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  • Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces

    Almost all of us have genetic defects hidden in our cellular furnaces
    The arrival of fast and relatively inexpensive genome sequencing is likely to open whole new avenues for diagnosing and treating diseases. But in a new study, scientists show that it can also reveal how some age-related diseases -- from diabetes to...
  • The case for not eating fish

    The case for not eating fish
    According to biologist Culum Brown, an associate professor at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia, and the author of a new study about fish sentience and intelligence, “the potential amount of cruelty” that humans inflict on fish “...
  • Boats meant for Afghan police sit idle in Yorktown

    Boats meant for Afghan police sit idle in Yorktown
    YORK — Eight boats purchased with more than $3 million meant for reconstruction efforts in Afghanistan have been sitting unused at Naval Weapons Station Yorktown for more than three years. An inquiry from the federal Office of the Special...
  • More U.S. companies doing deals to avoid U.S. taxes: Congress study

    More U.S. companies doing deals to avoid U.S. taxes: Congress study
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Seventy-six U.S. corporations have shifted their tax domiciles out of the United States to other countries since 1983 to avoid U.S. taxes, with a sharp increase recently in such deals, a policy research arm of Congress said on...
  • Preventive services differ between primary care docs and OB/GYNs

    NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - The services women receive during annual preventive care visits may partially depend on what type of doctor they see, suggests a new report. Women who saw primary care doctors for their annual checkup tended to receive a...
  • What do you call 7 lbs. of campaign mail for 3 voters?

    What do you call 7 lbs. of campaign mail for 3 voters?
    We're conscientious voters in my household, never missing a chance to cast a ballot. And that's probably why, in the final weeks before elections, we find our mailbox flooded with a tsunami of political advertisements. In the recent primary, for example,...
  • Study: Hookah use up among teens, especially white males with money

    Study: Hookah use up among teens, especially white males with money
    Nearly 1 in 5 American high school seniors has used a hookah at least once in the preceding year, and the risk was greater for students from higher-income families, according to a study published Monday in the journal Pediatrics. Hookahs, a type of...
  • Feathered feat: ancient bird had largest wingspan ever

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The wandering albatross, a magnificent seabird that navigates the ocean winds and can glide almost endlessly over the water, boasts the biggest wingspan of any bird alive today, extending almost 12 feet (3.5 meters). But it is a...
  • Salt Watch: Restaurant study finds chains can't shake salt

    Salt Watch: Restaurant study finds chains can't shake salt
    While some restaurant chains are shaking the salt habit, others are adding more sodium to their meals, according to a new study just released. Researchers for the Center for Science in the Public Interest reviewed 136 meals from 17 top restaurant chains ...
  • New fossil shows Archaeopteryx sported 'feathered trousers'

    New fossil shows Archaeopteryx sported 'feathered trousers'
    The origin of feathers and the origin of flight have been a contentious chicken-and-egg issue in the scientific world for decades. Did feathers develop as a flight mechanism -- or were they first used for other purposes? Now, the discovery of an...
  • Medicaid expansion report tallies what state is missing

    Ever since the day four years ago that then-Attorney General Tom Corbett joined a multi-state lawsuit to block the Affordable Care Act, the relationship between Harrisburg and Washington over health-care issues has been tense. Corbett and other...