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Serena Williams WOWS as she strips topless on social media for a good cause

Serena Williams WOWS as she strips topless on social media for a good cause

Entertainment
The Wimbledon tennis champ was stripping off on the official Serena Williams Instagram page yesterday.New mum Serena, 37, admitted she was out of her “comfort zone” as she stripped topless for a breast cancer awareness campaign.Crossing her arms over her chest in the clip, Serena sang a rendition of I Touch Myself by rock bank the Divinyls.The powerful campaign is in aid of raising money for Breast Cancer Network Australia – and to encourage women doc regular check themselves for signs of the disease. Related Articles “You are an inspiration” Instagram user Serena looked sensational in the video, as in-keeping with her lack of clothes, Serena also completely ditched the makeup, allowi...
Rising global temperatures to cause insect crop losses, food shortages: Study

Rising global temperatures to cause insect crop losses, food shortages: Study

Technology
Rising global temperatures are leading to a boom in the number of insects devouring crops worldwide, and could cause future food shortages, says a study published last week in the journal Science. According to researchers, the global yield losses of wheat, maize and rice crops to pests, particularly in the temperate northern regions of the globe, are projected to increase by 10 to 25 percent per degree Celsius increase of global mean surface warming. "The impact of insects because of climate change could be at least as great and perhaps greater than the impact of climate on crop itself directly," Josh Tewksbury, a research professor at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and one of the authors of the study, told ABC News. "The major finding is that we're underestimating the degree to w...
What is PANDAS, the disorder some say can cause extreme behavioral changes in kids?

What is PANDAS, the disorder some say can cause extreme behavioral changes in kids?

Health
Alexia Baier was an eager-to-learn, 4-year-old girl beginning pre-K in a suburb outside of Chicago. She thrived academically -- counting, painting and playing with other children. But five months after starting pre-K, she was infected with a bacteria that several millions of people get every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The bacteria, group A strep, caused Alexia to get strep throat, a condition children usually recover from easily with treatment. After 10 days of antibiotics, the infection disappeared but so did Alexia's bubbly personality. Within two days after completing antibiotics, Alexia began showing behavioral changes at home and eventually at school. She suddenly became defiant and explosive. "It was a lot of screaming, a lot of hitting and...
Tea towels 'can cause food poisoning'

Tea towels 'can cause food poisoning'

Health
Multi-use of tea towels is putting households at risk of food poisoning, research suggests.Scientists from the University of Mauritius examined 100 towels that had been used for a month. They found E.coli was more likely to be found on towels used for multiple jobs, such as wiping utensils and cleaning surfaces, as well as drying hands.It was also more likely to be found on damp towels or those in households where meat was eaten. Multiple use increases the chance of cross-contamination of potential pathogens that can spread bacteria and lead to food poisoning.The government recommends washing or changing dish cloths, tea towels, sponges and oven gloves regularly and letting them dry before re-use. The research is being presented at the annual meeting of t...
Noel Edmonds 'negative thoughts cause cancer' comment sparks backlash

Noel Edmonds 'negative thoughts cause cancer' comment sparks backlash

Entertainment
Noel Edmonds cancer comments have landed the Deal or No Deal presenter in very hot water on Twitter.The presenting stalwart has become known in recent years for being very outspoken on a range of topics – such as his call to scrap TV licences – and he has landed himself in the firing line once more.In 2016, he posted a controversial tweet in response to a cancer patient – he said that the disease was caused by a "negative attitude".At the time, Noel clashed with Phillip Schofield on This Morning after revealing his medicine to battle prostate cancer was little more than a yoga mat and positive mindset.He also said being a victim of fraud, which led him to attempt suicide after his business was destroyed, left him with "negative forces" that "imp