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Israel declared 'national state of the Jewish people'

28 min ago from UPI

Thor BensonJERUSALEM, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's cabinet approved a controversial bill on Sunday to make Israel the nation-state of Jewish people.

Cleveland 12-year-old shot by police dies

1 hour ago from UPI

UPI StaffCLEVELAND, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- A 12-year-old boy carrying a BB gun was shot and wounded by Cleveland police on Saturday night, according to officials.

Sen. Graham: GOP-led Benghazi report 'full of crap'

1 hour ago from UPI

UPI StaffATLANTA, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., refuses to accept the conclusions of a GOP-led report clearing the Obama administration of wrongdoing in Benghazi attack.

Peering at bright screens after dark could harm health, doctor claims

2 hours ago from The Guardian - Science

Light from TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones may disrupt sleep and raise risk of obesity, heart disease and depression Continue reading...

Gobble, Gobble! 6 Fun Facts About Turkeys

2 hours ago from Live Science

From their ability to fly to their strange use of stones to break down food, here are six fun facts about turkeys.

Lakers return home to face Denver Nuggets

3 hours ago from UPI

The Denver Nuggets have won three straight and will try to carry that momentum into Sunday night's tilt with the Los Angeles Lakers at Staples Center.

Bono fractured eye socket, shoulder blade and arm in cycling accident

3 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerNEW YORK, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- Bono's cycling-related injuries this month were worse than original reported, however, he is expected to make a full recovery.

Health care M&A leads global deal surge

6 hours ago from AP Health

In a big year for deal making, the health care industry is a standout....

Naked, bleeding suspect assaults 84-year-old at Logan Airport

17 hours ago from UPI

Fred LambertBOSTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A Boston man was arrested for climbing naked into the ceiling of Logan International Airport, falling through and attacking an elderly man.

Victim of Wichita rape, burning dies of injuries

19 hours ago from UPI

Fred LambertWICHITA, Kan., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A 36-year-old Kansas woman who was beaten, burned and raped last week died of her injuries Saturday.

Veterans Affairs doctors may soon be allowed to recommend medical marijuana for PTSD

22 hours ago from UPI

Thor BensonWASHINGTON, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- A new bill proposes VA doctors should be allowed to recommend the use of medical marijuana for PTSD and mental health in states where...

James Nesbitt says truthful writing, challenging role drew him to 'The Missing'

23 hours ago from UPI

Karen ButlerNEW YORK, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Actor James Nesbitt says he isolated himself for months to prepare to play a desperate dad who will stop at nothing to find...

U.S. travelers urged to avoid Acapulco region of Mexico

1 day ago from UPI

UPI StaffACAPULCO, Mexico, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- U.S. citizens are being urged to avoid travel to Acapulco amid protests in Mexico's Guerrero state following the disappearance of 43 university students.

What causes your child's diarrhea? Researchers want to find out

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Doctors say more there are more than 30,000 children hospitalized for intestinal infections in the province each year but they don't always know much about the specific virus or bacteria...

Duke and Stanford meet for Coaches vs. Cancer Classic title

1 day ago from UPI

Two undefeated teams will clash in the championship game of the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic at the Barclays Center on Saturday evening, as the fourth-ranked Duke Blue Devils take on...

50 Percent Of Patients Don't Take Prescription Medications According To Guidance

1 day ago from Scientific Blogging

It's a story as old as medicine. When it comes to treatments, people don't always obey the written word. When it comes to antibiotics, for example, people may stop taking...

1,300 piglets rescued after Indiana highway crash

1 day ago from UPI

Amy R. ConnollyINDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Some 2,000 piglets were were headed to market when their truck overturned on an Indianapolis highway; about 700 died in the crash and...

Eat breakfast if you want to reduce your risk of coronary heart disease

1 day ago from The Guardian - Science

Breakfast reduces risk by a factor equivalent to exercising two or three times a week compared with not exercising at all Continue reading...

Dr. Donald F. Steiner, Diabetes Researcher, Dies at 84

1 day ago from NY Times Health

Dr. Steiner, whose discoveries were used by insulin manufacturers to improve their products, wrote hundreds of articles as a professor at the University of Chicago.

Robin Williams' son says family is adjusting to 'new normal'

1 day ago from UPI

Danielle HaynesLOS ANGELES, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Zak Williams, the 31-year-old son of late actor Robin Williams, said his family is adjusting "to the new normal" three months after his...

'InsideTracker' Review: Can a Commercial Blood Test Make You Healthier?

1 day ago from Live Science

InsideTracker is a service that analyzes your blood for various biomarkers to see if your levels are in the "optimal" zones. But critics are skeptical this can actually work to...

Brain tapeworm caused man's four-year headache

1 day ago from LA Times - Science

The tapeworm was nearly 4 inches long and had traveled from one hemisphere of a man’s brain to the other. By the time doctors finally removed it, after nearly four...

The Link Between Sex and Prostate Cancer (Op-Ed)

1 day ago from Live Science

New evidence supports the theory that sexual activity lowers prostate cancer risk.

'Nervous' NYPD rookie fatally shot innocent, unarmed man

1 day ago from UPI

JC SevcikNEW YORK, Nov. 21 (UPI) -- A rookie NYPD officer fatally shot an innocent, unarmed black man in the darkened stairwell of a Brooklyn housing project Thursday night.

Add high-fat diet to the ‘don’t’ list for pregnant moms

1 day ago from Sciencenews.org

There’s always controversy over what to eat while pregnant. Four animal studies at this year’s Society for Neuroscience meeting bring together negative effects of high-fat diets.

Insulin pump tubing may disconnect, Health Canada warns

1 day ago from CBC: Health

Some insulin pump users are warned there's a risk the tubing may detach in certain sets, Health Canada says.

Lifesaving Beats: Songs Can Help with CPR Training

1 day ago from Live Science

The 1977 disco hit "Stayin' Alive" is officially the song to accompany CPR's chest compression. But Japanese scientists are now teaching the lifesaving maneuver using other songs that have the...

Indefatigable scientist who studied fatigue tapped to lead U.S. road safety agency

1 day ago from Science NOW

At NASA, psychologist Mark Rosekind studied pilots and exhaustion