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China says it monitored defiant US bomber flights

China says it monitored defiant US bomber flights

Nov 27, – A Chinese Defense Ministry statement Wednesday said the planes were detected and monitored as they flew through the zone for two hours and 22 minutes. It said all aircraft flying through the zone would be monitored, but made no mention of a threat to take “defensive emergency measures” against noncompliant aircraft that […]

November 27, 2013 | By | Reply More
Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Small brain part crucial in decision-making: Study

Nov 27, – In a finding that could be important for treatment of depression, scientists have found that one of the smallest parts of the brain may be the key to decision making skills, says a study. A University of British Columbia study published in Nature Neuroscience says the lateral habenula, a region of the […]

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Never too late to get fit, says study into ageing

Never too late to get fit, says study into ageing

Nov 26, – People who start exercise even late in life can reap the benefit in good health, a study published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine said on Monday. Researchers tracked the health of nearly 3,500 Britons whose average age was 64, for more than eight years. People who had a record of […]

November 26, 2013 | By | Reply More
Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal

Iran, six world powers clinch breakthrough nuclear deal

Nov 24, – Iran and six world powers reached a breakthrough deal early on Sunday to curb Tehran’s nuclear programme in exchange for limited sanctions relief, in what could be the first sign of an emerging rapprochement between the country and the West. Aimed at ending a dangerous standoff, the agreement between Iran and the […]

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Watching sport can make you fitter: Study

Watching sport can make you fitter: Study

Nov 24, – The study, published in the international journal Frontiers in Autonomic Neuroscience, showed that when watching a first person video of someone else running, heart rate, respiration, skin blood flow and sweat release all increased. They returned to normal at the conclusion of the “jog”. Researchers said that importantly, for the first time, […]

November 24, 2013 | By | Reply More
Multiple earthquakes rattle northeast China

Multiple earthquakes rattle northeast China

Nov 23, – Multiple earthquakes hit northeast China on Saturday, with a 5.5 magnitude the strongest among them, according to seismologists, causing serious damage to homes. State TV images showed seriously damaged houses, some with roofs or walls partially collapsed The 5.5 magnitude quake hit at 6:04 am (2204 GMT Friday), 34 kilometres (21 miles) north […]

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Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Kerry, Russian FM join Iran nuclear talks

Nov 23, – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and foreign ministers of other major powers were converging Saturday to lend their weight to the Iran nuclear talks after envoys reported progress in marathon negotiations to curb the Iranian program in return for limited sanctions relief. After a third day of talks, State Department spokesperson […]

November 23, 2013 | By | Reply More
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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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
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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