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Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Syria refugees scramble to prepare for Lebanon winter

Nov 22, – The United Nations refugee agency and a string of partner groups are trying hard to provide help. In Lebanon’s Bekaa valley, the sun is still shining. But soon temperatures will dip and snow will blanket fields that house hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees. Their shelters are little more than wooden frames […]

November 22, 2013 | By | Reply More
Parents Clueless About Dangers of iPods, Other Noise Hazards: Study

Parents Clueless About Dangers of iPods, Other Noise Hazards: Study

Nov 22, – One in six teens has some degree of preventable hearing loss, but few parents warn their kids to turn down their iPods or avoid other sources of excessive noise, new research finds. “High-frequency hearing loss, which is typically noise related, has increased among U.S. adolescents,” said study researcher Dr. Deepa Sekhar, assistant […]

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Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Rare US drone strike kills at least 5 in Pakistan

Nov 21, – A suspected U.S. drone carried out a rare missile strike in northwest Pakistan outside the country’s remote tribal region on Thursday, killing at least five people, including three senior Afghan militants, Pakistani police and security officials said. The missiles hit an Islamic seminary in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province’s Hangu district that was known […]

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Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Eat Nuts, Live Longer?

Nov 21, – If you like nuts — and it doesn’t seem to matter what kind is your personal favorite — you might be cutting your risk of early death by eating a handful of them every day. New research found that people who ate a 1-ounce serving of nuts each day showed a 20 […]

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Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Suicide bombs hit Syria troops north of Damascus

Nov 20, – A suicide car bomber targeted a checkpoint manned by Syrian soldiers while another blew up near a security headquarters. Both were on the outskirts of Nabak, said Rami Abdurrahman from the British-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and another activist based near the town. Suicide bombers targeted Syrian troops and a hospital […]

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Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Climbers suggest records wrong on top Myanmar peak

Nov 20, – A U.S.-Myanmar mountaineering team trekked through jungles crawling with cobras, made a brief, illegal detour through Chinese-controlled Tibet and survived a terrifying 600-foot drop into a crevice on their way to the top of what has long been thought to be the country’s second-highest peak, Mount Gamlang. Myanmar may have a new […]

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Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Drinking Milk as Teens Might Not Protect Men’s Bones, Study Suggests

Nov 19, – Boys who drink more milk during their teenage years might not see any drop in their risk for hip fractures as adults, new research suggests. Just the opposite: Their risk actually might rise. The finding, which was not observed among women, is based on the fracture history of nearly 100,000 white men […]

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Pastor who performed gay wedding to learn fate

Pastor who performed gay wedding to learn fate

Nov 19, – A United Methodist minister convicted under church law of performing his son’s same-sex wedding ceremony could learn if he’ll be defrocked. A jury of his pastoral peers convicted the Rev. Frank Schaefer Monday of breaking his vows by officiating the 2007 ceremony in Massachusetts after a trial that has rekindled debate over […]

November 19, 2013 | By | Reply More
Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 20

Explosions near Iranian Embassy in Beirut kill 20

Nov 19, – The National News Agency says the dead include two Iranian nationals. The mid-morning blasts hit Beirut’s upscale neighborhood of Janah, a stronghold of the Shiite militant Hezbollah group. One explosion blew out the large black main gate of the Iranian mission, damaging the three-story facility. Lebanon’s news agency says 20 people have […]

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Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Some Doctors Challenge New Statin Guidelines

Nov 19, – A new online cholesterol risk calculator produced by two leading U.S. heart organizations is flawed and overstates a person’s risk of heart disease, a pair of Harvard Medical School professors say. The professors contend that this flaw could lead the calculator to mistakenly suggest that millions of people should be taking cholesterol-lowering […]

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