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New study: U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births all-time Low

New study: U.S. Women Delay Motherhood, Teen Births all-time Low

June 29, AP – U.S. women have their first baby at age 25.6 on average, according to 2011 figures released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This is up slightly from 2010 and significantly older than the 1970 average of 21.4 years. As American women continue to delay parenthood, rates of […]

June 28, 2013 | By More
Study finds: Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

Study finds: Oily fish helps fight breast cancer

June 29, AP – Oily fish is rich in so-called n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, or n-3 PUFAs, which are involved in the immune system, blood-vessel activity and chemical messaging in the brain. Researchers based in China looked at 26 previously published studies covering more than 800,000 volunteers in the United States, Europe and Asia whose […]

June 28, 2013 | By More
Prayers as Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition

Prayers as Nelson Mandela remains in critical condition

June 28, AP – South Africans prayed and waited on Thursday as the condition of ailing anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela continued to be critical, forcing President Jacob Zuma to cancel a trip to neighbouring Mozambique. Zuma had been due to attend a summit in Maputo of the Southern African Development Community to discuss regional infrastructure, […]

June 27, 2013 | By More
Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease

Study Links Coffee to Lower Risk for Rare Liver Disease

June 26, AP – Just a few extra cups of coffee each month might help prevent the development of an autoimmune liver disease known as primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC), a new study suggests. Investigators from the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., found that drinking coffee was associated with a reduced risk of developing the disease, […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Russia rejects US demand for Snowden’s extradition

Russia rejects US demand for Snowden’s extradition

June 26, AP – Russian President Putin told reporters during a trip to Finland on Tuesday that Moscow does not have an extradition treaty with the United States, and therefore would not hand over the whistleblower Snowden to Washington. “He came as a transit passenger and he does not need a visa or other documents,” […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
US, Saudi united on Syria

US, Saudi united on Syria

June 25, JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — “Syria is facing two things -unprecedented genocide and a foreign invasion,” al-Faisal said. Kerry, on a trip through the Mideast and Asia, says the U.S. remains convinced that an international conference offers the best chance to bring about a political solution. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Flood Rescue helicopter crashes in India, killing 8

Flood Rescue helicopter crashes in India, killing 8

June 25, GAUCHAR, India (AP) — Bad weather has hampered rescue efforts in Uttarakhand state, where more than 1,000 people are believed to have died and thousands of others remain stranded in remote areas from landslides and floods triggered by torrential monsoon rains. Other air force helicopters were unable to take off due to poor […]

June 25, 2013 | By More
Emir of Qatar hands over power to son: reports

Emir of Qatar hands over power to son: reports

June 24, Doha (AP) – Al Jazeera television, which is based in the Qatari capital Doha, reported on Monday that the emir (pictured above) had informed the members of his ruling family of his decision. The emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, is to stand down and hand over power to his son, […]

June 24, 2013 | By More
Bombs hit Syrian capital Damascus, Aleppo kill 20 soldiers

Bombs hit Syrian capital Damascus, Aleppo kill 20 soldiers

June 24, DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — In northern Syria, a car bomb killed 12 soldiers in Aleppo, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, which relies on a network of activists in Syria for information. It had no other details, and the government did not comment. Suicide bombers targeted security compounds in Damascus […]

June 23, 2013 | By More
Injuries from Sea Waves More Common Than Thought

Injuries from Sea Waves More Common Than Thought

June 23, AP – To keep safe, it’s important to swim at beaches with lifeguards, ask them about surf conditions and never turn your back to the waves, one study author suggested. A study out of Delaware suggests that injuries to beachgoers caused by ocean waves are more common and severe than previously suspected, and […]

June 23, 2013 | By More