Parents Find Kidney Donor for Daughter Through Facebook

Most people use Facebook to stay in touch with friends. Increasingly, however, social media are proving to be useful in fulfilling other more urgent needs. The desperate parents of a 2-year-old girl with a crippling kidney disease have found a donor by posting an appeal on Facebook.


Kids' Happiness Doesn't Depend on 2 Natural Parents, Says Study

Relationship quality key, not whether you live with stepparent, single parent or 2 natural parents.



Yoga Big on West Coast, Chiropractors Popular in Midwest

U.S. study shows geographic trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine.



UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador David Beckham meets children in typhoon-ravaged Tacloban

David Beckham made Valentine’s Day cards with child survivors of Typhoon Haiyan at a UNICEF-supported child-friendly space at one of Tacloban’s major evacuation points.


Country of origin labelling rules for pigs and poultry need beefing up, say MEPs

A European Commission proposal that would allow pork to be labelled as “reared” in an EU country even if the pig had spent only four months there was rejected by Parliament on Thursday. MEPs argued that origin labelling rules for fresh, chilled and frozen meat of swine, sheep, goats and poultry should be modelled on the stricter ones already in place for beef, so as not to mislead consumers.


Transdniestrian settlement talks in Kyiv conclude with decisions on freedom of movement, pensions and social assistance, waste facilities reconstruction

The official negotiations on the Transdniestrian settlement process in the 5+2 format, Kyiv, 26 November 2013.


Internal market MEPs tighten up product safety and market surveillance rules

Consumers should be given more information about the goods they buy, including where they were produced and whether they have been properly tested, and potentially dangerous goods should be taken off the market faster, said the Internal Market Committee on Thursday. The committee endorsed two draft laws stepping up product safety requirements and market surveillance rules.


100 UNESCO countries adopt measures to reinforce clampdown on doping in sport



New Zealand: Parents and teachers back up Labour's rejection of charter schools

Maori School


Messy Office a Fertile Ground for Creative Mind: Study

Neat desk tied to positive behaviors, but untidy workspace may encourage thinking 'outside the box.'