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What Real People Think About When They Run
28 Aug 2015 at 4:22am
When elite runners were tasked with thinking aloud during an eight-mile run, 32 percent of them thought about how painful running was. "Hill, you're a bitch," was one runner's spoken thought, according to a study published in the International Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology in June.Another 40 percent thought about their time and...
Olympics-German sailor treated for infections after Rio test event
28 Aug 2015 at 3:53am
By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN, Aug 28 (Reuters) - German sailor Erik Heil, who was third at the Rio De Janeiro Olympic test event this month, is being treated for several infections which he says were caused by the polluted waters during the sailing regatta there. The Brazilian metropolis will host the 2016 summer Games, the first South American city to do so, but it is struggling with polluted waters on which the athletes will compete. Heil, who won third spot along with Thomas Ploessel in the 49er class, was told by the Berlin hospital treating him daily that he had been infected by multi-resistant germs, the German sailing team said.
Leading stem cell scientist cleared of misconduct charges
28 Aug 2015 at 3:34am
LONDON (AP) ? Sweden's Karolinska Institute says a leading stem cell scientist accused of unethical behavior has been cleared of scientific misconduct though he sometimes acted without due care.
Soccer-Bournemouth ready for tough test against Leicester - manager
28 Aug 2015 at 1:35am
Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is not surprised by Leicester City's impressive start to the Premier League campaign and predicted a tough test for his players against the Foxes on Saturday. Leicester are second in the table with seven points from three games, scoring seven goals even though they are yet to keep a clean sheet. Whereas, the Cherries had lost their opening two games but won their last game 4-3 against West Ham United, courtesy of a hat-trick from Callum Wilson.
US approves injectable anti-cholesterol drug Repatha
28 Aug 2015 at 1:28am
US regulators on Thursday approved Repatha, the second injectable drug of its kind designed for certain patients with stubbornly high cholesterol which puts them at risk of heart disease. Repatha, also known as evolocumab, is made by Amgen and is part of a new class of drugs known as PCSK9 inhibitors, or antibodies which work on the liver to lower cholesterol. It was approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for people with inherited conditions that cause high levels of low-density lipoprotein (LDL), or bad cholesterol, as well as people whose clogged arteries have led to heart disease.
Georgia church limits entry for Jimmy Carter's Sunday school
28 Aug 2015 at 12:43am
By Mike Cooper ATLANTA (Reuters) - The Georgia church where Jimmy Carter teaches Sunday school lessons said it would limit visitors starting this weekend to deal with crowds hoping to see the former U.S. president who is undergoing treatment for cancer. Maranatha Baptist Church in Plains, Georgia, where Carter taught two classes last Sunday to accommodate attendance, said on Thursday on its website that it had room for only 400 people "from a practical and safety standpoint." The church, which seats about 300 people in its sanctuary, was packed last Sunday after Carter, 90, announced to the world that cancer had spread to his brain. The church said that on Sunday mornings visitors would be given numbers "to ensure orderly and fair entrance into President Carter's class." Another hundred or so people would be permitted to watch the class on a television in the church's Fellowship Hall.
South Sudan rebels, army again accuse each other of attacks after pact
28 Aug 2015 at 12:22am
By Denis Dumo JUBA (Reuters) - South Sudanese rebels and the army have accused each other for the second time this week of attacks, this time barely a day after President Salva Kiir signed a peace deal that looks increasingly fragile. Rebel leader Riek Machar said that South Sudanese government troops had attacked towns held by the insurgents but army spokesman, Col. Philip Aguer, rejected the accusation and said it was the rebels who had attacked the government soldiers. During the signing ceremony Kiir said the rebels had attacked government troops in the north of the country.
Japan partly lifts U.S., Canada poultry ban after bird flu
27 Aug 2015 at 11:20pm
Japan's Farm Ministry on Friday partiality lifted a ban on imports of live poultry and poultry meat from the United States and Canada following an outbreak of bird flu. Imports from the eight U.S. states of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Kansas, Arkansas, Montana and Indiana, and Canadian Province of British Columbia will resume after restrictions were imposed for up to nearly nine months, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said in a statement. After the latest measure, restrictions on live poultry and poultry meat still remain in place on the seven U.S. states of Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, Missouri, North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska, and Canadian Province of Ontario, pending local checks by Japanese officials, a ministry official said.
Q&A: Questions, answers in Planned Parenthood controversy
27 Aug 2015 at 11:14pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? Planned Parenthood Federation of America is defending its abortion practices and its donation of fetal tissue for medical research.
Fears grow for Nepal's pregnant women after quake
27 Aug 2015 at 10:21pm
As labour pains gripped Junu Shrestha around midnight one day in early July, the heavily pregnant villager set off on foot along a muddy path destroyed in Nepal's earthquake, desperate for help. "I had to keep stopping because of the pain." Some 70 percent of pre-natal clinics that had been providing crucial services to pregnant women were severely damaged in the Nepalese districts hardest hit by the quake. Many babies have been stillborn while premature deliveries tripled in the worst-hit districts, according to health experts, who say the shock and trauma triggered by the disaster led to a surge in medical complications experienced by pregnant women.
China says will report pollution information from Tianjin blast site
27 Aug 2015 at 10:03pm
China's Environment Ministry has put in place a 24-hour monitoring system for pollutants from explosions this month at a port and will report accurate and timely data to the public, it said on Friday. The blasts at a warehouse storing chemicals in the port city of Tianjin, not far from Beijing, killed at least 145, and stirred public anger about persistently poor work safety standards and possible health risks from the incident. Speaking at a meeting, Environment Minister Chen Jining said environmental monitoring would not let up, with 24-hour checking for air, soil and water pollution.
Cancer, transplant patients protest over Venezuela's medicine shortages
27 Aug 2015 at 9:36pm
By Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans with chronic medical conditions such as breast cancer, hemophilia and transplants protested in Caracas on Thursday, the latest demonstration to demand urgent medicines in a country beset with shortages. Around 13,000 people with chronic issues are at risk of severe harm if they do not find chemotherapy or medicines, including those that prevent organ transplants being rejected, according to organizer CodeVida, a non-profit umbrella health group. A combination of currency controls, slumping domestic production and cross-border smuggling have caused acute shortages of medical supplies in socialist-led Venezuela.
Chicago Bulls' Derrick Rose, two others, accused in lawsuit of rape
27 Aug 2015 at 7:10pm
(Reuters) - Derrick Rose, the 2011 National Basketball Association Most Valuable Player, is being sued by a former girlfriend who alleges he and two friends drugged and gang-raped her in 2013. Rose's accuser, identified only as Jane Doe, said she and the three-time All-Star Chicago Bulls guard dated from 2011 to 2013. In August 2013, she said, Rose and two friends invited her to Rose's home in Beverly Hills, California, where they slipped a drug into her drink with the aim of raping her.
Amgen wins approval for second biotech cholesterol drug
27 Aug 2015 at 6:10pm
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Amgen Inc. has won federal approval for the second medicine in a new class of pricey biotech drugs that reduce artery-clogging cholesterol more than older statin drugs that have been used for decades.
Bill to regulate e-cigarettes clears California legislative hurdle
27 Aug 2015 at 4:38pm
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - The California State Senate on Thursday passed a bill to regulate electronic cigarettes as tobacco products, sending the measure to the Assembly where a similar bill died earlier this year. The measure was one of several anti-tobacco bills that advanced in the Senate on Thursday, including one to raise the legal age for buying cigarettes to 21 from 18. The e-cigarette regulations, introduced by State Senator Mark Leno, a Democrat from San Francisco, would ban use of the devices, also known as vapor cigarettes or vapes, in the workplace, at schools and other places where cigarettes already are forbidden, and would require that they be sold in child-resistant packaging.