Legislators in Iran have rejected top Sen. John Kerry’s (D-Mass.) request to visit the country, the media have reported. According to TheHill.com, Iranian media have said that Kerry, who is the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, had submitted an official request to visit Tehran as an emissary.
Older adults with type-2 diabetes can significantly reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke after just three months of physical activity, a new study concludes.
According to a recent study, the practice of acupuncture can help reduce hot flashes in breast cancer patients, and may potentially increase a woman’s sex drive while improving her sense of well-being.
In addition to that new diet or gym membership, Americans may also want to take a new look at their finances and weatherproof their homes this year, which can save families across the country substantial amounts of money on heating or cooling bills in the long term.
Rounding off a busy year in 2009 campaigning for Americans’ constitutional rights, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms (CCRKBA) has condemned leading politicians in Washington state and Chicago for what they see as an attack on civil liberties.
New research suggests that the resin of certain Middle Eastern trees, commonly known as myrrh, may have cholesterol-lowering properties. Best remembered as one of the three gifts given to an infant Jesus in the New Testament, myrrh has been used mostly as an embalming ointment and as an ingredient in incense.
Senate Republicans have sent the nomination of U.S. Magistrate Edward Chen for the position of federal judge in San Francisco back to the White House for a review. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Chen, 52, in a vote along party lines 12-7 in October, but the GOP has attacked him for his previous work as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU).
With many questions still lingering about the attempted bombing of a flight arriving in Detroit on Christmas Day, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has appealed to airline crews and security personnel to avoid ethnic and religious profiling.
Many people have very busy lifestyles and, as a result, may suffer from stress. Some people use alternative therapies like meditation to relax, and new research indicates that there may be other benefits to meditation besides just stress relief.
In a TV appearance last Monday night, former secretary of the Department of Homeland Security Tom Ridge stated that the alleged terrorist Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab may not be eligible for certain protections afforded by the U.S. constitution to its citizens.