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Japan scientists grow drugs in chicken eggs

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Japanese researchers have genetically engineered hens whose eggs contain drugs that can fight serious diseases including cancer, in a bid to dramatically reduce the cost of treatment, a report said Monday. If the scientists are able to safely produce “interferon beta”, a type of protein used to treat illnesses including multiple sclerosis and hepatitis, by
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Californians to say ‘cheers’ at hair salons in 2017

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Come Sunday, Californians will legally be able to raise a glass of alcohol while getting a haircut or beard trim at beauty salons and barbershops. Although the practice of offering complementary wine and beer at such establishments has been going on quietly for years, the new legislation, which goes into effect in 2017, will make
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Kat Von D unveils new eyeshadow palette and lipstick shades

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The tattoo artist, TV personality and entrepreneur has added a new “Pastel Goth” palette and 25 new lipstick shades to her makeup line. Having teased the packaging several weeks ago, on December 29 Kat Von D used Instagram to finally reveal the colors in the brand’s new Pastel Goth eyeshadow palette: a selection of eight-highly
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Chefs pronounce the food trends of 2017

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House-made charcuterie and street food are in. Quinoa, and vegan cuisine, are out. So say the results of the latest food trendspotting report, which polled nearly 1,300 professional chefs in the US for their annual “What’s Hot” list for 2017. For the list, chefs — all members of the American Culinary Federation — were asked
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Aleppo soap makes leap from souk to Paris suburb

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A collateral victim of the Syrian war, Aleppo soap has found a sanctuary far from the ruined city whose elegant souks, many now reduced to rubble, have made the coveted green bars for centuries. In an industrial zone on the outskirts of Paris, a Syrian master soapmaker is carrying on the tradition, mixing olive oil
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Kids’ characters to vanish from unhealthy Dutch foods

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Famous children’s characters such as Dora the Explorer may soon disappear from some commercial food packaging in The Netherlands to discourage unhealthy eating habits, food industry representatives said Thursday. The decision was made after “public debates on the impact of advertising targeting children” as “obesity is a problem over which the food industry is greatly
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Protein and salt promote post-meal sleep, study finds

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A study, published in the journal eLife, has investigated how what we eat can affect post-meal sleepiness and nap length. The researchers, based in the US, found that meals high in protein and salt could promote sleep and lead to longer naps. According to researchers at the Scripps Research Institute in the USA, what we
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Estee Lauder eyes millennials with $1.45 bn Too Faced buy

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US cosmetics maker Estee Lauder on Monday snapped up the beauty products brand Too Faced, beloved by the younger demographic, for $1.45 billion in its biggest acquisition to date. The deal aims to “strengthen the company’s leadership position in the fast-growing prestige makeup category globally, increase the company’s consumer reach in the specialty-multi channel, and
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A happy sex life comes with hard work

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“Your sex life is like a garden, and it needs to be watered and nurtured to maintain it, says a new study,” said researcher Jessica Maxwell from the University of Toronto. These “sexpectations” the need to work on sexual growth or rely on sexual destiny are so powerful they can either sustain otherwise healthy relationships
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8 ways to get pregnant faster

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Now that you’ve planned and made up your mind to get pregnant, you wish it happens as soon as possible! However, don’t get impatient if it takes time. There are a couple of things you should do and some things that you should avoid to increase your chances. 1. Know your cycle. Knowing your cycle
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