Archive for August, 2012

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Title: Man looks like a silicone sculpture after 90 cosmetic surgeries
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Title: U.S. court rules town can ban peaceful protests
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Title: U.S. troops arrested for raping women in Japan
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Title: New York man sues police officer who killed him an animal
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Title: Teen kills himself while playing Russian roulette
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Fear Grips Ugandan Capital Amid Ebola Outbreak

KAMPALA, Uganda — At the Ebola task force meeting at the Ministry of Health this morning, no one was shaking hands. Everyone greeted each other by bumping elbows out of fear of the Ebola outbreak that so far has claimed 16 lives.  And while the disease is most likely spread by contact with blood, the […]

New York tests social impact bond investing with Goldman Sachs

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs will invest nearly $10 million in a New York City jails program, using an innovative financial instrument in which private investments fund public social services, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday. Goldman will create one of the nation’s first “social service bonds” to help fund a New York City program that […]

New York tests social impact bond investing with Goldman Sachs

(Reuters) – Goldman Sachs will invest nearly $10 million in a New York City jails program, using an innovative financial instrument in which private investments fund public social services, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday. Goldman will create one of the nation’s first “social service bonds” to help fund a New York City program that […]

Social impact investing catches on in the U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kim Hartke, who served 14 months in jail for stealing a car to pay for her addiction, turned her life around in part because of financing provided to an Oregon social services program from an innovative type of bond. Today, the 53-year-old Hartke is a professional painter, a skill she developed […]

Social impact investing catches on in the U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kim Hartke, who served 14 months in jail for stealing a car to pay for her addiction, turned her life around in part because of financing provided to an Oregon social services program from an innovative type of bond. Today, the 53-year-old Hartke is a professional painter, a skill she developed […]

U.S. backed study that exploited China prisoners: rights group

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A medical study published in the weekly journal Science and partially funded by the U.S. government was conducted at detention centers in China that engage in severe violations of human rights, according to a letter published by the journal Thursday. The study, in Science’s April 13 issue, tested an experimental treatment […]

U.S. backed study that exploited China prisoners: rights group

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A medical study published in the weekly journal Science and partially funded by the U.S. government was conducted at detention centers in China that engage in severe violations of human rights, according to a letter published by the journal Thursday. The study, in Science’s April 13 issue, tested an experimental treatment […]

West Nile Virus on the Rise in US: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — With 241 cases of West Nile virus and four related deaths reported so far this year, the United States is experiencing the biggest spike in the mosquito-borne illness since 2004, health officials report. Eighty percent of these infections have occurred in three states — Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma — […]

West Nile Virus on the Rise in US: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — With 241 cases of West Nile virus and four related deaths reported so far this year, the United States is experiencing the biggest spike in the mosquito-borne illness since 2004, health officials report. Eighty percent of these infections have occurred in three states — Texas, Mississippi and Oklahoma — […]

Why Women Outlive Men: Fruit Flies Give Clues

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — New research reveals that mutations to the DNA of the mitochondria cause men to age faster than women — a finding that may explain why women, on average, outlive men. The researchers from Monash University in Australia examined male and female fruit flies that carried mitochondria — the part […]

Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don’t Realize It: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that 1.4 million Americans have celiac disease but don’t realize it, while 1.6 million people are on gluten-free diets — a treatment for celiac disease — even though they might not need it. The findings, which estimate that 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease — an […]

Most Americans With Celiac Disease Don’t Realize It: Study

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — New research suggests that 1.4 million Americans have celiac disease but don’t realize it, while 1.6 million people are on gluten-free diets — a treatment for celiac disease — even though they might not need it. The findings, which estimate that 1.8 million Americans have celiac disease — an […]

Pregnant Mothers’ Gut Changes May Support Fetal Growth

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Expert Tips May Help Kids Avoid Allergens at School

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Smokers Drop Pricey Cigarettes for Cheaper Alternatives: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — With cigarette costs rising, more smokers are turning to cigars or “rolling their own” to cut costs, suggests a new U.S. government report that shows a substantial increase in the use of non-cigarette tobacco products. Cigarette smoking continues to decline, according to the report released Thursday. A modest 2.5 […]

Smokers Drop Pricey Cigarettes for Cheaper Alternatives: CDC

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — With cigarette costs rising, more smokers are turning to cigars or “rolling their own” to cut costs, suggests a new U.S. government report that shows a substantial increase in the use of non-cigarette tobacco products. Cigarette smoking continues to decline, according to the report released Thursday. A modest 2.5 […]

When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

When Parents Get Active, So Do Kids: Study

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Health Tip: If Your Older Child Wets the Bed

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Health Tip: If Your Older Child Wets the Bed

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — Asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness are the most common chronic conditions among Olympic athletes, affecting about 8 percent of the competitors, according to a new study. The Australian researcher suggested the conditions may be linked to the athletes’ intense training, particularly those who participate in endurance sports or winter sports. […]

Asthma Common Among Olympic Athletes

THURSDAY, Aug. 2 (HealthDay News) — Asthma and airway hyper-responsiveness are the most common chronic conditions among Olympic athletes, affecting about 8 percent of the competitors, according to a new study. The Australian researcher suggested the conditions may be linked to the athletes’ intense training, particularly those who participate in endurance sports or winter sports. […]

Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst Without Extra Calories

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

Health Tip: Quench Your Thirst Without Extra Calories

It sounds like an unfolding epidemic: A decade ago, virtually no one in the U.S. seemed to have a problem eating gluten in bread and other foods. Now, millions do. FacebookGoogle+TwitterLinkedinPinterestTumblrRedditStumbleUponDiggemail

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