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Advisory Panel Will Decide Fate of Blood Clotting Drug
2008-12-31 16:59:00
An FDA advisory panel will meet in February to decide the fate of a blood clot preventing drug called prasugrel. The FDA have stalled twice in the approval process of the drug, which does not bode well for the future for the blood clot preventer. The drug is jointly marketed by Eli Lilly and Daiichi Sankyo, and ...
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Atheist Group Wants God Reference Removed From Obama Swearing In Ceremony
2008-12-31 13:56:00
A popular Atheist group has filed suit in attempt to prevent Barack Obama from swearing to God during his presidential inauguration. The lawsuit has been filed before the U.S. District Court in Columbia by the Freedom From Religion Foundation. “So help me God” is the term in question here that the group wants taken out of the ...
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Woody Harrelson Marries Long Time Girlfriend In Hawaii
2008-12-31 13:33:00
Actor Woody Harrelson has tied the knot with his long time girlfriend Laura Louie. The pair were married in the state of Hawaii in front of family and friends. Some big names attending the wedding included Owen Wilson, Willie Nelson and Sean Penn. The wedding was a very intimate affair, and included a live performance by Alanis Morissette. Laura ...
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Vitamins C and E Do Not Prevent Cancer In Women
2008-12-31 13:18:00
A new study finds that vitamin supplements do not reduce a person’s risk of developing cancer. This finding is a huge blow to the supplement industry as millions of dollars are spent on vitamins each year. This latest study suggests that the vitamins C and E do not prevent cancer in women. It featured 8,171 women assigned to ...
More About: Women , Health , Vitamins , Cancer
Obama Family Moving to Washington
2008-12-31 02:31:00
The Obama family are moving to Washington to prepare for the move into the White House. They will be spending the next 3 weeks at a hotel, until the day when Obama is officially sworn into office. The family spent the Christmas holidays in the state of Hawaii. Before moving into the White House, the Obama family will ...
More About: Family , Moving
High Insulin Level Increases Breast Cancer Risk
2008-12-31 00:58:00
High levels of insulin have been shown to increase breast cancer risk in obese women. This finding comes from the Women’s Health Initiative Observational Study featuring more than 1600 participants. The study participants were post-menopausal women, and were free of diabetes at the beginning of the study. By analyzing blood levels of insulin, researchers learned that the blood ...
More About: Cancer , Breast Cancer , Breast , Risk
Cate Blanchett Not a Fan of Plastic Surgery
2008-12-30 13:55:00
Actress Cate Blanchett has come out and stated that she is not a fan of plastic surgery. Cate says that if she ever did go under the knife, that her husband Andrew Upton would not be impressed. Blanchett does not deny that her body has changed after giving birth to 3 kids, but that it does not ...
More About: Entertainment , Plastic Surgery , Surgery , Plastic
Scientists Find Genes From 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic
2008-12-30 13:42:00
Researchers have uncovered 3 genes that they say made the 1918 Spanish flu pandemic so deadly. According to the Japanese-US research team, the genes allowed the virus to reproduce inside lung tissue making it impossible to contain. The researchers noted that the virus replicated in the upper respiratory tract, but also in the lungs, causing primary pneumonia ...
More About: Health , Find , Pandemic , Scientists
Sarah Palin?s Daughter Gives Birth to Baby Boy
2008-12-30 13:21:00
It is being reported that the daughter of former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin is the proud mom of a baby boy. Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was born to 18-year-old Bristol Palin over the weekend. At birth, Tripp weighed in at 7.4lbs, and mother and child are reportedly doing well. Father of the child, is a guy named ...
More About: Baby , Birth , Daughter , Baby Boy
Jazz great Freddie Hubbard Dead At 70
2008-12-30 13:08:00
Jazz great Freddie Hubbard has died at the age of 70. Hubbard was a Grammy winning trumpet player, one of the best horn players of his era. He died at Sherman Oaks Hospital, only a month after having a heart attack. Hubbard’s career began back in 1958, and saw him join forces with greats including Ornette Coleman, John ...
More About: Entertainment , Jazz , Great , Dead
New Gene Determines Risk Of Hypertention
2008-12-30 13:04:00
Scientists have identified a new key gene responsible for high blood pressure. High blood pressure can raise a person’s risk of health problems ranging from diabetes, to heart attacks. For the study, researchers analyzed more than 540 residents living in the insular Old Order Amish community in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. The new gene, STK39 is responsible for how ...
More About: Health , Risk , Gene
John Lennon Voice Used In Laptop Campaign
2008-12-29 20:54:00
The image of the late John Lennon has been used in a children’s laptop charity program advertisement. The charity, “One Laptop per Child” has the mission of bringing the internet to children living in developing countries. Through the use of digital technology, Lennon urges support in the quest to provide solar-powered XO laptop computers to children in ...
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J-Lo and Marc Anthony Heading For Valentine?s Day Split
2008-12-29 20:26:00
It is being reported that the marriage between Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony is on the rocks. The two were seen on more than one occasion without wedding rings on, lending more fuel to speculation of a split. According to the New York Daily News, the pair will be splitting up on Valentine ’s Day. A representative for Anthony ...
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California Mother Gives Birth to 14lb Baby
2008-12-29 20:10:00
A California woman is the proud mother of a new 14 pound baby boy. This is a huge baby for sure, as it took 2 doctors to deliver the big guy. The big boy, named Richard Walker Sault Jr was born December 23, and is the largest baby born in Orange County history. Richard was 21 inches long, ...
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Barack Obama Trying to Quit Smoking
2008-12-29 19:43:00
Barack Obama is preparing to take office as the next US President and plans to quit smoking. Obama is picking a bad time to attempt to quit the habit, as stress associated with being the Prez is mighty high. Millions of people make the New Years’ resolution to quit smoking, but few can actually fulfill the tough ...
More About: Health , Barack Obama , Quit Smoking , Barack
Gastric Bypass Surgery Reverses Diabetes In Teens
2008-12-29 19:34:00
Results of a study show that gastric bypass can actually reverse diabetes in teenagers. Previously it has been thought that this fact only held true for adults with diabetes, but it appears it is the same for teens. Researchers say that this finding may open the door for treatment options for diabetes patients. The study featured a total ...
More About: Health , Teens , Gastric Bypass , Surgery , Diabetes
Teens Pledging Abstinence More Likely to Have Unprotected Sex
2008-12-29 19:23:00
A new study finds that teens who pledge abstinence are more likely to have unprotected sex. For the study, researchers compared survey answers from teens, some of which took the pledge, others did not. The study found that teens who make the pledge are just as likely to commit the act as are those who do not. Even ...
More About: Health , Teens , Abstinence
Facebook Removes Pic of Mother Breastfeeding Her Baby
2008-12-27 16:42:00
Facebook is in the news due to them removing a picture of a mother breastfeeding her baby. The site claims that the pic of Kelli Roman breastfeeding her child is obscene, thus they removed it and have now barred her access. After her pic was removed, Kelli Roman started a group, “Hey Facebook, Breastfeeding is Not Obscene.” The ...
More About: Baby , Tech , Mother , Facebook
Lindsay Lohan Says She has Another Sibling
2008-12-27 15:26:00
Lindsay Lohan is alleging that she actually has a half sister. Her father Michael is denying the claim, made by Lohan in her celebrity MySpace blog. Lindsay seemed very sure of herself when she wrote in her blog, blaming her father for cheating on Lindsay’s mom. “My father just let my family and [me] know, amongst other [things] ...
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Tom Brady Proposes to Girlfriend While Flying
2008-12-27 02:16:00
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is engaged to be married. Brady will be marrying his girlfriend Gisele Bundchen, after asking for her hand in marriage on Christmas Eve. Brady reportedly proposed to Bundchen while the pair were flying on his jet which took off from New Jersey. The pair celebrated onboard the flight with white roses and ...
More About: Entertainment , Girlfriend , Flying
Sausage Meat Being Recalled Due to Listeria
2008-12-27 01:18:00
It is being reported that T. Piekutowski European Style Sausage is recalling product over fears of listeria. In total, more than 750lbs of sausage meet is being recalled by the Missouri based company. The sausages in question were sold on Dec 18 and 19 at the retail counter of the store. Listeria monocytogenes are very dangerous if ingested, ...
More About: Health , Meat , Recalled
iPhones Available At Walmart Starting Sunday
2008-12-27 01:05:00
Wal-Mart will begin selling Apple iPhones starting this coming Sunday . This will mark the second independent retailer to begin carrying Apple’s iPhone. Up until now, Best-Buy has been the only other independent retailer selling the iPhone. The company made the news public today, to the joy of millions of Wal-Mart shoppers. The phone will not be sold at a ...
More About: Tech , Walmart
FDA Approves Glaucoma Drug For Thickening Eye Lashes
2008-12-27 00:56:00
The FDA have approved a drug made by Allergan for use by people looking for longer eye lashes. Latisse is the name of the drug that is currently approved by the FDA for use by glaucoma patients. People taking the drug for glaucoma, noticed that it prompted the appearance of thicker eye lashes. The company seeing this as ...
More About: Health , Drug , Lashes
Singer, Dancer Eartha Kitt Dies At 81
2008-12-26 13:51:00
Dead at the ripe old age of 81 is famous singer Eartha Kitt. The singer, dancer and actress died from colon cancer according to Andrew Freedman, her publicist. She had recently been diagnosed and was undergoing treatment at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital. Kitt’s career spanned 60 years, beginning with a stint with the Katherine Dunham dance troupe. Kitt originated from ...
More About: Entertainment , Singer , Dancer , Dies
FDA Reviewing AstraZeneca PLC Drug For Treating Depression
2008-12-26 13:36:00
The FDA continues to evaluate an experimental drug by AstraZeneca PLC to treat depression. The agency have asked for more information on Seroquel to review before making their decision on whether to approve it or not. Seroquel is currently approved in the United States to treat patients with schizophrenia or bipolar disorder. AstraZeneca are also trying to get ...
More About: Health , Depression , Reviewing , Drug
Surgeon Used Patient?s Fat to Run His Car
2008-12-26 13:26:00
Former Beverly Hills plastic surgeon Craig Alan Bittner used fat taken from his patients to fuel his car. Bittner had converted his car to biodiesel and was thus using the fat drained from his patients’ bodies to run his vehicle. It is not sure when he began this practice but now he is in a lot of ...
More About: Health , Patient
Sleeping More Reduces Risk Of Hardened Arteries
2008-12-26 13:13:00
Sleeping less can raise your risk of developing hardened arteries, a sure sign of heart disease. This was the conclusion of a study tracking the sleeping habits of people and their associated heart risk. At the conclusion of the study, 12% of participants had developed artery calcification. These findings did not seem to be influenced by a persons’ ...
More About: Health , Sleeping , Risk
Laptops Outsell Desktop Computers In Third Quarter Of 08
2008-12-24 13:26:00
For the first time in history, laptop computers have been shipped to consumers more than desktop models. This news comes to us via research group iSuppli who say that the third quarter of 2008 was all about the notebook. Shipping of laptops soared by 38% up to more than 38 million models during the third quarter of ...
More About: Computers , Laptops , Desktop , Tech , Quarter
Obama Pays Tribute To Late Grandma
2008-12-24 13:16:00
Barack Obama and family are currently in Hawaii where they held a private tribute to the new President’s late grandmother, Madelyn Dunham. Obamas grandma died just days before the election, and he calls her one of the most influencial people in his life. The entire family spent an hour at the First Unitarian Church in Honolulu, honoring ...
More About: Pays , Grandma , Late , Tribute
FDA Warns Coca-Cola Over Diet Plus Claims
2008-12-24 13:09:00
The FDA have warned Coca -Cola Co due to mis-representation of their Diet Coke Plus drink. The company alleges that the drink is packed full of vitamins and minerals, a fact that the FDA does not agree with. In their own defense, the company states that their claims are for real and that there is no health and ...
More About: Health , Coca Cola
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