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Archive for April, 2013

Fasting May Help Those With Diabetes, Heart Disease

BIRMINGHAM, England (UPI) — A British researcher says existing research indicates intermittent fasting may help those with diabetes and cardiovascular disease, alongside with weight loss. A review led by James Brown from Aston University in Birmingham, England, evaluated the various approaches to intermittent fasting — fasting on a given number of consecutive or alternate days […]

Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Realize Obamacare Is Law

With five months left until health coverage exchanges are due to release their insurer lists for those who’ll be “opting in” to Obamacare in 2014, a poll has come out revealing that a staggering 42 percent of Americans don’t even know that the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is — as it has been […]

Lawmakers Like Schumer, McCain Promise More Gun Control To Come

Lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have vowed that the assault on Americans’ 2nd Amendment rights will resume soon. Senator Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said that a plan to expand background checks for gun purchases created by “pro-gun Senators” will receive support from the “broad middle” among lawmakers in coming months. “My own little prediction: […]

Study: Unexpected Volcano Activity Can Still Be Useful Prediction Tool

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Volcanic eruptions that deviate from normal patterns of pre-event unrest can still help improve forecasts of volcanic activity, U.S. researchers say. A research team led by the Carnegie Institution analyzed the period immediately preceding the 2009 eruption of the Redoubt volcano in Alaska, characterized by an abnormally long period of pre-eruption seismic […]

Study Finds Unexpected Plant Diversity In North America Vital For Crops

MADISON, Wis. (UPI) — North America, while not known as a plant diversity hot spot, in fact has nearly 4,600 wild relatives of crop plants grown in the United States, scientists say. Those wild varieties include close relatives of globally important food crops such as sunflowers, beans, sweet potatoes and strawberries, they said. The findings […]

European Commission To Ban Pesticides Linked To Bee Deaths

BRUSSELS (UPI) — The European Commission says it will ban the use of a class of pesticides linked to bee deaths by scientists despite a split among member states on the issue. Pesticides containing chemicals known as neonicotinoids are believed to be contributing to collapses of bee populations and the European Commission says they should […]

Alabama Senate: We Won’t Enforce Federal Gun Laws

By a 24-6 margin, the Alabama State Senate just passed a bill that, if approved by the State’s lower chamber, would nullify all Federal gun control measures that are in “violation of the Second Amendment.” Alabama Senate Bill 93 declares: “All federal acts, laws, orders, rules, or regulations regarding firearms are a violation of the […]

Pick Your Sport, Locker Room And Public Restroom Under Proposed California Law

The California Legislature is considering a bill that would give kids in the State’s public schools the option of choosing which public bathroom they use, based on the “gender” with which a student most readily identifies.

Lawsuit: Rolex Irked By Roll-X Deli Name

NEW YORK, (UPI) –  The New York deli formerly known as Rolex Deli is being sued by luxury watchmaker Rolex for the second time due to its sound-alike new name, Roll-x Deli. Shawqu Ali was forced to change the name of the deli last month after Rolex Watch U.S.A. won a lawsuit alleging customers would […]

Police: Man Tried To Flee Arrest To Attend Prom

O’FALLON, Mo., (UPI) –  A 19-year-old accused of leading Missouri police on a high-speed highway chase allegedly said he was trying to dodge arrest so he wouldn’t miss prom. Police said an officer patrolling Highway 61 Friday night spotted a sport utility vehicle bearing license plates registered to a different vehicle, and a computer check […]

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