Feb 8, 2017

Iranian baby with heart defect admitted to Portland hospital

An Iranian infant in need of life-saving heart surgery arrived Tuesday at a Portland hospital with her family after being temporarily banned from coming to the U.S. by President Donald Trump’s immigration orders. Iranian doctors told the child’s parents weeks ago that she needed ...

Feb 6, 2017

One in 14 Catholic priests accused of abuse in Australia

Seven percent of Catholic priests were accused of abusing children in Australia between 1950 and 2010 but the allegations were never investigated, “shocking and indefensible” data showed Monday during an inquiry into pedophilia in the church. The Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child ...

Feb 5, 2017

'Third-hand' smoke residue may harm infants: study

The first solid evidence that smoking causes cancer came in the 1950s, followed decades later by revelations that “second-hand” smoke also harms health. On Friday, scientists issued a warning about what they call “third-hand” smoke (THS) — the sticky residue from tobacco puffing that ...

Porn 'tube' sites threaten children and actors, critics say

Jan 29, 2017

Porn 'tube' sites threaten children and actors, critics say

A new documentary claims that pornography has got “uglier and nastier,” with actors forced to shoot more hard-core films for less since the explosion of free-to-view internet sites like Youporn and Pornhub. “Pornocracy,” made by Ovidie, a former French porn star turned director, claims ...

Jan 24, 2017

Sex toys 'safer' than kids' toys: Swedish study

Fewer sex toys contain dangerous chemicals than children’s toys, a Swedish inspection authority said in a report published on Monday. In its study conducted in 2016, 2 percent of the 44 surveyed sex toys that had been imported to Sweden contained banned chemicals, the ...