famous is the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in the West End. What you might not expect to find while browsing around is the filming of an episode of the BBC's Antiques Roadshow.

Master of Wine gets to work on Hvar: Interview with Jo Ahearne MW Special

The wine scene in Croatia received a boost this autumn as former Harrods head wine buyer Jo Ahearne moved to Hvar to make her own wine. Digital Journal went to meet her.

Green tea compound blocks Ebola virus infection

Research from the US Army suggests that epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG), a compound from green tea, might prevent Ebola virus infection. Researchers showed that a key protein is essential for Ebola virus infection by using EGCG to block this protein.

New study evaluates use of antibiotics in farm-raised fish

One of the greatest successes in modern times has been the discovery of antibiotics. But there is a down-side to this success. The overuse of antibiotics in humans and animals has the potential of becoming a global public health threat.

Chicago schools among best in Illinois according to demographics

Chicago came out on top in Illinois school standings. U.S. News ranked five Chicago high schools in the top 10 Illinois high schools. This is an important factor for those looking to purchase a new home in Chicago.

Ebola on the rise in Sierra Leone with over 20 deaths a day

Sierra Leone government officials said on Tuesday that Ebola cases are rising in the western section of the country. Over 20 deaths a day have been recorded since the start of the week, and authorities are having problems collecting the corpses.

Despite Middle East turmoil Turkey is still a tourist destination

The terror treat from the Middle East may be expected to have had a negative impact on tourism in the area but reports from tourist boards show this isn't true for neighbouring Turkey as 42 million are expected to visit the country by the end of the year.

How a mother's love prevailed: The Suzan Hughes story Promoted

Suzan Hughes, long-time ex-wife of deceased Herbalife founder Mark Hughes, recently won a 12-year legal battle against the trustees of her late husband's $399 million estate.

New insight on cystic fibrosis lung infection

Scientists from Denmark have demonstrated precisely how bacteria can grow directly in the lungs of cystic fibrosis patients. This insight into bacteria behavior and growth in chronic infections should help with treatment.

Ford develops car seat which detects driver having a heart attack

Ford has developed a car seat that can detect if a driver is having a heart attack. If such a condition is detected, automated braking and steering systems can be activated to stop the vehicle.

Photo Essay: Indian Summer in Dalmatian capital of Split, Croatia Special

The Dalmatian capital of Split is undergoing a tourism boom. Digital Journal spent the day discovering why in the October sunshine.

Study: Drinking sugar-sweetened sodas could make you age faster

A new research study has found that people who reported regular daily consumption of 20 ounces of sugar-sweetened soda have an increased rate of DNA ageing and that the ageing effect of consuming sugary sodas was comparable to the effect of smoking.

São Vicente: Culture and music in Cape Verde (Video)

São Vicente is the heart and soul of the culture and music of the beautiful and varied Cape Verde islands. Located between the mountainous Santo Antão and the deserted island of Santa Luzia, it is an fascinating place to visit.

Ebola's impact on the healthcare industry

For most in the healthcare industry, the Ebola outbreak is a complete game changer, and something very few are prepared to deal with. But what does this mean for the healthcare industry as a whole?

Nanotech lung infection device developed

Researchers have developed a low-cost, disposable breath analysis device for people with cystic fibrosis. The device sends data to a smartphone in the event of a lung infection.

Metro Detroit real estate prices surge as many residents move to suburbs Promoted

The city of Detroit, Michigan, and its nearby and even far-flung suburbs share a unique real estate relationship. For many years, there has been a tremendous give-and-take relationship between the city and suburbs.

Review: The eerie Skagway Gold Rush Cemetery and 'Soapy' Smith’s story Special

The Gold Rush Cemetery in Skagway, Alaska, contains the remains of many ill-fated gold-seekers who lost their lives in search of wealth. It also holds the remains of a town’s hero and the tomb of one of the most infamous con men of the American West.

Op-Ed: How open minded are you?

Open mindedness is the willingness to listen to and consider opposing or contradictory views. People who are open minded are receptive to fresh ideas even if those ideas challenge their strongly held beliefs.

Spanish nurse tests negative for Ebola (Updated)

Teresa Romero, the Spanish nurse who was thought to be the first person to catch Ebola outside of Africa, has tested negative for the virus. A further test within the next 48 hours was to confirm the diagnosis. Latest update: Romero is clear of Ebola.

New robot can perform brain surgery with needle through cheek

Engineers at Vanderbilt University have developed a surgical robot capable of performing intricate brain surgery by inserting a needle through the patient's cheek.

Op-Ed: Have we learned anything about global disease epidemics?

The headlines read the disease is taking a toll on health care workers. People are avoiding travel and crowded shopping centers. Lawmakers are calling for a ban on foreigners from infected countries entering the U.S. Everyone is afraid of catching it.

Op-Ed: A terrible case of a few bad apples — Keene Pumpkin Fest '14

This is the second time, as a parent who has had children in college, that I have woken up to their schools in the headlines for negative reasons. The first time, the incident was clearly caused by non-students.

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