Poll: Overweight people, gays slammed most online
2013-11-21 18:47:30 UTC
Most teens and young adults on Facebook, Twitter or other social networking sites see them at least sometimes: slurs, offensive images or mean-spirited video clips that stigmatize groups of people.
Who's targeted most often? Overweight people, according to a poll of Internet users ages 14 to 2...
Study ties nuts to lower cancer, heart death risk
2013-11-21 07:32:35 UTC
DALLAS (AP) — Help yourself to some nuts this holiday season: Regular nut eaters were less likely to die of cancer or heart disease — in fact, were less likely to die of any cause — during a 30-year Harvard study.
Nuts have long been called heart-healthy, and the study is the largest ever done...
Nobel author Doris Lessing dies at 94
2013-11-18 07:46:26 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Doris Lessing emerged from a black cab outside her home in London one day in 2007 and was confronted by a horde of reporters. When told she had won the Nobel Prize, she blinked and retorted "Oh Christ! ... I couldn't care less."
That was typical of the independent — and often ira...
UK warns of ransom scam targeting 10s of millions
2013-11-15 20:05:29 UTC
LONDON (AP) — British officials issued an unusually stark alert about a cyberscam that locks users out of their computers unless they pay a ransom, saying Friday that tens of millions of people may soon be targeted.
In a warning headlined "URGENT ALERT," Britain's National Crime Agency said th...
Sarah Palin has written a book, Good Tidings and Great Joy, about the real meaning of Christmas. We read it so you don't have to
2013-11-15 09:56:45 UTC
Sarah Palin has had a busy week. She has been taking shots at Chris Christie, a potential front-runner for the White House in 2016. She has called the pope "liberal". And as well as all that, she is promoting her new book, Good Tidings and Great Joy – Protecting the Heart of Christmas. She launch...
Doctors: Telling patients to lose weight is not enough
2013-11-14 06:47:03 UTC
ATLANTA (AP) — Next time you go for a checkup, don't be surprised if your doctor gets on your case about your weight.
The medical profession has issued new guidelines for fighting the nation's obesity epidemic, and they urge physicians to be a lot more aggressive about helping patients drop th...
New guidelines for preventing heart attack, stroke
2013-11-13 07:45:21 UTC
The American Heart Association and American College of Cardiology have issued the first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes. Among other things, they call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
US doctors urge wider use of cholesterol drugs
2013-11-13 07:50:02 UTC
The nation's first new guidelines in a decade for preventing heart attacks and strokes call for twice as many Americans — one-third of all adults — to consider taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs.
The guidelines, issued Tuesday by the American Heart Association and American College of Car...
Enjoy a higher quality of life
2013-11-12 21:07:29 UTC
One of the most important things people can do for their health is to engage in regular physical activity. A life that includes exercise is one with less likelihood of serious physical and mental ailments. The benefits are wide-ranging, from stronger bones, greater lung power, and a healthier hea...
Luxury jewelers, Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels Open at Americana Manhasset
2013-11-09 11:47:26 UTC
IBEX Construction completed the Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier boutiques at the Americana Manhasset Mall on Long Island, New York in time for the luxury jewelers to open ahead of the Christmas season. Callison designed the two new jewelry boutiques.
Van Cleef & Arpels opened recently as part...
Rickets making a comeback in the UK, doctors say
2013-11-08 19:46:57 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Rickets, the childhood disease that once caused an epidemic of bowed legs and curved spines during the Victorian era, is making a shocking comeback in 21st-century Britain.
Rickets results from a severe deficiency of vitamin D, which helps the body absorb calcium. Rickets was his...
Not good enough: Math, reading scores up slightly
2013-11-07 22:56:32 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sometimes the best isn't good enough: Most American fourth and eighth graders still lack basic skills in math and science despite record high scores on a national exam.
Yes, today's students are doing better than those who came before them. But the improvements have come at a...
No more trans fat: FDA banning the artery-clogger
2013-11-07 22:39:07 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats were once a staple of the American diet, plentiful in baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Now, mindful of the health risks, the Food and Drug Administration is getting rid of what's left of them for good.
Condemning artificial trans fats ...
Award-winning Chicago chef Charlie Trotter dies
2013-11-05 21:12:32 UTC
CHICAGO (AP) — Award-winning chef Charlie Trotter, a self-taught culinary master whose namesake Chicago restaurant elevated the city's cuisine and provided a training ground for some of the nation's other best chefs, has died at the age of 54.
Paramedics were called around 10 a.m. Tuesday to h...
Cleveland kidnap survivor sits down with Dr. Phil
2013-11-02 20:38:00 UTC
CLEVELAND (AP) — One of three women who escaped from a ramshackle Cleveland home after more than a decade in captivity is about to share her story.
Michelle Knight will appear on the "Dr. Phil" show Tuesday and Wednesday in a taped interview.
The show says Knight "describes the horrible con...
School to unveil writer's 'Death Collection'
2013-10-31 06:51:48 UTC
EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) — Acclaimed horror writer Michael McDowell couldn't get enough of death.
He collected photographs of people after their demise, whether from natural causes or after crossing paths with someone with a noose, knife or a gun. He gathered ads for burial gowns and pins containin...
NY bus driver saves woman from jumping off bridge
2013-10-31 04:01:36 UTC
BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A bus driver is being hailed as a hero for preventing a woman from jumping off a Buffalo highway overpass.
About 20 McKinley High School students had just stepped aboard Darnell Barton's Metro bus Oct. 18 when he spotted a woman who had climbed over a guardrail and stood l...
Hitler lived until 1962? That's my story, claims Argentinian writer
2013-10-31 04:01:14 UTC
The startling theory that the Führer survived in exile until age 73 was examined in a book. Now its British authors are accused of plagiarism.
The notorious claim that Hitler escaped his Berlin bunker to live incognito in Argentina first gained popular currency in 1945, when Stalin spoke of it...
Dutch museums identify 139 likely Nazi looted art
2013-10-30 07:48:48 UTC
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Dutch museums announced Tuesday they have found 139 artworks that may have been looted during the Nazi era, including paintings from masters such as Matisse, Klee and Kandinsky.
The major review of all museum collections in the country found art that had either dubious or defi...
More victims of online abuse reach out to parents
2013-10-24 08:22:13 UTC
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sarah Ball was a 15-year-old high school sophomore at Hernando High School in Brooksville, Fla., when a friend posted on Facebook: "I hate Sarah Ball, and I don't care who knows."
Then there was the Facebook group "Hernando Haters" asking to rate her attractiveness, plus an a...
Why have young people in Japan stopped having sex?
2013-10-23 07:35:04 UTC
What happens to a country when its young people stop having sex? Japan is finding out… Abigail Haworth investigates.
Ai Aoyama is a sex and relationship counsellor who works out of her narrow three-storey home on a Tokyo back street. Her first name means "love" in Japanese, and is a keepsake f...
At these coffee klatches, death is on the agenda
2013-10-21 05:38:35 UTC
NEW YORK (AP) — It can be tough to get a conversation going if you want to talk about the late stages of dementia, your last will and testament or the recent passing of your mother.
"When you're at a cocktail party and you lead off by saying, 'What do you think about death?' it'll be, 'C'mon, ...
Exercise 'can be as good as pills'
2013-10-02 19:49:19 UTC
Exercise can be as good a medicine as pills for people with conditions such as heart disease, a study has found.
The work in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) looked at hundreds of trials involving nearly 340,000 patients to assess the merits of exercise and drugs in preventing death.
Dad who saved girl in deadly rock slide remembered
2013-10-02 10:42:44 UTC
BUENA VISTA, Colo. (AP) — Friends preparing to bury five relatives who died in a Colorado rock slide are remembering the father credited for saving his daughter's life as a selfless volunteer who probably didn't flinch to jump in front of cascading boulders to protect his daughter.
IOC receives Lance Armstrong's Olympic medal
2013-10-02 10:34:51 UTC
LONDON (AP) — Lance Armstrong's Olympic medal is back with the IOC.
The International Olympic Committee stripped the American rider of the bronze medal from the 2000 Sydney Games in January after he admitted to doping.
After months of delays, Armstrong handed back the medal two weeks ago to...