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Source: The Guradian

Instagram urged to crack down on eating disorder images

09-Feb-2019

Images promoting potentially life-threatening eating disorders are thriving on Instagram and need to be cracked down on in the same way as graphic self-harm images, leading charities and experts have said.

Jade, 19, has experienced an eating disorder since she was 11. “When my eating disorder and depression were at their worst, I scoured apps like Instagram to find these images which only worsened my self-image.

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Source: Fox News

Drinking urine: Can it help?

09-Feb-2019

Besides, there are far more pleasant ways to maintain good health than drinking urine or putting it on your skin.

According to one case study published in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology, urine therapy has been used in the past by ancient Greeks and Egyptians. Currently, the practice is popular in Asia, South America and the Middle East as a “wonder therapy” for conditions like acne or even cancer.

2 Articles
Source: Global News

Instagram bans ‘graphic’ self-harm images after teenager’s suicide

Saturday 19:59 GMT

“Over the past month, we have seen that we are not where we need to be on self-harm and suicide, and that we need to do more to keep the most vulnerable who use Instagram safe,” said Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, in a statement on Thursday. This comes just weeks after Molly’s father, Ian Russell, told the BBC that he has “no doubt” Instagram helped kill his daughter.

After her death, Molly’s parents explored her Instagram account and were shocked to have easy access to graphic material about depression, suicide and self-harm.

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Source: Global News

Instagram bans ‘graphic’ self-harm images after teenager’s suicide

Saturday 19:59 GMT

“Over the past month, we have seen that we are not where we need to be on self-harm and suicide, and that we need to do more to keep the most vulnerable who use Instagram safe,” said Adam Mosseri, the head of Instagram, in a statement on Thursday. This comes just weeks after Molly’s father, Ian Russell, told the BBC that he has “no doubt” Instagram helped kill his daughter.

After her death, Molly’s parents explored her Instagram account and were shocked to have easy access to graphic material about depression, suicide and self-harm.

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Source: The Guradian

What does legalizing cannabis mean for children?

Tuesday 08:04 GMT

Dr Peter Grinspoon, an instructor at Harvard Medical School and board member of Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, said decisions about recommending cannabis for children were “taboo and emotionally charged”.

The incident, which emerged last month, captures the concerns of legalization opponents who fear easier access will lead to increased use among children, in this case facilitated by what the California medical board called “grossly negligent” doctoring.

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Source: Global News

Huawei’s charm offensive around the world raises hard questions amid spying allegations

Thursday 13:36 GMT

Shanthi Kalathil, director of the National Endowment for Democracy’s International Forum for Democratic Studies, sees Huawei’s charm offensive dovetailing with broader efforts by China to influence the global debate on the government’s surveillance and censorship it uses.

Trade minister expects Canadian business interest in China to slow amid diplomatic spat. “We are shocked or sometimes feel amused by those ungrounded and senseless allegations,” Liu told the reception guests, adding that the company is “willing to accept the supervision” from governments in Europe, Huawei’s biggest market after China.

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Source: BBC

RBS warns of Brexit harm as profits double

Today 08:04 GMT

Asked how the bank is preparing for a no deal Brexit, Mr McEwan told the BBC: "For those businesses that are a bit concerned they may have to pre-buy a number of raw materials for their production, we've put aside £3bn for what we call a Growth Fund".

The Royal Bank of Scotland brand was the bottom of 16 banks for overall service quality for personal customers in Britain, and 13th out of 14 for satisfaction among small business account holders.


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