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  • Do you know your RMR? (resting energy expenditure)
    Diaalnews 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
    Diaalnews 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
    Burberry-menswear-store-knightsbridge 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
    8amf 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
    W-obamadad 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
    19cbaf5e91f97c13340f6a70670010ff 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
    5b21d7e1f68bff12330f6a7067002740 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
    Diaalnews 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
    Diaalnews-duncan-inbar 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
    Needle640 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
    Pratt_whitney_461782a 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. Researchers a...

  • Doctors save Ohio boy by 'printing' an airway tube
    C54f2e5428269c11320f6a7067004bac 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. In...

  • 12-year-old Mass. boy wins National Geographic Bee
    24-bee-lineup-full 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
    The_latest_on_coronavirus_pandemic 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. The rep...

  • Measles surges in UK years after flawed research
    Europe_is_moving_quickly_to_roll_covid-19_vaccine_out 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
    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
    1aee19e9ab2e3610320f6a7067009246 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
    879aba36ac5b3b10320f6a706700ed61-1 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
    Amitabh_bachchan_is_one_of_the_most_prominent_figures_in_the_history_of_indian_cinema 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
    Diaalnews 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
    Diaalnews 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
    C5c69095b1646a0f310f6a706700ba4b 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
    Beec94d339681b0f310f6a70670048fa 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
    Migraine 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
    Images 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...