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Heart Attack app Doctors Soon May Have an App designed by IT engineers

Heart Attack app Doctors Soon May Have an App designed by IT engineers

June 2, – The app, which was designed by engineers and critical care physicians, helps doctors rapidly diagnose certain kinds of severe heart attacks, called STEMIs, before patients get to the hospital. There are apps that turn your smartphone into a metal detector, a musical instrument and a GPS system, and now there’s an app […]

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Syria’s Assad warns Israel of retaliation over further escalation

Syria’s Assad warns Israel of retaliation over further escalation

May 31, AP – Speaking in an interview broadcast on Thursday, Assad said he had informed other countries he was prepared to strike back against an Israeli attack. Israel carried out airstrikes near Damascus last month, reportedly targeting shipments of weapons allegedly destined for Hezbollah. Syria did not respond at the time. Syria’s President Bashar […]

May 31, 2013 | By More
Violence in Iraq claims 27 lives as UN envoy urges dialogue

Violence in Iraq claims 27 lives as UN envoy urges dialogue

May 29, AP – The latest deaths led the UN envoy to Iraq to urge feuding political leaders to meet and resolve long-running crises that have paralysed the government and been blamed for its inability to halt the bloodshed. Violence in Iraq killed 27 people on Tuesday, officials said, as the country’s cabinet discussed how […]

May 29, 2013 | By More
US, Turkey, Qatar call for urgent UN rights debate on Syria

US, Turkey, Qatar call for urgent UN rights debate on Syria

GENEVA (AP) — Syria’s Ambassador Faysal Khabbaz Hamoui said the request violates principles of impartiality because it comes from nations that support the rebels battling the government troops. U.N. Human Rights Council President Remigiusz Henczel says the council will decide Tuesday whether to hold the debate Wednesday. The United States, Turkey and Qatar pressed the […]

May 27, 2013 | By More
As Summer Approaches, Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Skin Cancer

As Summer Approaches, Experts Offer Tips on Preventing Skin Cancer

May 26, – Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but it’s also one of the most preventable, according to doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City. Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer, and experts note that you need to protect your skin […]

May 27, 2013 | By More
Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

Hezbollah Chief Hassan Nasrallah vows ‘victory’ against Syrian rebels

May 25, AP – Beirut: “I say to all the honourable people, to the mujahedeen, to the heroes: I have always promised you a victory and now I pledge to you a new one” in Syria, he said at a ceremony marking the 13th anniversary of Israel’s military withdrawal from Lebanon. Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah […]

May 26, 2013 | By More
Obama’s drone guidelines leave unanswered questions

Obama’s drone guidelines leave unanswered questions

May 25, WASHINGTON (AP) — National security experts say it’s imperative to leave some room in the guidelines, given the evolving fight against terrorism. But civil rights advocates argue too little has been revealed about the program to ensure its legality, even as the president takes steps to remove some of the secrecy. President Barack […]

May 25, 2013 | By More
Russia: Syrian regime officials may take part in peace conference

Russia: Syrian regime officials may take part in peace conference

May 24, BEIRUT (AP) — It was the first confirmation that President Bashar Assad’s government would be willing to take part in the talks with the opposition. But despite the announcement from Moscow, one of Assad’s staunchest allies, Damascus has not offered any definitive statement on the proposed talks. The Syrian government has agreed “in […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

“America is at crossroads.” Obama balances threats against Americans’ rights

May 24, WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration this week acknowledged that four Americans have been killed — three of whom were not specifically targeted — in secretive overseas drone strikes against al-Qaida extremists since 2009. And in a wide-ranging speech Thursday, Obama warned that Americans must be vigilant against increasing homegrown threats from within, […]

May 24, 2013 | By More
Study: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets

Study: U.S. Teen Birth Rate Plummets

May 23, – Overall, the rate of birth among teens aged 15 to 19 dropped by nearly one half from 1991 to 2011 — from about 62 births for every 1,000 teens to 31 births for every 1,000. From 2007 to 2011, the most recent time period studied, rates fell 25 percent, from 41.5 to […]

May 23, 2013 | By More