How to help on Giving Tuesday

“If you have a little bit of money left, it’s great to donate. But it’s equally about doing something kind and talking or posting on social media about good causes.” How can you help? Giving Tuesday recognises any form of goodwill but one way is to spare some time. Solomon…

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Does your gut need probiotics after antibiotics?

If you take antibiotics, there’s a good chance you’ll also get diarrhea. But the answer is more complicated. There is currently some evidence that taking probiotics can prevent antibiotic-associated diarrhea. This effect is relatively small, with 13 people needing to take probiotics for one episode of diarrhea to be averted.…

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Here’s the political news you missed this holiday weekend

Washington (CNN)For many Americans, the Thanksgiving holiday is a time to unplug from the news of the day and enjoy a home-cooked meal with family and friends. In a striking break with tradition, the President used his Thanksgiving morning call with troops stationed around the world to weigh in on…

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Thousand Oaks gunman used smoke grenades to create chaos, then waited to ambush police

(CNN)The gunman in the mass shooting at a bar in Thousand Oaks, California, entered the building and opened fire, tossed multiple smoke grenades to sow chaos and then sat in wait to ambush responding law enforcement officers, officials said on Tuesday. “We are no closer to determining that today as…

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