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Source: Global News

8 types of food to avoid if you have irritable bowel syndrome

Tuesday 20:03 GMT

The amount you need, De Santis says, will vary depending on gender, activity level and other factors, but about two to three litres a day is a reasonable guideline to follow.

Should you be one of the millions of sufferers in Canada dealing with IBS and need help managing your food triggers, those usual suspects often include:. It’s possible to find some relief with the help of certain foods as well, De Santis points out.

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Source: Fox News

Dr. Manny Alvarez: The easiest, cheapest thing you can do to avoid getting the flu

Tuesday 21:52 GMT

About half of us get our flu shot to protect against it, while the other half take vitamins and pray they don’t come in contact with one of the season’s nastiest bugs.

Because this more severe strain has dominated the season, the agency has also reported a decrease in the effectiveness of the flu vaccine leading to more hospitalizations. More people jamming emergency rooms and urgent care clinics leads to more widespread circulation of the virus, and so on … you get the picture.

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Source: New York Times

A.N.C. Tells Jacob Zuma to Step Down as South Africa President

Wednesday 07:01 GMT

Top leaders of South Africa’s governing party ordered President Jacob Zuma to step down on Tuesday, saying that his continued presence was eroding the “new hope” felt since the election of new party leaders in December.

His margin of victory over Mr. Zuma’s chosen successor was slim, indicating the deep party split and presaging the difficulties he would face in pressing Mr. Zuma to step down as the nation’s leader before his term expires in mid-2019.

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Source: Common Domain

Avoid giving the worst kind of gift on Valentine’s Day

Wednesday 22:48 GMT

The best Valentine’s Day gift is a surprise getaway or experience, says Pepper Schwartz, a University of Washington professor and author of “Frommer’s/AARP Places for Passion: The 75 Most Romantic Destinations in the World — and Why Every Couple Needs to Get Away.” Aim for “something that shows that you know them — not that you did something generic, but that you did something that even required making a reservation,” she says.

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Source: Common Domain

From dodgy backdrops to nasty airbrushing, avoid these online dating photo fails

Thursday 01:32 GMT

Don’t miss: The worst selfie trends of 2017: Blurry faces, skin lightening and Hollywood smiles. While online daters think their photos are relatively accurate, independent judges rated one third of online dating photos as inaccurate, according to research carried out by Catalina Toma, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

“Men do need to show some resources in their online dating photos and women like a man who at least has taken enough trouble to comb his hair,” Fisher adds. What the picture says: “I just popped to the store for a liter of milk and a bag of sugar.”

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Source: The Guradian

China confirms first ever human case of H7N4 bird flu

Friday 08:07 GMT

A woman from eastern China has been confirmed as the first ever human case of H7N4 bird flu, according to Chinese authorities.

Authorities have been concerned about the possibility of a potentially devastating human bird flu pandemic in Hong Kong since late 1997 when 18 locals were infected with the H5N1 virus, six of whom died. On Wednesday the CHP said it would “remain vigilant and work closely with the World Health Organization and relevant health authorities to monitor the latest developments”.

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Source: NBC News

How to help the Florida school shooting victims — and avoid scammers

Saturday 10:50 GMT

The country is still grappling with Wednesday's deadly mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida that left 17 dead, and many of us are eager to do whatever we can to help those affected.

Bobby Whithorne, director of North America Communications for GoFundMe told NBC News BETTER in an email that the company has “removed campaigns with no direct, personal connection to the victims or the families," and that it is “reviewing every campaign created related to the shooting in Florida and monitoring the platform for all campaigns set up to support individuals and families impacted.” GoFundMe also “guarantees the money raised by those campaigns will be transferred to the right person,” added Whithorne.

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Source: Fox News

Texas church shooter avoided arrest in rape case after investigation languished, records show

Sunday 19:05 GMT

A young woman accused Texas mass killer Devin Kelley of rape in 2013 but he was never arrested after the investigation languished, according to a report.

TEXAS CHURCH SHOOTER DEVIN KELLEY'S EX-WIFE SAYS HE ABUSED AND THREATENED TO KILL HER. The case detective left three voice-mail messages with her and then sent letter four months later that said, “I cannot proceed without your help.” “This was an error of the part of the sheriff’s office,” Comal County Sheriff Mark Reynolds told the AP Friday.

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Source: Fox News

North Korea's failed Olympians hope to avoid dangerous consequences

Today 09:01 GMT

As North Koreans return home this week from the Pyeongchang Winter Games, possibly without any medals, Olympians hope to avoid the gulags — a fate the losers of the 1966 World Cup are believed to have experienced.

Competing in figure skating, skiing and ice hockey — as part of a joint team with South Korea — the country failed to medal in any event, surely disappointing leader Kim Jong Un, whose family allegedly sentenced the failed World Cup athletes to concentration camps for the loss.


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