Tag Archives: Thursday

Top U.S. Officer: Stop This ‘Total War’ on Islam Talk

Spencer Ackerman Wired America’s top military officer condemned in the strongest possible terms a Defense Department course that taught troops to prep for a “total war” on Islam using “Hiroshima”-style tactics. “It was totally objectionable, against our values and it … Continue reading

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House Passes Controversial Cybersecurity Measure CISPA

David Kravets Wired The House on Thursday approved cybersecurity legislation that privacy groups have decried as a threat to civil liberties. The Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, sponsored by Reps. Mike Rogers (R-Michigan) and Dutch Ruppersberger (D-Maryland), … Continue reading

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Cancer diagnosis raises risk of heart attack and suicide, study says

Amina Khan LA Times Within the first week of being diagnosed with cancer, patients were 12.6 times more likely to commit suicide and 5.6 times more likely to die of a heart attack. Cancer can kill long before malignant tumors … Continue reading

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Studies Point to Pesticide as a Culprit in Decline in Bee Populations

Carl Zimmer The Ledger Scientists have been alarmed and puzzled by declines in bee populations in the United States and other parts of the world. They have suspected that pesticides played a part, but to date their experiments have yielded … Continue reading

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China to Phase Out Prisoner Organ Donation

Laurie Burkitt Wall Street Journal BEIJING—China officials plan to phase out organ harvesting of death-row inmates, a move to overhaul a transplant system that has for years relied on prisoners and organ traffickers to serve those in need of transplants. … Continue reading

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‘US Army suicides jumped by 80% following Iraq invasion’

Press TV American military doctors say the number of suicides in the US Army jumped by 80 percent after the Iraq invasion. Before 2003, the percentage of Army suicides was below civilian rates, but it started to climb in 2004, … Continue reading

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CDC: 13 deaths tied to bath refinishing chemical

Associated Press USA Today DETROIT – The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a warning Thursday about using a common paint-stripping chemical to refinish bathtubs after tying it to 13 deaths in 10 states. The CDC said the … Continue reading

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Mexican researchers patent heroin vaccine

Ioan Grillo Reuters While Mexico grapples with relentless drug-related violence, a group of Mexican scientists is working on a vaccine that could reduce addiction to one of the world’s most notorious narcotics: heroin. Researchers at the country’s National Institute of … Continue reading

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Bird flu may not be so deadly after all, new analysis claims

Sharon Begley Reuters Bird flu may be far less lethal to people than the World Health Organization’s assessment of a death rate topping 50 percent, scientists said on Thursday in a finding that adds fuel to the heated controversy over … Continue reading

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Gates to U.N.: World must help poor farmers more

USA Today ROME (AP) – Bill Gates pressed U.N. food agencies on Thursday to become more efficient in helping poor farmers and to set up a kind of accountability “report card” system for countries receiving aid, as he announced nearly … Continue reading

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