The Link Between Gout and Diabetes

Gout and Diabetes Once termed “the kings’ disease,” gout used to be a problem primarily for wealthy people and royalty who lounged around drinking wine and eating rich food. But today, an estimated 68% of American adults are either overweight or obese. As a result, gout and type 2 diabetes — two diseases that can […]

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DHS Spent $9.8M to Store $44M of Steel It Bought But Did Not Use to Build Mexico Border Fence

This Oct. 30, 2011 file photo shows the border fence stretching west of Nogales, Ariz. into the Coronado National Forest. An Arizona lawmaker, Republican state Sen. Steve Smith, who is leading an effort to build additional fences near the state’s border with Mexico through donations said he expects to begin construction on more barriers some […]

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Wall Street Edges Higher After GDP, Jobless Data

By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) – Stocks edged higher on Thursday, putting the benchmark SP 500 index on track for its third straight advance after economic data pointed to gradual improvement in the economy. The number of Americans filing new claims for jobless benefits hit a 3-1/2 year low last week, bolstering views the […]

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Sh*t Black Girls Say

Billy Sorrells We’re skeptical when parodies, knockoffs and sequels come out. I mean, the Christmas edition of Bed Intruder was so bad that it almost undid the power of the original. But there are some that manage to pull it off. Case it point: “Sh*t Black Girls Say,” a parody of “Sh*t Girls Say.” And […]

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Get an Ooma Telo home phone system for $139.99

The Ooma Telo plugs into your router to provide unlimited home-phone service. (Credit: Woot) It’s been years since I cut the cord on my landline phone, and although there have been bumps along the way (anyone remember SunRocket?), I can’t complain about the thousands–yes, probably a couple thousand, by my math–of dollars I’ve saved. If […]

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Brain Scans Spot Alzheimer’s Changes Years Before Symptoms

Brain Scans Spot Alzheimer’s Changes Years Before Symptoms Dec. 21, 2011 — Researchers say they can see telltale brain shrinkage years before a person develops memory loss or other symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease. The new finding may one day allow doctors to detect and treat patients earlier and perhaps keep them functional for longer. Researchers […]

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U.N. Adopts ‘Religious Intolerance’ Resolution Championed by Obama Administration

Flags of member nations flying at United Nations headquarters in New York City. (U.N. Photo by Araujo Pinto) (CNSNews.com) – The U.N. General Assembly on Monday adopted a resolution condemning the stereotyping, negative profiling and stigmatization of people based on their religion, and urging countries to take effective steps “to address and combat such incidents.” […]

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BofA’s Countrywide to Pay $335 Million Over Bias Case

By Jeremy Pelofsky and James Vicini WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Bank of America Corp’s Countrywide Financial unit agreed on Wednesday to pay a record $335 million to settle civil charges that it discriminated against minority homebuyers, a historic settlement for the Obama administration in the wake of the subprime mortgage morass. As the financial and housing […]

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Get a 5-inch GPS with lifetime maps and traffic for $69.97

(Credit: Magellan) Stand back, folks, I think we’ve got ourselves a record-breaker here. While supplies last, TigerDirect has the refurbished Magellan RoadMate 5045-LM 5-inch GPS for $69.97 shipped. That’s after applying coupon code AXX51184 at checkout. That’s not only the lowest price I can recall for a 5-inch GPS, it’s definitely the best deal I’ve […]

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Is 27 a Deadly Age for Rock Stars?

Is 27 a Deadly Age for Rock Stars? Dec. 20, 2011 — Rock stars pay a steep price for admission to music’s so-called “27 Club” — death at an early age. But a new study suggests that fame and a rock-‘n’-roll lifestyle are the more likely cause of dying young rather than turning 27. For […]

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