PARIS (UPI) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Russia to talk directly to the new Ukraine government Thursday, an aide said. Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov discussed Ukraine in a side meeting at a conference on Libya in Rome, TIME magazine reported. A senior State Department official said Kerry advised Lavrov […]
Researchers looking at the health of more than 9,000 people who were having blood sugar problems have discovered a simple step you can take to significantly cut your risk of heart problems.
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A leaked telephone conversation reveals that the snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev leading to charges of criminality against the deposed Ukraine President Viktor Yanukovych were hired by U.S.-backed opposition leaders. The telephone call between Estonia Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and EU Foreign Affairs Chief Catherine Ashton was allegedly hacked by agents […]
This article, written by Charles Ornstein, Eric Sagara and Ryann Grochowski Jones, was originally published by ProPublica on March 3. Some of the Nation’s largest pharmaceutical companies have slashed payments to health professionals for promotional speeches amid heightened public scrutiny of such spending, a new ProPublica analysis shows. Eli Lilly and Co.’s payments to speakers […]
Not even a Democrat-led rule change last November, one requiring only a simple majority confirmation vote for executive nominees, was sufficient to clear President Barack Obama’s pick to lead the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division today. Crossover votes from Senate Democrats helped the Republican minority carry the day, despite last year’s “nuclear option” rule changes […]
LOS ANGELES (UPI) — U.S. researchers say eating a diet rich in animal protein during middle age increases the risk of cancer by four times compared to a low-protein diet. Valter Longo, the Edna M. Jones Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Southern California, Davis, School of Gerontology and director of the USC Longevity […]
GENEVA, Switzerland (UPI) — The World Health Organization in Switzerland, in draft guidelines published Wednesday, said daily sugar consumption should be only 5 percent of total calories. “There is increasing concern that consumption of free sugars, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages, may result in both reduced intake of foods containing more nutritionally adequate […]
HOBART, Australia (UPI) — Exposure to secondhand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries, researchers in Australia and Finland say. Lead researcher Dr. Seana Gall, a research fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, and colleagues in Finland, said the thickening of the arteries’ walls associated with […]