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Updated April 25, 2015

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SPECIAL COVERAGE TOPIC

 

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.

 

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

Haaretz - Reposted April 25, 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

Fox News - Reposted  April 24, 2015

JERUSALEM – Jewish settlers attacked American consular officials Friday during a visit the officials made to the West Bank as part of an investigation into claims of damage to Palestinian agricultural property, Israeli police and Palestinian witnesses say.

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

Haaretz - Reposted  April 25, 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 Approves 243 New Settler Homes in East Jerusalem

Voice of America - Reposted  April 25, 2015

 Most world powers deem Israel's settlements illegal and settlement activities have drawn criticism from the European Union and from the United States, which like most countries views settlements as illegal.

Israel is losing its friends in the world

Financial Times - Reposted  April 25, 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.

Israel will continue to build settler units in al-Quds

Press TV - Reposted  April 25, 2015

Israel says it will press ahead with its settlement expansion plan in the city of al-Quds (Jerusalem) despite growing international criticism.

(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...

2Daily Times - Reposted  April 25, 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 -  April 25, 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.

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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.

Ford recalls 389585 cars for doors that fly open

USA TODAY - April 25, 2015
Ford is recalling 389,585 late-model Ford Fiesta, Fusions and Lincoln MKZ sedans because of faulty latches that can allow the doors to fly open while the car is being driven.

Scientists find huge magma reservoir in Yellowstone 'supervolcano' (+video)

Christian Science Monitor - April 25, 2015
Beneath Yellowstone's surface, seismologists at the University of Utah have discovered a huge reservoir of hot, partly molten rock - more evidence that Yellowstone with its earthquakes and geysers is a 'supervolcano.

US aircraft carrier enters Persian Gulf as Iranian convoy moves away from Yemen

CNN - April 25, 2015
The sky over Sanaa, Yemen, is illuminated by anti-aircraft fire during a Saudi-led airstrike on Friday, April 17. The coalition's warplanes have been carrying out strikes against Houthi rebels since President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled the country in late ...

Analysis: Lynch's biggest challenge as Holder successor is ticking clock

Bellingham Herald - April 25, 2015
WASHINGTON - When Loretta Lynch is sworn in next week, one challenge will loom larger than the rest: a ticking clock. As the new U.S.

Eurozone ministers admonish Greece

Business Standard - April 25, 2015
Eurozone officials sharply criticised the Greek government for moving too slowly on steps to overhaul the country's economy that they say would be necessary to get debt relief and to avoid a default.

Iranian ships turn away from Yemen

CNN - April 24, 2015
The sky over Sanaa, Yemen, is illuminated by anti-aircraft fire during a Saudi-led airstrike on Friday, April 17. The coalition's warplanes have been carrying out strikes against Houthi rebels since President Abdu Rabu Mansour Hadi fled the country in late ...

ISIS loses control of key bridge to Iraq forces

CBS News - April 24, 2015
BAGHDAD -- Iraqi security forces recaptured a key bridge from Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) militants in the capital of Anbar province on Friday, said an Iraqi security official, as the country's top Shiite cleric renewed calls for national unity among ...

2016 gets even dumber: New York Times wonders whether Jeb's weight loss will ...

Salon - April 24, 2015
Jeb Bush is rapidly losing weight, and the New York Times is on it. The former Florida governor has lost 30 pounds since December on the Paleo diet, the fad du jour where you eat only things cavemen ate, like rocks and dirt and the flesh and brains of your ...

Comcast, Time Warner Cable nix $45B merger deal

USA TODAY - April 24, 2015
Comcast Corp. said Friday that it's ending its $45.2 billion merger agreement with Time Warner Cable, scrapping a giant deal that ran into stiff opposition from consumers and a likely veto from federal regulators.

Police chasing small herd of buffalo on the loose near New York State Thruway

Fox News - April 24, 2015
April 24: A herd of buffalo runs in a yard adjacent to the New York State Thruway in Bethlehem, N.Y. About 15 of the animals got loose Thursday from a farm in the Rensselaer County town of Schodack, on the river's east bank a few miles southeast of Albany. (click photo to enlarge)

Yellowstone's Supervolcano is Bigger Than We Thought

Popular Mechanics - April 24, 2015
A lot of Apocalyptic scenarios bring up the volcano under a big chunk of Yellowstone Park as a possible culprit. Which is understandable, given that the thing is just disgustingly gigantic.

Lava Lake In Hawaii's Most Active Volcano Rises

Clapway - April 24, 2015
There is a lava lake that sits within the Kilauea Volcano at the Halema'uma'u Crater in Hawaii, and it has risen to its highest levels in years.

Diet Pepsi is dropping artificial sweetener aspartame as sales fizzle

Fortune - April 24, 2015
By deciding to ditch aspartame now, Pepsi gets a head start on its main competitor in the carbonated beverage market: Coca-Cola. Coming this summer: aspartame-free Diet Pepsi.

The Week In Space: Alien Life, Meteor Shower And Hubble's 25th Anniversary

Tech Times - April 24, 2015
Space headlines this week covered a variety of topics, including an upcoming meteor shower, the Hubble Space Telescope's 25th anniversary and the discovery of more evidence of liquid water on Mars.

An Android is urinating on the Apple logo in Google Maps (update)

Engadget - April 24, 2015
Google and Apple have always had their differences, but a new Easter egg inside Google Maps has just taken their rivalry to a whole new level.

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?

Ex-CIA Director David Petraeus To Be Sentenced For Leaking Classified Material

NBCNews.com - April 23, 2015
David Petraeus, the former CIA director whose shining career in public service came crashing down after an affair with his biographer, will be sentenced Thursday for leaking military secrets to her while she was writing his book.

China fears North Korea's nuclear arsenal

The Australian - April 23, 2015
China's top nuclear experts have increased their estimates of North Korea's nuclear weapons production well beyond most previous US figures, suggesting Pyongyang can make enough warheads to threaten regional security.

Incredible images from volcano erupting in Chile

USA TODAY - April 23, 2015
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) - Twin blasts from the Calbuco volcano in southern Chile have sent vast clouds of ash into the sky, increasing concerns that it could contaminate water, cause respiratory illnesses and ground more flights.

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Five myths about the White House correspondents' dinner

Washington Post - April 23, 2015
What started as a small professional dinner in 1921 - 50 White House reporters gathering to install their group's new officers - has become the biggest event on the Washington social calendar.

US Maps Areas of Increased Earthquakes From Human Activity

New York Times - April 23, 2015
In its first comprehensive assessment of earthquakes believed to be caused by human activity, the United States Geological Survey unveiled a map on Thursday identifying 17 regions with significant levels of “induced seismicity,” mostly from oil and gas ...

Defying the odds, Hubble telescope still going strong after 25 years

Reuters - April 23, 2015
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - NASA on Thursday marked the silver anniversary of the Hubble Space Telescope with fireworks, of a celestial kind, conveyed by the orbiting observatory itself.

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 ...

Ignore the Noise in Washington and Tehran. An Iran Nuclear Deal Is Still Likely

Time - April 22, 2015
In his first public comments after the U.S. and Iran settled on a nuclear framework agreement, Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei pulled no punches: “The whole problem comes now that the details should be discussed, because the other side is ...

Iraqi forces fight to rout Islamic State militants from Ramadi

Reuters - April 22, 2015
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi security forces fought to rout Islamic State militants from the western city of Ramadi on Wednesday, slowly regaining some ground from the militant group, security and local officials said.

Elizabeth Warren fires back at Obama on trade

USA TODAY - April 22, 2015
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., applauds President Obama at an AARP event. (Jacquelyn Martin, AP). Sen. Elizabeth Warren shot back at President Obama on trade, blowing wide open an intra-party Democratic spat between its labor and business camps.

Jeb Bush is a big fan of NSA surveillance

CNN - April 22, 2015
Washington (CNN) If there's one thing Jeb Bush likes about President Barack Obama's presidency, it's the continuation of the NSA's controversial spying program.

Home sales vault to 18-month high as supply improves

Reuters - April 22, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales surged to their highest level in 18 months in March as more homes came on the market, a sign of strength in housing ahead of the spring selling season.

Tesla to announce home and utility-scale batteries that offer energy independence

Computerworld - April 22, 2015
Tesla Motors next week will announce two battery lines, one for households and another for utilities, that will store power from renewable sources, such as solar and wind, supplementing them when the sun goes down or the weather changes.

Don't Forget the Ocean This Earth Day

Huffington Post - April 22, 2015
On April 22, 1970, the environmental movement was born when as many as 20 million Americans took to the streets to put the health of the planet front and center on the nation's political agenda.

Science Is Closing in on Dark Matter, But Beware the Hype

Wired - April 22, 2015
After decades of careful searching, astronomers and physicists are finally closing in on dark matter—the unseen majority of stuff in the universe.

Jeb Bush Prepares To Turn Key Campaign Functions Over To Super PAC

Huffington Post - April 21, 2015
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The traditional presidential campaign may be getting a dramatic makeover in Jeb Bush's bid for the White House as he prepares to turn some of a campaign's central functions over to a separate political organization that can raise ...

Gallup: Israel one of least religious countries

Jerusalem Post Israel News - April 21, 2015
An Orthodox Jewish worshipper prays at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City.

Six senators call for rejec tion of Comcast-TWC merger

Reuters - April 21, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Six U.S. senators on Tuesday asked the Federal Communications Commission and Justice Department to reject the proposed $45 billion merger of the country's largest cable providers, Comcast Corp and Time Warner Cable Inc.

Prosecutor: 'Tsarnaev was and is unrepentant, uncaring and untouched'

CNN - April 21, 2015
Boston (CNN) It's not just that Dzhokhar "Jahar" Tsarnaev played a role in the deaths of four people and devastating injuries to scores more.

General Motors Global Sales Edge Up 2 Percent; China Remains GM's Largest ...

Forbes - April 21, 2015
General Motors General Motors (GM) reported today that its global sales in the first quarter totaled slightly more than 2.4 million vehicles, an increase of nearly 2 percent compared to the same period last year.

A 170-year-old champagne has been recovered from bottom of the sea

Dispatch Times - April 21, 2015
Any wine connoisseur will know the value of an aged wine, but very few get the opportunity to sample a 170-year-old Champagne from the bottom of the sea.

A 'Routine' Mission by a Coast Guard Chopper Turned Up Some Historical Finds ...

TheBlaze.com - April 21, 2015
The icy cap near THE shoreline of Lake Michigan has melted, leaving frigid but crystal-clear waters. On a routine helicopter flight over the lake near Sleeping Bear Dunes, the Traverse City-based Northern Michigan Coast Guard got a good view of some of the ...

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.

GOP to offer budget with Medicare, food stamp cuts

WARNING : CNBC.com - Re-Posted April 20, 2015

Republicans now in charge of Congress offer their budget blueprint this week with the pledge to balance the nation's budget within a decade and rein in major programs such as food stamps and Medicare.

Volcker calls for US financial regulation shakeup

Reuters - April 20, 2015
(Reuters) - The U.S. financial regulatory system is outdated and riddled with loopholes, former Federal Reserve Chairman Paul Volcker said on Monday as he offered an overhaul plan to make watchdogs more effective.

John M. Crisp: Warren versus Cruz might tell us who we are

Hilton Head Island Packet - April 20, 2015
Elizabeth Warren versus Ted Cruz? Not likely. Only the most extraordinary circumstances could produce this improbable contest for the presidency in 2016.

US carrier moving off coast of Yemen to block Iranian arms shipments

USA TODAY - April 20, 2015
WASHINGTON - The aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt is moving toward the waters off the coast of Yemen to prepare to intercept any potential Iranian shipments of weapons to the rebels fighting the U.S.

Vivid Accounts of War's Horror Stream From Yemen's Capital

New York Times - April 20, 2015
Residents of Yemen's capital, Sana, shared vivid accounts of life during wartime on social networks on Monday, as a huge blast shattered windows and shook buildings miles from the site of an attack in the Faj Attan district of the city.

No, you can't take an American flag from people who you think are mistreating it

Washington Post - April 20, 2015
Michael E. Miller (Washington Post, Morning Mix) writes: Police in Georgia arrested a U.S. veteran on Friday after she took an American flag away from students who were trampling it.

Union: Walmart shut 5 stores over labor activism

CBS News - April 20, 2015
Walmart's plumbing problems have flushed out a potentially embarrassing labor situation. The United Food and Commercial Workers International Union has filed a claim with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) that Walmart's (WMT) recent closing of ...

Gold Slips; Silver Ends at One-Month Low

Wall Street Journal - April 20, 2015
Gold prices slid Monday, after European Central Bank President Mario Draghi reaffirmed that debt-laden Greece won't be forced out of the eurozone.

2016 Ford Taurus Revealed Ahead Of 2015 Shanghai Auto Show

Motor Authority - April 19, 2015
The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has pulled the covers off its all-new Taurus ahead of the car's official world debut tomorrow at the 2015 Shanghai Auto Show.

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Hundreds feared dead after migrant boat sinks

Miami Herald - April 19, 2015
A crowded fishing boat that one survivor said carried 700 migrants capsized north of Libya overnight, and only a few dozen people were rescued Sunday, raising fears that it could become the Mediterranean's deadliest known migrant sea disaster.

Islamic State shoots and beheads 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya - video

Reuters - April 19, 2015
CAIRO (Reuters) - A video purportedly made by Islamic State and posted on social media sites on Sunday appeared to show militants shooting and beheading about 30 Ethiopian Christians in Libya.

3 Wounded in Delaware State University Campus Shooting

People Magazine - April 19, 2015
Three victims are in stable condition following a shooting Saturday night at Delaware State University, officials said. A second shooting followed hours later, according to reports, but no one was injured.

Freddie Gray Passes Away After Being Injured In Police Custody

CBS Local - April 19, 2015
BALTIMORE (WJZ) - The day after a protest in his honor, Freddie Gray has passed away. His family contacted WJZ Sunday morning. The mayor's office confirmed his death Sunday afternoon.

When Earth Day changed the world

MSNBC - April 19, 2015
Forty-five years ago, on April 22, 1970, an estimated 20 million people took to the streets for the first ever Earth Day. It was the largest public demonstration in United States history and helped turn environmentalism into a mass social movement for the first time ..

American scientists develop artificial photosynthesis system

PerfScience - April 19, 2015
A team of American scientists claimed to have developed a revolutionary nanosystem that can play a crucial role in fighting back the growing problem of global warming.

Japanese train sets record at 366 mph

Northwest Arkansas News - April 19, 2015
A Japanese company said its magnetic levitation train set a speed record this week, reaching 366 mph on a test track. The Central Japan Railway Japanese train sets record at 366 mph Co.

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

Saudi vows to cover UN aid call for Yemen, keeps up air raids

Daily Mail - April 18, 2015
Saudi Arabia, which is leading a bombing campaign against Shiite rebels in Yemen, pledged Saturday to cover the entire $274 million in humanitarian aid sought by the UN for conflict-torn Yemen.

Texas Veterinarian Fired, Being Investigated for Cat Death

ABC News - April 18, 2015
Authorities are investigating whether animal cruelty charges should be pursued against a Texas veterinarian shown in a Facebook posting bragging about killing a cat with a bow and arrow.

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IRS Seeks Record $2 Billion In Back Taxes From Prominent Businessman And ...

Forbes - April 18, 2015
They say you don't get rich by writing a lot of checks. And if you believe the IRS, failing to pay billions in federal taxes may explain how two brothers and Texas businessmen amassed a fortune worthy of landing them among the Forbes 400 Richest Americans.

Congressmen To NASA: Stop Wasting Money On Global Warming Research

Daily Caller - April 18, 2015
Republican lawmakers chastised the head of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Friday, saying the agency's obsession with global warming is undercutting space exploration programs. (Oh really, Congressmen?)

Obama to Visit Florida's Everglades on Earth Day

American Register - April 18, 2015
President Barack Obama is set to visit the Florida Everglades to mark Earth Day on Wednesday and to highlight the United States' climate change plans.

1-year-old girl shot in head during road rage incident, Washington cops say

Fox News - April 17, 2015
SEATTLE - Seattle police are hunting a driver and passenger who fired shots at a car carrying a 1-year-old, hitting the infant -- who authorities are calling 'Baby Malaja' -- in the face, leaving her clinging to life in an apparent case of road rage. (America's fixation on gun mentality strikes again.)

Saudi-led airstrikes spike in Yemen capital, second city

Chron.com - April 17, 2015
SANAA, Yemen (AP) - Yemeni security officials say al-Qaida's local branch has routed government forces at a massive weapons depot in the east, seizing dozens of tanks, Katyusha rocket launchers, and small arms.

Christian refugees thrown overboard by Muslim migrants on crossing from Libya ...

Montreal Gazette - April 17, 2015
At least nine Christian refugees drowned in the Mediterranean when they were thrown overboard by Muslim migrants after a row provoked by religious differences erupted on a boat sailing from Libya to Italy.

Hillary's tightrope with Wall St. and the people

CNBC - April 17, 2015
Hillary Clinton took a couple of major steps this week to inoculate herself from attacks by the left wing of her party that she is too close to Wall Street and out of touch with average Americans who have seen incomes stagnate over the last decade.

Consumer Prices Going High: Could This Be The Latest Sign Of An Emerging ...

Investor Newswire - April 17, 2015
Consumer prices in the U.S. have increased in March for the second consecutive month. This is a potential reassuring sign for the Fed as it works to determine whether it is the right time to start raising interest rates.

Verizon's new “Custom TV” is small step toward a la carte pricing

Ars Technica - April 17, 2015
The dreaded pay-TV bundles that result in US homes watching only about 10 percent of the channels they pay for aren't going away any time soon, but Verizon's FiOS TV service is taking a small step in the right direction.

How a High-Tech Backseat Driver Could Save Lives

PC Magazine - April 17, 2015
Active safety systems, such as forward-collision prevention that automatically applies a car's brakes or lane-keeping assist that steers a car back into its lane, are like a second set of eyes and a supplemental brain that takes over to prevent accidents.

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.

Will you miss out on Social Security benefits?

CNBC - April 16, 2015
It's like the retiree version of the Stanford marshmallow experiment: one marshmallow now or two later. How long can you delay gratification?

Iran nuclear talks to resume on April 22

Business Standard - April 16, 2015
The European Union (EU) announced on Thursday that Iran and the P5+1 group would resume talks on the Iranian nuclear issue on April 22 in Austrian capital Vienna.

Hillary Clinton Praises Elizabeth Warren as Celebs Urge Her to Enter the ...

People Magazine - April 16, 2015
If she does decide to run, it appears the former Harvard Law School professor would have support from one high-profile person who would also be her rival: Hillary Clinton.

Walker brushes off negative numbers in new poll

Newsradio 620 - April 16, 2015 -
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker brushed off new poll numbers Thursday that put his approval rating at just 41 percent and showed there was strong opposition to some of his most significant budget proposals, including cuts to the University of ...

Top-billing South Florida doctor charged with Medicare fraud held in jail

Miami Herald - April 15, 2015
A top-billing South Florida eye doctor (Salomon Melgen) - charged just weeks ago in a political corruption case with a U.S. senator - will remain behind bars on a newly filed Medicare fraud indictment because prosecutors asserted Wednesday that he is a flight risk.

Vandals Topple Gravestone of Hillary Clinton's Father

Mediate - April 15, 2015
It's only day three of Hillary Clinton's campaign, and yet: Police discovered that someone had knocked over the gravestone of her father, Hugh Rodman, in a Pennsylvania cemetery.

The congressional Iran bill, explained

Vox - April 15, 2015
The White House announced Tuesday that it is now prepared to sign a modified version of the Corker-Menendez Bipartisan Iran Nuclear Agreement Review Act of 2015, a piece of legislation that in its original form at least was seen as a poison pill to kill the ...

US: ISIS loses quarter of territory in Iraq - 3 things you need to know

CNN - April 15, 2015
London (CNN) The Pentagon released a map this week showing coalition forces have taken back 25-30% of Iraqi territory seized by ISIS.

What's next for Aaron Hernandez?

CNN - April 15, 2015
Watch "Downward Spiral: Inside the Case against Aaron Hernandez" tonight at 9 ET. (CNN) Former New England Patriots star Aaron Hernandez will need to keep his lawyers even after being convicted of murder and other charges in the death of Odin Lloyd.

Here's Proof Homebuilders are Betting on a Pickup in the Housing Market

Bloomberg - April 15, 2015
Confidence among U.S. builders, measured by the National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo sentiment gauge, increased in April for the first time in five months.

Democratic Senator Warren pushes bank breakup, tax changes

Reuters - April 15, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday called on lawmakers to break up big banks and change tax rules that benefit Wall Street, part of an ongoing effort to advance a more populist agenda.

Watch How Close SpaceX Is to Successfully Recycling a Rocket

ABC News - April 15, 2015
SpaceX continues to get closer to achieving founder Elon Musk's dream of being able to recycle rockets. Video released by the private space company shows the Falcon 9 rocket hitting its target when it returned to Earth on Tuesday.

Gray whale travels 13987 miles, breaking world record

USA TODAY - April 15, 2015
What a trip. A Western North Pacific gray whale traveled nearly 14,000 miles from Russia to Mexico and back again, breaking the known world record for mammal migration, researchers say.

Cognitive aging, ways to slow it

Times Gazette - April 15, 2015
“The brain ages in all of us, but there's wide variability in the way the brain ages,” says committee chair Dan Blazer, an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C.

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.

Putin lifts ban, ships missile system to Iran; US, Israel express grave concerns

The Indian Express - April 14, 2015
President Vladimir Putin on Monday sanctioned the delivery of a highly capable Russian air defense missile system to Iran, a game changer move that would significantly bolster the Islamic republic's military capability and fuel Israel's concerns.

UN votes for arms embargo against Yemen rebel leaders

Fox News - April 14, 2015
Yemeni expatriates and Iranians chant slogans during a protest against the Saudi-led coalition strikes on Yemen, in front of the Saudi Embassy in Tehran.

Lincoln's assassination remembered through artifacts

CBS News - April 14, 2015
One of the greatest dramas in American history played out in Ford's theater, not on the stage, but up in the box where President Abraham Lincoln was shot by John Wilkes Booth.

18-month-old twins die in freak drowning accident after mother lets go of stroller ...

New York Daily News - April 14, 2015
18-month-old twins died in a freak drowning accident Friday after their mother let go of their stroller to swat away a bee, causing the boys to roll into an Arizona canal, police said.

Seattle boss raises entire company's minimum wage to $70000

Fox News - April 14, 2015
After hearing about a study that claimed income-- to a certain level-- directly affects one's emotional well-being, the founder of a Seattle-based credit card processing company announced Monday that he will take a large salary cut so he can increase the pay ...

US close to ending era as net importer of energy

Financial Times - April 14, 2015
The US is poised to cease being a net importer of energy for the first time since the 1950s as abundant domestic fossil fuel and efficiency measures reset its relations with world suppliers, a government forecaster has said.

IMF sees solid global economic outlook even as growth diverges

Reuters - April 14, 2015
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund highlighted an increasing divergence in the growth paths of the world's major economies this year, as a pick-up in the euro zone and India is expected to be offset by diminished prospects...

Scientists are creating the first maps of the universe's dark matter

Washington Post - April 14, 2015
We have basically no idea what dark matter is, even though it might make up most of the cosmos. But scientists have figured out where it is, and they're mapping it in portions of the visible night sky.

Geologists studying evolution process by drilling Chicxulub Crater

The Market Business - April 14, 2015
An international team of researchers has been to drill a hole to a depth of 5000 meters below the earth's surface. The drilling location is in the Chicxulub crater believed to be formed as a result of an asteroid collision 65 million years ago.

Study says low wages cost US $153bn a year

Financial Times - April 13, 2015
The US government spends roughly $153bn a year to support the families of low-wage workers, according to a new study released days before thousands of workers are set to strike for higher wages in cities across the country.

As police claim accidental shooting, Twitter homes in on 'F**k your breath'

CNN - April 13, 2015
(CNN) The police say it's meaningless, but many casual observers are appalled after hearing an Oklahoma police deputy tell a dying man who'd just been shot, "F**k your breath.

Milwaukee man shot dead after running over 2-year-old

Los Angeles Times - April 13, 2015
Archie Brown Jr. was driving to Home Depot on Sunday with a friend, when he hit and struck a 2-year-old with his van, his family said.

Oklahoma Restaurant Owner Leaves Note Inviting Dumpster Diver to a Free Meal

ABC News - April 13, 2015
Ashley Jiron was outside her Warr Acres, Oklahoma, restaurant when she noticed that someone had been going through the dumpster. “I had gone to the back to go put some trash in the dumpster, and I had noticed that some bags and containers with food ...

After Historic Cuba Meeting, Obama Has Hurdle of Delivering

Bloomberg - April 13, 2015
First on the agenda will be determining whether to remove Cuba from a list of state sponsors of terrorism.

US nuclear negotiator says committed to Israel security

Ynetnews - April 13, 2015
In effort to address Israeli concerns, Undersecretary of State Wendy Sherman told Israeli reporters that only a nuclear deal will safeguard Israel, says final deal expected by June 30th.

Scientists to Study What Makes Some Lake Erie Algae Blooms So Toxic

WDET - April 13, 2015
More than 400,000 people in northern Ohio and parts of Michigan were without water for a few days in August, when a large algae bloom in Lake Erie produced high levels of toxins. (click photo to enlarge)

Florida wildlife officials to kill invading monitor lizards at sight for eating cats and ...

The Standard Daily - April 13, 2015
lizard The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission says Nile monitor lizards have established a breeding population in Palm Beach County, and officials have been tasked with the duty to increase patrol and kill these exotic reptile once a month, ...

Does Massive Methane Hotspot Reveal Bigger Problem?

Discovery News _ April 13, 2015
The Four Corners region of the southwestern U.S.– where Arizona, Utah, Colorado and New Mexico meet - is one of the most ruggedly scenic locales you could imagine.

Thousands of hackers ca pable of Sony-style attack

MarketWatch - April 13, 2015
As many as 5,000 hackers worldwide could be capable of committing Sony Pictures-style attacks on companies, a security expert told CBS News on “60 Minutes” Sunday.

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.

Saudi Foreign Minister says kingdom not at war with Iran; rejects calls to stop ...

Fox News - April 12, 2015
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia - Saudi Arabia's foreign minister has refused calls from Tehran to stop its aerial assault on Iranian-supported Houthi rebels and their allies in Yemen.

A Russian Fighter Jet Did Something to a U.S. Plane That Has the State ...

TheBlaze.com - April 12, 2015
A Russian fighter jet's “unsafe” and “unprofessional” action toward a U.S. RC-135U reconnaissance aircraft has the State Department lodging an official complaint with the increasingly combative country.

Tax Day April 15, 2015 Is Right Around The Corner

American Live Wire - April 12, 2015
Washington D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service is already swamped and behind schedule as they close in on the April 15, 2015 tax filing deadline.

MoCo police take Philadelphia woman into custody for leaving son in woods

Washington Post - April 12, 2015
A Philadelphia woman who allegedly left her quadriplegic son in the woods while visited her boyfriend in Maryland, has been hospitalized and will be served with an arrest warrant when she is released, Montgomery County Police said Sunday.

Maine police departments spend ransom to computer hackers

The Leader - April 12, 2015
A group of Maine police departments were forced into paying a ransom to laptop or computer hackers to get their police records back.

Report: Pakistan rejected Iran offer to join anti-Saudi coalition in Yemen

Ynetnews - April 11, 2015
Pakistani parliament votes to stay neutral in fight against Houthi rebels, so that it could help negotiate a diplomatic solution.

Cat-Eating Nile Monitor Lizards Causing Havoc In Florida

Tech Times - April 12, 2015
Nile monitor lizards, an invasive species, are attacking house pets in Florida. What is being done to address the problem? (Photo : Photo: Dennis Jarvis | Flickr).

Historic meeting between Obama and Castro begins new era of US-Cuba ties

CNN- April 11, 2015
Panama City, Panama (CNN) In a historic turning point, President Obama was preparing Saturday to end a decades-long standstill in U.S.

US Oil rigs are being idled at an alarming rate – the biggest dip in weeks

Times Gazette - April 11, 2015
The number of U.S. rigs out drilling for oil fell by the most in a month, a sign that America's cutbacks aren't over yet. Drillers idled 42 oil rigs (excluding gas rigs), dropping the number to 760, Baker Hughes reported on Friday.

China's aggressive new censorship weapon can cripple your website

Quartz - April 11, 2015
China has acquired a powerful new weapon in its efforts to strictly control internet access and content. That's according to a new report released Apr. 10 by Citizen Lab, a research group at the University of Toronto's Munk School of Global Affairs.

Why does Hillary Rodham Clinton want to be president?

Washington Post - April 11, 2015
When Hillary Rodham Clinton arrives in Iowa next week as a candidate for president in 2016, every statement, gesture, laugh, outfit, facial expression and interaction with voters will be put under a microscope the likes of which few, if any, previous candidates ...

How Obamacare Cost Squeeze May Push Rite Aid To Walgreens

Forbes - April 11, 2015
Now the top executive at Walgreens, Pessina speaks from experience having run Alliance Boots pharmacies in Europe and its government-run health systems.

Bobcat Dragging Shark Out Of Ocean Captured On Camera

Tech Times - April 11, 2015
A bobcat's got to do what a bobcat's got to do. John Bailey snapped this photo of the cat snatching a live shark from the ocean and dragging it to the beach.

New York woman with eight husbands denies fraud charges

Philly.com - April 11, 2015
Liana Barrientos, 39, married men from Egypt, Turkey, Georgia and other countries, she tied the knot an eighth time with Pakistani man Rashid Rajput, the Bronx District Attorney's Office said.

Ancient Tombs With More Than 170 Mummies Found in Peru

American Register - April 11, 2015
Dozens of ancient tombs filled with up to mummies have been discovered around a 1,200-year-old graveyard in Peru's Cotahuasi Valley.
 

Recent Health Articles

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 information about their location and navigate through a maze nearly as well as normally sighted rats.

Allergy Season in Full Bloom

WTVC - April 3, 2015
But with he pretty colors and fresh smells comes the itchy eyes, sore throats, and sniffles of allergy season. "Stopped up nose, runny nose, sore and itchy throat, watery eyes, itchy eyes, it's not fun," said one allergy sufferer we spoke with. (We northerners are still waiting for the bloom.)

Could Fish Oil Interfere With Cancer Care?

Philly.com - April 2, 2015
(HealthDay News) -- Fish oil supplements, and even certain fish, may hinder the effectiveness of cancer-fighting chemotherapy, a new study suggests.

The Salty Truth: Many Popular Foods With Unhealthy Amounts of Salt

ABC News - April 2, 2015
You may be consuming more salt than you need -- and the salt shaker is probably not to blame. When researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention sought to shake out how much sodium -- a major component of table salt -- was in various ...

Despised hospital gowns get fashion makeovers

CNN - April 1, 2015
(CNN) Whether a patient is in the hospital for an organ transplant, an appendectomy or to have a baby, one complaint is common: the gown.

A New Blood Test Can Estimate How Serious Your Food Allergy Is

Time - April 1, 2015
A blood test can reveal just how severe a person's food allergy is and could possibly replace more invasive testing, a new study published Wednesday morning suggests.

Study finds sex equality at conception

TriValley Central - March 31, 2015
A nurse holds a baby in the nursery of the Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia in 1930. Every year, slightly more boy babies than girl babies are born.

Household Income Could Impact Brain Structure For Kids

RTT News - March 31, 2015
There may be a link between the family income of a household and the brain structure of its children, according to a new study from researchers at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles and the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine.

Here's What '60 Minutes' Didn't Tell You About The 'Miracle' Glioblastoma ...

Forbes - March 30, 2015
Last night, CBS CBS' hit newsmagazine 60 Minutes devoted not one but two segments to an early-stage trial at Duke University of a cancer therapy that some patients are calling a “miracle.

11 one-minute solutions to improving your health

CNN - March 30, 2015
(CNN) If you're the type of person who is constantly wondering where the day went, you probably jump for joy whenever you read about short workouts, even 5 minutes long, that improve health.

New bird flu strain 'a bad actor'

Dubuque Telegraph Herald - March 29, 2015
MINNEAPOLIS -- Animal health experts and poultry growers are scrambling to determine how a dangerous new strain of bird flu infected poultry flocks in four states -- and to stop it from spreading.

Roseroot Herb May Be As Effective As Antidepressants

Diabetes Insider - March 29, 2015
For centuries, Siberian communities have utilized the Roseroot herb (Rhodiola rosea) to help them survive the extremely cold winters.

4 ways to minimize risk of colon cancer

WLS-TV - March 29, 2015
Though colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the US, it's also highly preventable. Embed. <iframe width="476" height="270" src="http://abc7chicago.

Ted Cruz riding the Obamacare train wreck

The Silber Ink - March 28, 2015
According to Ted Cruz, Obamacare is unconstitutional and goes on to say it as train wreck and it does not end here he says, it “puts a government bureaucrat between you and your doctor.” Last week in his campaign he said that he intended to sign his family up for the insurance coverage through Obamacare.

Why Roseroot Herb Could be the Next Big Treatment for Depression

American Live Wire - March 28, 2015
Roseroot, also known as Rhodiola rosea, has been used since centuries to survive the Siberian winters, and now, the findings of a new study have revealed that it could also possibly act as an effective treatment for depression, and may work even better than ...

Cancer alert over chemical found in Roundup weedkiller

Daily Mail - March 28, 2015
A weedkiller used in millions of gardens has been identified as a potential cancer risk. The World Health Organisation's cancer agency asked a group of 17 international scientists to decide whether glyphosate posed a risk to humans.

Stop binging on high-fat food or suffer from psychiatric disorders

TheHealthSite - March 27, 2015
Do you have a full blown love-affair with fast and junk food with high fat content? End it now! The perils of binging on a fast food and other high fat foods are well known but we still choose to ignore them.

White House Issues Action Plan to Fight Drug-Resistant Bacteria

Wall Street Journal - March 27, 2015
WASHINGTON—The White House issued the most extensive action plan ever against drug-resistant bacteria, or superbugs, seeking to curb antibiotic use at farms and hospitals—and promote tests to find lethal bugs, and antibiotics to kill them.

Bionic Eye Enables Vision for a 72 year-old American Once Again

American Live Wire - March 27, 2015
After two years of blindness, a 72 year-old woman in Hawaii can see once more. Bionic Eyes Restore Vison to Blind American Photo Credit: Google Images.

Ken Burns unravels the mysteries of cancer in PBS film

US News & World Report - March 26, 2015
FILE - In this Tuesday, March 24, 2015, file photo, executive producer Ken Burns attends a preview screening of "Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies," at the Time Warner Center, in New York.

House Passes 'Doc Fix' for Medicare Doctors

NBCNews.com - March 26, 2015
Congress may be mostly deadlocked, but the House of Representatives passed the so-called "doc fix" Thursday. It rectifies one of the most annoying chores Congress has faced year in and year out for more than a decade - a flawed payment formula that ...

Tau Urged as Focus of Alzheimer's Disease over Amyloid

Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News - March 25, 2015
Scientists have argued for many years whether tau or amyloid is the primary driver in the progression of Alzheimer's disease. New research suggest tau is the culprit.

How Patients Are Driving Research & Cures For Their Own Rare Diseases

Huffington Post - March 25, 2015
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - The global pharmaceutical industry is pouring billions of dollars into developing treatments for rare diseases, which once drew little interest from major drugmakers but now point the way toward a new era of innovative therapies and ...

The myth of the high-protein diet: How to prevent disease, prolong life and ...

National Post - March 24, 2015
Many people have been making the case that Americans have grown fat because they eat too much starch and sugar, and not enough meat, fat and eggs.

Vitamin D3 and metformin show promising results in preventing colorectal cancer

News-Medical.net - March 244, 2015
The concept was simple: If two compounds each individually show promise in preventing colon cancer, surely it's worth trying the two together to see if even greater impact is possible.

Obamacare: Falling care costs

CNBC - March 23, 2015

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Hospitals have seen reductions in the costs of caring for the uninsured, but nowhere more so than in states that expanded Medicaid.

Vitamin D supplements may slow prostate cancer

 CBS News - March 23, 2015
Vitamin D supplements may slow or prevent low-grade prostate cancer from progressing, a small new study suggests. "Vitamin D decreases inflammation in tissues, and inflammation is a driver of cancer," explained Bruce Hollis, the study's lead researcher ...

The Antibiotics Problem in Meat

The Atlantic - March 23, 2015
Back to The Wire What is The Wire? The Wire features the latest news coverage from The Atlantic. The Antibiotics Problem in Meat. A new study suggests that a consumer demand for chicken and pork in places like India, Russia, China, and Brazil will help ...

After 50, colons need inspection for signs of cancer

Press of Atlantic City - March 23, 2015
While not quite a Hallmark moment, my point is that a colonoscopy may be a gift that could save your life, or the life of someone you love.

Biogen's Alzheimer drug slows mental decline

World Tech Today - March 22, 2015
Biogen Idec Inc (NASDAQ:BIIB) drug that attacks plaque buildup in the human brain slowed cognitive decline in patients that were in early phase of Alzheimer disease.

Those with high blood pressure may use folic acid to lower stroke risk

Science Recorder - March 19, 2015
While folic acid has been found to have many positive health benefits in the last few years, a new study out of China reveals it can also be helpful in lowering stroke risk.

Bill Gates: Ebola Virus A 'Wake-Up Call'

Sky News - March 19, 2015
The Microsoft co-founder calls for "germ games not war games" to prepare for the battle against a global epidemic. 13:34, UK, Thursday 19 March 2015.

Colon cancer: Early detection, screening save lives

Chicago Tribune - March 19, 2015
No one ever claimed it's a walk in the park, but a colonoscopy is not even close to the dreadful experience it is so often made out to be.

Study: Antipsychotic drugs can be deadly in dementia fight

Detroit Free Press - Marc 18, 201
Medicating dementia patients may ease the demons that trigger aggression and other behavior problems, but it also boosts their risk of dying early - even more so than previously believed, according to a new study.

Vitamin D Supplements Ineffective At Lowering Blood Pressure

University Herald - March 18, 2015
Vitamin D (Photo : Harvard) Vitamin D won't do much to lower high blood pressure, according to a recent study. Vitamin D won't do much to lower high blood pressure, according to a recent study.

Cancer study: Genomes may predict aspirin's benefits

USA TODAY - March 17, 2015
INDIANAPOLIS - Doctors have known for a while that aspirin and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, known as NSAIDs, may help protect some people against colorectal cancer.

Diet Soda may lead to excess Belly Fat, Study Reveals

The Westside Story - March 17, 2015
When we are trying to shed a few pounds from the body, one of the first thing we do is reach for the diet fizzy drinks - but a new study suggests they could actually make us fatter.

Newer Blood Thinner May Improve Outcomes for Heart Attack Survivors

Philly.com - March 16, 2015
Long-term use of the newer anti-clotting drug Brilinta cut heart attack survivors' future risk of heart attack, stroke or heart-related death, a new study found.

Exercising daily boosts motor function in elderly!

TheHealthSite - March 15, 2015
Time and again it has been proved that exercise is the ultimate panache for a healthy life. A recent study has shed light on the significance of exercising and physical activity with brain health and motor,,,

Second chance for people to enroll for healthcare coverage and avoid fine

Uncover Michigan- March 15, 2015

The government has offered a second chance to uninsured people who are facing federal fines for not selecting an insurance plan. The enrollment window offers a one-time chance to several million people who have not signed up the affordable care plan.

Experimental cholesterol drugs cut heart risk, but questions remain

Reuters - March 15, 2015
San Diego (Reuters) - Studies of a new class of experimental cholesterol-lowering drugs signal that they may reduce by half the risk of heart attack and other major cardiovascular problems compared to standard treatment alone.

Tougher rules on reusable medical devices issued by FDA

SMN Weekly - March 14, 2015
A stricter recommendations on reusable medical devices was issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in an effort to prevent future outbreak of antibiotic resistant infections such as CRE.

Overweight Dachshund From Ohio Loses 44 Pounds: How Did 'Dennis' Do It?

Tech Times - March 14 - 2015
Dennis looking dapper! After losing 44 pounds, the mini dachshund is now happier and healthier and he's got his new owner Brooke Burton to thank for that.

Loneliness and isolation are as dangerous as obesity

Deseret News - March 14, 2015
Loneliness and social isolation are as dangerous to health as being severely overweight. And social relationships should be given more attention and concern than they've been getting, according to new research from Brigham Young University.

Doctors claim first successful penis transplant

CNN - March 13, 2015
(CNN) South African doctors have achieved what they call the world's first successful penile transplant operation. The nine-hour operation occurred on December 11, 2014, involving a team of doctors at Stellenbosch University in Cape Town and others from ... (We just had to post this.)

The Shot That Could Dissolve Double Chins

ABC News - March 13, 2015
ATX-101, a non-surgical treatment that claims to get rid of fat under the chin, is nearing approval by the FDA

Exercise May Provide 'Motor Reserve' in Older Age

Medscape - March 12, 2015
Just as higher education and social connections seem to provide a cognitive reserve as people age, physical activity may build a motor reserve that protects against the harmful effects of white matter hyperintensities (WMHs) in the brain on motor function, new ...

Everything You Want to Know About Palcohol, the Powdered Alcohol Approved ...

ABC News - March 12, 2015

A product is expected to hit shelves this summer to turn water into wine -- well, into vodka, rum and a few cocktails -- but not everyone is happy about it.

Heart the size of a strawberry transplanted in 3-week-old baby

CBS News- March 12, 2015
WESTWOOD, Calif. -- A baby boy in Orange County, California, is living a medical miracle after receiving a live-saving heart transplant when he was just 3 weeks old, CBS Los Angeles reports.

Can ultrasound fight Alzheimer's? Mice study hints at new weapon

Reuters - March 11, 2015
LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists believe they may have found a new weapon in the fight against Alzheimer's disease -- not in the form of a drug but in focused beams of ultrasound.

New class of drugs may slow the aging process

Science Recorder - March 11, 2015
“Senolytics”, a newly discovered class of drugs, may help fight age-related disease better than ever. In a time of great medical breakthrough, researchers from The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) and the Mayo Clinic have discovered a class of drugs that ...

How changing your diet can lower your risk for colon cancer

CBS News - March 10, 2015
A vegetarian diet might cut your risk of colorectal cancer by 20 percent, a new study finds. For fish-eating vegetarians, the protective link was even stronger, researchers said.

11.7 Million Americans Have Insurance Under Health Act

New York Times - March 10, 2015
WASHINGTON - The Obama administration reported Tuesday that 11.7 million Americans now have private health insurance through federal and state marketplaces, with 86 percent of them receiving financial assistance from the federal government to help ...

'Love hormone' nasal spray could reduce calorie intake in men

Medical News Today - March 9, 2015
A study has found that a single dose of nasal spray containing the hormone oxytocin led to reduced caloric intake in healthy men. In particular, the synthetic nasal formulation reduced the consumption of fatty foods.

Depression Issues? Heart Disease Risk Cut With Depression Treatments

The News Ledge - March 8, 2015
A new study is casting the tie between depression and heart disease in a new light. Researchers are presenting a three-year study following 5,000 patients with moderate to severe depression.

Frankie the dog 'sniffs out thyroid cancer'

BBC News - March 8, 2015
A dog has been used to sniff out thyroid cancer in people who had not yet been diagnosed, US researchers say. Tests on 34 patients showed an 88% success rate in finding tumours.

A Breakthrough Treatment for Lung Cancer Approved

TIME - March 8, 2015
On March 5, a novel way to treat lung cancer won approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The latest drug, Opdivo, has showed promise with other cancers, and is the first to use the immune system to tackle hard-to-treat lung tumors.

Across the USA, flu season winding down

USA TODAY - March 7, 2015
DENVER - Flu season is beginning to tail off, but thousands of Americans still are grappling with the illness blamed for killing nearly 100 kids, doctors and federal officials say.

2.4 Billion People Worldwide Suffer From Untreated Tooth Decay

SMN Weekly - March 7, 2015
Lead researcher Dr. Wagner Marcenes, of Queen Mary University of London, said it is alarming to see that the prevention and treatment of tooth decay has been neglected despite known ways to both treat and prevent the problem.

'Googling' information is making us mentally lazy, study claims

Daily Mail - March 6, 2015
A study has shown that people who have strong cognitive skills spend less time on their devices than those with less brain power. Those who think in an analytical way also pick up their phone less frequently because they remember things or are able to work ...

Dirty water kills more women than AIDS and breast cancer

New York Daily News - March 6, 2015
Diseases spread through dirty water and poor sanitation are the fifth biggest killer of women worldwide, causing more deaths than  AIDS, diabetes or breast cancer, researchers say.

Stroke centers 'over an hour away' for one third of Americans

Medical News Today - March 5, 2015
It is vital that treatment for stroke is given as quickly as possible in order to minimize the amount of long-term damage that occurs.

McDonald's not alone nixing antibiotics

USA TODAY - March 5, 2015
While McDonald's new antibiotics policy is expected to be a strong catalyst toward change in how chicken is produced and sold, the world has not waited idly for McDonald's to act.

Spider Venom Could Be Key For Chronic Pain Relief

Pioneer News - March 4, 2015
Most people try to avoid spiders. Poisonous spiders, yeah, obviously, lets not mess with those. Unless, maybe you are a scientist and you are looking for a new kind of pain reliever.

Typical Adult Over 30 Gets Flu Twice Every 10 Years: Study

Philly.com - March 4, 2015
(HealthDay News) -- Most people dread the flu, and many work hard to avoid it. However, a new British study finds that the typical person over 30 only gets the illness about twice every decade.

Expert: Men Have 'Terrific Insecurities' About Penis Size, Want To Be 'Sexual ...

CBS Local - March 4, 2015
Cambridge, Mass. (CBS CONNECTICUT) - A new study asking “Am I Normal?” is the largest body of research analyzing penis size for 15,000 men and uncovers that most men “believe they're smaller than average” - something experts are calling

Even With an Unfavorable Court Ruling, Much of Obamacare Would Live On

New York Times - March 4, 2015
The case before the Supreme Court this week will not wipe Obamacare off the books. Unlike the case the court considered in 2012, which could have erased the Affordable Care Act entirely, this one concerns the application of only one provision of the law, ...

Minimally invasive migraine treatment 'reduced painkiller use in 88% of patients'

Medical News Today - March 2, 2015
A new intranasal treatment for migraine has been found to lower use of pain-relief medication among 88% of patients in a retrospective analysis.

Peanut Eaters May Live Longer, Study Finds

Live Science - March 2, 2015
Peanuts may not only be a tasty snack but they may also help people live longer, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the people in the study who ate the most peanuts and tree nuts (such as walnuts, pecans and almonds) every day had a lower risk ...

Alzheimer's Protein Found in Young Brains for the First Time

TIME - March 2, 2015
For the first time, scientists have found evidence of a protein found in Alzheimer's disease, called amyloid, in the brains of people as young as 20.

Jindal blasts GOP for being 'fearful' of repealing Obamacare

National Monitor - March 1, 2015
Jindal argued that repealing the health care law was a linchpin of Republicans' campaign efforts in the hugely successful 2014 midterm elections, and the GOP shouldn't get away from that now.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome a real measurable illness: researchers

CTV News - March 1, 2015
Nine years ago, Lisa Schneiderman contracted malaria on trip to Sierra Leone. Little did she know that her bout with the disease could trigger another condition -- one that would leave her exhausted for hours after simply getting up to fetch a cup of tea.

 

 
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