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Judge Orders Leonardo DiCaprio To Testify In $15 Million Defamation 'The Wolf Of Wall Street' Lawsuit

Leonardo DiCaprio has been ordered to testify in the $15 million defamation 'The Wolf of Wall Street' lawsuit. In 2014, former Stratton Oakmont executive Andrew Greene sued over his defamatory depiction in the 2013 film.

Celebrities June 18, 2016

First In 4 Million Years: CO2 Rates In Antarctica Hit 400 PPM

On May 23, the planet reached a new climate change milestone. For the first time in 4 million years, Earth's carbon dioxide concentrations at the South Pole hit 400 parts per million.

Earth/Environment June 17, 2016

Start School Later To Reduce Rates Of Sleep-Deprived Teens, Doctors Agree

Let the young ones sleep. The American Medical Association backs recommendations that classes in middle and high school should not start earlier than 8:30 a.m. to reduce sleep deprivation among teenagers.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2016

Traffic Light Colors Could Help Fight Obesity, Make People Opt For Healthier Food Choices

Stop, look and order. A study finds food items that have calorie contents designated with traffic light colors can help people choose lower calorie meals compared with food menus without any calorie labels.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 17, 2016

Maine Teen With Autism Gets More Than 10,000 Birthday Cards After Online Request

Faith in humanity, restored. A Maine teen suffering from autism receives over 10,000 birthday cards from people all over the world after her cousin posted an online request on Facebook.

Viral June 17, 2016

Six Babies, Fetuses In US Suffer Birth Defects Linked To Zika Virus

Birth defects of six babies and fetuses in the U.S. are linked to the Zika virus. Three infants were born with either microcephaly or brain damage, while three women lost their babies due to stillbirth, miscarriage or pregnancy termination.

Public Health June 17, 2016

Viagra Boosts Blood Flow, Reduces Heart Attack Risk In Men

Viagra not only improves sex life by treating erectile dysfunction, but also boosts the flow of blood and helps prevent heart failure. A new study found that the 'little blue pill' can help prevent heart attacks among male diabetic patients.

Medicine June 16, 2016

Animated Characters Done Right: Top 10 Pixar Movie Characters

Disney and Pixar's 'Finding Dory,' the sequel to the much-loved 'Finding Nemo,' will swim into theaters this weekend. Before that, let’s walk down memory lane and take a look at Pixar's top 10 animated movie characters.

Movies/TV Shows June 16, 2016

Can Charlie Sheen-Endorsed LELO HEX Condoms Be A Game Changer In STD Prevention?

The 'condom of the future' is here and Charlie Sheen is endorsing it. Will the innovative LELO HEX condom be a game changer in sexual health and help prevent HIV?

Biotech June 16, 2016

Walmart Cuts Back-Office Work Across US, Thousands Lose Their Jobs

Walmart is laying off invoicing and accounting workers in 500 U.S. stores in an attempt to become more efficient. The retailer says the affected employees will be given jobs in customer service but will not earn the same wage.

Business Tech June 16, 2016

Kellogg's Voluntarily Recalls Keebler, Famous Amos Cookies For Possible Undeclared Peanut Residue

Where have all the cookies - and snacks - gone? Kellogg Company announced the voluntary recall of several products due to possible undeclared peanut residue, following the wheat flour recall of its supplier Grain Craft.

Public Health June 16, 2016

Antibiotics Can Reduce Breastfeeding Benefits In Babies: Study

Breastfeeding is good for babies but not when taken in conjunction with antibiotics. Prescribing antibiotics to infants reduces the health benefits they can get from their mother's milk, which carries lifelong consequences.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 16, 2016

Beyoncé Supports Flint Water Crisis Relief Efforts, Helps Raise More Than $82,000 For Victims

Beyoncé helps raise over $82,000 for the Flint residents who are still suffering from the city's lead-contaminated water supply. Parkwood Entertainment also presented 'college gifts' to several high school students in Detroit where the check presentation was held.

Public Health June 15, 2016

This New FDA-Approved Weight Loss Device Pumps Food Out Of Your Tummy [Video]

A new surgical weight loss device can help obese patients lose 30 percent of the consumed calories 30 minutes after every meal. The AspireAssist device is designed for obese patients who have failed to lose weight despite various methods except surgery.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2016

Adequate Intake Of Folic Acid During Pregnancy Can Prevent Childhood Obesity

Proper folate levels during pregnancy can prevent childhood obesity, especially among the children born to obese mothers. Adequate intake of folic acid can provide long-term protection to the unborn child.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 15, 2016

Can UAE Space Agency Help NASA Succeed In Sending Manned Mission To Mars?

The U.S. and UAE signed an agreement for joint space exploration and research. Can the new partnership between NASA and the UAE Space Agency help the U.S. space agency succeed in sending a manned mission to Mars?

Space June 14, 2016

Air Pollution Could Increase Mental Illness Risk In Children

Researchers find a link between an increase in air pollution rates and the surge in children's mental illness. Alarmingly, the link persists even in countries with relatively low air pollution levels such as Sweden.

Public Health June 14, 2016

Greenland’s Persistent Ice Melts Improve Tourism Prospects

Greenland is experiencing rising surface temperatures that send ice melt into overdrive. But as the melting rates increase, so does Greenland's tourism prospects, with numbers of cruise and land visitors shooting up.

Earth/Environment June 14, 2016

What Would CDC Do When Zika Virus Hits The US? Send Rapid-Response Teams

The CDC will send rapid-response teams to communities in the mainland and Hawaii when the mosquito-borne Zika virus starts transmitting locally, even if there's only one confirmed case. These teams will help monitor cases and perform lab tests, among other things.

Public Health June 14, 2016

Over Half Of Patients Prescribed With Opioid Painkillers Receive Extra, Many Share Them

Patients are getting more opioid painkillers than what they really need, a new study found. Many share their opioid medications with others and do not receive adequate information on how to properly store and dispose of them.

Medicine June 14, 2016

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