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Concentrated marijuana, created by cooking marijuana leaves in a cylinder soaked with butane, is a dangerous new trend that has the authorities in Minnesota worried.

Op-Ed: From Dust Bowl to Nob Hill, a San Francisco socialite remembers Special

To read her book "Peeing on Hot Coals" is like reading something right out of John Steinbeck's "Grapes of Wrath." Pat Montandon, San Francisco's 'Golden Girl' and local TV celebrity has written her seventh book.

Crash investigation focuses on Germanwings co-pilot

Authorities in Germany searched the Montabaur home of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz on Thursday, looking for clues to why the young flier apparently flew a Germanwings jetliner into a mountain in southern France, killing all 150 passengers and crew.

Australians combine to make dress made of beer

Australian scientist Gary Cass and fashion designer Donna Franklin put their heads together and created the first dress made of beer. The creation from the two is set to debut at the 2015 World Expo in May and is sure to create a buzz.

The Trans-Eurasian Beltway could become a reality

The possibility that we could travel overland from New York to Moscow could become a reality, if the head of government-owned Russian Railways has anything to say. The 20,000 km (12,427 miles) superhighway would cost trillions of dollars.

Free dental clinic reaches out to those who cannot afford care

Even with the advent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dental services can be an expensive proposition. The Connecticut Mission of Mercy is trying to help as many people get dental care as they possibly can.

Top tips for shingles pain management Special

Shingles is a painful viral infection: more troublesome and itchy than chickenpox. For adults affected with the virus, the condition lasts on-and-off for a long-time. A top dermatologist has spoken with Digital Journal about dealing with the condition.

Preservation of antibiotics legislation revived in Congress

On Tuesday, Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) reintroduced the Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act (PAMTA), legislation that would ban the non-therapeutic use of eight important classes of antibiotics in food animal production.

Scientists reduce calories in rice by half with simple method

Scientists in Sri Lanka have found an easy way to reduce calories in rice by half. The breakthrough could help in the fight against rising obesity rates by cutting the amount of carbohydrates absorbed into the body.

BBC drops 'Top Gear' host Clarkson over producer attack

The BBC announced Wednesday that it was dropping one of its most popular presenters, "Top Gear" host Jeremy Clarkson, for physically attacking a producer.

Time to control online sales of breastmilk, say experts

Health watchdogs should regulate online sales of breast milk, so prone to contamination that babies may be placed at risk, the BMJ medical journal said in an editorial on Wednesday.

Modi's India on way to banning all beef consumption

The western Indian state of Maharashtra banned the slaughter of cows and the sale and consumption of beef on March 3 of this year. But the ban is beginning to have far-reaching economic repercussions, as some businesses falter.

Peer to peer lenders 'crowd-fund' your debt

A new wave of websites springing up online look to help savers looking for a good return by matching them with the best individual companies or borrowers in "peer-to-peer" lending, creating a mutually beneficial scenario with interest of up to 6%.

Ultrascans show fetuses grimacing, touching face as mother smokes

Observations of grimacing facial movements, face and mouth touching behavior of developing fetuses using 4-D ultrasound scans could reveal the harmful effects of smoking during pregnancy, according to a new study.

India to hold largest yoga meet in China on Intn'l Yoga Day

Come International Yoga Day, India is planning to conduct the biggest global meet on yoga in China, at Dujiangyan in Chengdu, China's Sichuan province.

Alzheimer's Disease: The Six Item Cognitive Impairment Test

With regards health, Alzheimer's Disease, and other forms of dementia, are often uppermost in the minds of aging persons today. Obviously nobody wants their life to end with their mental facilities gradually slipping away.

Beachy Head — Great place to visit, but don't hang over the cliff

Local residents are often taken aback at the audacity of tourists who completely ignore the signs warning of the dangers of getting too close to the edges of the 513-foot white chalk cliffs. People have been known to go over the edge.

Disease carrying mosquitoes could reach the U.K.

Mosquitoes carrying "tropical diseases" could become widespread across the U.K. over the next 20 or 30 years. This is assuming that European temperatures continue to rise.

New snake venom antidote comes from unusual source

Researchers are using the opossum to create a new antidote for venomous snake bites. The venom would be inexpensive to manufacture and it could save thousands of lives globally.

Uber drivers assaulted in Belgium

Uber drivers in Belgium were assaulted by fake clients this weekend, including by at least one cabbie angered by the lower cost rival, Belgian police said on Monday.

Boys with ADHD may benefit from Omega-3, study finds

A small study, involving 80 boys from ages 8 to 14 from the Netherlands, has found a link between the consumption of Omega-3 supplements and a reduction in attention issues.

Spending money on experiences better than purchases, says study

If you've found that you are generally happier spending money on experiences than on material purchases, the latest research backs you up.

Risks sounded about betel nuts

They give a buzz equivalent to six cups of coffee and they are used as a symbol of love, marriage and a cure for indigestion and impotence in many parts of Asia. However, the innocuous looking betel nut is carcinogenic.

Review: Whisky Live serves up a great show in London Special

Whisky Live is an interactive event that tours a number of major cities. On display are a vast range of traditional and new whiskies. There are tastings, master classes and the the opportunity to discuss all things whisky with global experts.

Tetracycline antibiotics disrupt cellular mitochondria

From plants to mice and human cells, tetracyclines lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in studies on animals. This has caused scientists to raise warnings about this class of antibiotic.

Booze or Marijuana — What's best for the kids? A doctor replies

Booze or pot? What would you prefer your kids to take? Neither, you might say. But, faced with the reality that drugs and alcohol are a part of many kid's lives, what should you choose, if you had to? A doctor gives his opinion.

Study finds smartphones and tablets are bad for sleep

We have been warned for years that electronic devices hurt our ability to go to sleep and a new study shows that over-exposure to artificial lighting from tablets, smart phones and e-readers can disrupt your sleep cycle and cause other health problems.

Crowdsource campaign saves Annapolis man’s home

After his wife died, Annapolis resident and retired Navy Academy cook Robert Bennett had to go to court to stay in his home after the couple had signed up for a reverse mortgage that went horribly wrong.

‘MIND’ diet linked to Alzheimer’s reduction

A new hybrid diet developed by researchers in Chicago could lead to reduced risk of Alzheimer’s, even when it is not followed precisely.

Bird flu spreads within U.S. and China

An update on avian flu: China has reported new H7N9 bird flu infections in humans and across the globe, other strains have been detected in U.S. commercial turkey farms.

Manipulating baker's yeast for the best loaf

For baking bread the important step is with consistently adding ingredients in the correct order and in the right quantities. This is according to a new genetic study.

Man proposes to girlfriend for a year and she didn't know it

One man showed his love and dedication for his girlfriend in a video that has recently gone viral. Dean Smith decided on his girlfriend Jennifer's birthday in 2014 that he would spend the next year planning to pop the question without her knowing.

What Do Rihanna, Forever 21 and #Fitness have in common?

U.S. consumers spent $323 billion on apparel, footwear and accessories in 2014 and nearly $2 billion of that can be traced back to the Athleisure trend.

Dubrovnik to New York direct flights, hints U.S. Ambassador

As Croatia looks further afield to expand tourism, the American Ambassador hints at a direct connection from New York to Dubrovnik.

U.S. bill would ban marketing, sale of e-cigarettes to children

A group of U.S. senators is proposing a law banning the marketing and selling of e-cigarettes to children. A recent study showed buying the products is easy for minors.

Alzheimer's test: Mayo clinic finds easy test to detect dementia

Testing for Alzheimer's Disease is an expensive and complicated proposition at the moment but the Mayo Clinic may have a solution. They've released a study this week on a three-part test for dementia that could be done in your physician's office.

Hangover for Bordeaux wines as Chinese demand dries up

Sales of France's famous Bordeaux wines fell sharply last year, winemakers said on Thursday, blaming a poor harvest in 2013 and rapidly slowing demand in China, its main export market.

Op-Ed: Food Insecurity — DiY solutions from rainy day preppers

"Food Security" is a new and well-funded political industry, whose objective is to assess the ability of low-income families to purchase food and/or to find wholesome food to purchase. But what happens in a crisis when trucks can’t deliver?

Egyptian woman dresses like a man for 43 years to care for family

Sixty-four-year-old Sisa Abu Daooh of Luxor, Egypt, was honored "woman breadwinner" award on Tuesday by the Social Solidarity Directorate of Luxor. For 43-years, she dressed and worked like a man to better care for her family.

Coca-Cola pays health experts to say its soda is a healthy drink

A report says that Coca-Cola pays health and nutrition experts to recommend its soda as part of healthy diet and lifestyle although sugary sodas have been implicated in obesity and several health issues such as diabetes and cancer.

Nigerian students build eco-friendly cars for global competition

Joining the global effort to build the world's most fuel efficient vehicles, students from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) have designed cars that will compete against Europe's top car manufacturing nations.