Is she Photoshopped? In France, they now have to tell you

Is she Photoshopped? In France, they now have to tell you

From Sunday, in France, any commercial image that has been digitally altered to make a model look thinner will have a cigarette-packet style warning on it. "Photographie retouchée", it will say, which translates to "edited photograph". It is hoped the change will help protect both models and those who see ads from eating disorders.

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Yemen’s man-made cholera crisis is now the worst outbreak on record

Yemen's man-made cholera crisis is now the worst outbreak on record

The cholera outbreak in Yemen is set to become the largest epidemic since records began, British charity Oxfam has said. Yemen descended into a full-blown civil war in March 2015, and has been suffering from a cholera epidemic since March of this year. Charities had already warned the crisis is the fasting-growing cholera epidemic in history, and have said the number of cases will soon overtake the total of 754,373 cases recorded in the aftermath of Haiti’s 2010 earthquake. Experts believe it will hit a million by November.

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Caffeine and Parkinson’s: One researcher, two studies, and opposite results. What happens?

Caffeine and Parkinson’s: One researcher, two studies, and opposite results. What happens?

In August of 2012, Ronald Postuma, MD, a neurologist from McGill University, performed a study along with several coauthors which suggested that caffeine improves debilitating movement symptoms in people with Parkinson’s disease.

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Success Is Not A Single Moment. It’s A Journey.

Success Is Not A Single Moment. It’s A Journey.

I think that a lot of people believe that success — and the moment it finally happens — is a definable event.
One day you’re average, and the next day you’re a massive success.
In my experience, that’s not the case. It’s really just a slow, deliberate journey.

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CRISPR used to peer into human embryos’ first days

CRISPR used to peer into human embryos' first days

Gene-edited human embryos have offered a glimpse into the earliest stages of development, while hinting at the role of a pivotal protein that guides embryo growth. The first-of-its-kind study stands in contrast to previous research that attempted to fix disease-causing mutations in human embryos, in the hope of eventually preventing genetic disorders. Whereas those studies raised concerns over potential ‘designer babies’, the latest paper describes basic research that aims to understand human embryo development and causes of miscarriage.

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Donald Trump is ‘the most dangerous man in the world’, claim leading psychiatrists

Donald Trump is 'the most dangerous man in the world', claim leading psychiatrists

Donald Trump is “dangerously mentally ill”, a group of experts and commentators has claimed. Led by Yale psychiatrist Dr Bandy Lee, 27 writers hold forth in a new book that also claims “his madness is catching”. The Trump presidency, the authors assert, “has created unprecedented mental health consequences across our nation and beyond”. But not all of the 27 are psychiatric or psychological professionals; the roster includes linguist and media analyst Noam Chomsky, and journalist Gail Sheehy.

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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

DNA surgery on embryos removes disease

Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC. The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three billion "letters" of our genetic code. They altered lab-made embryos to remove the disease beta-thalassemia. The embryos were not implanted.

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