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The U.S. FDA is warning that injection of corticosteroids into the epidural space of the spine may result in rare but serious adverse events, including loss of vision, stroke, paralysis, and death.

How to deal with the most common allergy problems Special

A leading doctor has said that around 55 percent of people suffer from allergies. Most people are allergic to something, such as pollen, dander, dairy products, gluten, and mold. Digital Journal caught up with the medic to find out more.

Canada: Edmonton worst city for women

Edmonton women have it worse than men in any other major Canadian city, according to a study released Wednesday. Quebec City dominated the ranks at number one.

Spanish Easter parade fail as statue falls from float (Video)

Semana Santa (or saint week) in Spain sees a round of Easter celebrations. Several parades are held, including this Maundy Thursday parade in San Vicente del Raspeig. Turns out float bearers got a little overenthusiastic with their duties.

Video: World's fastest lawnmower

Ideal for Formula 1 buffs to act out their fantasies while getting an otherwise tedious chore done, Honda's issued a lawnmower capable of speeds up to 210 km/h.

Ferry crew desertion like murder, South Korea's president says

South Korea's president said Monday that the captain and some crew members who escaped a ferry that sank with hundreds of vacationers had committed acts "tantamount to murder."

Passive smoking and obesity link

Scientists suggest that there is a link between long-term exposure to passive smoking and a risk of Type 2 diabetes in adults. The diabetes is, in turn, connected with obesity.

Ginseng can treat the flu

Ginseng can help treat and prevent the flu and other respiratory viruses that infect the lungs and breathing passages, according to new research findings.

Op-Ed: Credit cards — How many is too many?

This is a question many credit card users ask themselves. The real answer to the ‘how many’ question is this: it depends.

Why stress is the root of hair problems Special

A little care at the right moment could keep the hair on a lot of heads, and that goes for women too, according to Andrew Bernard.

Ford ready for change in leadership

According to several sources, the man who brought Ford back from the brink of bankruptcy is ready to hand over the reins to the man many have consider the company’s brightest shining star for many years.

Dalmacija Wine Expo 2014: Interview with organiser Zoran Paunovic Special

Croatian wine is on the rise, and this year's Dalmacija Wine Expo will take place in Split for the first time. An interview with organiser Zoran Paunovic.

Make the most of your tax refund

If you're among the lucky folks getting money back from the feds, here are a few ways to ensure you get the biggest bang out of those bucks.

Air Canada says it will fire baggage handlers who threw luggage

A spokesperson for Air Canada said that the company suspended two baggage handlers who were filmed by a man last week throwing baggage down a stairwell. The two will be fired once the investigation is complete, Air Canada said.

Health Canada has company recall batch of medical marijuana

An inspection of Greenleaf Medicinals of British Columbia by Health Canada has resulted in the medical marijuana supplier voluntarily recalling its Purple Kush (Batch PK-10-20-13)) shipment of pot. The recall went into effect April 18.

Op-Ed: Online learning offered anywhere, anytime, any subject

Learning a new skill, or honing current one, is a goal many of us share, and a new business model is bringing students and teachers together online, creating an innovative global approach to how we learn.

Death toll rises to 61 as searchers enter capsized ferry

Divers recovered more than a dozen bodies Sunday from a sunken ferry believed to still contain more than 250 passengers, mostly South Korean high school students on vacation who died Wednesday when the boat they were riding in capsized in the Yellow Sea.

Powdered alcohol aka palcohol is approved for sale in U.S.

The U.S. Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau has approved "palcohol," alcohol that comes in a powdered form. It's expected to hit store shelves this fall.

Stunning sculpture: The Kelpies horse-heads open in Scotland

A major new cultural landmark now graces the countryside in central Scotland as the breathtaking Kelpies sculptures near Falkirk was officially launched Thursday and will open to the public Easter Monday.

Video: First luxury hotel for cats in Paris

Paris cat lovers now have the ideal solution when going away on vacation. A luxury hotel for cats offering everything they need, including luxury rooms, "gourmet" food and even a communal games room. All this plus around-the-clock care and attention.

Super manager Mourinho gets supercar

In international soccer circles, Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has acquired a reputation as a super manager, so Russian collection house Raff House has commissioned a supercar for him and about him.

School official kills self as hopes for ferry passengers diminish

An assistant principal from the high school attended by hundreds of students aboard the South Korean ferry that sank in the Yellow Sea this week committed suicide Friday outside a gymnasium where parents of the presumed victims had gathered.

Video of Air Canada baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases

Air Canada has some explaining to do after a man posted a video of the airline's baggage handlers roughly throwing suitcases several metres down a staircase/ramp. The man was in a plane when he filmed it and he then posted it later on Youtube.

Op-Ed: Violence against healthcare workers ‘endemic’ — New study

The Lancet has published a truly appalling report on the subject of violence against healthcare workers. This is now a global plague, and the prognosis is anything but good.

Vermont first state to pass mandatory GMO food-labeling law

Monsanto and other companies making food with genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are in the habit of winning, of having states and entire countries not require mandatory labeling of GMOs. But not this time, not in Vermont.

San Francisco Supervisor takes precautions to annual 'pot party' Special

At noon this past Wednesday April 16, Supervisor London Breed announced a comprehensive plan to deal with the anticipated, un-permitted “420” gathering in Golden Gate Park.

Photo Essay: Lots of fun at the farm Special

Willows Farm is located in leafy Hertfordshire, a county in England. The farm is aimed at children and attracts hundreds of visitors each day. This Easter the Digital Journal paid a visit.

World's Toughest Job: How does your job compare?

After placing job advertisements for the role, referred to as 'Director of Operations', 24 people applied and interviewed for the world's toughest job which required 135 hour work weeks and no vacations.

Volkswagen recalls 26,000 new cars over possible fire risk

The Volkswagen Group has confirmed that it is recalling over 26,000 brand new 2014-model year cars from across the range over a possible fire risk.

Chelsea Clinton announces pregnancy

Chelsea Clinton, the daughter of former U.S. President Bill Clinton and former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is pregnant with her first child. Chelsea made the announcement at a public event with her mother.

Search for plane debris on ocean surface ending

Authorities investigating the still-unexplained disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 say their search for debris floating in the Indian Ocean is ending and efforts will shift to the seabed.

Study shows fitness trackers help older people lose weight

A study from Wake Forest University in the U.S. shows the use of fitness trackers helps older people to lose weight. The researchers worked with 48 obese persons from 65 to 79 for ten months.

World's most expensive restaurant to open in Ibiza, Spain

If traveling to Ibiza in the Balearic Islands this summer, put around 1,500 euros per person aside for an exclusive meal while you are in town. Yes, that is around $2,075 per head, at what will probably be the most expensive restaurant in the world.

Toyota revamps Camry in face of mounting competition

Toyota is freshening up it top-selling Camry mid-sized sedan for 2015, barely halfway into its current generation cycle, in response to increasing competition from its rivals.

Portland dumps 38 million gallons of water after man pees in it

The city of Portland has emptied out a water reservoir that had been full of 38 million gallons of the city's drinking water. Why? Because video surveillance caught a 19-year-old man urinating into the water.

Study finds couples who sleep close together are happier

A study from the University of Hertfordshire in the U.K. polled 1,000 people about how they sleep with their partner. The study found that the closer couples slept to one another, the happier they are.

Study of young marijuana users' brains shows abnormalities

An American study on young people who use marijuana up to 4 times each week has found their brains show abnormalities that could indicate cognitive problems. The study was published in the Wednesday issue of the 'Journal of Neurosciences.'

New study finds casual pot use alters the brain

Young adults who occasionally use pot show abnormalities in two key areas of their brain related to emotion, motivation, and decision making, new research reveals.

Spanking children may encourage more bad behavior, study says

A new study into the effects of corporal punishment on children suggests that spanking a child encourages them to misbehave more often.

Hospital visits fell when seniors got drug coverage

Eleven years ago Bob Bennett, then a Republican senator from Utah, made a fiscal sales pitch for including prescription drugs in Medicare coverage for seniors.

Are diamonds the new gold? Promoted

Read how diamonds are attracting the eyes of investors and turning heads in both the business and tech markets as some key players dabble with creating man-made diamonds.
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