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Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Weight-Loss Surgery Seems to Beat Diet and Exercise

Oct 23, – The one caveat to this study, however, is that the results only include two years of data, so the long-term outcomes are still unknown. This type of study, called a meta-analysis, attempts to uncover a common thread in a number of previous studies. For people who have a lot of weight to […]

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Dangerous pollution levels blight Chinese city

Dangerous pollution levels blight Chinese city

Oct 22, – Air pollution levels in Harbin, a north-eastern city of more than 10 million people and the host of a popular annual ice festival, remained far above the levels deemed safe by the World Health Organization. Images showed the city’s roads shrouded in smog, with visibility in some areas reduced to less than […]

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Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Extremist groups hobble Syrian peace negotiations

Oct 22, – Bolstered by infighting among Syrian opposition groups — including some linked to al-Qaida that have jeopardized foreign aid — U.S. officials say Assad has a stronger grasp on power now than he did just months ago, when the U.S. and Russia called for a new round of talks to settle the 2 […]

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Family caregivers live longer than their peers

Family caregivers live longer than their peers

Oct 22, – In a nationwide study, adults who provided care for a chronically ill or disabled family member had a lower death rate than a similar group of non-caregivers. The finding is something of a surprise. In the past, researchers have found just the opposite – an increased risk of death as well as […]

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US student opens fire, kills teacher and himself

US student opens fire, kills teacher and himself

Oct 22, – The unidentified shooter killed himself with the gun after a rampage that occurred in front of 20 to 30 horrified students who had just returned to school from a weeklong fall break, police said at a news conference. Authorities did not provide a motive for the shooting, and it’s unknown where the […]

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Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Brain attacks as serious as heart attacks

Oct 22, – Hypertension (HTN) or high blood pressure is the leading cause of strokes where a clot in a blood vessel in the brain restricts the flow of blood to a part of the brain. It could also happen when a blood vessel breaks interrupting blood flow. With strokes or brain attacks on the […]

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Suicide bomber strikes Russian bus, killing 6

Suicide bomber strikes Russian bus, killing 6

Oct 21, – The suspected bomber was from the North Caucasus, a region in southern Russia where an Islamic insurgency has been simmering for more than a decade following two separatist wars in Chechnya. A local official said the suspected attacker was married to an Islamic militant. A female suicide bomber blew herself up on […]

October 21, 2013 | By | Reply More
Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Egyptian PM condemns deadly attack on Copts

Oct 21, –  Prime Minister Hazem el-Beblawi said in a statement on Monday that the attack on Sunday night was a “callous and criminal act.” He says such attacks will “not succeed in sowing divisions between the nation’s Muslims and Christians.” Egypt’s interim prime minister has condemned an attack outside a Cairo Coptic church that […]

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Heavy smog in north China leads to flights cancellation

Heavy smog in north China leads to flights cancellation

Oct 21, –  Authorities in Harbin near the Russian border said primary and middle schools and some highways were closed Monday. At least 40 flights from its international airport had been cancelled or postponed. The official Xinhua News Agency said some buses also stopped running. The severe smog has reduced the visibility of a northern […]

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Pakistani teen Malala inspires US school curriculum

Pakistani teen Malala inspires US school curriculum

Oct 21, –  George Washington University announced on Monday that faculty members are creating multimedia curriculum tools to accompany a book recently released by the teen, Malala Yousafzai. Several faculty members will pilot the curriculum early next year for both college and high school instruction. Free of charge, it will focus on themes such as the […]

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