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  • 35,000 rubber ducks in Santa, reindeer outfits seized at L.A. port

    12/07/2012 3:07:24 PM PST · by illiac · 17 replies
    LA Slimes ^ | 12/7/12 | Adolpho Flores
    They may have had better luck on Santa’s sleigh, but more than 35,000 holiday-themed rubber ducks from China were detained by U.S. Customs officials at the Port of Los Angeles. U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized the ducks -- dressed as snowmen, gingerbread men, penguins and reindeer -- which were valued at $18,522, after determining they contained the chemical phthalate in excess of the limit which may be harmful to children.
  • Sugar Makes You Stupid, But Omega-3s Will Smarten You Back Up

    05/19/2012 9:31:29 AM PDT · by Innovative · 21 replies
    Forbes ^ | may 16, 2012 | Alice G. Walton
    Researchers have just reported that among the list of bodily ills that fructose contributes to, it may also "make you dumb." Luckily, eating a diet rich in the healthy omega-3 fatty acids seems to counteract this phenomenon. The rats also had important differences in how their bodies - and brains - were metabolizing sugar and functioning overall. The rats who had eaten diets without omega-3s had higher triglyceride levels as well as higher glucose and insulin levels. In fact the rats seemed to enter a state of insulin resistance (a precursor to diabetes), but this too was reversed by the...
  • Omega-3s reduce stroke severity

    08/25/2011 8:09:14 AM PDT · by decimon · 4 replies
    Université Laval ^ | August 25, 2011 | Unknown
    Quebec City, August 25, 2011—A diet rich in omega-3s reduces the severity of brain damage after a stroke, according to a study conducted by Université Laval researchers. The team, co-directed by professors Jasna Kriz and Frédéric Calon, showed that the extent of brain damage following a stroke was reduced by 25% in mice that consumed DHA type omega-3s daily. Details of the study can be found on the website of the journal Stroke. Researchers observed that the effects of stroke were less severe in mice that had been fed a diet rich in DHA for three months than in mice...
  • Darrell Issa battles Barack Obama's DHS over FOIA requests

    02/03/2011 1:28:06 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 23 replies
    politico.com ^ | 2/2/2011 4:34 PM EST | JAKE SHERMAN
    Darrell Issa has picked his first real fight with the Obama administration, accusing the Department of Homeland Security of letting political appointees interfere with freedom of information requests. Issa is claiming that he has information from an unnamed whistleblower that top DHS officials were involved in restricting information released under FOIA requests. DHS officials say it is extremely rare for anyone outside the FOIA department to be involved to such requests — and when they do, they do not restrict the data that’s being released.
  • Vouchers available for housing in white areas

    08/11/2008 3:42:30 PM PDT · by Trajan88 · 27 replies · 159+ views
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | 08/11/2008 | Kim Horner
    The Dallas Housing Authority begins accepting online applications today for court-ordered rental assistance available to black residents who want to live in predominantly white neighborhoods.The DHA is required to offer the vouchers only to blacks as part of a court settlement to address past discrimination....
  • Anti-Alzheimer's Mechanism In Omega-3 Fatty Acids Found

    01/02/2008 6:32:19 PM PST · by ConservativeMind · 54 replies · 240+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | Jan. 2, 2008 | University of California - Los Angeles.
    It's good news that we are living longer, but bad news that the longer we live, the better our odds of developing late-onset Alzheimer's disease. Many Alzheimer's researchers have long touted fish oil, by pill or diet, as an accessible and inexpensive "weapon" that may delay or prevent this debilitating disease. Now, UCLA scientists have confirmed that fish oil is indeed a deterrent against Alzheimer's, and they have identified the reasons why. Greg Cole, professor of medicine and neurology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and associate director of UCLA's Alzheimer Disease Research Center, and his colleagues...
  • US coast guard in Cuba exercise

    03/08/2007 11:46:03 AM PST · by Jedi Master Pikachu · 24 replies · 562+ views
    BBC ^ | Thursday, March 8, 2007
    The US coast guard is staging a huge exercise in Florida in preparation for a possible mass exodus from Cuba in the event of the death of Fidel Castro.More than 300 agents and 85 law enforcement agencies are taking part in the two-day Operation Vigilant Sentry. Actors are playing imaginary Cuban migrants in mock interceptions. The operation has taken on a renewed urgency since President Castro fell ill and handed temporary power to his brother Raul last July. President Castro recently spoke in a live broadcast with his Venezuelan counterpart Hugo Chavez, but has not been seen in public...
  • Fish Oil: Helping Modern Medicine Treat Breast Cancer

    10/30/2005 8:00:21 PM PST · by Coleus · 1 replies · 340+ views
    10.28.05 | Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS
    By Greg Arnold, DC, CSCS, October 19, 2005, abstracted from “Anticancer properties of propofol-docosahexaenoate and propofol-eicosapentaenoate on breast cancer cells” in the June 7, 2005 issue of Breast Cancer Research   Despite increases in technology, research, and education, breast cancer incidence in the U.S. has increased from one in twenty people in 1960 to one in eight today, with a woman being diagnosed every three minutes. In addition to the 216,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer expected to be diagnosed in 2004, 59,390 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer will be diagnosed, both expected to claim the lives of...
  • How Fish Oil Protects Your Heart

    01/12/2005 10:42:33 PM PST · by Coleus · 13 replies · 669+ views
    How Fish Oil Protects Your Heart   While there are many (unnecessary) pharmacological treatments for the prevention and management of coronary heart disease, both health professionals as well as the public believe simple dietary interventions may prove to be more beneficial. Specifically, omega-3 fatty acids from fish and fish oils can protect against cardiovascular disease.Omega-3 Protects Your HeartFollowing are just some of the benefits omega-3 has to offer: Antiarrhythmic: counteracting or preventing cardiac arrhythmia Antithrombotic: tending to prevent thrombosis (a blood clot within a blood vessel) Antiatherosclerotic: preventing fatty deposits and fibrosis of the inner layer of the arteries...
  • JetBlue Target of Inquiries by 2 Agencies

    09/22/2003 11:37:55 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 331+ views
    New York Times ^ | September 22, 2003 | PHILIP SHENON with JOHN SCHWARTZ
    WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 — Two federal agencies announced today that they had opened investigations into JetBlue Airways in response to the airline's admission that it had provided travel records on more than a million passengers to a Pentagon contractor, violating its own privacy rules. The moves by the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Trade Commission came as JetBlue disclosed that it had hired Deloitte & Touche, the accounting firm, to review the company's privacy policies and determine if they needed to be revamped. The fast-growing three-year-old airline, which is based in New York and has worked to...