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Milk Better Than H2O For Child Dehydration

HAMILTON, Ontario, Aug. 18 (UPI) — Milk is a more effective way of countering dehydration in children than a sports drink or water, researchers at McMaster University in Ontario say. Principal investigator Brian Timmons, research director of the Child Health and Exercise Medicine Program at McMaster University, says milk replaces sodium lost in sweat and […]

Prunes Exceptional In Preventing Fractures

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Aug. 18 (UPI) — Dried plums, or prunes, improve bone health in people of all ages, but may be most helpful for post-menopausal women, U.S. researchers say. Bahram H. Arjmandi of Florida State University and colleagues at Oklahoma State University tested two groups of post-menopausal women over a 12-month period. The first group, […]

Troubled U.K. Faces Debt ‘triple Whammy’

LONDON, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Britain faces a “triple whammy” of sagging business confidence, inflation and unemployment that will deepen the debt burden, analyst said. Debt solutions expert Atlantic Financial Management said the latest British data reinforced the gloomy outlook because of increased state benefit handouts to those without jobs, an inflationary spiral and continued […]

Panetta: U.S. Troops In Iraq Beyond 2011

WASHINGTON, Ill., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Iraq has agreed to allow non-combat U.S. forces to remain in the country beyond the end of 2011, U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Friday. All U.S. forces had been scheduled to leave Iraq by Dec. 31 and Panetta said the drawdown is progressing on schedule. When he visited […]

Teen Says She Was Forced Into Prostitution

DETROIT, Aug. 19 (UPI) — A teenager described weeks of working as a prostitute, beaten and raped over and over, during a hearing for a Detroit man charged with sexual trafficking. The girl, now 15, testified that Sedrick Leman-Isaac Mitchell, 32, picked her up when she was a 14-year-old runaway, The Detroit News reported. Mitchell, […]

Teens, Boy Sentenced For Flash Mob Attack

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Two Philadelphia teens have been given custodial sentences and an 11-year-old house arrest for participating in an attack by a violent “flash mob.” A judge scolded the three as they were sentenced Thursday, The Philadelphia Inquirer reported. All pleaded guilty as juveniles to assault, robbery and rioting. “Downtown is not […]

Critics: Toronto Strip Searches Arbitrary

TORONTO, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Critics say Toronto police conduct too many strip searches, often without just cause. Such searches were conducted on 31,072 people in 2010 — or in 44 percent of arrests, the Toronto Police Association says, CBC News reported. “I think the numbers are speaking for themselves. They’re too high,” said Heather […]

Israel Continues To Bomb Gaza Targets

JERUSALEM, Aug. 19 (UPI) — Israeli aircraft pounded targets in Gaza in retaliation Friday for rocket strikes and the attacks a day earlier near Eilat. Military officials said the first round of airstrikes were aimed at Hamas facilities and were prompted by the killings Thursday on the roads leading into the Red Sea resort of […]

Egypt Angry Over Sinai Deaths

CAIRO, Aug. 19 (UPI) — The Egyptian government Friday called an emergency Cabinet meeting following the deaths of Egyptians in clashes with Israeli forces in the Sinai. Prime Minister Essam Sharaf called the meeting to discuss reports of clashes between Egyptian and Israeli soldiers in the Sinai in the wake of a Palestinian terror attack […]

2011 Record Year For Weather Disasters

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., Aug. 19 (UPI) — Weather experts say 2011 has tied a record for billion-dollar weather disasters, as blizzards, tornadoes and flooding have hit U.S. states. The National Weather Service said nine meteorological disasters this year have each caused at least $1 billion in economic damage. Losses so far this year have totaled […]

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