Reptile consignment intercepted in South Africa
2014-01-31 11:46:07 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South African animal inspectors say they have intercepted a large consignment of reptiles smuggled from Madagascar and destined for the exotic pet trade in the United States.
South Africa's Society for the Prevention of Crue...
Why city life may be bad for you
2014-01-30 10:33:18 UTC
When it comes to getting people to be more active, much of the attention is focused on the improving sports facilities, encouraging people to join the gym or lambasting schools for not doing enough PE.
But could another crucial factor be the wa...
Luxury home boom to change face of London
2014-01-30 10:34:36 UTC
LONDON (AP) — The face of London is about to change.
Dozens of buildings of 20 stories or more are under construction or planned along the south bank of the River Thames just upstream from Big Ben and the majestic dome of St. Paul's Cathedral. ...
'Marlboro man' Eric Lawson has died of lung cancer
2014-01-28 06:59:55 UTC
ERIC Lawson, who portrayed the rugged Marlboro man in cigarette ads during the late 1970s, has died. He was 72.
Lawson died on January 10 at his home in San Luis Obispo of respiratory failure due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD,...
Bunny sculpture found in Mandela statue
2014-01-24 20:02:06 UTC
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A new, 9-meter (29.5-foot) sculpture of Nelson Mandela is billed as the biggest statue of the South African leader. It also has a tiny, barely visible quirk: a sculpted rabbit tucked inside one of the bronze ears.
British Museum: Prototype for Noah's Ark was round
2014-01-24 19:19:22 UTC
LONDON (AP) — It was a vast boat that saved two of each animal and a handful of humans from a catastrophic flood.
But forget all those images of a long vessel with a pointy bow — the original Noah's Ark, new research suggests, was round.
Former F1 champion Michael Schumacher remains in stable condition
2014-01-19 11:07:29 UTC
FRANKFURT, GERMANY (AP) – Michael Schumacher's manager says the former Formula One champion remains in stable condition following a skiing accident that left him with severe head injuries and in a coma since Dec. 29.
The statement from manager...
Ivanovic ends Williams' streak in Australian upset
2014-01-19 17:56:37 UTC
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The powerful serve that carried Serena Williams to 25 consecutive wins suddenly became the target of Ana Ivanovic's attack in a stunning fourth-round upset at the Australian Open.
Williams had a back complaint she tr...
Childern: Health Effects of Excessive TV Watching
2014-01-16 23:17:42 UTC
The following list some of the adverse Effects of Television on Child Health from spending too much time with TV and videos.
<h3>Overweight and Diabetes</h3>
Children and TV Statistics: The number of children and adolescents who are overwei...
Marcus ‘The Magnificent’ Malone, Talks About Being Homeless
2014-01-16 18:01:40 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — It’s the embrace felt around the world.
International superstar Carlos Santana and his long-lost friend — and former bandmate — Marcus “The Magnificent” Malone, were reunited after 40 years over the holidays.
It all starte...
Key Proteins Identified Responsible for Electrical Communication in Heart
2014-01-14 08:32:58 UTC
Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute researchers have found that six proteins -- five more than previously thought -- are responsible for cell-to-cell communication that regulates the heart and plays a role in limiting the size of heart attacks and stroke...
Swedish doctors transplant wombs into 9 women
2014-01-13 10:18:51 UTC
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Nine women in Sweden have successfully received transplanted wombs donated from relatives and will soon try to become pregnant, the doctor in charge of the pioneering project has revealed.
The women were born without a uterus o...
San Francisco, the most expensive city in the U.S.
2014-01-07 03:23:19 UTC
<h3>1. San Francisco
Median studio apartment: $2,295
Median one-bedroom apartment: $2,898
Median two-bedroom apartment: $3,930
San Francisco takes the top spot as the most expensive city in the U.S. to rent, edging out New Yor...
Portuguese salute, mourn soccer great Eusebio
2014-01-06 20:30:51 UTC
LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Tens of thousands turned out in tribute Monday to Eusebio after the coffin of the Portuguese soccer great was put on public display and taken in a funeral cortege through the streets of Lisbon.
People filed out of office...
Texting, dialing while driving raises crash risk
2014-01-02 07:06:16 UTC
A sophisticated, real-world study confirms that dialing, texting or reaching for a cellphone while driving raises the risk of a crash or near-miss, especially for younger drivers. But the research also produced a surprise: Simply talking on the ph...
Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
2013-12-31 21:35:54 UTC
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of ...
Winter gives some snow; others get sun
2013-12-23 10:15:57 UTC
On the first official day of winter, Mother Nature dished out a dizzying number of surprises.
Snow and ice hit Michigan, Canada, New England and upstate New York. Some other eastern regions had temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Flooding in the S...
Drug blocks HIV in lab study, human tests planned
2013-12-23 17:30:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it’s possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.
Scientists experimented with the drug after uncovering det...
Chewing Gum Is Often Culprit for Migraine Headaches in Teens
2013-12-21 07:38:07 UTC
Teenagers are notorious for chewing a lot of gum. The lip smacking, bubble popping, discarded gum stuck to the sole give teachers and parents a headache.
Now, Dr. Nathan Watemberg of Tel Aviv University-affiliated Meir Medical Center has found ...
Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier
2013-12-18 06:38:37 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a tourist in Australia fell off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone.
Victoria state police say the woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummet...
FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria
2013-12-17 02:04:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove ...
New drug, study method show breast cancer promise
2013-12-13 19:29:44 UTC
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
The method i...
FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat
2013-12-11 21:04:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their anima...
Fight against malaria slows, fewer nets given out
2013-12-11 21:00:10 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Global efforts to curb malaria are stalling after a drop in funds to buy bed nets, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization.
For the second year in a row, WHO noted a dramatic decline in the numb...
Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped
2013-12-11 20:50:16 UTC
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new r...