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One consequence of the wider use of antidepressants in society is the effect on being able to conceive a child. The fertility effect has been revealed in new research.

Paris to ban motor vehicles for an entire day

The capital of France will ban motor vehicles for a single day next month. This will allow visitors to experience Paris without motorized traffic.

SF Bay Area home kitchen experts take shot at cooking immortality

Feeding the family isn't only about defrosting or drive-through windows — and certainly not for the dozens of amateur cooks who turned out Saturday to compete for a spot on Fox TV's "MasterChef."

Research: Cocaine prevents from recognizing people's emotions

New research shows that a single dose of cocaine can interfere with a person's ability to recognize other people's emotions.

Vietnam's Ho Citadel — An unlikely UNESCO World Heritage site

Rather than ignore its Imperialist past, the Vietnamese government is embracing it, seeing the value of celebrating the country's history and welcoming tourism. UNESCO has helped out, designating a total of eight locations as World Heritage sites.

Oysters not only harbor noroviruses, but they transmit them, too

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that noroviruses cause almost 21 million cases of acute gastroenteritis in the US annually. Research now shows that 80 percent of all the human strains of noroviruses can be found in oysters.

Introducing a hot dog bun made entirely out of bacon

Soon it will be International Bacon Day, and someone has created the perfect dish for the occasion. Grillocracy created what is known as the Ultimate All Bacon Hot Dog Bun.

Review: Touring the Bombay Sapphire distillery Special

Several distilleries and breweries tack on visitor centers. Few are as integrated and interesting as Bombay Sapphire, which takes guests on botanical journey of self-discovery.

'Cure' for Chernobyl children: Sun, sea, clean air in Portugal

Anya wasn't even born when Chernobyl exploded nearly 30 years ago, but even today its radioactive fallout stalks her and other Ukrainian youngsters growing up near the disused plant.

Water events at Rio Olympics are becoming dangerous to athletes

German Olympic athlete Erik Heil has undergone surgery in a Berlin hospital after contracting a serious skin infection he claims was caused by the terrible pollution in Brazil's Guanabara Bay.

USDA expands recall of pork linked to Salmonella outbreak

Graham, Washington-based Kapowsin Meats has expanded their recall of whole hogs for barbecue to include additional pork products. The company has also suspended operations.

On Lesbos island, tourist comforts clash with migrant needs

On the Greek island of Lesbos, a record influx of desperate migrants has left the tourist sector struggling to help out while still trying to keep its normal clientele.

Interview: Claudine Webb opens up about 'Webby's WowZer Pops' Special

Claudine Webb chatted with Digital Journal about her cake pops hobby, "Webby's WowZer Pops," as well as her inspiration to pursue baking.

‘Pure of spirit' caretaker required for Spanish hermitage

For anyone who is “pure of spirit” and with a good handle on the Catalan language, a unique job is on offer. A hilltop hermitage is looking for someone to act as a caretaker for a year.

Top Mexican chefs take stand against GM corn

Top Mexican chefs urged the president Wednesday to join them in their staunch opposition to genetically modified corn in a country where age-old grains are cherished traditions.

Over 2 million pounds of turkey-bacon recalled by Kraft Heinz

Kraft Heinz Foods Company is recalling over two million pounds of its Oscar Meyer turkey bacon because it may be unsafe. The product could spoil before its "best if used by" date.

Parents: Keeping our homeschool rights Special

Children are going back to school soon. Some of them don't take the bus. Instead, they are educated at home. A new idea? Think again.

Annual tomato battle paints streets of Spanish town red

Thousands of half-naked revellers pelted each other with tomatoes on Wednesday in the town of Bunol in eastern Spain, bathing the streets with red goo in the annual "Tomatina" battle.

Tanorexia: when getting a tan becomes an addiction

On a warm August evening in Madrid a steady stream of tanned customers parade out of a tanning salon -- even in sunny Spain, the need to catch some rays can turn into an addiction.

Smartphone growth creating etiquette challenges

It's OK to use your smartphone walking down the street or on public transportation. But not at a family dinner. And definitely not in church.

Doctors urge caution with plastic wrap and food containers

Recent studies on the hormone-disrupting effects of chemicals found in plastic food containers and wraps have revived discussion about their safety.

Spain detects first case of mosquito-borne chikungunya virus

Spain has detected its first domestic case of the painful mosquito-borne viral disease chikungunya in a 60-year-old man in the eastern province of Valencia, officials said Tuesday.

WHO to study use of sanctions as part of global epidemic response

The World Health Organization said Tuesday it will study the idea of using sanctions to punish countries that do not comply with global health regulations, following widespread failures in the response to the Ebola outbreak.

Op-Ed: Paleo diet should not be carb free

Every few months brings along a new fad diet and one that seems to running is the so called "Paleo diet", which is based on a diet that cavemen may have consumed.

Once again, science tell us butter is better for you than margarine

It's a perennial debate: which is better for you - butter or margarine? And it's been running since the laboratory invented spread appeared to challenge butter for supremacy across a slice of toast.

Time to clamp down on 'soft touch' doctors?

Should doctors who indiscriminately administer antibiotics to appease patients where there is no clinical need to do so be fined? This is the call of a leading health expert.

What will the health of the U.K. population be like by 2040?

Making predictions can be fraught with difficulty; however, working out the main diseases and health threats helps governments to plan ahead. An interesting exercise has been undertaken in the U.K.

Five surprising health myths and half-truths explained

Here are five health-related myths and half-truths, which people still wonder about today — which have been tested in scientific studies.

Americans should know that all beef has dangerous bacteria, study

Consumer Reports tested 300 off-the-shelf ground beef packages and found fecal contamination in every sample and 1 in 10 packages contained drug-resistant bacteria.

Review: Touring The Grove, Watford's boutique hotel Special

The Grove is a five star hotel located in Watford, Hertfordshire, close to London. The hotel is commonly used by golfers, like Tiger Woods, and frequented by actors, such as Tom Cruise due to its vicinity to Leavesden film studios.

Video: End-of-summer recipe ideas you'll want to try Commissioned

As the summer winds to an end, it's time to close out the warm evenings and beach weekends with a summer party idea every seafood lover will enjoy.

Cyclists rides down old Olympic bobsled track

A video of a cyclists riding along the Sarajevo Olympic bobsled track has surfaced. The cyclist captured the footage via a GoPro camera.

Op-Ed: 400m shipping container skyscraper homes for India’s poor?

The idea of skyscrapers of containers comes from an idea by a Spanish design firm called CRG to clear up Mumbai’s hideously overcrowded slums. The choice is the current obscene slums, or these things.

Woman lives on trains because she's sick of paying rent

When passengers exit the train, Leonie Müller stays on it because she lives there. The train is her home and she has no problems with this.

Ring diagnosing sexually-transmitted infections. Does it work?

A startup made a prototype of a thumb ring that can diagnose syphilis and potentially other sexually-transmitted infections with results in minutes. Some of the science may not match up with the ambitious claims.

Abandoned car found at the bottom of 20-foot sinkhole

A $30,000 automobile was found crashed in the bottom of a sinkhole in Toronto in the early morning hours Sunday, according to authorities.

Spain's passion with bull runs claims 10 lives this year

A man has died after being struck by a bull, police said Sunday, bringing to ten the number of people killed in bull runs in Spain this year, one of the deadliest ever for the sport.

Review: The history of aircraft on display in London Special

Nestled away in a corner of North London is the Royal Air Force Museum. The museum contains vast hangers containing the history of aircraft, from primitive flying contraptions to modern Tornado jets.

Review: RAF Museum — Battle of Britain experience in London Special

The Battle of Britain experience is part of the Royal Air Force Museum in London. The museum features many of the aircraft used during the Second World War. This summer Digital Journal paid a visit.

'Brothel' cabarets thrive in breakaway Cyprus statelet

A white stretch limousine pulls up outside a northern Nicosia hospital to drop off cabaret girls for their monthly HIV test, in a breakaway statelet where officially prostitution is illegal.

MIT, Harvard team uncover master switch that controls fat cells

A team of MIT and Harvard researchers found a genetic pathway that controls metabolism by prompting fat cells to store or burn fat, which may lead to the prevention or cure of obesity.
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