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Chewing Is Better Than Slurping

Monday, January 26, 2015

Chewing is so last year. The more modern way to get food into your body is, apparently, to slurp it through a straw, suck it out of a pouch or gulp it from a container. Just consider the invasion of fashionable juice bars and bottled, cold-pressed or blenderized beverages that have sprung up recently. You can’t miss them, but if you need numbers to be convinced of the trend, according …

Printing an Organ

Monday, January 26, 2015

Miami — Adaenelie Gonzalez had two open heart surgeries by the time she was 4. She was born with a heart condition that prevented blood from flowing properly into the heart from the lungs, and the surgeries yielded only a temporary fix. On a recent Friday, Adaenelie underwent her third open-heart surgery, but …

Daily Coffee Drinkers Cut Risk of Melanoma, Study Finds

Monday, January 26, 2015

Daily coffee consumption may provide protection against malignant melanoma — the worst form of skin cancer — researchers have found in a statistical study involving tens of thousands of java drinkers. Researchers concluded that people who drank the most coffee — about four cups daily of the caffeinated brew — slashed their risk by about 20 percent for malignant melanoma, the fifth most …

Poll: Clinton Leads Big Over Potential GOP Rivals

Friday, January 23, 2015

Washington — Hillary Rodham Clinton holds double-digit leads over potential Republican challengers Jeb Bush and Mitt Romney as the likely Democratic presidential candidate moves closer to entering the race, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds. Although Clinton, …

Yemen’s President Resigns, Leaving Country in State of Limbo

Friday, January 23, 2015

Sanaa, Yemen — The Yemeni president and his Cabinet resigned Thursday, creating a leadership vacuum and raising the prospect of chaos and fragmentation in a strategic Arab nation that has been a pivotal ally in U.S. anti-terrorism efforts. …

Tool Making Arose Earlier Among Human Ancestors

Friday, January 23, 2015

Our ape-like ancestors may have stopped dragging their knuckles and started making tools a half million years earlier than previously thought, according to a new study. The study, published online Thursday in the journal Science, suggests that the art of tool making may not be exclusive to the …

Accusations Dog Belichick

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Add underinflated footballs to the list of incidents giving Bill Belichick a reputation for guile and playing above the rules. Softer footballs wouldn’t explain all of a rout that earned the New England Patriots a spot in the …

Study: No Link for Asthma, Cities

Thursday, January 22, 2015

For more than 50 years, the conventional wisdom about asthma has been that it thrives in poor, densely populated urban areas. Researchers have even gone so far as to declare an “inner-city asthma epidemic.” But they’ve never actually checked whether asthma is more common in city centers than …

Yemen Leader Reaches Deal With Militants

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Sanaa, Yemen — Shiite insurgents reached an agreement late Wednesday with Yemen’s embattled president to end a siege of his residence and call off a rebel offensive that the government and regional Arab states have decried as a coup attempt. President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi agreed to the …

Stabbing of 13 on Israeli bus is latest in series of Palestinian attacks

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Stabbing of 13 on Israeli Bus Is Latest In Series of Attacks Jerusalem — A knife-wielding Palestinian went on a stabbing spree on a bus in Tel Aviv on Wednesday, wounding 13 people, four of them seriously, before …

Boehner Defies Obama on Iran Sanctions

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Washington — Defying President Obama, House Speaker John Boehner announced on Wednesday that he’s invited Israel’s prime minister to stand before Congress and push for new sanctions against its archenemy Iran. Boehner’s decision to bring Benjamin Netanyahu before …

Man Who Shot Doctor Blamed Him For His Mother’s Death

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Boston — A man who walked into a leading hospital, asked for a cardiac surgeon by name and fatally shot him outside an examination room had been upset about his mother’s death and had blamed the doctor for …

Man’s Burger Gets Him A Traffic Ticket

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Marietta, Ga. (ap) — A man says enjoying a double quarter-pounder with cheese as he cruised down a highway outside Atlanta got him in trouble with the law — and a ticket for eating while driving. Madison Turner, …