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Global sustainability projects offer hope for the future

Global examples of sustainability projects, which offer a positive future for the environment, have been identified by an international group of researchers. They gathered examples of positive initiatives from communities around the world for a website they created - Good Anthropocene. These ranged from projects involving community-based radiation monitoring in Japan and ones designed to create healthier school lunches in California, to puffin patrols in Newfoundland that save baby birds from traffic.
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Ryan MaassLIVERPOOL, England, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- The use of nanotechnology in medicine may significantly improve drug therapies for HIV patients, researchers at the University of Liverpool suggest in a
(Reuters) - Merck & Co Inc said its immunotherapy, Keytruda, helped previously treated patients with advanced bladder cancer live longer in a late-stage study, prompting an independent monitoring pane
There’s often a romantic notion that mental illness yields creative genius. And John Green is having none of it. The Paper Towns author, who has been open about his personal experienc
For just 140 characters, a tweet can say a lot.  A new study published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research Public Health and Surveillance found that tweets really might be representative
The idea behind VSED is to peacefully speed up the process of dying, and doesn’t require a physician’s approval or a terminal diagnosis.
NEW DELHI, Oct 21 (Reuters) - The World Medical Association, the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surround
For years, the American Academy of Pediatrics has discouraged any screen time for children under the age of 2. On Friday, however, the group relaxed its stance in a new policy statement.  T
If you want an appointment to see the doctor, try and get one on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday - and avoid mornings, advises Dr Hamed Khan, a GP in Norwood, South London.
Vikki Powell, 30, was finishing treatment for breast cancer when her mother Sandra Goldsmith, 54, was diagnosed with the disease. The pair, from Essex, said they 'laughed in disbelief' at the news.
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The World Medical Association (WMA), the top medical-ethics body, on Friday installed an Indian doctor facing corruption charges as its president, despite controversy surrounding
Stroke victims are having to wait more than four months for physiotherapy after leaving hospital, according to a report. The delays have a ‘devastating’ impact on patients’ recovery.
Working mothers are often said to be distracted. But a new study shows women with children are actually more productive than their childless colleagues, especially if they have more than one child.
SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will encourage banks to play a bigger role in providing the financing required to tackle mounting environmental problems in rural regions, a government official said on Frid
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued.
With a chronic shortage of GPs in Northern Ireland's rural areas, the HSC is under pressure to attract doctors to the country.
TOKYO (Reuters) - An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.6 shook western Japan on Thursday, the Japan Meteorological Agency said, adding that a tsunami warning was not issued.
Stephen DeMont, 60, was getting off his bicycle near Seattle's University of Washington Medical Center last week when he keeled over. Someone called 911 - sending a text alert to nearby medics.
A 94 year old who still works part time as a CPA describes his secrets to living an ideal life. It includes being productive at work, having many family activities, creating happy memories and staying
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Hundreds of snow leopards are killed illegally every year in remote mountains from China to Tajikistan, further endangering the big cats that number only a few thousand in the w
It’s almost bedtime, and just the thought of it kicks off your stress. You really need a good night’s sleep, but when you get in bed your mind goes wild, thinking of yesterday, today, tom
Max Bromson diagnosed with terminal bone cancer in 2012, which left him in constant pain. In July 2014 he took his own life in Adelaide hotel room with euthanasia drug Nembutal.
Offal has alarmingly high levels of a chemical that causes tumours, and concentrations of the chemical - a sialic acid called Neu5Gc - increase during cooking (file photo).
BENGUET, Philippines/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Typhoon Haima, the strongest storm to hit the Philippines in three years, killed at least 12 people and inundated vast tracts of rice and corn fields, offici
A study by Cancer Council Victoria has found women who drink alcohol before their first pregnancy could increase their risk of breast cancer by 35 per cent.
Scientists from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden studied 2,874 adults who had completed a year-long diary about their intake of drinks.
Ten patients with severe knee injuries have undergone the pioneering therapy in Switzerland – with nine showing significant improvements in movement and quality of life.
Cannabis creates a greater mental health risk than any other substance, including class A drugs, scientists have found (file photo).
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong was bracing on Friday for Typhoon Haima with destructive 145 kmh (86 mph) winds at its center, forcing authorities to shut all but essential services in the global fina
Like so many others, I made a decision many politicians don’t think I should have the right to make.
Like so many others, I made a decision many politicians don’t think I should have the right to make.
Huffington Post is proud to partner with American Sleep Association (ASA) to promote sleep awareness. As we gain a better understanding of the importance of sleep, it makes sense for us to ensure tha
Two top lawmakers on Thursday demanded information from a drug company that has raised prices on a leukemia drug.             
A teenage girl with mental health problems describes her "terrifying" experience of being cared for on an adult ward.
Steven Reinberg Using cells from the cartilage in patients' noses, Swiss doctors have successfully made patches to treat 10 adults whose knee cartilage was damaged by injury.

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