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A new technique enables medics to predict if a milk-allergic patient will respond to milk oral immunotherapy (Milk-OIT), with a significant accuracy and detail. This should provide greater comfort to those will milk allergies.

Surviving bleached Barrier Reef coral 'more resilient to heat'

Corals on Australia's Great Barrier Reef that survived bleaching from rising sea temperatures were more resistant to another bout of hot conditions the following year, scientists said Tuesday, a "silver lining" for the embattled ecosystem.

Knowing the signs and symptoms of seasonal depression Special

It’s the time of year when some people start to experience depression due to the lack of sunlight. This is a very real medical condition known as Seasonal Depression or Seasonal Affective Disorder. Dr. Prakash Masand explains.

Heavy fog grounds flights in the Netherlands

Heavy fog over the Netherlands forced at least one airport to close its runways and divert inbound flights Sunday, leaving thousands of passengers stranded, the airports and news reports said.

Bethlehem church mosaics sparkle in time for Christmas

Masked for centuries by the soot of candles and lately by scaffolding, the mosaics of Bethlehem's Church of the Nativity have been restored to their Crusader-era splendour in time for Christmas.

US judge rules Obamacare unconstitutional, Democrats vow to appeal

A federal judge in Texas ruled late Friday that the US health care law known as Obamacare is unconstitutional -- a ruling that opposition Democrats vowed to appeal.

Major investment secured for mental health app

As part of the growing interest with health and well-being apps, there has been an increase in apps offering to assist with mental health issues such as depression. One example is Wisdo, which has secured $11 million in funding.

Wireless controlled ingestible capsule created

Medical technologists have constructed an electronic pill that can relay diagnostic information and release drugs in response to smartphone commands. This is to collect patient information or to allow for the controlled release of a drug.

Life on the shelf: China's bachelors saving face, cash with Mekong brides

Divorced, in his 40s and fearing a solitary future, Zhou Xinsen went online like thousands of other Chinese men to find an affordable and fast solution to bachelordom -- a Vietnamese bride.

Egypt arrests two over nude tourists on pyramid

Egyptian authorities Thursday arrested a camel driver and a woman accused of having helped two Danes scale the Great Pyramid of Giza to take a video and naked photograph, sparking outrage in the country.

Great snakes! Indonesians wrestle with giant python

A viral video showing a gigantic python wrapping itself around an Indonesian villager has secured more than a million views, after locals wrestled with the serpent before successfully caging it.

Egypt probes images of naked couple atop pyramid

Egyptian authorities have launched an investigation into images said to show a naked couple who scaled the Great Pyramid that has sparked outrage in the conservative Muslim country, an official said Tuesday.

Fighting climate change in the shadow of Mount Everest

Formed in the shadow of Mount Everest, the turquoise depths of Nepal's Imja glacial lake would be a breathtaking miracle of nature to behold -- were they not a portent of catastrophic floods.

Essential Science: New drug combination could treat melanoma

Rates of melanoma are increasing worldwide, making it increasingly a matter of medical importance. A new drug combination, which is effective against the skin cancer, could save millions of lives each year.

Curitiba: Brazil's once model city, now frozen in the past

There was a time when Curitiba, a city in southern Brazil of 1.7 million inhabitants, was a model town heralding a future of durable development and urbanism.But that was 20 years ago.

Land of Noah: Armenia's history and culture

Armenia on Sunday holds snap parliamentary polls that were sparked by reformist Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan last month.Here are five points on the culture and history of the tiny landlocked mountainous nation located in the South Caucasus.

Body of murdered British backpacker found: New Zealand police

A body, believed to be that of murdered British backpacker Grace Millane, was found Sunday on the outskirts of Auckland, New Zealand police said.

Dan 'Tito' Davis discusses new 'Gringo' audiobook and technology Special

Dan "Tito" Davis chatted with Digital Journal about his new audiobook for "Gringo: My Life on the Edge as an International Fugitive."

Yemen FM pushes Aden as main airport at UN talks

Yemen's foreign minister on Saturday said the government-controlled city of Aden could be home to the country's main airport, amid talks to reopen the rebel-held international airport in the capital Sanaa.

Could a machine replace a doctor?

Whether an artificial intelligence could replace a medical doctor is both a matter for future conjecture and a hotly contested subject. According to one scientist, technology may have the potential to be more accurate than doctors at making diagnoses.

Foreigners put on alert over French fuel protests

Foreigners were put on alert for possible violence during Saturday's French fuel protests, particularly in Paris, with some embassies warning their nationals to stay well away.

Hummingbirds thrive at innovative Mexico gardens

In a dimly lit corner of a bustling market in Mexico City, vendors of amulets, voodoo dolls and other mystical objects sell tiny, taxidermied hummingbirds as charms to bring luck in love.

Brazil doctors poised for more uterus transplants

Doctors in Brazil who brought about the first-ever birth with a uterus transplant from a dead donor say they have two more women waiting to undergo the same procedure."All the patients that were part of this initial group have already been selected.

Battered solo yachtswoman awaits rescue in Pacific

A British solo around-the-world sailor whose yacht was crippled in a ferocious storm as she crossed the Pacific has stabilised her battered vessel and is awaiting rescue, race organisers said Friday.

Ice is a lifeline for the world's coldest region

Innokenty Tobonov sinks his harpoon into a long block of ice while his helpers expertly push it out of freezing lake waters onto the snow-dusted surface before sliding it towards an idling tractor.

US-Venezuelan tourist killed in Costa Rica: police

A fingerprint test has confirmed the murder of a Venezuelan-born American tourist who had been missing for over a week, police said Wednesday.

Powerful 7.5 quake off New Caledonia triggers tsunami but no damage

A powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck near New Caledonia Wednesday, triggering a tsunami alert and emergency evacuations across a swathe of the South Pacific, but there were no reports of serious damage or injuries.

Moscow's Sheremetyevo airport to bear Pushkin's name

Moscow's main Sheremetyevo airport will bear the name of Russia's greatest poet Alexander Pushkin, according to results of a nation-wide vote announced on Tuesday.A vote had been under way across the country to rename airports in dozens of cities.

Nationwide beef recall grows to 12 million pounds over Salmonella

Arizona-based meat producer JBS Tolleson, Inc. has recalled about 12 million pounds of non-intact, raw beef that may be contaminated with Salmonella Newport, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced Tuesday morning.

Galapagos giant tortoise gene study hints at longevity secrets

Galapagos giant tortoises possess genetic variants linked to DNA repair, immune response and cancer suppression -- providing clues into their longevity, according to a study published Monday.

Q&A: Helping to manage diabetes costs Special

Patients with diabetes pay far more in medical expenditures compared with the general population. In the U.S., the Hispanic population is hit disproportionately. To help address this, Hoy Health have issued Diabetes Management Kits.

Papua New Guinea scrambles to vaccinate as polio returns

Decades after polio was eradicated from Papua New Guinea, the crippling and sometimes deadly disease has returned, leaving doctors scrambling to revive long-lapsed vaccination programmes.

Beware getting too stressed in the evening

Stress is associated with a number of ill-health effects. However, time that stress occurs during a 24-hour cycle appears to exert different effects and this has implications for longer-term health, with stress occurring at night being more dangerous.

The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation celebrates 18 years Special

The Sandy Rollman Ovarian Cancer Foundation just celebrated its 18-year anniversary. Its goal is to raise awareness and funds for ovarian cancer. Emmy-nominated actor William deVry serves as celebrity ambassador of the foundation.

Canopy Growth and Tilray embark on cannabis studies on seniors

The elderly suffer from a range of ailments - from arthritis pain to sleep disorders, while many also take medications for other illnesses. The use of medicinal cannabis in the elderly is now getting some attention through two new studies in Canada.

Boost for U.K. drug discovery AI-led research

The use of artificial intelligence for drug discovery has received an investment boost from Innovate U.K., a funding body established by the British government to strengthen U.K. technologies.

How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

"It's still straightening," said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy. "And many years will have to pass before it stops.

From Biblical to revival: Jordan's desert winemakers

Two Jordanian families aim to put wine from their desert land on the world viticultural map, reviving an age-old tradition that some suggest has Biblical heritage.

Marriott data breach reminds travelers to be on guard Special

With Marriott International admitting that hackers stole about 500 million records from its Starwood Hotels reservation system, travelers need to be on their guard, according to Scott Grissom, Chief Product Officer, LegalShield.

Measles cases soar in Brazil, Venezuela: UN agency

The Pan-American Health Organization on Friday reported a big jump in measles cases in the Americas this year, with Brazil surpassing crisis-hit Venezuela as the nation with the most confirmed cases.

French restaurants often 'lamentable' says top French guide

The standard of French cuisine is on the slide, the head of the authoritative La Liste ranking warned Thursday despite a Paris restaurant being declared the best in the world for the third year running.