Large crowds turned out for Pride marches in San Francisco & New York
2017-06-26 07:01:24 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO/ NEW YORK — Large crowds turned out for Pride marches on Sunday in New York City and San Francisco, the two U.S. places most associated with the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights movement, with the East Coast city bringing a more political flavor to the event sparked by ...
America's Bad Health Care System Is Getting Worse
2017-05-05 01:42:08 UTC
WASHINGTON — GOP House majority approved a bill to repeal Obamacare, which enabled 20 million more Americans to get health insurance.
Democrats say it would make insurance unaffordable for those who need it most and leave millions more uninsured. They accuse Republicans of seeking tax cuts fo...
LIVE: Millions Watched As Giraffe Gave Birth To A Baby Boy
2017-04-16 22:44:08 UTC
NEW YORK — After weeks of suspense, April the giraffe finally gave birth on Saturday to a baby boy, delighting of hundreds of thousands of people who have been monitoring a live cam feed from a New York zoo in anticipation of the long-overdue event.
Dutch researchers: Common risk factors for depression change over the years
2017-04-14 07:21:13 UTC
Different types of problems are most likely to afflict people at different times of life, so common risk factors for depression change over the years, too, Dutch researchers say.
But when a risk factor is uncommon among peers – like widowhood or poor health in youth – it can have an outsized e...
No More Than 8 Hours Of Sleep Improves Breast Cancer Survival
2017-04-09 19:23:30 UTC
HEALTH — IMPROVE BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL —
Women with breast cancer who sleep at least nine hours a night may be more likely to die from their tumors than patients who get just eight hours of rest, a recent study suggests.
Compared to women sleeping eight hours a night, women who slept at...
GOP Healthcare Plan Forcing U.S. Hospitals To Cut Costs, Stop Hiring
2017-03-23 18:00:24 UTC
By Robin Respaut and Yasmeen Abutaleb
Uncertainty surrounding the Republican plan to replace Obamacare is forcing some U.S. hospitals to delay expansion plans, cut costs, or take on added risk to borrow money for capital investment projects, dealing an economic blow to these facilities and t...
Lead poisoning across California
2017-03-22 14:03:07 UTC
By Joshua Schneyer and M.B. Pell |
NEW YORK — Dozens of California communities have experienced recent rates of childhood lead poisoning that surpass those of Flint, Michigan, with one Fresno locale showing rates nearly three times higher, blood testing data obtained by Reuters shows.
Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned Milan's fashion week
2017-03-01 08:18:23 UTC
By Giulia Segreti | MILAN
Once again Italian designer Giorgio Armani stunned with bright and eloquent colors in his autumn and winter collection, wrapping up six days of catwalk shows at Milan's Fashion week.
As with his Emporio line, shown on Friday, the designer brought to life his creation...
Trump rolls back transgender protections
2017-02-23 05:27:58 UTC
President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday revoked landmark guidance to public schools letting transgender students use the bathroom of their choice, reversing a signature initiative of former Democratic President Barack Obama.
Obama had instructed public schools last May to allow tr...
States' rights? Not for retirement
2017-02-21 21:34:45 UTC
By Mark Miller | CHICAGO
So much for states’ rights.
The Republican-controlled Congress took aim this week at states that are creating retirement saving programs for workers who do not already have 401(k)s through their jobs. Seven states - including populous California, Illinois and Maryland...
Living near heavy traffic exhaust causes higher risk of heart disease
2017-04-18 18:17:22 UTC
People who live near sources of heavy traffic exhaust may be at higher risk of heart disease because the fine particles in this type of pollution lower levels of “good” cholesterol needed for healthy blood flow, a U.S. study suggests.
High-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol helps curb the o...
Repeal of Obama's Affordable Care Act, will place a heavy financial toll on millions of older Americans
2017-01-14 07:27:08 UTC
Column: Older Americans at risk as Congress takes ax to Obamacare.
CHICAGO (Reuters) - Anyone nearing retirement - or already retired - should pay very close attention to the doings of the 115th Congress that was sworn in this week.
Repeal of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act (AC...
Noam Chomsky and Harry Belafonte in Conversation on Trump
2016-12-30 09:12:42 UTC
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Brazil casts aside crisis in rousing Rio Games opening
2016-08-06 04:22:06 UTC
REUTERS - There was no glossing over history either: from the arrival of the Portuguese and their conquest of the indigenous populations to the use of African slave labor for 400 years. The clash of cultures, as the ceremony showed, is what makes Brazil the complex mosaic that it is.
Home to t...
Humpback whales feed in San Francisco's Bay
2016-07-18 22:43:45 UTC
San Francisco Bay — A group of kayakers captured an incredible sight in San Francisco Bay as a group of humpback whales gathered during a feeding frenzy.
Lyrinda Snyderman and Dick Mallory from Petaluma, California were paddling their kayaks on the morning of July 10, when they spotted a flock...
The power of the LGBT community's courageous love
2016-06-14 17:29:19 UTC
By Bob Schneider,
The shooting at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando is a hate crime. The LGBT community is the target. I’m not using the past tense verb was rather the present tense, because the LGBT community still is a target. A natural born American Citizen carried out the attack. ISIS takin...
Muhammad Ali Timeline
2016-06-04 08:13:54 UTC
Nicknamed ‘The Greatest’, Muhammad Ali was one of the legends in the sport of professional boxing. At 6 feet 3 inches, he was an imposing figure in the ring, known for his swift footwork, and powerful jab. What distinguish him from his contemporaries are the values that he has been upholding all ...
Germany: 91-Year-Old Woman Gets Run Over By Train And Survives
2016-05-27 22:50:49 UTC
<blockquote><h3><i>A 91-year-old woman has miraculously survived an encounter with a train traveling at 160 kilometers per hour in the northern town of Langwedel. Police said she lay between the tracks and escaped with only minor injuries.</h3></i>
Police said the senior was attempting to cros...
U.S. Defeated by Germany, 3-2, at Men's World Ice Hockey Championships
2016-05-16 05:14:41 UTC
<i><h3>Germany have taken a huge step toward quarterfinal qualification with a 3-2 win over the United States. The deciding goal came just before the final buzzer in one of the thrillers of the tournament thus far.</h3></i>Germany went into the Group B clash in St. Petersburg as the underdogs, bu...
Scientists: Treatment using immune cells to target cancer
2016-02-16 19:05:19 UTC
A therapy that retrains the body's immune system to fight cancer has provoked excitement after more than 90% of terminally ill patients reportedly went into remission.
White blood cells were taken from patients with leukaemia, modified in the lab and then put back.
But the data has not been pub...
Remembering creative mastermind Roger Willemsen
2016-02-10 00:51:21 UTC
<h3><i>The public loved him as an entertaining presenter of talk shows. Roger Willemsen also wrote bestsellers and was one of Germany’s best-known intellectuals. He died at only 60 years old. </i></h3>
Roger Willemsen was diagnosed with cancer shortly after his 60th birthday in August. The bus...
House fails for 63rd time to repeal Affordable Care Act, which currently insures as many as 22 million Americans
2016-02-03 05:00:04 UTC
House Speaker Paul Ryan, shown here at the Capitol, finally achieved what his predecessors could not -
a repeal of the 2010 Affordable Care Act which currently insures as many as 22 million Americans.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday failed to override President Barack Obama's vet...
“Spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to eggs
2016-01-18 22:35:23 UTC
<H3><i>A team of German researchers has invented a “spermbot” that can help sperm swim better to improve couples’ fertility, according to a study published recently in the journal Nano Letters.</i><hr></h3>
For the millions of American couples that struggle each year to conceive a child, most ...
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says
2015-10-26 17:18:54 UTC
Processed Red Meats Cause Cancer, WHO Says. Bacon, ham and sausages rank alongside cigarettes as a major cause of cancer, the World Health Organization has said, placing cured and processed meats in the same category as asbestos, alcohol, arsenic and tobacco.
In addition, the WHO says red meat...
Toy manufacturer made Nazi dolls look like German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger
2015-10-24 04:32:27 UTC
Toy manufacturer made Nazi dolls look like German footballer Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Manchester United’s World Cup-winning midfielder Bastian Schweinsteiger is considering legal action against a Hong Kong toy manufacturer that has made Nazi dolls that look just like him.
The dolls are produ...