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The SeniorArk.com editor is Christian, a member of the Presbyterian Church. But we are deeply concerned about the 60+ year oppression of the Palestinians by Israel, and will from time-to-time call attention to this immoral and criminal behavior. Israel's illegal and immoral treatment of Palestinians, and the daily theft of their homes and land, must end. These 'crimes against humanity' need to cease. Compare the way the Nazis treated the Jews, and there appear to be similarities with what is happening to the Palestinians in 2015. We Americans are giving billions $$ to aid and abet Israel in this treatment.   We urge you   to do the research, and compare for yourselves. Then, let your feelings be known to your Congressional Rep, your Senators, and the President.


As Homes in West Bank Settlement Are Demolished, Netanyahu Approves More

New York Times - August 3, 2015
JERUSALEM - After an Israeli court ruled on Wednesday that two apartment blocks in a West Bank settlement had been built illegally and ordered them demolished, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu authorized the immediate construction of 300 more ...(The illegal Israeli activity continues against Palestinian land ownershp.)

French Minister Warns Against Israeli Settlements

Eurasia Review- Reposted August 3, 2015

French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius on Saturday urged the resumption of Middle East peace talks, AFP reported. The French minister also ...

Israel fails to protect Palestinians from settlers: Rights group

Press TV - Reposted August 3, 2015

This file photo shows armed Israeli settlers in the West Bank city of ... Israelis live in over 120 settlements built since Israel's occupation of the ...

Vatican officially recognizes the 'State of Palestine'

Washington Post - Reposted August 3, 2015
The Vatican concluded a treaty Wednesday that formally recognizes Palestinian statehood, a step that immediately drew criticism from the Israeli government and a warning that it harms the Middle East peace process.

Netanyahu's win: A resounding loss for Israel's security

Haaretz - Reposted August 3, 2015

In his desperate and successful bid to keep his post, the panic-stricken prime minister has left the security establishment with a whole slew of dangers. (SeniorArk adds: With help of U.S. Republicans, a terrorist won the Israeli election. Our President must send a message that if Israel attacks Iran, and Iran retaliates, we will not come to their rescue. Netanyahu shows no concern for American long-term security, and we should show the same lack of concern for them.)

Israel police say Jewish settlers stone US consular officials during West Bank visit

6Haaretz - Reposted August 3, 2015

For a country that insists it's done nothing wrong, Israel sure acts like it has something to hide.

Israel drops aerial bombs on densely-populated areas, thereby leading to the indiscriminate killing of innocent civilians? Not possible, Israel has the most moral army in the world. Israel demolishes the homes of Palestinian terrorists and their families, in violation of international law? Irrelevant, Israel has the most moral army in the world. For a country that frequently boasts about its own morality, though, Israel sure does everything in its power to avoid its good deeds seeing the light of day.

Israel is losing its friends in the world

Financial Times - August 3, 2015

Britain's parliament voted the other day to recognize the state of Palestine. The decision will not change anything on the ground in the West Bank or Gaza.

When it comes to its morality, Israel prefers not to be tried

Haaretz - Reposted August 3, 2015

For a country that insists it’s done nothing wrong, Israel sure acts like it has something to hide.  (SeniorArk.com favors cutting off all U.S. aid to Israel until these illegal "settlements", also known as Israeli "land thefts", end.)

Israel to expropriate (STEAL) West Bank land around...

Daily Times - Reposted August 3, 2015

JERUSALEM - Israel announced on Sunday that it will expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the occupied West Bank, angering the Palestinians and alarming Israeli peace campaigners.

White House: 'deep concern' over new settlement units  (Not deep enough, White House!)

Ynetnews - Reposted August 3, 2015

With tensions between Jerusalem and Washington running high, White House says Israel's announcement of some 400 new settler housing units undermine efforts to achieve peace. (For years Israel has stood with it's hand out for money, while at the same time smacking the U.S. with the other hand. This MUST END. This illegal and immoral behavior did not begin with Obama, but has shown itself for decades.







West Nile virus season is upon us, how bad could it get?

Outbreak News Today - Posted August 3, 2015
After the first human West Nile virus (WNV) case was reported in May in Harris County, Texas and cases trickled in for a couple of months, it appears that WNV season is in full swing with cases being reported from multiple states on a daily basis.

Zimbabwe Officials Say Another American Illegally Killed a Lion in an ...

New York Times - August 3, 2015
A prominent American gynecologist illegally killed a lion in an authorized hunt this year in Zimbabwe, wildlife authorities there said Sunday.

How 2016 turned into a game for billionaires

CBS News - August 3, 2015
The 2016 election cycle is already shaping up to be the most expensive in history, following on a trend of massive campaign expenditures in the last few years.

Obama's New Climate-Change Regulations to Alter, Challenge Industry

Wall Street Journal - August 3, 2015
WASHINGTON—A new rule mandating the first-ever federal limits on power-plant carbon emissions aims to change the way Americans make and consume electricity, accelerating a shift already under way toward cleaner fuels, renewable energy and ...

Giant Snails the Size of Tennis Shoes Are Waging Terror in Florida

TIME - August 3, 2015
Giant African snails that can grow to the size of a tennis shoe are thriving in southern Florida, eating hundreds of plant species and even the stucco off houses more than four years after the state launched a $10 million program to eradicate them.

Lion hunter's guide: Hunt went "wrong from the beginning"

CBS News - August 1, 2015

Authorities in Zimbabwe say they will seek extradition of Dr. Walter Palmer, the Minnesota dentist who killed Cecil the lion, a well-known animal beloved by tourists and wildlife experts. Read "Psychology Today" observation: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/animal-emotions/201302/recreational-hunting-would-you-kill-your-dog-fun

Scorching 'heat dome' over Middle East sees temperatures soar to 165F in Iran

Telegraph.co.uk - August 1, 2015

Iran is buckling under the pressure of a massive heatwave passing across the Middle East, with temperatures soaring to nearly 70C.

Elite conservative moneymen remain on sidelines in 2016 race

CNN - August 1, 2015
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Kentucky, officially announced his presidential bid April 7 at a rally in Louisville. Paul is the son of former presidential hopeful Ron Paul of Texas.

Trans-Pacific Partnership: Australia walks away from deal

The Australian - August 1, 2015
The Abbott government yesterday maintained the world's biggest regional trade deal, for the Pacific, was still within reach despite Australia walking away empty-handed from the latest talks.

Texas trooper who arrested Sandra Bland had been warned over conduct: AP

Reuters - August 1, 2015
The Texas trooper who arrested a black woman later found hanged to death in jail was warned about his "unprofessional conduct" in 2014, according to documents obtained by the Associated Press.

Plants send out stress signals just like animals, scientists find

Washington Post - August 1, 2015
Plants can't feel pain or hunger like animals, but their cells can communicate stress in a way that's not so different from what animals do, scientists have found.

Blue Moon of 2015 Thrills Skywatchers: Photos

Discovery News - August 1, 2015

The second full moon of July wowed skywatchers around the world - and even in space - on Friday, offering the lunar treat of a so-called Blue Moon that won't be seen again until 2018.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is in the process of allowing home-bound seniors and the disabled, to access benefits from the supplemental ..

Paralysis Reversal Treatment Restores Leg Movement In Paralyzed Patients

Immortal News - August 1, 2015
Common treatments for paralysis, including but not limited to surgeries such as lumbar decompression surgery, tend to be extremely risky.

Three Dead, 42 Hospitalized In Legionnaires' Outbreak In The Bronx

Gothamist - August 1, 2015
Three people have died in an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease that has sickened dozens in the Bronx since July 10th, according to authorities.

Five subtypes of prostate cancer identified, paving way for more personalized ...

Washington Post - July 30, 2015
Through genomic profiling of 259 men with prostate cancer, scientists have identified five groups of prostate cancer with distinct DNA signatures.

New Study Examines Difference Between High- and Low-frequency Spinal Cord ...

Pioneer News - July 30, 2015
Spinal cord stimulation is nothing new, but a new study suggests that maybe we have been approaching it the wrong way; or rather, that maybe we have more to learn about it.

Obama signs executive order to build world's fastest supercomputer

CNN - July 30, 2015
China's Tianhe-2 became the fastest supercomputer in the world in 2013, beating the American Titan. Obama thinks it's time to bring that title back home.

Economy bounces back: GDP grows 2.3% in second quarter

USA TODAY - July 30, 2015
The U.S. economy bounced back in the second quarter on stronger consumer spending, exports and home construction, and its performance in the first quarter wasn't as feeble as initially believed.

How Donald Trump hurts every GOP candidate, except one

Christian Science Monitor - July 30, 2015
Donald Trump's penchant for controversy stands in sharp contrast to the more restrained approach favored by former Florida governor Jeb Bush.

Boeing chairman: We're considering moving parts of company to other countries

MyNorthwest.com - July 30, 2015
Outgoing Boeing CEO Jim McNerney delivered a bombshell, adding to the controversy over the Export-Import Bank. (AP). Comments. Share.

China Accuses US of Militarizing South China Sea

Voice of America - July 30, 2015
China's Defense Ministry Thursday accused the United States of "militarizing" the South China Sea by staging patrols and joint military drills there, leading to raised tensions in the disputed region.

President strikes a chord with women in Kenya

Florida Courier - July 30, 2015
NAIROBI, Kenya - Esther Nduta dreamed of finishing school and starting a business, but her parents took her out of school when she was 14 because they couldn't afford the fees.

Don't bother with Microsoft Windows 10 until you read this

Computerworld - July 30, 2015
Wait, doesn't it always make sense to download something for free? Microsoft released their brand new operating system this week, and you can grab it at no cost, but make sure you know exactly what you are getting into before you upgrade.

Cecil the Lion: What Could Happen to Walter James Palmer and Hunters?

NBCNews.com - July 29, 2015
The killing of the beloved lion Cecil by an American tourist hunting big game in Zimbabwe has outraged animal lovers around the world.

Festival where 500000 animals are decapitated 'to please goddess' is called off

Metro - July 29, 2015
A horrifying festival where 500,000 innocent animals were decapitated by Hindu worshippers has been cancelled - and will never take place again.

Mullah Omar: Taliban leader 'died in Pakistan in 2013'

BBC News - July 29, 2015
Taliban leader Mullah Omar died two years ago in Pakistan, a spokesman for Afghanistan's security services says. Abdul Hassib Seddiqi told the BBC's Afghan Service that Mullah Omar had died of health problems at a hospital in Pakistan.

The Nation's Capital Is Sinking — Literally

TheBlaze.com - July 29, 2015
While some might say the heart of U.S. politics is sinking in a figurative manner, scientists say it's doing so quite literally.

Trump would 'love' to have Palin on his team

USA TODAY - July 29, 2015
Donald Trump went on Sarah Palin radio this week to praise Sarah Palin - and dangle the prospect of a job in a Trump administration.

911 Dispatcher Tells Friend of Dying Teen: 'Deal With It Yourself'

TIME - July 29, 2015
A 911 dispatcher has resigned after telling a teenage caller aiding a dying friend to “deal with it yourself.” Esperanza Quintero called the emergency number after her friend Jaydon Chavez-Silver, 17, was shot a party in Albuquerque, N.M.

Activists dangle from bridge in Shell Oil protest

USA TODAY - July 29, 2015
Protesting the departure of a Shell oil ship bound for the Arctic, 26 Greenpeace activists are hanging from the St. John's bridge in Portland, Oregon.

Google Street View cars are starting to map air pollution

The Verge - July 29, 2015
A small number of Google Street View cars are recording more than photos of the road - they're also taking snapshots of the air quality around them.

Earth's Periodic Pole Reversal Could Be Explained by Ancient Huts in South Africa

University Herald - July 29, 2015
Every so often the Earth's magnetic field flips and the north and south poles are turned upside down, but not much has been known about the process.

India Will Be Most Populous Country Sooner Than Thought, UN Says

New York Times - July 29, 2015
Demographers have known for some time that the number of people in India would surpass the number in China, the two most populous countries in the world.

Another 50 Years: Protecting Medicaid and Medicare

Huffington Post - July 29, 2015
Fifty years ago, the idea of creating a social health care safety net was far from a sure thing. When President Lyndon B. Johnson signed Medicaid and Medicare into law on July 30, 1965, it was amidst much controversy regarding whether the government ...

Death Rate And Hospitalization Down For Seniors

Capitalberg - July 29, 2015
A new study has found that death rate, hospital stays and medical costs have all went down for senior adults between the years of 1999 and 2013.

FDA approves stomach-filling balloon for weight loss

Fox News - July 29, 2015
Federal health regulators on Tuesday approved an inflatable medical balloon that aids weight loss by filling up space in the stomach.

New Treatment Option for Long-Term Chronic Back, Leg Pain

MD Magazine - July 29, 2015
Patients with chronic back and leg pain may be able to forgo the use of prescription painkillers thanks to a new treatment that has been shown to provide long-lasting analgesia.

Essential New-Car Features To Keep Seniors Driving Longer

Forbes - July 28, 2015
Taking the car keys away from an aging parent or other relative is one of life's most traumatic moments, severing perhaps the last means of independence for someone who's otherwise been a life-long motorist.

Americans report improved health, better healthcare: study

Reuters - July 28, 2015
Americans are reporting improved health and better healthcare two years after health insurance became available under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new study published on Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Warming waters kill 250000 spawning salmon

Arizona Daily Star - July 28, 2015
FILE - In a June 30, 2008 file photo, commercial fisherman Les Clark pulls a sockeye or blueback salmon from his net while fishing on the Columbia River near Skamania, Wash.

Senate Democrats call 2015 the 'summer of gun violence'

Washington Times - July 28, 2015
Senate Democrats joined with gun-control activists Tuesday on Capitol Hill to demand tougher firearms laws in response to recent shootings in Charleston, Chattanooga and Lafayette, which they dubbed the “summer of gun violence.

EU hopes to build bridges between Iran and neighbours

Financial Times - July 28, 2014
The EU and Iran pledged on Tuesday to deepen relations on issues ranging from energy to terrorism. Diplomats hope the initiative will lead to a more ambitious dialogue on regional security to help repair the Islamic Republic's battered relations with ...

Hunt for Madeleine McCann turns to body found in suitcase

Atlanta Journal Constitution - July 28, 2015
This March 2007 photo released by the McCann family Friday May 4, 2007 shows three-year-old British girl Madeleine McCann who is reported missing during a family holiday in the Algarve region of Portugal.

Remains of Early Colonial Jamestown Leaders Are Identified

New York Times - July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON - One man was thought to be the first Anglican minister in the Americas. Another, an early explorer of the mid-Atlantic region, was a rival of Capt.

VW surpasses Toyota as world's largest automaker in first half of 2015

USA TODAY - July 28, 2015
Volkswagen surpassed Toyota as the world's largest automaker in the first half of 2015, fulfilling a long-held goal, despite a sales slump in the U.S.. Volkswagen sold 5.04 million vehicles in the first six months of the year, edging Toyota's 5.02 ...

Strong Home Sales, Limited Supply Lift US Home Prices in May

New York Times - July 28, 2015
WASHINGTON - U.S. home prices rose steadily in May, pushed higher by a healthy increase in sales this year. The Standard & Poor's/Case-Shiller 20-city home price index climbed 4.9 percent in May from 12 months earlier, down slightly from a 5 percent ..

Ford warns China car sales may see first fall since 1990

BBC News - July 28, 2015
Ford has predicted industry-wide sales will be flat or fall in China this year - the world's biggest car market. The car giant expects 23 million to 24 million car sales in China, compared with 24 million last year.

Wildfires in Alaska caused by Global Warming

Echo Examiner - July 28, 2015
Wildfires are becoming prevalent and dangerous in the forests of Alaska. Hundreds of wildfires were already recorded to burn down about 5 million acres of trees.

US, Turkey plan to carve out 'Islamic State-free zone' in Syria

Los Angeles Times - July 27, 2015
The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State group out of a strip of Syrian territory along the Turkish border, a move that would further embroil Turkey in Syria's civil war and set up a potential ..

'Jihadi John' reportedly on the run from ISIS

Haaretz - July 27, 2015
The British-raised Islamic State executioner may have felt he has become a burden on ISIS rather than an asset, Britain's Daily Express reports.

Perry: 'It Makes A Lot Of Sense' To Allow Patrons To Carry Guns In Movie Theaters

CBS Local - July 27, 2015
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to guests at the Iowa Freedom Summit on Jan. 24, 2015 in Des Moines, Iowa. (credit: Scott Olson/Getty Images). (Really Mr. Perry? That ought to trigger a nice massacre.)

Major corporations back Obama climate change goals

USA TODAY - July 27, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration recruited some big-name corporate help Monday to help push its climate change plans in the United States and across the globe.

Gain in U.S. Equipment Orders Points to Investment Rebound

Bloomberg - July 27, 2015
American factories received more orders for capital goods such as machinery and fabricated metals in June, a sign business investment is poised to recover from an early-year malaise.

Why Medicare Should Be Available to All

Newsweek - July 27, 2015
Patients' medical records sit on shelves in an office, pictured Nov. 7, 2015. The most expensive aspects of medical care in the United States—administrative costs, and fixing medical errors—can be addressed by expanding Medicare benefits, for which ...

Could one-two punch of generics for breast cancer be more powerful than wonder ...

Washington Post - July 27, 2015
First marketed in the 1960s as a fertility drug, tamoxifen has been hailed as a miracle drug for its ability to prevent and treat breast cancer, and despite decades of research scientists have not been able to find anything comparable -- until now.

Eli Lilly's Experimental Alzheimer's Drug Shows Some Positive Results

Northern California - July 26, 2015
Eli Lilly in a clinical trial of solanezumab concentrated on two approaches: one involving getting rid of the plaques and the other developing drugs that counter the memory loss caused by the Alzheimer's disease.

This brain-eating amoeba is rare to find but the infection is always fatal

Nature World Report - July 26, 2015
A warning was issued on July 22 by the Louisiana Department of Health & Hospitals to residents in St. Bernard Parish about the discovery of Naegleria fowleri in drinking water in the Parish.

Bike rider with branch impaled in neck drives himself to the hospital

Springfield News Sun - July 26, 2015
A man was riding his bike on rough trails when he took a fall. As he got up and evaluated his condition, he quickly realized something was very wrong.

Obama Electrifies Kenyan Youth With a Speech From the Heart

TIME - July 26, 2015
Despite longstanding family ties to Kenya, U.S. President Barack Obama's visit to Nairobi—the first by a serving U.S. President—has been largely an official affair, defined by bilateral meetings and entrepreneurship conferences.

Obama opens first visit to Ethiopia by US president

Daily Mail - July 26, 2015
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) - President Barack Obama is making the first-ever visit by an American president to Ethiopia. Obama arrived in the capital of Addis Ababa from Kenya, where he made a historic return to the country of his father's birth.

Taliban is said to have captured base in northeast Afghanistan

Los Angeles Times - July 26, 2015
Taliban militants seized a government military base and captured more than 100 Afghan forces in the country's northeast, officials said Sunday.

Trump still tops Republican polls

USA TODAY - July 26, 2015
Even after a week of attacks over his criticism of John McCain, Donald Trump continues to lead the Republican Party presidential field, a new CNN/ORC poll says.

NASA space camps to find astronauts for Mars journey

Business Standard - July 26, 2015
NASA is organising space camps for the young would-be astronauts this summer and the best ones may join the US space missions, including Mars.

Sudden Drop in Crude-Oil Prices Roils US Energy Firms' Rebound

Wall Street Journal - July 26, 2015
U.S. energy companies are planning more layoffs, asset sales and financial maneuvers to deal with a recent, sudden drop in U.S. crude-oil prices to under $50 a barrel, the lowest level in four months.

Strengthening US economy bolsters case for rate rise

Financialo Times - July 26, 2015
A strengthening economy and gathering momentum in the property market are bolstering arguments for higher interest rates in the second half of the year as Federal Reserve policymakers prepare to meet this week.

US troops to train regular Ukrainian military troops: State Department

Reuters - July 25, 2015
WASHINGTON U.S. troops will begin training regular Ukrainian military forces later this year in an expansion of their current mission, which so far has been limited to instructing Interior Ministry national guard units, the State Department said on Friday.

Pentagon tells armed vigilantes guarding military recruiting centers to stand down

Daily Mail - July 25, 2015
The Pentagon has told the groups of armed vigilantes who gathered to defend military recruiting stations after the Chattanooga shooting to stand down

Magnitude 4.2 quake rattles inland Southern California

New Zealand Herald - July 25, 2015
FONTANA, California (AP) " A magnitude 4.2 earthquake rattled inland Southern California but there were no reports of damage or injury.

Milkweed key to saving monarchs

Kearney Hub - July 25, 2014
The monarch population was once a mighty billion strong in 1996. Sadly, herbicides and the destruction of milkweed have reduced the butterfly's numbers to roughly 30 million today.

Lifestyle changes may guard aging brain against memory loss

WWSB ABC TV7 - July 25, 2015

WASHINGTON -- The latest Alzheimer's research has a clear theme: Change your lifestyle to protect your brain. It will take several years for scientists to prove whether some experimental drugs could at least delay Alzheimer's disease, and an aging ...

A Common Hospital Infection May be Coming To Us From Food

National Geographic - July 25, 2015
One of the most common and troubling infections that occur in healthcare may come from an unexpected source, according to a new paper: from food.

The Drinking Problem Of The Aging Affluent

Forbes - July 24, 2015
According to new research, there's a quiet health concern among the affluent and otherwise healthy aging population: Heavy drinking.

Every second counts in administering this IV therapy to stroke victims, study ...

NewsQuench - July 24, 2015
A new study from the Duke School of Medicine shows that only 29 percent of U.S. hospitals were accurate in their delivery time estimations for this crucial clot-busting drug in stroke patients.

US Oncologists Decry High Cost of Cancer Drugs

WebMD - July 24, 2015
Soaring costs for cancer drugs are hurting patient care in the United States, a group of top oncologists claim.

Armored armadillo causing leprosy in Florida

NYC Today - July 24, 2015
According to reports, leprosy is spreading in Florida as a result of the armored armadillo. Nine people have been attacked by the disease after they came into contact with the creature.

10 Things You Need to Know About Social Security

TheStreet.com - July 24, 2015
NEW YORK (MainStreet) - Anxiety that Social Security benefits will not be available in retirement has inspired plenty of fear among American consumers.

Kerry: If Congress rejects Iran deal, world will blame Israel

Haaretz - July 24, 2015
U.S. secretary of state says it would be 'enormous mistake' for Israel to move unilaterally against Iran

Senate Advances U.S. Highway Funds Bill Called DOA by House

Bloomberg - July 24, 2015
The 51-26 vote Friday sets up further Senate action on the measure as soon as Sunday. Current highway funding authority expires July 31.

Barack Obama admits US gun safety laws 'greatest frustration' of his presidency

Financial Express - July 24, 2015
President Barack Obama has admitted on record that his failure to pass 'common sense gun safety laws' in the United States has been the 'greatest frustration' of his presidency.

Obama's visit to father's homeland of Kenya shows his new sense of confidence

Los Angeles Times - July 24, 2015
President Obama arrives Friday at an overseas destination he has avoided throughout his presidency: Kenya, homeland of his father and cradle of conspiracy theories about the American president's personal identity.

NASA estimates 1 billion 'Earths' in our galaxy alone

Washingtyon Post - July 24, 2015

There are a billion Earths in this galaxy, roughly speaking. Not a million. A billion. We're talking 1 billion rocky planets that are approximately the size of the Earth and are orbiting familiar-looking yellow-sunshine stars in the orbital “habitable Researchers Find (rare) Marine Reptile Fossil in Alaska

American Live Wire - July 24, 2015

The species lived about 70 million years ago during the Late Cretaceous period. The marine reptiles lived during the age of dinosaurs but are not classified as dinosaurs because they did not walk on land or fit other dinosaur criteria...

US jobless claims lowest since 1973; leading index rises

Reuters - July 23, 2015
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits last week dropped to its lowest level in more than 41-1/2 years, suggesting the labor market maintained a sturdy pace of job growth in July.

US home sales surged in June to fastest pace in 8-plus years

Newsday - July 23, 2015
WASHINGTON - (AP) -- Americans bought homes in June at the fastest rate in over eight years, pushing prices to record highs as buyer demand has eclipsed the availability of houses on the market.

GM Doubles Profit in North America to Record on Truck Surge

Bloomberg - July 23, 2015
(Bloomberg) -- Chuck Stevens, chief financial officer of General Motors Co., talks about the automaker's second-quarter profit and the outlook for second-half performance and challenges.

Warnings of war, charges of diplomatic failure fly at Iran hearing

Los Angeles Times July 23, 2015

Obama administration allies warned of the risk of war and skeptical Republican senators charged that U.S. negotiators had been "fleeced" by Iran as the first prominent face-off in the debate over the proposed nuclear agreement began Thursday.

District of Columbia clears path to vote on $15 per hour minimum wage

Reuters - July 23, 2015
WASHINGTON The District of Columbia could raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour by mid-2020 under a ballot initiative cleared this week, making it the latest U.S.

Dead LA man who had 1200 guns, underwater car identified; believed to be 'part ...

New York Daily News - July 23, 2015
The mystery behind a Los Angeles gun fanatic found decomposing in a car last week has deepened as his fiancée's family said he was an alien-hybrid secretly working for the government.

Biden Urges $12 Federal Minimum Wage as Locals Move Toward $15

Bloomberg - July 23, 2015
Hourly pay has become a central issue in the political fight between Democrats and Republicans over income inequality.

Remains inside car pulled from NC lake may be Air Force vet missing since '72

Fox News - July 23, 2015
Human remains found in a 1968 Pontiac pulled from a North Carolina lake may be those of an Air Force veteran missing for 43 years, authorities said.

Lilly Alzheimer's drug shows benefit in those treated early

Chicago Tribune - July 22, 2015
Patients who started Eli Lilly & Co.'s experimental Alzheimer's drug earlier in their disease's progression consistently did better on follow-up memory and thinking tests than those who waited to be treated, a study found.

Carter vows to help Saudi Arabia contain Iran's regional ambitions

Washington Post - July 22, 2015

JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi and U.S. leaders agreed Wednesday to curb Iran's military reach across the Middle East, amid fears that the recently concluded nuclear deal with Tehran will encourage it to pursue more aggressive regional ambitions ...

Gold is doing something it hasn't in 20 years

CNBC-1 hour ago

Gold is on track for its 10th straight day of losses, which would mark the longest losing streak for the precious metal in almost 20 years. (Some analysts say they will not buy gold until it drops to $800.)

The Latest: Texas Gov. Abbott Says Family 'Deserves Answers'

ABC News - July 22, 2015
The latest on the investigation into the recent death of a woman in a Texas jail cell (all times local): 2:30 p.m.. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott says the family of a black motorist who died in a jail cell "deserves answers" and that the Texas Rangers will ...

ISIS Is Firing More Chemical Weapons at Kurds, Report Says

TIME - July 20, 2015
The Islamic State in Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS) has been using chemical weapons against Kurdish forces and civilians, according to an investigation in Iraq and Syria, including three known cases in the last month.

Plan to Close Guantanamo Bay Prison in the Works

TIME - July 22, 2015
The Obama Administration is currently drafting a plan to finally close the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, racing against the clock to fulfill a long-delayed promise by President Obama before his time in office expires.

Authorities: Man Kills Wife, 2 Children in Murder-Suicide

New York Times - July 22, 2015
SUWANEE, Ga. - A Georgia man who was having relationship troubles with his wife killed her, two of her sons and himself Wednesday, just hours after police had visited the home on a domestic violence call, authorities said. (An angry man is dangerous, but an angry man with a gun is very quickly a killing machine.)

Islamic State forces young Iraqi boys to 'practise beheadings on dolls'

Telegraph.co.uk - July 20. 2015
When Islamic State extremists overran Yazidi towns in northern Iraq last year, they butchered older men and enslaved many of the women and girls.

Mitsubishi apologizes to WWII Japanese prisoners of war

CNN - July 20, 2015
Tokyo (CNN) As Japan prepares to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, one of its largest corporations has given a long-awaited apology for wartime atrocities.

Property Owners Can Help Save Monarch Butterflies by Setting Monarch Way ...

West Texas News - July 20, 2015
It is known that the monarch butterflies are among the most widely recognized butterflies in North America that are disappearing at rapid speed.

Tollbooth worker fired for paying driver's fee

Fox News - July 20, 2015
A Florida tollbooth worker who had been on the job for nearly three decades was fired for paying a driver's $5 toll, according to WBBH.

The Short List: Top 10 world headlines Monday morning

Daily Record - July 20, 2015
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. U.S., CUBA RESTORE FULL DIPLOMATIC RELATIONS.

Gold hits five-year low under $1100 on Chinese selling

Reuters - July 20, 2015
LONDON Gold prices plunged as much as 4 percent to their lowest in more than five years on Monday as sellers in top consumer China offloaded the metal. (How are you feeling now, all of you anti-Obama economic prophets of doom? Fox sold you on gold because we were supposed to collapse.)

Wall St. edges higher as earnings boost confidence

Reuters - July 20, 2015
U.S. stocks were slightly higher in late morning trading on Monday as better-than-expected earnings from big companies overshadowed a fall in commodities.

Could a Saliva Test Help Spot Alzheimer's?

Philly.com - July 20, 2015
(HealthDay News) -- It's still very early, but scientists say a test based on a patient's saliva might someday help detect Alzheimer's disease.

Few US adults meet fruit, vegetable intake guidelines

AG Week - July 20, 2015
Less than 15 percent of U.S. adults eat enough fruits daily to meet federal recommendations, but the numbers are even worse in some states, dipping as low as 7.5 percent in Tennessee, according to a new study.

How Mosquitoes Track Their Human Targets, Study Explains

Times Gazette - July 20, 2015
Mosquitoes have an uncanny ability to track their human targets by using a multiple sensory strategy involving visual cues, odours and body heat to draw closer to the prey, according to a new study.

Chronic Tinnitus Patients See Hope in Electromagnetic Pulses

News Ledge - July 19, 2015
A limited study using transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) to a tinnitus patient's scalp is showing promise in reducing symptoms.

Kerry to nuke deal critics: It's 'based on verification'

MSNBC - July 19, 2015
Secretary of State John Kerry took on critics who question if there are too many loopholes for Iran to “cheat,” under the conditions of the historic nuclear deal he helped broker, in a series of appearances on Sunday morning talk shows.

Tennessee gunman had depression, 'was not the son we knew,' family says

CNN - July 19, 2015
Chattanooga, Tennessee (CNN) Jordanian security investigators have interviewed the extended family of Mohammad Youssuf Abdulazeez, who last week killed five service members at a Tennessee military center.

Trump basks in McCain takedown, says rivals envious of rise

Washington Post - July 19, 2015
WASHINGTON - Republicans' swift condemnation of Donald Trump's disparaging comments about Sen. John McCain's military service marks a turning point in the party's cautious approach to the billionaire-turned-presidential candidate.

Bernie Sanders Continues to Draw the Biggest Crowds of Any 2016 Candidate

Bloomberg - July 19, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is still drawing the some of largest crowds on the campaign trail, as evidenced by the 11,000 people who turned up to hear the Vermont senator and self-described independent socialist speak at the ..

Man dies at his own birthday party

Fox 29 - July 19, 2015
DALLAS (AP) - Authorities say a Dallas man accidentally killed himself while firing his gun in celebration at his 21st birthday party.

Dollar is on a steep rise as Fed Indicates 2015 interest rate hike

The Next Digit - July 19, 2015
Janet Yellen, the Federal Reserve Chair confirmed on Capitol Hill that there might another interest rate hike this year. The unemployment rate in the US is getting to the lowest point of 5.3 percent considering the last seven year's stats.

Accumulated corporate debt of China can be a huge threat to its economy which ...

Times Gazette - July 19, 2015
Beijing apparently averted a crisis that was brewing in her stock markets with stern intervention but the $16.1 trillion corporate debt that is also rising constitutes a more serious threat to its economy which is currently slowing down.

Shipwreck found off US coast, possibly from late 1700s

Times of India - July 19, 2015
RALEIGH (North Carolina): Scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the coast of the southern state of North Carolina that may date back to the American Revolution of the late 1700s, Duke University said on Friday.

World's oldest sperm discovered in Antarctica – 50 million years after its ...

The Independent - July 19, 2015
Scientists from Sweden have found a fossilised cocoon in Antarctica containing the world's oldest sperm. The discovery of the fossilised sperm found inside the walls of a 50 million-year-old worm cocoon has been branded "remarkable" by scientists.

Donald Trump on John McCain: 'I Like People Who Weren't Captured'

TIME - July 18, 2015
Presidential candidate Donald Trump has gone on the attack against a member of his own party, and one who's not even running against him.

Iraq bombing: 120 dead after attacker detonates ice truck at market

CNN - July 18, 2015
(CNN) A suicide bombing that has killed more than 100 people in eastern Iraq involved an attacker who lured his victims by selling ice from a truck at a busy market ahead of a Muslim holiday, local officials said Saturday.

Saudi Arabia announces arrest of over 400 Islamic State supporters

Telegraph.co.uk - July 18, 2015
Saudi Arabia announced on Saturday it has broken up a network of Islamic State supporters and made more than 430 arrests, foiling new attacks on Shiite mosques and a diplomatic mission.

Nuclear Deal Opens Path to International Cooperation, Says Iran's Foreign ...

Wall Street Journal - July 17, 2015
Iran's nuclear deal with six world powers opens new avenues for regional and international cooperation, the country's foreign minister said Friday.

Kerry: 'very, very hopeful' Iran will release detained Americans

Reuters - July 17, 2015
WASHINGTON, July 17 Secretary of State John Kerry said on Friday he raised the topic of detained Americans at every meeting he held with Iranians during the final weeks of nuclear negotiations and said he is hopeful Tehran would release them.

Huffington Post to cover Trump as an entertainer, not a politician

CNN Money - July 17, 2015
The Huffington Post will continue to cover Donald Trump, but the popular news site is done treating him like a legitimate presidential candidate.

Consumers Start Hot July With Cooler Attitudes

Wall Street Journal - July 17, 2015
Consumers are just a bit more cautious about the economy at the start of this month. The University of Michigan preliminary July sentiment index fell to 93.3 from a final June reading of 96.1.

Strong Groundbreaking, Building Permits Boost Housing Outlook

Fox Business - July 17, 2015
U.S. housing starts rebounded strongly in June and building permits surged to a near eight-year high, pointing to a rapidly strengthening housing market.

Science detects how mosquitoes always end up biting you

SlashGear - July 17, 2015
This week a study has been published on the ways and means mosquitoes employ to find their prey - namely you. Instead of just plopping down on whatever land they see, hoping to find some blood inside, the mosquito employs a range of senses to hunt you ...

Astronauts take emergency shelter after junk threatens space station

he Guardian - July 17, 2015
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Shipwreck Found off North Carolina, Possibly From Late 1700s

ABC News - July 17, 2015
Duke University says scientists using underwater vehicles and sonar have found a shipwreck off the North Carolina coast that may date back to the American Revolution.

The less you know about health insurance, the harder it is to choose the right ...

The Conversation - July 17, 2015
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US fracking linked to higher hospitalization rates -researchers

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How to find out your surgeon's track record

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Iran's conservatives take aim at nuclear deal

Reuters - July 16, 2015
... * Khamenei's 'doubts' give conservatives their cue. * Supreme Leader's tone downbeat and cautious. * Zarif seeks opening to the West but hawks fear capitulation.

Reports show early Wall Street support for Jeb Bush

USA TODAY - July 16, 2015
WASHINGTON - The first ballots won't be cast for months, but Wall Street already seems to be signaling its support for Republican Jeb Bush, new campaign finance reports show.

US jobless claims, housing data point to firming economy

Reuters - July 16, 2015
WASHINGTON The number of Americans filing new applications for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week and confidence among homebuilders held at a more than 9-1/2-year high in July, indicating underlying momentum in the economy.

US Home-Builder Confidence Hits Highest Level in Nearly a Decade

Wall Street Journal - July 16, 2015
WASHINGTON—A gauge of home-builder sentiment hit its highest level since November 2005, reflecting confidence in a steadily improving U.S.

Pope says he wasn't offended by 'Communist crucifix'

Chron.com - July 16, 2015
ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (AP) - Pope Francis says he wasn't offended by the "Communist crucifix" given to him by Bolivian President Evo Morales during his South American pilgrimage.

Teen dead after possible snake bite while purported killer cobra remains loose ...

New York Daily News - July 16, 2015
A deadly cobra that may have killed an 18-year-old in Texas is on the loose after it likely bit the teen in his car and slipped away, authorities said.

Confederate flag protesters greet President Obama in Oklahoma City

cleveland.com - July 16, 2015
President Obama is greeted in Oklahoma City Wednesday, July 15, 2015, by people waving Confederate flags

Annual Checkup of Earth's Climate Says We're in Hotter Water

Ndew York Times - July 16, 2015
WASHINGTON - In their annual, detailed physical of Earth's climate, scientists say the world is in increasingly hot and rising water.

Manatee spotted near Chesapeake Bay

MyFox Washington DC - July 16, 2015
Aquarium officials say manatees typically travel up the East Coast from Florida during the warmer summer months.

Sea level likely to rise by 20 feet around the globe

Maine News Online - July 15, 2015
Researchers have revealed through a new study that chances are high for sea levels to rise by 20 feet around the globe, regardless of human actions to deal with the problem.

Hillary Clinton comes out in favor of Obama's Iran deal

CBS News - July 15, 2015
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton on Tuesday night clarified that she supports the agreement that President Obama's administration and its world partners have reached with Iran to freeze its nuclear program.

The Iran Deal in 200 Words

New York Times - July 15, 2015
Yes. It can produce and a small stock of uranium enriched at low levels - not suitable for a bomb without further processing. This limit lasts 15 years.

Barack Obama praises Putin for help clinching Iran deal

Telegraph.co.uk - July 15, 2015
Russian-American cooperation on the Iran nuclear deal could pave the way for an agreement on Syria, Barack Obama has said, despite the current confrontation between Moscow and the West over Ukraine.

Plane Lands on New Jersey Highway, and Drivers Capture the Moment

New York Times - July 15, 2015
A plane narrowly missed cars when it made an emergency landing on a busy highway near the Jersey Shore. The pilot appeared to struggle to avoid an initial touchdown among cars on the road before the plane veered onto the grass median.

Cooling of China's Stock Market Dents Major Driver of Economic Growth

New York Times - July 15, 2015
HONG KONG - As the usual drivers of economic growth have faltered in China, the stock market euphoria has helped pick up the slack, driven by a slate of businesses feeding off the frenzy.

Could China Be The Next Japan?

Bloomberg - July 15, 2015
China today is very similar to Japan in 1990, and the world's No. 2 economy should be wary of repeating the policy mistakes of Japan.

NASA's spacecraft made it to Pluto. So what happens now?

Washington Post - July 15, 2015
As you may have heard, Earth just had its first-ever rendezvous with Pluto, formerly known as the ninth planet in our solar system.

The solution to global warming is at hand, but no one wants to pay for it

OregonLive.com - July 15, 2015
It appears to be the obvious answer to the global-warming problem. We suck carbon dioxide out of the air and either recycle it into low-carbon fuel or stick it underground.

NASA Wants To Build High-Definition Telescope Even More Powerful Than ...

Tech Times - July 15, 2015
Researchers from the Association of Universities for Research in Astronomy have submitted a proposal to NASA for the development of a High-Definition Space Telescope that could succeed the Hubble by 2030.

Symptoms of Alzheimer's disease may be working on individual's way before ...

Benchmark Reporter - July 15, 2015
Years before the symptoms appeared in patients, biomarkers could detect the development of Alzheimer's according to a new study.

Antidepressant, Painkiller Combo May Raise Risk of Brain Bleed – WebMD

WebMD - July 15, 2015

Last Thursday, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration strengthened the warning labels on some NSAIDs, emphasizing that the drugs can raise the risk of heart attack and stroke.

As far as the new link to brain bleeding in antidepressant users, experts stressed that many questions remain unanswered.

Too Much Sitting Linked to Women's Cancer Risk

Live Science - July 15, 2015
Sitting for a long time is linked with a variety of diseases, including an increased risk of Type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Generic Drug Prices to Rise If Teva Buys Mylan, U.S. Warned

Bloomberg - July 14, 2015
A takeover of Mylan NV by Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. should be blocked by the U.S. because it will raise prices for generic drugs, consumer advocacy groups said.

Heavy rainfall in June leads to severe Lake Erie algae forecast

NY City News - July 14, 2015
According to reports, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has said that an algal bloom could be caused in Lake Erie by heavy rainfall that occurred in June.

Organized programs prevent diabetes: Experts

NYC Today - July 14, 2015
It has been reported that experts have suggested going for exercise programs and organized diet in order to deal with the risk of getting diabetes.

Eric Garner's Family Urges Justice Department To Prosecute Officer

NPR - July 14, 2015
Having reached a $5.9 million settlement with New York City over Eric Garner's death last summer, Garner's family says they want a federal indictment of a police officer who helped restrain him.

How did no one notice mystery house Joaquin 'El Chapo' Guzman escaped into?

Fox News - July 14, 2015
About 10 months after Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was sent to Mexico's most secure prison, construction reportedly began on a house in the middle of nowhere.

Oklahoma GOP post compares food-stamp recipients to animals

STLtoday.com - July 14, 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The Oklahoma Republican Party is being criticized for a Facebook post comparing food-stamp recipients to feeding animals in national parks.

To Tap Iran's Oil, Companies Face Many Hurdles but an Eventual Boon

New York Times - July 14, 2015
HOUSTON - The nuclear agreement with Iran opens the way for a flood of new oil eventually to pour onto world markets, setting up a potential windfall for energy giants.

Why are bumblebees disappearing?

Morning Ticker - July 14, 2015
Scientists have come to some alarming findings that could have major implications about the U.S. agriculture economy. Share on Facebook.

Researchers estimate Degree at which Sea Levels will Likely Increase

NYC Today - July 14, 2015
A team of researchers from University of Florida has predicted in its study the levels to which sea rise can take place due to global warming.

Scott Walker Joins Race as Fighter for the Right

Wall Street Journal - July 13, 2015
WAUKESHA, Wis.— Scott Walker joined the 2016 presidential campaign Monday, promising to bring to the U.S. the brand of tough-minded conservative politics that drove his rise in Wisconsin. (Your democracy could be bought and paid for by a $$$$BILLION from 2 very rich, extreme, right-wing, multi-billionaire brothers who still feel they don't have enough. Don't let our country be controlled by these men, represented by their shill, Scott Walker. Important Senior issues and programs could be trampled under Walker.) Photo and red type are SeniorArk.com opinion.

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Aspirin provides many health benefits. Obviously it is used as a painkiller and might also be beneficial for people dealing with some heart issues. But a new study confirms some older data that suggests aspirin could provide great benefit for patients with breast cancer.

Mobile app helps save cardiac arrest victims

CBS News - June 14, 2015
A mobile phone app helps match people in cardiac arrest with people nearby who are trained in CPR -- and a new study shows the system could help save lives.

Hard to know how Gwinnett woman got flesh-eating bacteria

Atlanta Journal Constitution - June 14, 2015
The tiniest of cuts perhaps from the scratch of a fingernail. The nip of an insect or maybe a slight abrasion acquired unnoticed during the course of a normal day.

New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat

Washington Post - June 12, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa - No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S.

Florida beachgoers warned about deadly flesh-eating bacteria

CBS News - June 12, 2015
A rare, potentially deadly bacteria that lives in warm seawater has infected seven people and killed two so far this year in Florida, according to state health officials.

Proton Pump Inhibitors Linked to Higher Risk of MI

MedPage Today - June 11, 2015
savesaved. by Kathryn Doyle Reuters Health. (Reuters Health) -- Proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy was associated with an increased risk of myocardial infarction (MI) in a data mining study by U.S.

Nuts Reduce Risk Of Death From Any Cause, Study Finds

Forbes - June 11, 2015
Like several before it, a new study finds that eating a modest amount of nuts every day can significantly reduce our risk of death from any cause.

New Drug Offers Hope for Psoriasis Patients

Pulse Headlines - June 11, 2015
The skin condition psoriasis can be an embarrassing and annoying disease for those who suffer from it, as it causes people to develop thick, red skin with flaky patches that can be quite itchy.

UPDATE 3-FDA panel backs Sanofi/Regeneron cholesterol drug with limits

Reuters - June 10, 2015
(Adds that Amgen's drug may also be given once a month, in addition to twice a week, last paragraph). By Toni Clarke. June 10 (Reuters) - A new type of cholesterol-lowering drug made by Sanofi SA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals should be approved, ..

Federal Panel Weighs Approving Two New Cholesterol Drugs

New York Times - June 9, 2015
An expert group is considering whether to recommend that the Food and Drug Administration approve two powerful new drugs to protect against heart attacks.

Trial Tests Whether TB Shot Fights Type 1 Diabetes

WebMD - June 9, 2015
TUESDAY, June 9, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Researchers are launching a clinical trial to see if a vaccine approved long ago to prevent tuberculosis may also hold promise as a treatment for type 1 diabetes.

Memory Loss Not Caused By Cholesterol Drugs After All

TIME - June 8, 2015
About 25 million Americans currently take a drug to lower their cholesterol, so it's no surprise that the most popular among them, statins, consistently top the list of best-selling prescription medications.

5 Ways "Female Viagra" Is Different From The Men's Version, Because It Affects ...

Bustle - June 8, 2015
For 17 years Viagra has existed as an option for men suffering from erectile dysfunction. Although women tried the drug recreationally (think Samantha Jones in Sex and the City), there was no equivalent for women for all those years.

Gun Violence Takes Toll on Kids' Mental Health, Study Finds

U.S. News & World Report - June  8, 2015
MONDAY, June 8, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- More than one in four children in the United States is exposed to weapon-related violence -- as a victim or witness -- which ups their risk for mental health problems, a new study says.

Drunk too much booze to drive? Your car will know

The Register - June 7, 2015
Drink drivers jumping behind the wheel of a car after a boozy session at the pub might just find they are going nowhere fast, if alcohol sensor technology finally comes into play.

Scientists found direct connection between brain and immune system

The Silver Ink - June 7, 2015
lymphatic-system A team of researchers from the University of Virginia have found that the brain is directly connected to the immune system via vessels previously believed not to exist.

VirScan Blood Test Can Reveal Every Virus People Have Over Their Lifetime

Tech Times - June 7, 2015
Viral histories over the entire lives of individuals can now be quickly and cheaply recorded. How could this new technique revolutionize medicine?

Woman, 92, achieves marathon record

Irish Independent - May 31, 2015
A 92-year-old cancer survivor rocked her way into the record books, becoming the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Ads by Google.

US: In Search of Lost Memories — Restoring Memory With Light

Clapway - May 31, 2015
Soon there may be a real solution for those times when you're trying to rack your brain to recall that lost piece. In search of lost memories, it's easy to feel like you're getting too old or your short-term memory is a bit of a bust.

New immunotherapy drug outperforms chemotherapy for a form of lung cancer

Washington Post - May 30, 2015
CHICAGO - A new drug that unleashes the body's immune system on cancer cells performed better than a traditional chemotherapy agent in fighting an advanced form of lung cancer, researchers reported Friday.

Study Sees Benefit From More Extensive Breast Cancer Surgery

ABC News - May 30, 2015
Having a little extra tissue taken off during breast cancer surgery greatly lowers the risk that some cancer will be left behind and require a second operation, according to a new study that could change care for more than 100,000 women in the United States ...

How green tea could cut prostate cancer development in men

Financial Express - May 29, 2015
In a new study, scientists have revealed that a component found in green tea may help reduce development of prostate cancer in men facing high risk.

Neurons for Algernon: Scientists restore memories in amnesic mice, hope to ...

RT - May 29, 2015
A team of researchers have managed to unblock forgotten memories in lab mice using light pulses, a report published in the journal, Science, says.

Study to Test How MDMA Can Relieve Anxiety in the Terminally Ill

VICE News - May 28, 2015
MDMA, the illicit drug that gives users an intense, high-energy euphoria, will soon be used for something much more serious than fueling all-night dance parties and music festival benders.

New drugs from Bristol, Merck at forefront of cancer meeting

Reuters - May 28, 2015
New data to be released this weekend should help deepen the understanding of how broadly new drugs that unleash the body's immune system to fight cancer can be used.

Surprising finding from heart study: Moderate drinking may have 'cardiotoxic effects in elderly hearts

Washington Post - May 27, 2015
Moderate drinkers who like to drink a glass of wine or beer with dinner have long taken comfort in the fact that most doctors believe this habit could do no harm or could even be good for your health.

Blood pressure vaccine moves one step closer

Fox News - May 27, 2015
Imagine controlling high blood pressure with just a jab in the arm. Scientists are one step closer to this reality after creating an experimental vaccine that, in rats, provided six months of protection against high blood pressure.

Vermont Woman Bitten by Black Widow Spider Discovered in Bag of Grapes

People Magazine - May 27, 2015
A 21-year-old woman in Vermont has been hospitalized after a black widow spider apparently hiding in a bag of grapes purchased from a local supermarket bit her.

Inforgraphic: A guide healthy living in your golden years

Irish Examiner - May 27, 2015
Today is Senior Health & Fitness Day, a day that promotes a healthy lifestyle for seniors across the country and how they can remain sprightly and active in later life.

The end of pain? Scientists have just found the gene responsible for physical ...

PC PRO - May 26, 2015

A research team at Cambridge University have identified the gene responsible for pain, and their findings could revolutionize medicine as we know it.

Florida Just So-So In Senior Health

CBS Local - May 26, 2015
ORLANDO (CBSMiami/AP) - For some residents of the northeast and midwest it's 'the dream' - retire to sunny Florida to spend their golden years.

From urine therapy to vitamins: study warns of untested Lyme disease 'cures'

CTV News - May 26, 2015
TORONTO -- A range of untested and unorthodox treatments for Lyme disease are being advocated or sold on the Internet, according to a new study that raises concerns about the appeal of these therapies to people who believe they have a controversial .

Court bars the removal of cheaper Alzheimer's drug

Business Standard - May 24, 2015
A federal appeals court in New York ruled on Friday that Actavis cannot withdraw its top-selling Alzheimer's disease drug from the market in favour of a more expensive extended-release version.

Bionic lens could make your sight three times better than 20/20

Metro - May 24, 2015
So when a scientist says he's found a way of boosting sight to three times 20/20 vision, we sit up and take note. Does this mean we could see through walls, Superman-style?

Important Safety tips for a Danger-free Memorial Day Holiday for you and your ...

Benchmark Reporter - May 24, 2015
memorial day Millions of Americans are going to be celebrating Memorial Day on full swing with their friends and family and celebrate the official kick-off the summer season.

Harvard study: Could Chinese 'thunder god vine' plant be cure-all for obesity?

Washington Post - May 23, 20150
Scientists have been scouring the world in recent decades for all manner of miracle plants that can help people slim down. As the market for weight-loss products and supplements has grown to a multi-billion-dollar industry, they've looked at dandelions, ...

Skipping meals? It will only lead to a bulging waistline

Hindustan Times - May 23, 2015
Indulge in tiny, healthy snacks if you feel hungry between meals. Have 5-6 almonds, or a salad made of fruits and vegetables that naturally have a high water content.

Could depression be an early manifestation of Parkinson's?

Washington Post - May 22, 2015
One of the most puzzling mysteries for scientists studying Parkinson's disease has been its connection to depression. Researchers have long observed that Parkinson's and depression go hand in hand.

New drug hope for prostate cancer

The Australian - May 22, 2015
Men with prostate cancer could be treated with drugs developed for other tumours, according to an “incredibly exciting” study that reshapes understanding of the disease.

Sorry, Republicans: Obamacare is getting more and more entrenched

Washington Post - May 21, 20150
Republicans have always had a problem where rhetoric meets reality on the Affordable Care Act. In the abstract, the law has never been overwhelmingly popular, but many of the things the law actually does - like preventing insurance companies from ...

Depression linked with development of Parkinson's disease

UPI.com - May 21, 2015
Study finds people with depression 50 percent more likely than those without to develop Parkinson's disease.

One third of Americans have this terrifying syndrome, study shows

State Column - May 20, 2015
Metabolic Syndrome affects one third of American adults, and can lead to frightening health consequences. According to Headlines and Global News, nearly a third of adults in the United States are in serious medical trouble.

It's Not Just You -- Those Health Insurance Deductibles Are Getting Scary

Huffington Post - May 20, 2015
Two new studies show that many people in America remain underinsured, causing some to forego medical care and others to take large financial hits in order to get treatment.

The 'elder orphans' of the Baby Boom generation

CNN - May 19, 2015
(CNN) Recently a 76-year-old man known as HB, whose health had been deteriorating, tried to take his own life and was admitted to North Shore University Hospital on Long Island.

Meditation And Yoga May Ease Diseases That Cause Gut Pain

Huffington Post - May 19, 2015
If you thought meditation was good only for your emotional well-being, think again: A new study suggests it may also alleviate the symptoms of two gut disorders.00

Scientists uncover big clue as to why men exist

USA TODAY - May 19, 2015
Scientists have long wondered why men exist. Sex between males and females is simply not nearly as efficient as asexual reproduction.

Bird flu hits hard in egg-producing Iowa; 25 million hens may be lost

Los Angeles Times - May 17, 2017
The men charged with ridding the farm of a deadly contagion tugged at their dark green protective suits and adjusted the double-intake respirators covering their faces.

Are your sleeping habits putting you at risk of a stroke?

May 17, 2015
Getting too much - or too little - sleep more than doubles the risk of a stroke among people with high blood pressure, say researchers.

High blood pressure and sleeping badly? Or for too long? You could be at risk of ...

The Independent - May 16, 2015
People with high blood pressure who sleep for less than five hours, or more than eight hours, a night have a significantly higher stroke risk than those who get seven or eight hours a night, a new study says.

Advanced stem cell therapy reverses blindness in mice

State Column - May 16, 2015
A new adaptation to stem cell therapy has allowed scientists to treat blindness and brain damage in mice. Researchers at the University of Toronto have demonstrated that specially engineered “hydrogels” can help along the process of stem cell ...

Even in Later Life, Exercise Seems to Pay Dividends

Philly.com - May 15, 2015
HealthDay News) -- A little exercise late in life may help men live longer, new research from Norway suggests.

Vitamin B3 may help prevent recurrence of common skin cancers

Calgary Herald - May 14, 2015
For the first time, a large study suggests that a vitamin might modestly lower the risk of the most common types of skin cancer in people with a history of these relatively harmless yet troublesome growths.

Chronic depression may increase stroke risk

CNN - May 14, 2015
(CNN) If your older loved one is among the millions of Americans who struggle with chronic depression, beware: They have an extremely high risk for stroke.

Consumer Reports Tests Show That Some Sunscreens Aren't Meeting SPF Claims

May 14, 2015
By Jim Donovan: When shopping for sunscreen, SPF (sun protection factor) is usually an important feature for consumers. Consumer Reports recently tested 34 sunscreens and found almost a third of them didn't meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the ...

Cuban lung cancer vaccine could come to U.S.

WLS-TV - May 13, 2015
Thawing U.S.-Cuba relations means a Cuban-developed lung cancer vaccine, Cimavax, could soon come over to the United States, ABC News reports. Lung cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Cuba.

Elderly Man Called 911 for Food Because He Couldn't Move

ABC News - May 13, 2015
An elderly man who'd just returned home after months in the hospital said he was hungry, had no food and no one to turn to for help.

Seasons affect 'how genes and immune system work'

BBC News - May 12, 2015
The seasons appear to have a profound effect on how human genes work, according to scientists. This may explain why some illnesses are aggravated in the winter, they say in Nature Communications.

Feds to Insurers: Free Contraception Means Free

WebMD - May 12, 2015
The Obama administration said Monday that health plans must offer for free at least one of every type of prescription birth control - clarifying regulations that left some insurers misinterpreting the Affordable Care Act's contraceptive mandate.

New blood tests may transform cancer care

CBS News - May 11, 2015
A new type of blood test is starting to transform cancer treatment, sparing some patients the surgical and needle biopsies long needed to guide their care.

Spinal Stimulation System Relieves Pain Without Tingling

U.S. News & World Report - May 11, 20150
MONDAY, May 11, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The Senza spinal cord stimulation system has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to treat chronic back pain without the tingling sensation that characterizes more traditional pain-relieving ...

Arizona lawmakers enjoy prime health-care benefits

azcentral.com - May 10, 2015
Arizona lawmakers enjoy government-subsidized health-care benefits, but at the same time they continually opposed public benefits for residents.

Think more sex makes you happier? Think again, say researchers

RT - May 10, 2015
So you think more sex leads to more happiness? Not quite, American researchers have discovered. In fact, the findings suggest frequency of intercourse has little to do with boosting life enjoyment.

Climate change gives rise to 'massive pollen production', people to suffer more ...

Times Gazette - May 9, 2015
Allergists have pointed to climate change and urbanization as potential culprits of the massive pollen production. The delayed beginning of spring may have stalled early pollen production only to have it start at the same time as regular spring pollen...

The reason we have late-night food cravings

News.com.au - May 9, 2015
IF you find yourself constantly heading to the fridge for a midnight gorge, you can blame it on your brain. New research from Brigham Young University has found our brains are less satisfied by food when it consumed in the late hours of the evening.

Baby weighing more than 13 pounds born in PA

Allentown Morning Call - May 9, 2015
A Pittsburgh area woman is celebrating Mother's Day in a big way this weekend after giving birth to a 13 pound, 10 ounce baby Friday.

Statins offer longer life to prostate cancer patients

The Times - May 8, 2015
Statins can slow the advance of prostate cancer, raising the prospect that the drugs could one day be used to treat the disease. Patients with advanced cancer who were on statins went an extra ten months before their tumours grew after hormone treatment, ...

Ebola found in doctor's eye months after virus left his blood

USA TODAY - May 8, 2015
For the first time, Ebola has been discovered inside the eyes of a patient months after the virus was gone from his blood. The case concerns Dr.

Take Note, GOP: Affordable Health Care Important to Latino Voters

Huffington Post - May 8, 2015
To no one's surprise, the Republicans are at it again. This week Republicans in Congress announced a budget deal that takes dead aim at the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

More Seniors Staying Active With Canes, Walkers

RTT News - May 7, 2015
About one-quarter of adults aged 65 years and older used mobility devices—such as canes, walkers, and wheelchairs—in 2011, and about a third of these reported using multiple devices, according to the findings of a Journal of the American Geriatrics ...

A Healthy Diet May Help The Brain Age Well, Study Finds

Forbes - May 7, 2015
A new study finds that the healthier we eat over the years, the better shape our brains will be in as we age. In the new research from McMaster University, people from all over the world who kept a Mediterranean-style diet in middle age had a reduced risk of cognitive decline as they got older.

Health Industry Can't Protect Your Records from Hackers: Report

NBCNews.com - May 7, 2015
Your medical records are a prime target for hackers and identity thieves, but the healthcare industry is not prepared to deal with a surge in data breaches, security incidents and criminal attacks, according to a new report by the Ponemon Institute released on ...

Americans Still Skip Life-saving Cancer Tests

NBCNews.com - May 7, 2015
They can save your life, or at the least offer peace of mind. Plus, you don't pay for them. Yet Americans are still often skipping screening tests for breast, cervical and colon cancer, a new government survey finds.

'Hispanic paradox' - US Latinos outliving richer whites - not genetic, study finds

Fox News Latino - May 6, 2015
Hispanics face many health obstacles: compared to other ethnic groups, a larger share of the population is poor, uneducated and hase poor access to medical care and health insurance.

Smallmouth bass with cancer caught in Susquehanna River

CNN - May 6, 2015
(CNN) It's a catch that would make any angler gasp -- and not with pride. A smallmouth bass that was pulled out of the Susquehanna River in Pennsylvania had a large cancerous tumor protruding from its jaw.

Ovarian Cancer: new screening tool can double early detection rate

State Column - May 5, 2015
A study by cancer researchers in the UK has identified a new early screening method for detecting ovarian cancer in women. According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, a new screening tool can identify twice as many cases of ovarian ...

Cancer drug spending tops $100 billion, up 10% in a year

NBCNews.com - May 5, 2015
As drug prices continue to fall under ever-increasing scrutiny, spending on cancer medicines has hit a new milestone: $100 billion in 2014.

Test predicts cancer 13 years into the future, says new study

Canada News - May 3, 2015
A research study from Northwestern Medicine and Harvard University shows that scientists have been able to detect a pattern in DNA which could identify cancer years before it develops, according to CBS News.

US House foils amendment of medical marijuana use for veterans

Times Gazette - May 3, 2015
For the reason that the marijuana plant contains chemicals that may help treat range of illnesses or symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes.

Cholesterol-busting statins could reduce lung cancer death rusk by nearly a fifth

Daily Mail - May 2, 2015
Lung cancer sufferers who have taken cholesterol-busting statins for at least a year have a lower risk of dying from the disease. And the protective effect also applies if taken six months after being diagnosed reducing the risk of death by nearly a fifth.

Joint Research from China, US Proposes New Theory on Human Aging

Yibada - May 2, 2015
Researchers from China and the United States recently proposed a new theory on human aging, citing that heterochromatin, a tightly packed DNA form, could be a key driver of the process.

The key to living to 100? New survey yields clues

CBS News - May 1, 2015
How do you live to be 100? To find out, UnitedHealthcare's 10th annual 100@100 survey asked centenarians for their attitudes and opinions on health, family and life.

Walk for Two Minutes Every Hour, Suggest Experts

NDTV - May 1, 2015
Walk for Two Minutes Every Hour, Suggest Experts Walking is the easiest way to remain fit and active. You may think it is underrated as a form of exercise, not more.

Nearly Half the US Population Still Breathes Polluted Air, Report Says

InsideClimate News - April 30, 2015
High ozone levels and particulate matter plague 138 million Americans, despite recent improvements, American Lung Association-backed study shows.

ObamaCare boosts hospitals' finances, study finds

The Hill - April 30, 2015
Medicaid expansion under ObamaCare is giving a lift to hospitals' finances, a new study from the nonprofit Kaiser Family Foundation finds.
WTSP 10 News - April 27, 2015
"There's always a certain level of denial," says Kathleen Bennett, a Cincinnati dentist who specializes in treating sleep breathing problems.

More American doctors favor Democrats

Reuters - April 27, 2015
(Reuters Health) - American physicians remained more likely to donate to Democrats in the 2014 midterm elections even as voters passed control of Congress to the Republican party, a study finds.

Air pollution damages the brains of the elderly, alarming new study finds

National Monitor - April 26, 2015
The study found a massive increase in “silent strokes” for people over 60 who live in high-pollution areas, meaning that pollution damages our brains a lot more than we think.

Consumer Reports: How safe is your shrimp?

Kima CBS 29 - April 26, 2015
CONSUMER REPORTS -- Americans love shrimp. We eat an average of almost 4 pounds per year, making it more popular than tuna. About 94 percent of the U-S shrimp supply is imported –– and the majority of it is farmed

Phantom Ringing: Researches say that 'Ringing Ears' Associated with Tinnitus ...

Yibada - April 25, 2015
Researchers recently discovered that it may not be possible to treat what is termed as "Ringing Ears". The medical condition is called Tinnitus which displays symptoms of patients having a constant ringing in their ears.

Exercise Can't Save Us: Our Sugar Intake Is The Real Culprit, Say Experts

Forbes - April 25, 2015
In a fascinating and scorching editorial in the British Journal of Sports Medicine, three authors argue that the myth that exercise is the key to weight loss - and to health - is erroneous and pervasive, and that it must end.

In search of tinnitus, that phantom ringing in the ears

Iowa Now -  April 24, 2015
This is a 3-D image of the left brain hemisphere of a patient with tinnitus (right) and the part of that hemisphere containing primary auditory cortex (left).

Where does the US fall on the World Happiness Report?

Christian Science onitor - April 24, 2015
The 2015 World Happiness Report ranks Switzerland as the happiest country in the world. Should the US base public policy on the happiness and well-being of its citizens?

China shocks world by genetically engineering human embryos

Telegraph.co.uk - April 23, 2015
China has been ordered to 'rein in' scientists who have edited the DNA of human embryos for the first time, a practice banned in Europe.

Researchers uncover asthma's root cause

UPI,com - April 23, 2015
"If this research proves successful we may be just a few years away from a new treatment," said Dr. Samantha Walker, who helped fund the work.

Recently Translated Papyrus Details 1900-Year-Old Hangover Cure

Smithsonian - April 23, 2015
Coping with the aftereffects of imbibing a bit too much seems to be a universal human challenge (at least until brewers and vinters figure out how to take the hangover out of beer or the headache out of wine).

Coffee shields you against breast cancer recurrence

The Indian Express - April 22, 2015
Drinking just two cups of coffee a day can help inhibit the growth of tumours and reduce the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a new research suggests.

Chance of being bitten by mosquito is written in genes

Telegraph.co.uk - April 22, 2015
As the summer approaches it is probably the last thing anyone wants to hear. But scientists have found that the chance of being bitten by a mosquito is written in the genes and some people are just more likely to be attacked no matter how much insect ...

FDA: Safety problems prompted review of homeopathic remedies

Washington Times - April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON (AP) - A top drug regulator says increasing safety problems with homeopathic remedies contributed to the government's decision to revisit its oversight of the products at a public hearing this week.

Blue Bell Pulls Ice Cream After Listeria Outbreak

WebMD - April 21, 2015
TUESDAY, April 21, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Blue Bell Creameries said Monday that it will pull all of its frozen dessert products off the market because they might be contaminated with a bacteria that can cause stomach illness.

'Liquid Biopsy' can Find Cancer DNA in Blood

News Every Day - April 20, 2015
A new blood test dubbed 'liquid biopsy' is set to revolutionize the way cancer is diagnosed and treated, as it could replace conventional tissue biopsy testing.

New Trials Show Promise For Future Skin Cancer Treatment

TIME - April 20, 2015
Drugs that spur the immune system to target cancer cells may prove an effective skin cancer treatment, according to two clinical trials published Monday.

Merck drug Keytruda effective against 3 cancers

Salt Lake Tribune - April 19, 2015
Trenton, N.J. • One of the hot new cancer immunotherapy drugs, Merck & Co.'s Keytruda, strongly benefited patients with melanoma, lung cancer and mesothelioma, according to three studies presented Sunday at the American Association for Cancer ...

Study: Walking Works Wonders for Prostate Cancer Survivors

Modern Readers - April 18, 2015
Prostate cancer survivors who walk on a regular basis are considerably more likely to recover strongly than those leading more sedentary lifestyles, new research suggests

Group of doctors call on Columbia Univ. to oust Dr. Oz

CBS News - April 17, 2015
A group of 10 prominent doctors from around the country is taking aim at Dr. Mehmet Oz, calling on Columbia University to oust the popular TV doctor from its faculty.

The anti-Obamacare movement is making red states sicker and poorer

Vox - April 17, 2015
Arizona just passed a bizarre new anti-Obamacare law that, in effect, promises to let the Supreme Court wreck the state's health-care system.

FDA Approves Amgen's Heart-Failure Drug Corlanor

Wall Street Journal - April 15, 2015
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved Amgen Inc. AMGN 1.78 % 's heart-failure treatment Corlanor, which had been designated for priority review in August.

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Turns Out, Tylenol Blunts Pleasure While It Relieves Your Pain

Huffington Post - April 15, 2015
Acetaminophen seems to do more than just lower a fever or get rid of a nasty headache -- and some of its effects are pretty bizarre.

Scientists are working on a breath test to diagnose stomach cancer

The Verge - April 14, 2015
A new technology that analyzes exhaled breath could one day diagnose stomach cancer in a matter of minutes. The test interprets patients' "breath prints" - unique patterns of molecules that we breathe in and out everyday and reflect conditions in the body.

Man wants to be world's first head transplant

WTSP - April 14, 2015
"I can hardly control my body now," says Valery Spiridonov, a computer scientist with Werdnig-Hoffman disease. "I need help every day, every minute.

Bone-Building Drug Strengthened Hips, Spines of Frail Women in Study – WebMD

WebMD - April 13, 2015
Frail, older women may only need a single dose of the osteoporosis drug Reclast to build bone strength, a new study suggests.

Powassan Virus Pack Strong Punch - Tick-borne Illness Worse Than Lyme Illness!

The Leader - April 12, 2015
A tick-borne illness creates symptoms far more severe than Lyme disease. Are you in danger from this potentially deadly illness? Powassan virus is invading Connecticut resulting in well being officials scrambling to contain the.

Plucking Hair May Be The Cure To Baldness, New Study Finds

Latinos Post - April 12, 2015
A finding in an effective way to cure baldness may not be what you expected. The Cell Journal cited this week that additional hair growth arises out of habitual hair plucking.

Illusionist Penn Jillette Unveils Slim New Look, But This Is No Magic Trick

CBS Local - April 11, 2015
NEW YORK(CBSNewYork) - Illusionist Penn Jillette is looking slim and trim these days without the help of any magic tricks. As CBS2's Jill Nicolini reported, Jillette has lost 105-lbs.

Congress Is Poisoning Food Safety

Daily Beast - April 10, 2015
Sabra hummus may be joining Blue Bell ice cream and an ever-growing list of food tainted with potentially lethal bacteria. The FDA isn't to blame: it's being starved.

Could Obesity Help Protect Against Dementia?

Philly.com - April 10, 2015
A new study of nearly 2 million people suggests that those who are overweight or obese in middle age may be less likely to develop dementia than their normal and underweight peers.

Height influences heart attack risk

CBS News - April 9, 2015
A person's height can influence their longterm health and risk for certain medical conditions in a number of ways. Now a study published Thursday in the New England Journal of Medicine adds to the growing evidence that shorter people face an increased ...

Contagious cancer killing East Coast clams

CBS News - April 9, 2015
A lethal marine cancer killing clams along North America's East Coast is contagious, new research indicates. Scientists say they've traced leukemia outbreaks among soft-shell clams from New York to Canada back to one case of cancer, which was ..

Health Highlights: April 8, 2015

Philly.com - April 8, 2015
There has been an improvement in the condition of a U.S. health worker being treated for Ebola by the National Institutes of Health.

Almost 1 in 10 Americans has anger issues and access to guns, study finds

CBS News - April 8, 2015
Almost one in 10 Americans has a history of impulsive and angry behavior and ready access to guns, new research indicates. The serious mental health issues that would legally prevent someone from purchasing a gun -- such as involuntary commitment to a ...

When It Comes To Insurance, Mental Health Parity In Name Only?

WNMU - April 5, 2015
By law, many U.S. insurance providers that offer mental health care are required to cover it just as they would cancer or diabetes care.

Packaged and Processed Food Contain Too Much Salt

West Texas News - April 4, 2015
The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that packaged and processed foods contain too much salt. According to the leading national public health institute of the United States, food producers are knowingly ignoring current ...

Direct Brain Interface Allows Blind Rats To 'See'

Science 3,0 - April 4, 2015
A microstimulator and geomagnetic compass attached to the brains of blind rats allows them to spontaneously learn to use new