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3 scientists share Nobel Prize for medicine for work on parasitic diseases
The Nobel Prize for medicine has been jointly awarded this year to three scientists for their work on parasitic diseases.


How can you keep your digital identity safe?
When it comes to identity, most banking services seem to have kept a foot in the Stone Age while the internet changed the world around them. Just opening an account required individuals to show up to a brick-and-mortar branch carrying several different identity documents to prove who they are. Once the account is open, users rely on bank cards and passwords to transact.


Doctor Makes Makeshift Nebulizer for Ill Child Aboard Air Canada Flight
Doctor Khurshid Guru is urging parents of asthmatic children to keep their medication close by in wake of a scary incident aboard a trans-Atlantic Air Canada flight Sept. 18.


8 Ways You Can End Up On the No-Fly List
It’s probably America’s most controversial list. You can be put on it without your knowledge, and getting off it is extremely difficult.


Now arriving: airport control towers with no humans inside
Passengers landing at remote Ornskoldsvik Airport in northern Sweden might catch a glimpse of the control tower — likely unaware there is nobody inside.


5 Tips for planning your commute to see the pope
New Jersey Transit’s message for those who plan to see the Pope Francis in New York or Philadelphia: Plan carefully and buy ride tickets now.


10 Things You Should Never Touch on a Plane
It’s enough to make you want to wear a hazmat suit on your next flight.


Homeland Security Issues New ID Requirements
If your customers are from New York, Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, or American Samoa, head’s up. Travelers from those locations soon will be out of luck if they try to travel using a driver’s license as ID.


Dengue fever: How a mosquito infected millions, and not with malaria
A bite from a single mosquito can result in fever, headaches, and pain. Severe cases can experience a multitude of symptoms including bleeding, shock, organ failure -- and potentially death.


Tourist vs. Food: 8 Places Where if You Can Eat it All, it's Free
If you have a hearty appetite for adventure and an even heartier appetite for food, hit the road and lock horns with these eating challenges. You’ll get a real bargain, a great story, or maybe both.


Here's why you should avoid the free Wi-Fi in tourist areas
If you’re visiting New York and just can’t wait to post that selfie with Elmo and a topless woman to Facebook using Time Square’s free Wi-Fi, it’s best to think again. You may just be leaving your phone data wide open for hackers.


The website that knows what doctors don't
How does a doctor diagnose something they've never seen before? One answer comes in the form of online tool VisualDx, a website and app used by medics to solve clinical conundrums -- in real-time.


Cochin, India is building the first 100% solar-powered airport
India has been making headlines lately with its environmentally-safe transit technology, including its solar powered railways. Now, in another forward-thinking move, Cochin International Airport Limited (CIAL) in Southwestern India will become the first entirely solar-powered airport, according to a press release. The airport is installing a 45-acre solar power farm with 46,150 solar panels, which will generate enough power to run the airport, and then some.


Find Cheap Flights With These 5 Sites
Because cheaper flights=more money for other WAY MORE FUN STUFF. With these sites, and a bit of flexibility in your dates and destinations, you'll be off to an exotic land on the cheap in no time.


Your iPhone will soon be able to track your flight information
Huzzah! iPhone users, you’ll be overjoyed to hear that the latest versions of Apple’s operating system will have yet another feature that’s good for traveling. Apple already announced it would roll out transit directions in Apple Maps and make Apple Pay available across the U.S. and U.K., but there’s a less hyped feature that’s about to make carrying an iPhone on the road even sweeter.


25 common American customs that are considered offensive in other countries
There are a number of customs and gestures that Americans use without thinking twice. But when traveling abroad, they will not only out you as a tourist, but could get you in hot water in other countries.


Animal Bites While Hiking and Camping: Safety Tips
It’s that time of year, and lots of Assist America members are out hiking and camping.  Animal bites, especially envenomations, are a real hazard to anyone spending a significant time outdoors away from developed areas.  While some bites may be nothing more than a nuisance, many can be quite dangerous, especially without proper cleaning and care. 


Airports Get More Friendly for Parents With Young Children
Airports are getting a little more child-friendly, at least for parents traveling with babies and toddlers. The Honest Company, a consumer goods brand, recently started installing automated kiosks stocked with essentials for parents who forgot to bring diapers onto their next flight. The eco-friendly line, founded by the actress Jessica Alba in 2012, has set up nine kiosks at several airports and already plans more.


ASSIST AMERICA CASE FILE: Cervical Spine Surgery in India
Gita* and her son had traveled more than 1000 kilometers from their home in India to visit family.  A few days into the trip, however, Gita slipped in the bathroom, injuring her neck in the process. 


WHO: Trials show new Ebola vaccine is 'highly effective'
A newly developed vaccine against the deadly Ebola virus is "highly effective" and could help prevent its spread in the current and future outbreaks, the World Health Organization said Friday.