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Google fined $170M for YouTube's violation of child privacy laws

According to the settlement , Google and YouTube will get "verifiable" consent from parents before they collect or use personal information from children. FTC Democrat Commissioner Rohit Chopra contended that Google's collection of children's private data was "extremely lucrative" for the search giant.

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UK teen becomes deaf and blind after living off junk food diet

According to a case study published in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine , the boy initially visited his family doctor when he was 14 years old due to tiredness. The boy, 17, who can not be named, went years without eating fruit or vegetables because he was a "fussy eater". In developed countries like the United Kingdom, the most common causes of nutritional optic neuropathy are bowel problems or drugs that interfere with the absorption of various important nutrients from the ...

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MI becomes first state to ban flavored nicotine vaping products

Under the emergency rules the ban goes into effect immediately and covers both retail and online sales for the next six months. Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer ordered the ban this morning saying it was needed to "keep our kids safe and protect the health of the people of Michigan".

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U.S. Open Crowd Boos Novak Djokovic For Retiring From Match

The shoulder injury nearly saw Djokovic retire from his second-round match on Wednesday but the 32-year-old seemed to have recovered by Friday, saying he was almost pain-free after winning in straight sets to reach the last 16. Djokovic does not believe this latest setback to be a long-term issue - he plans to play in Tokyo in four weeks' time - and was defiant when asked in his post-match media conference about his dream of catching Federer and Nadal.

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Boy goes blind at 17 on a diet of sausage and chips

Doctors found vitamin B12 and vitamin D deficiencies, a reduced bone mineral density, low levels of copper and selenium , and a high zinc level. The teenager , who is now 19, has sufficient sight loss to be registered as severely sight-impaired. "[His initial doctors] said it was all in his head".

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ME health officials urge caution amid increase in EEE cases across Northeast

This is the first case of a horse contracting EEE in ME since 2013. Use an EPA-approved repellent, wear long-sleeved shirts and trousers and treat clothing and gear with Permethrin . The virus can also affect specialty livestock, such as llamas, alpacas, emus, ostriches, and other farm-raised birds, such as pheasants, quail and ducks.