UK Flour Will Be Fortified With Folic Acid After UK Government Finally Heeds Call Of Scientific Community

In order to reduce the rates of serious birth defects, all flour sold in the UK will now be fortified with folic acid. The government announcement, reported today by the Guardian, represents a hard-won victory for the many medical organizations and children’s health advocacy groups who have been lobbying for such…

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Britain welcomes the global cannabis revolution

(CNN)The British government has added cannabis to the pharmacopoeia of medicines available to patients on the National Health Service. After the uproar, Javid said in June, “we completely sympathize with the families who have been facing desperate situations as they try to find treatment.” Javid listened to concerns from parents…

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Obama and Trump square off in home stretch of midterm campaigns

Miami (CNN)Two presidents, past and present, dominated the campaign trail Friday, as Barack Obama assailed Donald Trump for “lying” and “constant fear-mongering,” prompting Trump to snap back that Obama had attracted a “very small crowd.” “What we have not seen is politicians just blatantly, repeatedly, baldly, shamelessly lying — just…

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Grit author Angela Duckworth on working smart versus working too hard, when its okay to pivot, and the impact of tech on grit

Today, in San Francisco, at a gathering of roughly 400 women investors and founders organized by the young AllRaise — a growing group of female funders and founders who aim to accelerate the success of their peers —  we sat down with Angela Duckworth. Ducksworth is a psychology professor at the University of Pennsylvania…

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How to create the Killer soundtrack

Image copyright Unloved Image caption Unloved: Soundtracking Eve David’s composing skills were brought in on the advice of Catherine, who was then delighted to discover that his band’s style “just totally worked within our Killing Eve sound world.” “We wanted some power and darkness and quite a lot of humour,…

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Plants and extreme fitness: How one man added years to his life

(CNN)Three years ago, Khaled Al-Suwaidi, now 35, received advice that changed his life forever. He was warned that he might not live much longer. In 2013, he moved back to Abu Dhabi, and in 2015, he took on the role of executive director at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies…

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How to guide your children through the political season

(CNN)Today, when the latest campaign trail gaffe, political scandal, or candidate counterattack goes viral, your kids may hear about it before you do. How will they know whether a claim or a charge is based in fact, an unsubstantiated smear, or typical campaign overstatement? The media plays a huge role…

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