Nov 23

7 Urine Colors That Can Tell You Important Things

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Everyone knows that normal, human urine is yellow in color, but many have often wondered what it means when the liquid they are expelling is a completely different color. Discoloration, murkiness and even blood can cause panic and alarm at the thought that there is something physically wrong with your body. If you’re curious about …

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Nov 23

7 Superfoods that Help Fight Anemia

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Anemia is a blood disorder in which the body’s red blood cell count is less than what it needs for proper functioning. It can be caused by a number of things such as heavy menstruation or blood loss from gastric ulcers; women and those suffering from chronic diseases are at the greatest risk for developing …

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Nov 23

5 signs you’re working too much

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Being a workaholic is a badge of honor these days. Sixty-hour weeks and late-night emails are practically a requirement in some industries. But working too much can interfere with your health and happiness, according to a new review from the University of Georgia. The list of consequences is lengthy: stress, burnout, depression, poor physical health, …

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Nov 23

What Is the Temple Mount, and Why Is There So Much Fighting Around It?

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The Temple Mount has been the focus of a surge in deadly violence in recent weeks, with Israelis and Palestinians casting blame on one another for fueling the unrest that has gripped Jerusalem, the city holy to the world’s three major monotheistic religions. The renewed conflict has raised some important questions: Why is the site …

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Nov 23

Take a Gander at the Catholic Church’s Six New Saints — Including Two From an Eastern Rite Church

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Pope Francis has canonized six new saints, including a priest and a nun from the Indian state of Kerala, in a packed ceremony in St. Peter’s Square. The pope offered prayers Sunday for the saints, four Italians from disparate regions and two Indians from the Syro-Malabar Church, one of 22 Eastern rite churches that operates …

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Nov 23

Documentary on South Korean Pastor Who Saves Abandoned Babies Coming to Theaters Nationwide

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A documentary about a South Korean pastor who is credited with saving countless abandoned babies who might have otherwise have died abandoned on the streets is set to open in theaters nationwide early next Spring. “The Dropbox” tells the story of Lee Jong-rak, who in 2009, constructed a “heated bin lodged in a wall that …

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Nov 23

5 Ways Rheumatoid Arthritis Affects Your Skin

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When you have rheumatoid arthritis (RA), you know it causes inflammation and pain in your joints. However, you may be surprised to notice that RA can affect other parts of your body, such as your skin. In some instances, the skin symptoms are due to RA itself. In others, drugs you take to control RA …

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Nov 23

The healing benefits of fermented cod liver oil

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With what seems like hundreds of new supplements coming out on the market every day, it’s impossible to keep track of them and very difficult to determine whether they are required in your health regimen. Fermented cod liver oil could certainly be lumped into a long list of supplements, but what sets it apart is …

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Nov 23

Three effective home remedies for sore throats

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A sore throat, or inflammation of the pharynx and fauces, is a common medical condition that affects most people at some point in their lives. It is usually a symptom of a viral or bacterial infection, such as the common cold, though some cases can be caused by a swollen tonsil or enlarged glands in …

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Nov 23

GMO victory: European states free to ‘opt out’ of biotechnology

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A regulatory scheme that would have barred individual European nations from deciding for themselves whether or not to allow the cultivation of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) has been rejected after the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly to scrap it. The European Commission had passed a law prohibiting individual EU member nations from banning any GMOs that the …

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Nov 23

Three things the government doesn’t want you to know about Obamacare

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Just when you think that you have heard all that you can possibly hear about what is wrong with the Affordable Care Act — from broken promises, underperforming enrollment goals and higher costs to millions who still lack health insurance coverage — there is more to report. Spoiler alert: You’re probably not going to like …

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Nov 23

Hezbollah claims ‘pinpoint’ Iranian missiles added to its arsenal

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On the eve of a deadline in nuclear talks between six world powers and Iran, Lebanon’s militant Shiite Hezbollah organization has revealed that it has acquired advanced Iranian missiles with “pinpoint accuracy” that it could use against Israel in any future war. “They [the Israelis] are well aware that Hezbollah is in possession of missiles …

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Nov 23

PUTIN: We’re Stronger Than Everybody

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Russian President Vladimir Putin expressed his belief that Russia is the strongest nation, which will lead to — in his eyes — a positive end in Crimea, according to an interview with the state-owned TASS news agency. During the interview, Putin stated that everything will “end well” in Crimea because “it’s just that we’re stronger …

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Nov 23

Captain of San Diego-based warship relieved of duty, One of Navy’s premier warships

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The captain of one of the Navy’s premier warships has been relieved of command after an investigation found that he routinely used foul and abusive language toward crew members and engaged in inappropriate touching and questioning of women. Capt. Wayne Brown was relieved as commander of the San Diego-based amphibious assault ship Boxer after an …

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Nov 23

Cape Verde orders evacuation after Fogo volcano erupts

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A volcano in the Cape Verde archipelago off the coast of West Africa erupted on Sunday morning, the prime minister said, calling for residents to evacuate. A photograph posted on the local RTC TV station website showed a huge plume of smoke rising into the sky, visible from the capital Praia on a neighbouring island. …

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Nov 23

Buffalo residents urged to prepare for flooding

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Buffalo is making significant progress clearing streets still clogged from an epic storm left more than 7 feet of snow even as a flooding threat looms, the city’s mayor said Sunday. A ban on driving will continue in hard-hit South Buffalo as hundreds of dump trucks, loaders and other snow removal equipment continue to work …

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Nov 23

FDA approves new, hard-to-abuse hydrocodone pill

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Federal health regulators on Thursday approved the first hard-to-abuse version of the painkiller hydrocodone, offering an alternative to a similar medication that has been widely criticized for lacking such safeguards. The Food and Drug Administration approved Purdue Pharma’s Hysingla ER for patients with severe, round-the-clock pain that cannot be managed with other treatments. The once-a-day …

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Nov 23

Day before deadline, Netanyahu says bad nuclear deal with Iran will endanger entire world

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No nuclear deal with Iran is preferable to a bad deal that will endanger Israel, the Middle East and the entire world, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Sunday, on the eve of the November 24 deadline for a deal between Iran and the world powers. Netanyahu told Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting that Jerusalem was carefully following the …

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Nov 23

Obesity during pregnancy raises stillbirth risk

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Pregnant women who are obese or overweight have an increased risk of delivering a stillborn baby, according to a new study published Tuesday in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers looked at 38 studies to better understand the potential risks to an unborn child in relation to its mother’s body mass index. They found even …

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Nov 23

One more reason to exercise regularly

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Approximately 18% of women are diagnosed with gestational diabetes during pregnancy – meaning they’re up to seven times more likely to develop type 2 diabetes later in life. The good news is that even if you have gestational diabetes, exercise can help. A new study published this week in the journal JAMA Internal Medicine finds …

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Nov 23

Falling Inflation is a threat to Europe and the World

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European Central Bank President Mario Draghi has moved closer to launching sovereign debt purchases and data this week will show just how dangerously low inflation has fallen in the $13 trillion euro zone economy. A sickly Europe has held back global economic growth for years, and now it is contributing significantly to powerful forces already …

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Nov 23

Netanyahu Tests Coalition Allies With ‘Jewish State’ Bill

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Israel’s cabinet approved Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to enshrine the country’s status as a Jewish nation-state in law, further dividing an already riven coalition. The proposed legislation, which would require parliamentary approval to become law, was passed at the end of a stormy debate, the Ha’aretz newspaper said on its website. Justice Minister Tzipi …

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Nov 23

Earthquake shakes North Texas

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IRVING, Texas — A magnitude-3.3 earthquake has shaken North Texas. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake occurred about 9:15 p.m. Saturday and was centered about 2 miles beneath east Irving, 6 miles northwest of Dallas. CBS Dallas-Fort Worth reported the quake was felt over a wide area, likely because it was relatively shallow. It …

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Nov 23

Iraqi Forces Battle Islamic State in Towns North of Baghdad

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Iraqi soldiers backed by Shi’ite militia and Kurdish peshmerga forces attacked two towns northeast of Baghdad held by Islamic State fighters on Sunday, trying to clear a main road linking the capital to the border with Iran. Peshmerga and army officers said they advanced into Jalawla, 115 km (70 miles) from Baghdad, and the nearby …

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Nov 23

Iran Nuke Deal: A Matter of War or Peace

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Only a few hours are left before time runs out on negotiations with Iran to contain its nuclear program, and everyone’s asking, “Deal or no deal?” But the real question is, “War or peace?”  “People forget where we were two years ago,” says Rouzbeh Parsi, a Swedish academic who was briefed last week with a …

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