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 started on Dec. 9. when Marcus, a homeless man, became p...
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 strokes.
The smallest of these proteins directs the l...
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 or had it removed because of cervical cancer. Most ...
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 York by a couple of bucks. The median rental price in...
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 offices and cafes on a rainy afternoon and applauded as ...
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 phone did not prove dangerous, as it has in other st...
Vitamin E may slow Alzheimer's disease progression
2013-12-31 21:35:54 UTC
Researchers say vitamin E might slow the progression of mild-to-moderate Alzheimer's disease — the first time any treatment has been shown to alter the course of dementia at that stage.
In a study of more than 600 older veterans, high doses of the vitamin delayed the decline in daily living sk...
Winter gives some snow; others get sun
2013-12-23 10:15:57 UTC
On the first official day of winter, Mother Nature dished out a dizzying number of surprises.
Snow and ice hit Michigan, Canada, New England and upstate New York. Some other eastern regions had temperatures in the 60s and 70s. Flooding in the South was blamed for at least four deaths while app...
Drug blocks HIV in lab study, human tests planned
2013-12-23 17:30:54 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Can an experimental drug developed to treat epilepsy block the AIDS virus? A preliminary lab study suggests it’s possible, and researchers are eager to try it in people.
Scientists experimented with the drug after uncovering details of how they believe HIV cripples the immune s...
Chewing Gum Is Often Culprit for Migraine Headaches in Teens
2013-12-21 07:38:07 UTC
Teenagers are notorious for chewing a lot of gum. The lip smacking, bubble popping, discarded gum stuck to the sole give teachers and parents a headache.
Now, Dr. Nathan Watemberg of Tel Aviv University-affiliated Meir Medical Center has found that gum-chewing teenagers, and younger children a...
Tourist distracted by Facebook falls off pier
2013-12-18 06:38:37 UTC
SYDNEY (AP) — Police say a tourist in Australia fell off a pier while browsing Facebook on her phone.
Victoria state police say the woman was walking along a bay in Melbourne on Monday when she became distracted by her Facebook feed and plummeted off the pier into the chilly water.
FDA: Anti-bacterial soaps may not curb bacteria
2013-12-17 02:04:24 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — After more than 40 years of study, the U.S. government says it has found no evidence that common anti-bacterial soaps prevent the spread of germs, and regulators want the makers of Dawn, Dial and other household staples to prove that their products do not pose health risks to co...
New drug, study method show breast cancer promise
2013-12-13 19:29:44 UTC
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A novel way to speed the testing of cancer drugs and quickly separate winners from duds has yielded its first big result: an experimental medicine that shows promise against a hard-to-treat form of breast cancer.
The method involves studying drugs in small groups of people a...
FDA takes steps to phase out antibiotics in meat
2013-12-11 21:04:10 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Citing a potential threat to public health, the Food and Drug Administration is taking steps toward phasing out the use of some antibiotics in animals processed for meat.
Many cattle, hog and poultry producers give their animals antibiotics regularly to ensure that they are h...
Fight against malaria slows, fewer nets given out
2013-12-11 21:00:10 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Global efforts to curb malaria are stalling after a drop in funds to buy bed nets, according to the latest report Wednesday from the World Health Organization.
For the second year in a row, WHO noted a dramatic decline in the number of bed nets given out to protect people from th...
Studies: Some cancer treatments can be skipped
2013-12-11 20:50:16 UTC
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Tens of thousands of women each year might be able to skip at least some of the grueling treatments for breast cancer — which can include surgery, heavy chemo and radiation — without greatly harming their odds of survival, new research suggests.
The research is aimed at curb...
Indian food vendors get lessons in hygiene
2013-12-05 07:03:21 UTC
NEW DELHI (AP) — The millions of food vendors peddling tasty morsels from roadside stalls and rickshaws across India have long been an emblem of the country's boisterous, chaotic spirit.
But now, Indian officials have a stern message for these often-unregulated roadside chefs: Wash your hands ...
Growing trend for 2014: Orchid as top color
2013-12-05 06:25:58 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.'s color of the year for 2014.
It follows this year's pick of emerald green.
Officially known as Radiant Orchid, the tropical shade is a color-wheel contrast to green, said Leatrice Eiseman, executive direct...
French drugmaker warns on morning-after pill
2013-11-27 08:37:50 UTC
PARIS (AP) — A French contraceptive maker said Tuesday its morning-after pill doesn't work when taken by women who weigh more than 80 kilograms (176 pounds) and plans to change its labels to warn patients.
The decision to change its labels by HRA Pharma is based on a previous study of levonorg...
How to Live a Simple and Peaceful Life
2013-11-25 08:37:27 UTC
In our daily lives, we often rush through tasks, trying to get them done, trying to finish as much as we can each day, speeding along in our cars to our next destination, rushing to do what we need to do there, and then leaving so that we can speed to our next destination.
Unfortunately, it’s ...
Thanksgiving Recipes — Swap
2017-11-23 17:47:50 UTC
<blockquote><h3>Cellophane noodles with crab
(Mien xao cua)</h3>My family has no problem with multiple carbs at a meal. Rice and potatoes, noodle soup and stir-fried noodles, jasmine rice and sticky rice, spaghetti and rice — bring it on. However, we can't get our heads around eating both sweet...
12 Ways to Help Your Child Cope With ADHD
2013-11-23 08:03:43 UTC
<h3>Try these methods to help your child manage ADHD without taking meds.</h3>
If your child has been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), he or she is not alone. The National Institute of Mental Health reports that in a classroom of 25 to 30 schoolchildren, at least o...
US survey: More than 1 in 10 kids has ADHD
2013-11-23 07:19:48 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — The number of U.S. children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder continues to rise but may be leveling off a bit, a new survey shows.
More than 1 in 10 children has been diagnosed with it, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which surveyed more ...
Psychic Sylvia Browne dies at 77 in California
2013-11-22 04:14:36 UTC
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sylvia Browne once said she was just 3 when she discovered she could look into the future and know what was coming.
For the next 74 years, Browne claimed to do just that, predicting who would win elections, which celebrities would be getting married, splitting up or having...
Forevermark Reveals Iconic Image for New Diamond Collection
2013-11-21 20:04:12 UTC
Forevermark developed an iconic image, which will be used in national advertising campaigns in print and online, to target affluent consumers and introduce the Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Collection.
The iconic image (pictured) was created to illustrate what Forevermark considers to be a ...