Do you know your RMR? (resting energy expenditure)
2013-06-24 14:02:03 UTC
Do you know your RMR? Better yet, what is RMR! RMR (resting energy expenditure) is the number of calories your body burns each day with little or no activity. Why is this important? Your RMR makes up the largest (65-75%) of your total metabolism. Knowing your RMR is a key tool in weight mana...
Supermoon looms bright in night sky
2013-06-23 03:27:13 UTC
Look up in the sky for a super sight: the biggest and brightest full moon of the year.
The so-called supermoon will appear 14 percent larger than normal early Sunday as our celestial neighbor swings closer to Earth. Some viewers may think the supermoon looks more dazzling, but it's actually an...
Burberry showcases latest menswear in London
2013-06-18 17:22:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British luxury brand Burberry has showcased its latest menswear designs in London after a decade in Milan.
The move brings the brand's menswear division in line with its more profitable womenswear branch, which has led the London Fashion Week circuit for the past few seasons.
Lilly stops mid-stage Alzheimer's drug study
2013-06-17 04:05:25 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Eli Lilly and Co. said Thursday that it stopped a mid-stage clinical trial of an experimental Alzheimer's disease drug because of potential side effects on patients' livers.
The company stopped testing LY2886721 because of abnormal results in liver biochemical tests. Lilly sa...
Obama: Being a good father isn't easy
2013-06-15 17:12:18 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says there's no substitute for the love and support that fathers provide.
In his weekly Internet and radio address, Obama is wishing Americans a happy Father's Day. He's laments that his own father wasn't around and says he's still working to be a bet...
Wildlife agency to list all chimps as endangered
2013-06-12 05:31:54 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Fish and Wildlife Service Tuesday called for protection of all chimpanzees as endangered, an action that could affect use of the apes in medical research.
The agency's plan would do away with a "split listing" that has labeled wild chimps as endangered but those in ca...
Study sheds light on origins of French winemaking
2013-06-07 04:32:49 UTC
PARIS (AP) — Scrapings from the bottoms of 2,500-year-old pottery containers have shed new light on the origins of French winemaking.
A team of archaeologists led by the University of Pennsylvania's Patrick McGovern used biomolecular analysis to confirm that fifth-century B.C. Etruscan...
Sunscreen slows skin aging, if used often enough
2013-06-04 03:09:40 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — If worry about skin cancer doesn't make you slather on sunscreen, maybe vanity will: New research provides some of the strongest evidence to date that near-daily sunscreen use can slow the aging of your skin.
Ultraviolet rays that spur wrinkles and other signs of aging can qu...
Over There is now Over Here
2013-05-28 05:48:15 UTC
San Francisco (DiaalNews) — In the wake of the unthinkable tragedy that was the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a tragedy nearly equal to the WorldTrade Center in scope of death and far more sinister because it was entirely preventable, we western shoppers are obliged to think about the proper r...
FDA warns of infections tied to Tennessee pharmacy
2013-05-25 05:39:55 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Health officials are investigating cases involving patients who suffered complications after being injected with potentially contaminated medications made by a Tennessee specialty pharmacy.
The Food and Drug Administration said Friday the problems involve seven patien...
Study: No higher cancer rate at Conn. Pratt plants
2013-05-24 16:03:42 UTC
EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — An 11-year study of the incidence of brain cancer at jet engine manufacturer Pratt & Whitney in the state ended Thursday with university researchers saying they found no statistically significant elevations in the rate of cancer among workers.
Doctors save Ohio boy by 'printing' an airway tube
2013-05-23 04:53:00 UTC
In a medical first, doctors used plastic particles and a 3-D laser printer to create an airway splint to save the life of a baby boy who used to stop breathing nearly every day.
It's the latest advance from the booming field of regenerative medicine, making body parts in the lab.
12-year-old Mass. boy wins National Geographic Bee
2013-05-22 17:48:25 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Gaining confidence as he nailed questions about obscure island chains, bodies of water, global trade and culture, 12-year-old Sathwik Karnik cruised to victory Wednesday in the 2013 National Geographic Bee.
Sathwik, of Plainville, Mass., correctly named Chimborazo as ...
NPS hantavirus response followed policy
2013-05-21 04:32:35 UTC
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Federal investigators probing the hantavirus outbreak blamed for three deaths at Yosemite National Park recommended on Monday that design changes to tent cabins and other privately run lodging first be reviewed by National Park Service officials.
Measles surges in UK years after flawed research
2013-05-20 18:22:26 UTC
LONDON (AP) — More than a decade ago, British parents refused to give measles shots to at least a million children because of now discredited research that linked the vaccine to autism. Now, health officials are scrambling to catch up and stop a growing epidemic of the contagious disease.
Consumer group flags high SPF ratings on sunscreen
2013-05-20 04:36:50 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sunbathers headed to the beach this summer will find new sunscreen labels on store shelves that are designed to make the products more effective and easier to use. But despite those long-awaited changes, many sunscreens continue to carry SPF ratings that some experts con...
Russia's Karjakin wins Norway chess tournament
2013-05-19 16:45:49 UTC
STAVANGER, Norway (AP) — Russia's Sergey Karjakin won the €100,000 ($130,000) Norway chess championship on Saturday after drawing against Veselin Topalov of Bulgaria.
Karjakin needed only a draw against Topalov to take the top prize after the world No. 1 player Magnus Carlsen failed to w...
First lady to high school grads: Live your dreams
2013-05-19 07:02:26 UTC
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama has some advice for some Tennessee high school graduates: Strike your own path in college and life and work to overcome inevitable failures with determination and grit.
Mrs. Obama spoke for 22 minutes to the graduates of Martin Luther...
India announces low-cost rotavirus vaccine
2013-05-15 07:20:05 UTC
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Indian government announced Tuesday the development of a new low-cost vaccine proven effective against a diarrhea-causing virus that is one of the leading causes of childhood deaths across the developing world.
The Indian manufacturer of the new rotavirus vaccine p...
Baxter drug fails to slow Alzheimer's in big study
2013-05-13 05:13:25 UTC
DEERFIELD, Ill. (AP) — Baxter International Inc. says that a blood product it was testing failed to slow mental decline or to preserve physical function in a major study of 390 patients with mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease.
The company says that people who received 18 months...
CO2 record illustrates 'scary' trend
2013-05-12 04:41:52 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — The old saying that "what goes up must come down" doesn't apply to carbon dioxide pollution in the air, which just hit an unnerving milestone.
The chief greenhouse gas was measured Thursday at 400 parts per million in Hawaii, a monitoring site that sets the wo...
British sailor dies during America's Cup practice
2013-05-10 05:47:20 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A 72-foot-long, high-tech catamaran sailboat capsized Thursday in San Francisco Bay while practicing for the America's Cup races this summer, killing an Olympic gold medalist from England and injuring another sailor, authorities said.
Artemis Racing said Andrew...
FDA wants cancer warnings on tanning beds
2013-05-07 06:03:08 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Indoor tanning beds would come with new warnings about the risk of cancer and be subject to more stringent federal oversight under a proposal unveiled Monday by the Food and Drug Administration.
The FDA has regulated tanning beds and sun lamps for over 30 year...
FDA warns pregnant women of migraine drug risk
2013-05-06 18:33:41 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health regulators are warning doctors and women of child-bearing age that half-a-dozen medications used to treat migraine headaches can decrease children's intelligence if taken while their mothers are pregnant.
The Food and Drug Administration says the drugs, includin...
Small Wash. school closes because of nice weather
2013-05-05 05:35:54 UTC
SEATTLE (AP) — In a sun-deprived part of Washington state, the promise of nice spring weather prompted a small private school to give students a day off to enjoy the sunshine.
Friday is a "sun day" of sorts for the 205 students at Bellingham Christian School, a small, private, nondenominati...