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1 year 1 week ago

Margaret Thatcher Dies at 87

Britain's former Prime Minister and "Iron Lady" has died of a stroke at the age of 87. Margaret Thatcher was the Uk's first and only female prime minister and served from 1979 to 1990 as the leader of Britain's Conservative Party. Her former spokesman confirmed Monday morning that she...

2 years 1 week ago

7 injured in military helicopter mishap in AZ

EL CENTRO, Calif. (AP) - A military spokeswoman says seven people are hospitalized with minor injuries after a British Chinook helicopter suffered a "mishap" during a landing exercise in the Arizona desert. Michelle Dee, a spokeswoman for Naval Air Facility El Centro in California, says the seven have non-life-threatening injuries....

2 years 2 months ago

U.S. closes Syrian embassy

BEIRUT (AP) -- The U.S. closed its Syrian embassy Monday and Britain recalled its ambassador to Damascus in a dramatic escalation of Western pressure on President Bashar Assad to give up power, just days after diplomatic efforts at the United Nations to end the crisis collapsed. The U.S. evacuated...

2 years 11 months ago

Florence celebrates Royal Wedding

Main street in the small town of Florence, Colorado is all a buzz about the upcoming Royal Wedding. Local shop owners have dressed the streets with a ''Bit of the Brit'' in honor of the Royal family and their big day. British flags, food,wedding gowns and silver tea...

3 years 6 months ago

Kids with ADHD more likely to have missing DNA

Researchers say a new study provides the first evidence that attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is genetic. The study says ADHD kids are twice as likely to have missing or extra chromosomes than other children. British researchers focused on a sequence of genes linked to brain development that has previously...

3 years 7 months ago

Bone drugs may raise risk of throat cancer

A new study suggests that people who take bone-strengthening drugs for several years may have a slightly higher risk of throat cancer. The findings contradict another recent study that used the same database of 80,000 patients. It concluded that there was no link between drugs to prevent or treat...

3 years 7 months ago

Exercise counters DNA in obesity study

Even if obesity is in your DNA, exercise can help. British researchers studied over 20,000 people, determining their genetic risk of obesity. Those who had the most genetic variants for obesity inherited from their parents, did have the highest Body Mass Index. But the at-risk people who were...

3 years 7 months ago

Some migraines linked to heart attack,stroke

New research suggests some migraine sufferers have a higher risk of dying from heart disease and stroke. The study from the University of Iceland followed over 18,000 men and women for 26 years. Researchers found those who had migraines with aura, or vision problems during their headaches, were at...

3 years 10 months ago

White House and BP negotiate compensation fund

The White House says BP appears willing to establish a multibillion-dollar compensation fund for people and companies damaged by the Gulf oil spill. President Barack Obama demanded that the oil company set up a independent compensation fund. And presidential spokesman Bill Burton told reporters the White House and BP...

3 years 10 months ago

BP to speed up payments

The Obama administration says BP has agreed to expedite the payment of claims to businesses and individuals whose livelihoods have been disrupted by the Gulf of Mexico oil spill. Tracy Wareing, who is with the National Incident Command office, told reporters in Washington that the understanding on payment of...

4 years 4 months ago

British air force rescues 200 from floodwaters

Britain's air force has helped rescue around 200 people stranded by rising floodwaters caused by torrential rainfall in a tourist region of northern England. Worst hit have been the towns of Cockermouth and Keswick, in England's picturesque Lake District, where authorities say air force helicopters were being used to evacuate...

4 years 6 months ago

Robbers steal helicopter, raid cash depot

Robbers used a stolen helicopter and explosives to engineer a spectacular raid on a cash depot in Stockholm on Wednesday, breaking into the building through the roof and flying off with bags of cash, police and officials said. The daring pre-dawn heist stunned police in the Swedish capital, who...

4 years 6 months ago

Aspirin can cut colon cancer risk for some

People with a genetic susceptibility to colon cancer could cut their chances of developing the disease in half by taking a daily dose of aspirin, researchers said Monday. The finding might lead to other treatments by helping researchers understand how aspirin combats colon cancer, one of the top three...

4 years 7 months ago

Worried kids become fat adults

Kids with low self-esteem may struggle with their weight as adults. A British study looked at data on 6,500 people who were assessed at age 10, and then again at age 30. Children who said they felt worried or anxious more often, or had lower self-esteem were at a...

4 years 7 months ago

Worried kids become fat adults

Kids with low self-esteem may struggle with their weight as adults. A British study looked at data on 65-hundred people who were assessed at age 10, and then again at age 30. Children who said they felt worried or anxious more often, or had lower self-esteem were at a...

4 years 7 months ago

DNA pioneer appeals for freethinking scientists

The geneticist who discovered DNA fingerprinting says scientists must be allowed to conduct research driven by nothing but curiosity. Alec Jeffreys realized 25 years ago Thursday that almost all humans have unique signatures of genetic material. The discovery has been used to solve thousands of crimes and to settle countless...

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