Lead poisoning across California
2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell |
NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blo...
Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned Milan's fashion week
2017-03-01 08:18:23 UTC
By Giulia Segreti | MILAN
Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week.
As with his Emporio line, shown on...
Trump rolls back transgender protections
2017-02-23 05:27:58 UTC
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.
States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - in...
Living near heavy traffic exhaust causes higher risk of heart disease
2017-04-18 18:17:22 UTC
People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower levels of “good” cholesterol needed for healthy blood flow, a U.S. study suggests.
Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week.
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
<h3>Harry Belafonte</h3> <strong>Longtime civil rights activist who was an immensely popular singer and actor. He was one of Martin Luther King’s closest confidants and helped organize the March on Washington in 1963.</strong><hr><img alt="Amy_goo...
Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes ...
Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy.
Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on...
The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
By Bob Schneider,
The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born A...
Muhammad Ali Timeline
2016-06-04 08:13:54 UTC
Nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali was one of the legends in the sport of professional boxing. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was an imposing figure in the ring, known for his swift footwork, and powerful jab. What distinguish him from his contemporar...
Germany: 91-Year-Old Woman Gets Run Over By Train And Survives
2016-05-27 22:50:49 UTC
<blockquote><h3><i>A 91-year-old woman has miraculously survived an encounter with a train traveling at 160 kilometers per hour in the northern town of Langwedel. Police said she lay between the tracks and escaped with only minor injuries.</h3></i...
U.S. Defeated by Germany, 3-2, at Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2016-05-16 05:14:41 UTC
<i><h3>Germany have taken a huge step toward quarterfinal qualification with a 3-2 win over the United States. The deciding goal came just before the final buzzer in one of the thrillers of the tournament thus far.</h3></i>Germany went into the Gr...
Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.
White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab...
Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
<h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3>
Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer ...
House fails for 63rd time to repeal Affordable Care Act, which currently insures as many as 22 million Americans
2016-02-03 05:00:04 UTC
House Speaker Paul Ryan, shown here at the Capitol, finally achieved what his predecessors could not -
a repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act which currently insures as many as 22 million Americans.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesd...
“Spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to eggs
2016-01-18 22:35:23 UTC
<H3><i>A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility, according to a study published recently in the journal Nano Letters.</i><hr></h3>
For the millions of American couples ...
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
2015-10-26 17:18:54 UTC
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says. Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organization has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic ...
Toy manufacturer made Nazi dolls look like German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger
2015-10-24 04:32:27 UTC
Toy manufacturer made Nazi dolls look like German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Manchester United’s World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is considering legal action against a Hong Kong toy manufacturer that has made Nazi dol...
A Dog was lying down in middle of the road for hours in the same spot his owner was killed
2015-10-24 00:29:45 UTC
<h3><i>A Dog was lying down in middle of the road for hours in the same spot his owner was killed</i></h3>After a Florida woman was fatally hit by a semi truck on Friday, her pet dog remained at the scene, laying in the spot where its owner’s life...
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's
2015-10-07 07:16:05 UTC
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller has Alzheimer's.
Bayern Munich and Germany legend Gerd Muller is receiving treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Nicknamed 'Der Bomber', Muller, 70 next month, scored 68 goals in 62 games for what was ...
What's behind women's longevity?
2015-10-04 08:18:59 UTC
<i><h3>All across the world, women enjoy longer lifespans. David Robson investigates the reasons why, and whether men can do anything about it.</i></h3>
<strong><i>By David Robson</i></strong>
As soon as I was born, I was already destined to...
Salmonella outbreak: Cucumbers sold under the Andrew & Williamson, Limited Edition label kills one in the US
2015-09-05 05:58:03 UTC
<i><h4>Andrew & Williamson Fresh Produce is voluntarily recalling all cucumbers sold under the Limited Edition label during the period from August 1, 2015 through September 3, 2015.
Those who have eaten cucumbers are urged to see a doctor if th...
The life-saving secrets of smelly feet
2015-07-31 06:40:42 UTC
Cheesy feet aren’t just an embarrassment – understanding the stench could save lives. David Robson delves into the strange ecosystems between your toes.
Renate Smallegange is something of a connoisseur of smelly feet – and she goes to surprisin...
Channan Petrides, 22, forgoes heart, lung transplants to finish bucket list
2015-07-02 02:54:52 UTC
Channan Petrides, 22, is terminally ill and made the difficult but reasoned decision to turn down a chance to receive a new heart and lungs so that she could pursue the items on her bucket list. She has incurable cystic fibrosis and had been on a ...