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Apple has made a complaint to Amazon about a "flood" of counterfeit goods masquerading as legitimate Apple products. The complaint relates to products sold on only.

New process aims for germ free computer keyboards

Some people are aghast at the idea of sharing computers, due to the risk of pathogenic germs being found on keyboards. A new treatment aims to render keyboards 99 percent bacteria free.

Spanish woman, a doctor, gives birth to third child — at age 62

A 62-year-old woman in Northern Spain has given birth to her third child and is encouraging other older women with a desire to give birth to go ahead and do it. She gave birth to the baby girl last week.

Health apps tune into the personalized medicine initiative

There are many health apps on the market. One of the leading brands – HealhTap – has become more sophisticated through the use of a new algorithm that tailors the content towards individual patients.

Contaminated Cape Cod oysters sicken 75 people with Norovirus

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (DPH), and the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries (DMF), working with local health authorities have closed the shellfish beds in the town of Wellfleet due to a norovirus outbreak.

Thais get inked in tribute to beloved king

Wincing slightly as the tattoo gun punches holes in the nape of her neck, Ohm says getting inked in memory of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last week, is the greatest tribute she can pay.

Scientists found cell programming technique to treat eye diseases

A team of researchers discovered a new reprogramming technique that transforms retina support cells into stem cells, paving the way to new potential treatments for eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma.

San Francisco proposes 60 day cap on all Airbnb rentals

San Francisco is proposing a legislation that would cap out the total number of days a housing unit can be rented out as a short term rental. The number of days would be capped at 60 per year.

A busy day for Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety

Hong Kong's Center for Food Safety takes its mission very seriously in ensuring that food sold in Hong Kong is safe and fit for consumption. The regulations governing preservatives, pesticide residues and bacterial contamination are strictly enforced.

Op-Ed: Dreams are what art is made of for exhibit in Mill Valley Special

As the weather turns to fall, the chill in the air and the shortening of days makes people more inclined to be indoors and to sleep. And it is when in deep REM sleep that scientists say that people have dreams.

Op-Ed: Memoir of a Chicago girl's Beatles experience is "16 in '64" Special

Variety, IndieWire and the New York Times all praise the Ron Howard documentary about The Beatles, “Eight Days A Week.” The fans seem to agree: the film has garnered an 81 percent like rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

New evidence for the role of bacteria in incontinence

The feeling of suddenly having to urinate is an unpleasant one and repeated occurrences can affect many people. The underlying causes are varied, although one factor may be microbial in origin.

B.C.'s Foody World closed because of Listeria contamination

Foody World, a popular international grocery store in British Columbia, has been closed by Vancouver Coastal Health authorities because of Listeria contamination and will remain closed until it meets all health and safety standards.

Tyson Foods recalls more chicken because of plastic pieces

If you have children in school in Missouri or Illinois, you need to be aware that Tyson Foods popcorn chicken products served in school lunch programs may be contaminated with plastic pieces.

U.S., Canada ban Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from aircraft

Both the U.S. and Canada have banned Samsung Galaxy Note 7 phones from all flights effective today. The ban comes in the wake of several reported incidents of the phones exploding or catching on fire.

Which institution produces the most Nobel Prize winners?

Which is the best university in the world? This can be judged on many levels, from academic quality to the student experience. How about the proportion of Nobel Prize winners?

CDC — Contaminated heart surgery devices pose risk to thousands

Heating-cooling system devices used in open-heart surgery across the nation may have been contaminated during the manufacturing process, say U.S. health officials, potentially putting thousands of patients at risk of serious or even fatal infections.

Are parents to blame for fussy eaters?

Scientists researching toddlers' eating habits have concluded that it is wrong to blame the parents. Instead, fussy food preferences are down to who the child is and the genes inherited.

On Global Handwashing Day become a 'handwashing champion'

Started on October 15, 2008, Global Handwashing Day has grown to include millions of people of all ages from well over 100 countries in an effort to foster good handwashing habits. This year's theme is “Make Handwashing a Habit!”

Kratom gets a reprieve from the DEA — at least for now

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration reversed itself on Wednesday, announcing it has removed Kratom from the agency's list of Schedule I substances, at least for now.

'Love it!', Aussie Vegemite fans hail Marmite mess

Australians have dipped into Britain's woes about its famous Marmite spread with relish, reigniting the long-brewing rivalry with Down Under's iconic Vegemite.

U.S. kids facing obesity ‘epidemic’

Children in the U.S. rank 47 out of 50 countries measuring aerobic fitness, a sign of overall health and one connected with obesity. In light of this, Dr. Elaina George has provided Digital Journal readers with some health-related tips.

Beaches, skiing and tai chi: Club Med, Chinese style

Tai chi, mahjong and karaoke are on the menu alongside more traditional offerings such as sailing at Club Med's new resort on the Chinese island of Hainan, as the French holiday group -- now Chinese-owned -- adapts its European formula for the market.

Robbery victim Kardashian takes back control — offline

After a traumatic robbery which saw her tied up at gunpoint, no one expected US reality star and social media queen Kim Kardashian to spring immediately back into the limelight.

New advice for dealing with hyperhidrosis

Some people suffer with sweating too much, no matter what time of year. The medical name for the condition is hyperhidrosis. The American Academy of Dermatology has issued new advice to help those with the condition.

Blue Bell cookie dough ice cream recall now includes all flavors

Blue Bell Creameries is voluntarily recalling all of its ice cream products made with a cookie dough ingredient supplied by a third-party supplier, Aspen Hills Inc because the product may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes.

Tyson Foods branches out to take a share of vegan meat products

Tyson Foods, the country's largest meat processor, announced last week it was investing in Beyond Meat, grabbing a five percent stake in the California-based company that makes "meats" using plant-based proteins.

Tax sugary drinks to fight obesity, says WHO

The UN health agency on Tuesday urged countries to start taxing sugary drinks as they fight against an obesity epidemic, pointing to evidence that price hikes can dramatically reduce consumption.

Zika virus likely to spread in Asia Pacific: WHO

The Zika virus is set to spread through Asia, the World Health Organization warned Monday, with hundreds of cases reported in Singapore and two Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly.

British Library's conservation project Special

The British Library hosts a rich and vibrant expanse of information and knowledge, sound and imagery from across our world. To preserve the older items in the collection, a slow and complex conservation project is on-going.

Op-Ed: Mylan's $465 million EpiPen settlement to Medicaid is laughable

Drug-maker Mylan has agreed to pay $465 million to settle allegations that it over-billed Medicaid for its life-saving EpiPen, all without their admitting any guilt, and closing the book on a federal investigation.

As arable land disappears, here come the vertical farmers

As cities expand, eating up swathes of countryside in the process, agricultural pioneers are finding new ways to grow the fresh produce we need, in containers, empty buildings and any other spare space they can find to create new vertical farms.

Michelin gives DC a prestigious vote of culinary confidence

It's a Wednesday night and Rose's Luxury won't open for nearly another hour, but a line is already snaking out from under the brightly colored awning of one of Washington's buzziest restaurants.

Nestle recalls drumstick ice cream cones over Listeria fears

Glendale, California-based Nestle USA, Inc. is recalling some of its drumstick ice cream cones, because of a possible health risk from Listeria monocytogenes contamination.

Albanian prince marries in country's second ever 'royal' wedding

Prince Leka, the sole descendant of Albania's last king, married popular actress Elia Zaharia on Saturday in a ceremony attended by the Spanish queen and several former royals.

Greek air traffic controllers suspend strikes: union

Greek air traffic controllers announced on Saturday an eleventh hour suspension of a series of one-day strikes as hundreds of flights were cancelled and concerns raised to avert a tourism crisis.

New device for growing replacement lungs

The idea of developing artificial lungs for organ donation remains a goal for the medical establishment, given that a high proportion of people die due to the scarcity of available lungs. A new technique brings this closer.

Connecticut's Patty Griffin talks social media and Foxwoods Special

Connecticut intuitive and beloved personality Patty Griffin chatted with me about her aspirations to someday perform a show at Foxwoods, and to be on television and radio.

Giant hairball cut out from woman's stomach

A 38-year-old woman in the U.S. has had a giant 15 centimeter hairball removed from her stomach. This rare event is known as the Rapunzel syndrome.

Warning over giving children alternative medicine

Medical professionals have issued a warning about giving children alternative medicine. This comes after a four year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being given a holistic treatment.

Are you ready for a disaster? Emergency preparedness kit

With Hurricane Matthew scratching on our door here on the Atlantic coast of the U.S., orders to evacuate many areas in Florida and other southern states have been issued. So what kind of things do you need to take when you leave home?