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Next-generation GMOs: Pink pineapples and purple tomatoes
1 Apr 2015 at 12:10am
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Cancer-fighting pink pineapples, heart-healthy purple tomatoes and less fatty vegetable oils may someday be on grocery shelves alongside more traditional products.
Stigma stalks India's leprosy sufferers as disease returns
31 Mar 2015 at 10:53pm
Ganga Kalshetty was just two years old when India declared itself leprosy-free in 2005, giving her family hope that she would be spared the disfiguring disease and its social stigma. Kalshetty lives in one of India's dozens of informal "leper colonies", where many of her relatives are afflicted with the disease. Seven months ago her worst fears came true when she, too, was diagnosed with the disease. "I don't want to suffer like her," the 12-year-old told AFP as she glanced at her grandmother's clawed hands, a hallmark of leprosy sufferers, at the family's home in New Delhi.
Senior drivers strive to stay on the road
31 Mar 2015 at 10:43pm
Don Robertson isn't the type to let a snowstorm on the first day of spring -- or his age -- stop him from doing his appointed rounds. "Driving means to keep motivated," says "Mr. Don" as he set outs in his SUV to pick up a fellow Jersey Shore senior who no longer holds a driver's license. Nearly 85 percent held driver's licenses in 2010, compared to barely half in the early 1970s, according to American Automobile Association (AAA) research. "We know through research that older drivers are among the safest on the road," said Jacob Nelson, the AAA's director of traffic safety advocacy and research.
3-D print technology provides 'robohand' to 7-year-old girl
31 Mar 2015 at 8:48pm
LOS ALAMITOS, Calif. (AP) ? Seven-year-old Faith Lennox never thought much about putting a prosthetic limb where her missing left hand had once been.
Texas measure cuts HIV funds, boost abstinence education
31 Mar 2015 at 8:14pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ? Texas would cut $3 million from programs to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases and spend that money instead on abstinence education under a contentious Republican-sponsored measure tucked into the state budget Tuesday night.
Health providers' stand could invite other execution methods
31 Mar 2015 at 5:02pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) ? With the American Pharmacists Association taking a stance this week, the medical community is now united in its opposition to playing any role in capital punishment killings.
Ebola scare shows problems in computer models
31 Mar 2015 at 4:07pm
Flaws in computer modelling led to apocalyptic forecasts of how the deadly Ebola virus would spread in West Africa, specialists said. Many of the models were off-the-shelf software that failed to take into account complexities and uncertainties in the way the disease spread in Guinea, Sierra Leone and Liberia, they said on Tuesday. "In the early days of the Ebola outbreak, a lot of people got into the forecasting business," said Aaron King of the University of Michigan in the United States, who led a probe into why so many predictions turned out to be wildly wrong. "They did it using appealingly simple mathematical models, and the result was a series of warnings that alerted the world, quite rightly to the seriousness of the situation.
Life. Life. Now!
31 Mar 2015 at 3:36pm
This a talk from the Beyond Conference I gave in March, 2015 about living life in the present. I spoke about my weight loss journey and recovering from a seizure I had in October, 2014.
1,000-Year-Old Eye Infection Salve May Kill MRSA Super Bug, Study Shows
31 Mar 2015 at 2:22pm
Could a tenth century eye salve be the secret to fighting modern super bugs?
This Is Nursing
31 Mar 2015 at 1:02pm
This is why I fell in love with my coworkers and with our nursing profession. I cannot look at this picture without getting a little teary. If you're religious, what religion you practice, whatever it is you may believe in... none of it matters. When we've had a horrific outcome, when we have had a close call, when one of our own is sick, we...
Spain to restore free health care for illegal immigrants
31 Mar 2015 at 11:08am
Spain's conservative government said Tuesday it would restore free health care for illegal immigrants, overturning a controversial decision taken three years ago. Under a reform that came into place in September 2012, foreigners without residency papers lost their national health cards which allowed them free treatment in local public health clinics. Illegal immigrants who are over 18 only get free treatment in case of an emergency, pregnancy or birth. "It is more sensible and reasonable that this care be given in health centres so emergency wards are not saturated," Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said as he announced that all undocumented immigrants would once again come within the fold of the public health system.
7 Easy Ways to Boost Your Metabolism
31 Mar 2015 at 9:27am
By K. Aleisha Fetters, DETAILS(photo: Eric Ray Davidson)While marathon sweat sessions can certainly kick your metabolism into high gear, there's a faster, better way to rev up your fat-burning potential. Below are seven seriously simple moves that will slash through more calories than minutes."Your metabolism is the sum of everything your body...
5-Year-Old Detroit Shooting Victim Trades an Eye for an 'Aye' in Pirate-Theme...
31 Mar 2015 at 9:27am
Donovan Lyles Jr. was struck by a stray bullet from a random shooting. He lost his eye but not his spirit.
Take Back Your Life One Hour At a Time
31 Mar 2015 at 8:08am
Have you been at dinner and the person at the next table takes a business call, of which you hear everything? Or at the movies and in front of you, someone is checking their email? Maybe you've been out for a walk and instead of enjoying the scenery, people all around have their earbuds in, missing the first callings of spring. Perhaps that...
National Eating Disorder Awareness Group Endorses Aerie Underwear
31 Mar 2015 at 1:45am
Underwear line gets high praise for using unretouched model photos.