Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them

Superbugs: What They Are and How You Get Them April 17, 2015 — Imagine being sick in the hospital with a bacterial infection and doctors can’t stop it from spreading. This so-called “superbug” scenario is not science fiction. It’s an urgent, worldwide worry that is prompting swift action. Every year, about 2 million people get […]

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Cardinal Francis George, key Catholic orthodoxy voice, dies

FILE – In this April 11, 2013 file photo, Chicago Cardinal Francis George pauses while speaking at a news conference in Chicago. George, a vigorous defender of Roman Catholic orthodoxy who led the U.S. bishops’ fight against Obamacare and played a key role in the church’s response to the clergy sex abuse scandal, has died. […]

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Investors look to earnings for market direction

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – Investors attempting to determine whether U.S. equities will rebound from Friday’s selloff or continue to sink will look to a deluge of earnings next week for a clearer picture of the economy. The SP dropped 1.1 percent on Friday, its biggest decline since March 25. Equities lost ground […]

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Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past

Discovered Tribe’s Bacteria May Point to Our Past April 17, 2015 — A tribe of Indians found in the remote mountains of Venezuela may have a lot to teach us about the connection between gut bacteria and our health. The Yanomami Indians have nearly twice as many different kinds of bacteria living in their intestines […]

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Faith Takes Spotlight in ‘Duck Commander Musical’

This undated image released by AE, shows The Robertsons The Las Vegas show “Duck Commander Musical,” based on the popular series, premiered Wednesday, April 15, and tells the story of a family duck-call business that led to reality show juggernaut “Duck Dynasty.” (Zach Dilgard/AE via AP) (CNSNews.com) – There’s plenty of country, rock and pop in […]

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Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS

Synthetic Pot Sends Hundreds to ERs in AL, MS April 17, 2015 — In the past month, more than 300 people in Alabama and Mississippi have sought emergency care after using synthetic marijuana, according to health officials. Synthetic marijuana, also called spice, is sold illegally in convenience stores. Officials said there have been 227 spice-related […]

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E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco, Study Finds

E-Cigarettes May Not Help Smokers Quit Tobacco By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, April 16, 2015 (HealthDay News) — While some proponents of “vaping” claim that smokers who try e-cigarettes may use them as a bridge to quitting smoking, a new study finds that the opposite may true. The study, published April 16 in the […]

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Austin Gives Early Approval To Regulate BBQ Smoke

WXAN reports Austin City Council members debated a plan earlier this month to put restrictions on smoke from barbeque restaurants. Council member Pio Renteria asked council to regulate the amount of smoke that comes from food trucks and restaurants within 100 feet of residential areas. Renteria said residents complained to him that smoke coming from […]

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Creatine Linked to Testicular Cancer

Creatine Linked to Testicular Cancer April 16, 2015 — Men who use muscle-building supplements containing creatine or androstenedione may have a higher risk of getting testicular cancer, according to a study published online in the British Journal of Cancer. This risk seems to rise even more among men who begin using the supplements before age […]

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Etsy surges in trading debut

NEW YORK (AP) — The place where you can buy handmade dresses and crocheted dog costumes has a new hot seller: its own stock. Shares of arts and crafts retailer Etsy surged in opening trading on the Nasdaq Thursday. After pricing at $16 late Wednesday the stock opened at nearly double that, and hit a […]

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