Belgium set to extend right-to-die law to children
2014-02-11 22:09:23 UTC
BRUSSELS (AP) — Belgium, one of the very few countries where euthanasia is legal, is expected to take the unprecedented step this week of abolishing age restrictions on who can ask to be put to death — extending the right to children for the first...
White falls to the I-Pod in Olympic stunner
2014-02-11 22:03:15 UTC
KRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — Shaun White lost to a kid they call the "I-Pod," and now, he may never hear the end of it.
How big of an Olympic shocker was this? White, the best snowboarder of his era and one of the best-known and best-markete...
Caffeine common in kids, young adults; mainly soda
2014-02-11 08:16:49 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Nearly 3 out of 4 U.S. children and young adults consume at least some caffeine, mostly from soda, tea and coffee. The rate didn't budge much over a decade, although soda use declined and energy drinks became an increasingly common ...
Mary Quant's Miniskirt Changed the World
2014-02-11 07:03:10 UTC
<h3>'A mini-skirt was a way of rebelling': British stylist Mary Quant, who will soon celebrate her 80th birthday, is credited with inventing the above-the-knee skirt that has become a wardrobe staple. Coco Chanel may have said they were 'just awfu...
Matthias Mayer: It's amazing to be an Olympic champion
2014-02-09 20:54:09 UTC
SOCHI, Russia (AP) — Matthias Mayer shut his eyes for a moment, his day's work over.
If he had trouble believing what had just happened as he stood before the crowd it was with good reason. The Austrian struck a big upset Sunday in one of the O...
Wang lures fashionistas to Brooklyn Navy Yard
2014-02-09 20:45:03 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — There are hip fashion shows. And then there are fashion shows that seek nothing less than to redefine just how hip a fashion show can be.
How else to describe a designer who can get crowds of the most discerning fashionistas to ...
The Dark Side of Kale, Spinach, Broccoli, Etc. — Thyroid Disease
2014-02-08 03:10:01 UTC
Kale is considered healthy, hip, trendy -- it was undoubtedly 2013's "it" vegetable, and all signs point to continued kale-mania in 2014.
But on January 1st of this year, Jennifer Berman wrote a op-ed piece in the New York Times - titled Kale? Ju...
Cancer cases expected to soar by 70% over next 20 years
2014-02-03 22:25:37 UTC
<h3>New cancer cases expected to grow from 14m a year in 2012 to 25m, with biggest burden in low- and middle-income countries</h3>
Cancer cases worldwide are predicted to increase by 70% over the next two decades, from 14m in 2012 to 25m new ca...
Steroid use much higher among gay and bi teen boys
2014-02-03 07:16:38 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Gay and bisexual teen boys use illicit steroids at a rate almost six times higher than do straight kids, a "dramatic disparity" that points up a need to reach out to this group, researchers say.
Reasons for the differences are un...
The 102-year-old Frenchman sets world record
2014-02-01 09:25:32 UTC
SAINT-QUENTIN-EN-YVELINES, France (AP) — Age hasn't slowed cyclist Robert Marchand.
The 102-year-old Frenchman broke his own world record in the over-100s category Friday, riding 26.927 kilometers (16.7 miles) in one hour, more than 2.5 kilomet...
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...