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Soaring demand from China markets, along with its drought tolerance, is making farmers and scientists take a closer look at sorghum, also called milo in some parts of the country. Many people think this grain might be an alternative to growing corn.

Op-Ed: Study says better sleep related to good health

A new poll by the National Sleep Foundation finds that healthier people tend to have better sleep, and that pain and stress levels contribute to people having less sleep and worse sleep quality.

A late winter wander through a Hertfordshire village Special

Stanstead Abbotts is a small village located in the English county of Hertfordshire. The village typifies the region, with a picturesque river, old pubs, and interesting shops.

How Twitter can help smokers quit

A new study shows that Twitter can be a big help for smokers trying to kick the habit. It demonstrated clearly that regular tweeting between those trying to stop greatly enhances their chances of success.

Study: Getting gout lowers chances of Alzheimer's by 24 percent

Researchers in Massachusetts released a study in which they found gout, an inflammatory arthritic condition, lowers the risk of developing Alzheimer's Disease by 24 percent. Gout is caused by rich diets leading to a build-up of uric acid.

Tiny fairy doors in UK woodlands show massive fairy support

England is where the belief in fairies has existed the longest, particularly the areas of Cornwall, Devon, Dorset and Somerset counties. June 24th is the International Fairy Day, the time for people to put aside “the cynicism of the modern world.”

World Bank team to fund redevelopment of Buddhist site Sarnath

Sarnath in India, the site of Gautama the Buddha's first sermon, is set to receive a large sum of funds from the World Bank to finance redevelopment.

FDA taking the heat for duodenoscope sold without approval

Doctors and Congress are now demanding to know why the Food and Drug Administration, the agency mandated with protecting the health of the American public, failed to address a critical flaw in a medical instrument that has caused deaths and illness.

Gluten-free eating options made easy with food choice service Special

A Canadian start-up called E.A.T. Meal Planning Co. has produced an app that focuses on guiding the user through healthy meal options and special dietary requirements. Digital Journal has found out more details.

Food-borne illness in Brisbane hits 250 at principal's conference

Salmonella food poisoning has left 24 people in the hospital and 250 with gastro-intestional problems after a school principal's conference last week in Brisbane, Australia. Because the illness can take up to five days to emerge, there may be more cases.

Hawaii tourism authority reveals record numbers

When you think about Hawaii your mind shifts to warm beaches, beautiful weather, ancient volcanoes, and unique culture. It’s the combination of these things that keeps tourists returning each year.

Zinfandel's wine roots to bear tourism fruit in Kastela, Croatia Special

The origins of one of America's best-known grape varieties are enjoying a comeback in Dalmatia, as the Croatian wine story takes another step forward.

E. coli outbreak sickens six children in Lodi, California

An E. coli outbreak in Lodi, California has sickened six elementary school children, requiring one to be hospitalized. The children all attend the same elementary school, but the school has been ruled out as a source of the outbreak.

Pakistan parents arrested for not getting children polio vaccine

Hundreds of parents in northwest Pakistan were arrested and jailed this past weekend because they refused to get their children vaccinated against polio. As of Tuesday, 471 people have been thrown in jail out of a list of 1,000 "chronic" refusal cases.

Air pollution damages cognition, memory, in brains of children

The Centre for Research in Environmental Epidemiology in Spain published results from their new study Tuesday and they are disturbing. They found that the brains of kids who go to school in heavy-traffic areas are being damaged.

How we think we eat affects how we age, says new study

A new study suggests that focusing on aspects of the central nervous system related to ‘sensing’ the energy generated by nutrients could help to slowdown the aging process.

Strong cannabis users 5 times more likely to develop psychosis

A British study has found that people who consume the new stronger forms of cannabis are 5 times more likely to develop psychotic disorders than non-users are.

Listeria monocytogenes contamination of salad now less common

Refrigerated foods, like salads, are at risk from Listeria monocytogenes contamination. While the bacterium remains a risk, a new survey suggests that antibiotic resistant strains are less common.

You can get free pancakes at IHOP today

National Pancakes Day is today, Tuesday, and IHOP, a national pancake chain, is giving away free pancakes, and they are doing it all day.

DEA warns of stoned rabbits if Utah legalizes medical marijuana

A Drug Enforcement Administration agent has warned Utah lawmakers considering a bill that would legalize medical marijuana that doing so could result in stoned rabbits hopping about the countryside.

Protein linked to Alzheimer's discovered in brains as young as 20

In a study released today, researchers at Northwestern University in Illinois found traces of the protein amyloid in patients as young as 20. The abnormal protein is a cause of Alzheimer's Disease and other dementia.

New ‘miracle’ stem cell therapy reverses multiple sclerosis

A new stem cell therapy, being described as nothing short of "miraculous," will bring hope and comfort to sufferers of multiple sclerosis and their close ones.

Sinj Alka, a UNESCO tradition turning 300 in Dalmatia, Croatia Special

One of Croatia's most important cultural events turns 300 this year. An interview with Sinj Tourist Board director Jelena Bilic.

Our plastic food containers: Are they really safe to use?

Just because those plastic food containers in the cupboard are supposed to be BPA-free, don't bet your life on it. While companies could make a plastic container without hormone disrupting chemicals, they don't. We are left to look for a code.

Medical equipment and the risks of spreading pathogens

Evidence suggests that drug-resistant bacteria have spread in a Los Angeles hospital, probably from contaminated endoscopes.

Croatia Flights: Qatar expands, Toronto to Zagreb, China to Zadar

The Croatian travel revolution continues with Qatar Airways strengthening their Zagreb route, as Toronto and Chongqing are set to connect directly to Croatia.

The mystery of Bourbon virus

A new tick-borne virus has been discovered in the U.S., called Bourbon virus. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Bourbon virus may have killed a previously healthy man in Kansas last year.

Common food additives promote obesity

Various food additives have been linked to ill health effects, including weight gain and obesity. This is because additives alter the composition of microbes in the gut.

Action on tobacco's two-in-three death toll Special

The Ontario Lung Association has called for for a substantial increase in provincial tobacco taxes as soon as possible. This is seen as the action necessary to cut smoking and smoking related diseases.

Using an anti-HIV drug to tackle sore throats

Sore throats are a problem for many people. With growing antibiotic resistance among the sore-throat causing bacteria, microbiologists are looking for alternative solutions to fight certain pathogens.

Op-Ed: Final injunction assures City College stays open despite threat Special

The City Attorney's Office was very pleased with the final injunction that Superior Court Judge Curtis Karnow delivered on Feb. 17. It ensures that City College will treated fairly in the re-accreditation process.

Indiana's 'baby boxes' could save the lives of unwanted infants

The Indiana House passed a bill this week that would set up "emergency monitored" incubator-like boxes at preselected locations so that mothers could have a way to safely and confidentially give up their unwanted babies.

Mold risk with oat based breakfast cereals

Scientists have warned that oats and oat products, like breakfast cereals, require closer monitoring for fungal toxins. This comes from a review of U.S. oat products, some of which contain a mold-related toxin called ochratoxin A.

Study: Psychedelics improve mental health, reduce suicide risk

Despite the fact that psychedelic substances are classified as illegal in many countries, a large new study has found that lifetime use of them is associated with lower levels of psychological distress and suicidal tendencies.

Tracking down the U.S. measles outbreak

Genetic tests have not revealed the source of the viral outbreak that started in California’s Disney theme parks. The point of origin remains a mystery.

The coffee war rages on: London and New York battle it out

Though the UK has historically been amongst the lowest coffee consumers in the world, coffee culture has enjoyed a rapid expansion here, and now we find ourselves ramping up there with the caffeine-fuelled denizens of New York.

Graphene found to neutralize cancer cells

A team of researchers at the University of Manchester, UK, has successfully targeted and neutralized cancer stem cells with the use of graphene. Scientists now believe this could be used to combat a wide range of cancers.

Second child in the family dies due to pesticide poisoning

It was a sad day for the residents of Fort McMurray in Alberta after a two-year-old boy joined his eight-month-old sister in death due to pesticide poisoning.

New study shows daily Truvada pill cuts HIV transmission by 86%

A UK study of gay men has found that taking a pill called Truvada cuts the risk of HIV infection by 86 percent. The researchers now hope it will play a major role in stopping the spread of the disease.

Resistant malaria moves closer to India border

Parasites resistant to the antimalarial drug artemisinin are spreading through mosquitoes. A new study shows that mosquitoes carrying these parasites are in Myanmar and are heading to the India border.

Facebook up to 2 million advertisers, mostly small businesses

Small to medium-sized business owners know how difficult and expensive it can be to advertise. However, with social media giants such as Facebook, this super platform can be the most viable and popular way for most to reach their targeted audience.