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The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has fined six companies based in Los Angeles and San Mateo counties for ignoring warnings and repeatedly selling imported fruits and vegetables grown with illegal pesticides.

What happens to you as you drink Coca Cola?

Kick back, open a can of Coca Cola (or equivalent caramel colored carbonated soft drink) and take a sip. Ever wondered what is happening as you ingest the sugary fluid? If so, read on...

Plane debris could be from missing Malaysia Airlines flight

Plane debris found in the western Indian Ocean appears to be from a Malaysia Airlines airliner that disappeared with 239 passengers and crew last year.

Ultraviolet light kills germs on some fruits, study says

Simple and inexpensive ultraviolet light technology can kill food-borne pathogens on the surface of certain fruits such as apples and pears, scientists have found.

Drivers keeping their cars longer, forgoing innovations for now

Cars on U.S. roads are older than ever, according to an auto industry report. Drivers are benefitting from increased reliability of modern vehicles and are keeping them on the road longer.

A new craze has people 'vaping' caffeine

Instead of getting their morning hit of caffeine by sipping a cup of coffee, some people are now inhaling it. Caffeine vaporizers deliver a puff of the popular stimulant on the go.

Fast-burning fake palm trees fueled blaze at The Cosmopolitan

Fake palm trees and high winds fueled a poolside fire on a rooftop at The Cosmopolitan hotel-casino on the Las Vegas Strip over the weekend, fire officials said Monday.

Simple therapy helps middle ear problem common to kids

A cheap and simple procedure that seems more like silly game than a medical therapy appears to help young children clear their ears of fluid.

Ferrari officially confirms the new convertible 488 Spider

There has been some big news for Ferrari fans — earlier in the week details were leaked of a Speciale F12 — and now Ferrari confirmed it will release a new Spider droptop version of the 488.

Kroger recalls four everyday spices due to Salmonella risk

Kroger Company, the nation's second-largest supermarket chain, has recalled four different spices, packaged under the Kroger brand name. The recalled products include garlic, black pepper, cinnamon, and even bacon bits.

Mexican cilantro blamed for Texas Cyclorspora outbreak

Human feces and scraps of toilet paper found in fields growing cilantro in Puebla, Mexico is believed to be the likely cause of this year's outbreak of cyclosporiasis in Texas, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday.

World's first transgender modeling agency opening in LA

The world's first modeling agency representing transgender models is going to start operations in Los Angeles, California.

Two patients in Britain test negative for MERS

Two patients in Britain have tested negative for Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS), officials said Tuesday, after a hospital wing was shut down as a precautionary measure.

From building sites to pumpkin patches in Spain's crisis

Five years ago, during Spain's housing boom, Felix Jumbo worked as a builder. Now he digs pumpkins and cabbages in a district where construction cranes once swung.Like millions in Spain, the 51-year-old Ecuadorian lost his job.

Ferrari F12 Speciale to be unleashed in mid 2016

Ferrari is rumoured to be on a revised Speciale version of the F12, a car that will compete in performance terms with the Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 Superveloce and Porsche 918 Spyder.

Fashion designer makes entire collection using small 3D printers

3D-printed fashion is not quite ready to be done at home, but a fashion designer took a step in that direction by making the first fashion collection using 3D printers designed for home use.

Op-Ed: Farm-raised salmon — What you don't know about your fish

I recently wrote a story about salmon farming practices in Chile. I focused on the horrendous amount of antibiotics used by fish farmers, and then I became curious. Why were human-use antibiotics being used at all? Here is what I found out.

Delays found in drugmakers reporting of serious adverse reactions

Drugmakers have delayed reporting serious and unexpected "adverse events" from their drugs, including death, in nearly 10 percent of cases, a study said Monday.

Need for improved awareness of symptoms of dementia

The number of people admitted to hospital, and who show signs of dementia, has increased within the U.K. in recent years. This has triggered calls for better recognition of the condition.

The risks of methyl bromide exposure remain

Methyl bromide is a highly toxic pesticide. Although it is not permitted to be used in areas close to human habitation, incidences of poisoning still occur according to the U.S. CDC.

Rare classic Ferrari expected to sell for $18,000,000

An incredibly rare Ferrari, the SWB California Spider 250 GT, will go on sale at auction in Pebble Beach next month, with an estimate of $16 - $18 million.

Boating tragedy: North Vancouver dentist missing, daughter dead

There has been a boating tragedy in Howe Sound waters off of North Vancouver this weekend. A 60-year-old man is missing and his seven-year-old daughter was found dead in the water, apparently drowned.

Chile's salmon fisheries using high levels of antibiotics

Chile is the world's second largest producer of salmon, behind Norway, putting out 895,000 thousand metric tons of the fish in 2014. But during that same period, Chilean salmon farmers used 1.2 million pounds of antibiotics, up 13 percent from 2013.

French Riviera beach in lockdown as Saudi king comes to town

The Mirandole beach on the French Riviera, which is usually packed with holidaymakers and sunbathers, is eerily quiet as the stretch of sand has been locked down for the lavish visit of Saudi Arabia's King Salman that has riled some locals.

FDA approves pricey new cholesterol-lowering drug

The first of a new class of cholesterol-lowering drugs won FDA approval on Friday. The much anticipated medical advance was met with more questions about the high cost of medications.

Is it time for controls on sugary drinks?

Should controls be placed on the number of sugary drinks children can have and should a general tax be levied on such beverages? These are some the ideas to emerge this month.

Op-Ed: Bad literacy directly affects people’s health and our society

Stop a moment and think about the scandalous fact that, in modern Britain, i.e. one of the richest country on the planet, more than a fifth of 11-year-olds will still be leaving primary school without reaching the basic level in reading.

Op-Ed: No, Peppa Pig is not to blame for your children’s behaviour

A columnist of the Daily Mail told her readers why she had suddenly decided to ban the four-time Bafta-winning cartoon “Peppa Pig” from her home. Is Britain’s top-selling pre-school character as dangerous and evil as the journalist claims it is?

What you need to know about Drowning Prevention Week in Canada

Drowning Prevention Week in Canada has highlighted the importance of keeping children safe by the poolside and by the sea during the summer holidays.

Nigeria beating polio, Africa closer to eradicating disease

Nigeria hit a major milestone — one year with no new polio cases. The country that had the greatest number of cases in the world is poised to eliminate the disease, which paralyzes children, from its borders.

Op-Ed: Empathy vs System — Cambridge music study opens up can of ‘Huh?’

The theory that you can predict people’s thinking by their musical tastes isn’t exactly new. Cambridge researcher David Greenberg has come up with a strangely broad analysis of empathy and systematic thinking based on musical preferences.

Deadly Amoeba found in New Orleans water supply

For the second time in two years, residents of St. Bernard Parish have to worry about their water supply. Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals (DHH) confirmed late Wednesday the presence of Naegleria fowleri amoeba in the water supply.

Toronto sets up anonymous website to track food-borne illness

In an effort to track food-borne illnesses that might go undetected, Toronto Public Health (TPH) has set up an anonymous, confidential and voluntary website called GastroBusters.

French Riviera braces for Saudi royals after beach lockdown

King Salman of Saudi Arabia arrived in France on Saturday for a Riviera holiday, with the closure of the beach in front of his villa incensing local residents.

Selfies and bison don't mix at Yellowstone

The popular trend for taking "selfies," where a scenic photo is ruined or enhanced by a blurred image of the photographer, is not encouraged when snapping bison at Yellowstone National Park in the U.S.

Scientists have developed an eye drop that dissolves cataracts

California-based researchers have developed a new drug, which can shrink and dissolve cataracts — the leading cause of blindness in people worldwide.

McDonald's reports profit overall despite decline in U.S. sales

The world's largest hamburger chain is still looking for the magic formula to beef up its menu and reverse years of declining U.S. sales.

Salmonella linked to pork in eight Washington state counties

Washington state and local health officials are partnering to investigate a number of cases and clusters of Salmonella infections that have popped up in eight counties recently. The cases all appear to be linked to eating pork.

Fiat Chrysler recalls 1.4 million vehicles to stop hacking

Chrysler Fiat is recalling 1.4 million of its vehicles due to a security flaw in its entertainment system, CNBC reports.

Look inside the town built just for self-driving cars

University of Michigan opened Mcity, the world's first controlled environment designed to test connected and automated cars, this week.

Op-Ed: More young people are trying vaping than smoking

More school children in England, aged between 11 and 15, have tried electronic cigarettes than have tried smoking conventional cigarettes, according to government figures.