Life

  • U.S. Defeated by Germany, 3-2, at Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
    2016_mwc-_usa_edged_by_germany_3-2 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
    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
    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
    Paulryan 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
    Sperm_swim_to_egg 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
    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
    Untitled 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
    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
    Gerd_mueller 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?
    Women 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
    Andrew___williamson_limited_edition 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
    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
    Channan_petrides 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 ...
  • Lung cancer therapy is 'milestone' - BBC
    Lung-cancer 2015-06-10 04:20:06 UTC
    A lung cancer therapy can more than double life expectancy in some patients, a &quot;milestone&quot; trial shows. Nivolumab stops cancerous cells hiding from the body&apos;s own defences, leaving the cancer vulnerable to attack. The results ...
  • Italian Alps: The bear population has risen to 47
    Bear-europe 2015-06-10 04:16:02 UTC
    If you came across a brown bear, chances are you would be just fine. Though they can be unpredictable, they tend to avoid humans and only attack when taken by surprise or if they feel threatened. For hundreds of years brown bears roamed the Alps ...
  • Arkansas woman dies at 116 after 6 days as the world's oldest-known living person
    Arkansas_woman 2015-04-06 23:00:43 UTC
    Gertrude Weaver, who last week became the world's oldest-known living person, has died at the age of 116 at a senior care facility in Arkansas, officials said on Monday. Weaver, who said the key to longevity was to treat people kindly, basked i...
  • Anorexia Crackdown: France bans super-skinny models
    Skinny_model 2015-04-03 18:32:13 UTC
    (Reuters) - France will ban excessively thin fashion models and expose modeling agents and the fashion houses that hire them to possible fines and even jail, under a new law passed on Friday. The move by France, with its fashion and luxury indu...
  • Ted Cruz origin of birth story from Calgary
    Rafael_edward_cruz 2016-01-19 07:31:57 UTC
    <h3><i>Cruz’s family was more than happy to benefit from Canada’s universal health care system with a birth that could have cost them big money in the U.S.</i></h3> Is the fact that Ted Cruz was born in Calgary going to hamper his bid for the U...
  • Hiker dies after cliff collapses at Point Reyes in Marin County, California
    Pic_arch_rock_collapsed_150321_scsoho_1067x598 2015-03-23 03:17:14 UTC
    Mill Valley ( California ) - One hiker was killed and another injured after the cliff at the Arch Rock overlook at Point Reyes National Seashore in Marin County collapsed into the shoreline 70 feet below, officials said Sunday. A photo released...
  • San Francisco church doused homeless people with water to deter sheltering
    1_4 2015-03-20 10:04:15 UTC
    Whoever is generous to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will repay him for his deed – Proverbs 19:17 For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me – Matthew 25:35 St Mary’s...
  • Canadian school takes 21 students out of school as parents refuse to vaccinate them
    Canada_health 2015-03-13 15:54:25 UTC
    Public health officials in Quebec's Lanaudière region, where a measles outbreak has infected 119 people, got a vaccination campaign underway at a local school after learning that an infected child visited it recently. School and health official...
  • Vaccination skeptic offers cash for proof that measles is a virus; Court orders him to pay 100,000 euros
    Vaccination_skeptic_offers_cash_for_proof_that_measles_is_a_virus__court_orders_him_to_pay_100_000_euros 2015-03-13 15:02:11 UTC
    Four years ago, a German biologist who thinks the measles are psychosomatic announced on his website that he would pay 100,000 euros ($106,300) to anyone who could prove measles is a virus. After Stefan Lanka made the offer, a German doctor nam...
  • Parents who praise children too much may encourage narcissism
    Princess 2015-03-10 08:20:13 UTC
    Children who are told they are special by their parents are more likely to become narcissists, according to a study that aimed to uncover the origins of extreme selfishness. The research in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a...
  • Why is all the news bad?
    Headlines- 2014-07-29 16:13:50 UTC
    <strong>Why are newspapers and TV broadcasts filled with disaster, corruption and incompetence? It may be because we’re drawn to depressing stories without realising, says psychologist Tom Stafford.</strong> When you read the news, sometimes it...
  • Germany's super-shy super-rich
    Aldi 2014-07-29 16:21:22 UTC
    Nobody could accuse the richest people in Germany of flaunting their wealth, quite the opposite. With the death of Karl Albrecht, there was no announcement for nearly a week, and not until the small, private funeral was over. He and his brother...