Flu and common cold confirmed in sick passengers on Emirates flight to JFK

(CNN)New York City’s Department of Health & Mental Hygiene confirmed Thursday that a majority of the test results from passengers aboard Emirates Flight 203 who reported cough, fever and symptoms of gastrointestinal illness on Wednesday “showed common viruses such as influenza and the common cold.” Roughly 106 of the more…

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Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls in UK self-harm, report finds

London (CNN)Nearly a quarter of 14-year-old girls in the United Kingdom have self-harmed, with many facing overwhelming pressures over how they should look, their sexuality and how they behave, according to a new report by The Children’s Society. The figures, based on data collected in the Millennium Cohort Survey for…

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Asbestos warning for helicopter staff

“Any remaining items in service Sea Kings suspected to contain asbestos are being removed urgently and we are contacting those who may have been exposed in the past, detailing the actions they should take,” the MoD said. Foreign governments and civilian organisations which have bought former UK military Sea Kings…

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Facebook’s ‘Trending News’ tab still exists, and it’s a beautifully empty wasteland

Praise be.Image: pixabay Pustulous Twitter politicking got you down? Look no further for a sweet escape from the 2018 news-hellscape, my friends, than Facebook’s Trending News tab. What?! IN the news tab, you say? Isn’t that where click-hungry press organizations and ill-informed uncles thrive, symbiotically sucking each other’s teats of…

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The cowardice of the ‘Sheep Throat’ op-ed

(CNN)This week, The New York Times took the extraordinary step of publishing an anonymous op-ed by a “senior official in the Trump administration” in which the author described secret efforts to undermine aspects of President Donald Trump’s agenda to avoid catastrophes that might be brought on by his reckless temperament.…

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What does a guitar solo look like if you can’t hear? How a sign language interpreter translates concerts

(CNN)If you showed up late or missed the introduction, you might think she’s the main attraction. Rothschild-Cross travels the country each summer to interpret at festivals and concerts, while fighting against audism, a form of ableism that discriminates against deaf people. What goes into each concert is a mountain of…

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