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Study: Bitter Melon Extract May Prevent Breast Cancer Cell Growth

Results of a recent study have suggested that bitter melon extract, a common dietary supplement, may help protect women from breast cancer cell growth. "Our findings suggest that bitter melon extract modulates several signal transduction pathways, which induces breast cancer cell death," said lead researcher Ratna Ray, professor in the department of pathology at Saint Louis University.

Poll Shows Americans Consider Government To Be Broken

An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that the United States government system is broken, but most also say that there is some hope for it to improve, according to a recent CNN-Opinion Research Corporation poll.

Human Rights Organizations Uncover Evidence Of Congressional Deception In CIA Secret Detention Affair

According to top international human rights groups there is evidence that key congressional members knew about the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) interrogation and detention programs, and that the United States government covered up the details of its cooperation with Polish authorities in the so-called rendition flights.

GOP Condemns Obama Administration For ‘Failed’ Mortgage Assistance Program

Republican lawmakers blasted the Obama administration’s mortgage assistance program last week, claiming that it has harmed the nation’s economic recovery.

Can Drinking Coffee Reduce The Risk Of Stroke?

According to a recent United Kingdom (UK) study, drinking coffee on a regular basis may lower the odds of having a stroke. Researchers from the University of Cambridge in England monitored nearly 23,000 men and women over a 12-year period and found that "self-reported coffee consumption was inversely related to stroke risk."

Senate Extends Key Aspects Of Patriot Act For One Year

The Senate has voted to temporarily extend several key provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act, the nation’s primary counterterrorism surveillance law. Lacking a filibuster-proof majority, Senate Democrats decided against adding new privacy protections to the provisions, which had been scheduled to expire at the end of February.

Human Rights Activists Call For Judicial Boycott As Report Clears Bush Officials Of Misconduct

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has found that Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Jay Bybee, then working as a DOJ lawyer, exercised "poor judgment" when he prepared legal memos regarding the use of torture on detainees in United States custody. Although the document failed to recommend disbarment, it has fueled an independent and long-running campaign to have Bybee disbarred.

Reid: GOP Should ‘Stop Crying’ Over Possibility Of Reconciliation

After losing their filibuster-proof majority in the Senate, Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and other Democratic leaders have acknowledged that they may utilize the controversial parliamentary procedure known as budget reconciliation to pass their version of the healthcare bill.

Immigration Reform Advocates Allege Jobs Bill Will Allow Employers To Hire Illegal Aliens

As the $15 billion jobs bill advanced through Congress last week, the Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) said the measure included no verification mechanism to ensure that newly created jobs will be filled by legal U.S. workers.

Vitamin B3 May Aid The Brain After Stroke

An initial study conducted at the Henry Ford Hospital suggests that a common B vitamin may help improve neurological function after a stroke.

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