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Could grief affect the immune systems of senior citizens?

For the elderly, grief can be not just an emotional experience but also a physically damaging one. Researchers at the University of Birmingham in the U.K. found that age changes how the body's immune system responds to grief.  They found elderly people are much more likely to become susceptible to infection than younger adults going though a ...

Beers all around: Russian brewer acquires PBR-maker

It's been a busy week for the global brewing industry. Dutch brewer Heineken rejected an acquisition offer from SABMiller, and now an eastern front has opened in the battle between the world's top beer makers. SCARLET FU FOR BLOOMBERG: "New owners for Pabst Brewing. Oasis Beverages of Russia have a majority stake in ...

How the 'Angelina Jolie effect' increased cancer screenings

Celebrities are often influential on their fans, but Angelina Jolie took it a step further with her global impact on breast cancer screenings. In May last year, the actress penned an op-ed piece in The New York Times about her decision to undergo a double mastectomy after learning she carries a gene mutation that's said to increase breast cancer ...

Huge line forms as Ravens fans trade in Ray Rice jersey

After Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was cut from the team over domestic abuse charges, the team offered fans the chance to trade in their Ray Rice jersey for the jersey of another player on the team. Many fans have decided to take advantage of the team's offer and ...

American icon PBR sold to Russian beverage company

A Russia-based company announced today it purchased beloved American beer company Pabst Brewing, according to CNN. Now based in Los Angeles, Pabst traces its roots to 1944. They tacked on the "Blue Ribbon" name after a competition at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair. PBR, brewed in Milwaukee, is known for ...

Math teacher beats the odds, wins $1m on 'Wheel of Fortune'

You would expect a math teacher to be good with numbers, but spelling and words? Not so much. Well, this Maryland math teacher is, and she's got $1 million to prove it.  Sarah Manchester is only the third person ever to hit the $1 million jackpot. She was even on ABC ...

Your pumpkin spice latte probably doesn't include pumpkin

Ahhhh, the token drink of fall ... the pumpkin spice latte. The smell of pumpkin and cinnamon fill your nostrils ... until you read reports that it's not actually pumpkin.  McDonald's pumpkin spice syrup contains all sorts of hard-to-pronounce things like annatto extract, which it lists as a color, preservative potassium sorbate ...

Food addiction might be caused by PTSD

According to new research, women with post-traumatic stress disorder are three times more likely to develop a food addiction.  The study showed that women who showed the most symptoms of PTSD were likely to turn to eating as a method of coping with that trauma.  49,000 female nurses between the ages of 25 ...

American League All-Star Derek Jeter of the New York Yankees acknowledges the crowd after being pulled in the fourth inning during the 85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field on July 15, 2014, in Minneapolis, Minn.

Video: Gatorade’s Derek Jeter tribute a big hit

Gatorade’s advertising team hit this one out of the park. In the sports beverage company’s latest commercial, it pays tribute to retiring baseball slugger Derek Jeter in a decidedly New York fashion. Shot in black-and-white, Jeter is filmed strolling through the Bronx on the way to Yankee Stadium, meeting fans ...

Australian man drops his new iPhone 6 minutes after buying

If you get your hands on an iPhone 6 today, make sure you hold on to it .... tight! A young man in Australia learned the hard way. Jack Cooksey camped out in front of an Apple store in Perth and was the first to buy the new iPhone 6. When ...

Just what you always wanted: airplane food at home

If you’ve ever sat at home thinking, “You know what I would really like for dinner tonight? That chicken I had on the flight to L.A.,” then you are in luck. When most people think of flying these days, with its TSA entanglements, long lines, cramped seats, and surly passengers, ...

U.S. food manufacturers surpass calorie-cutting pledge

A group of 16 high-profile food and beverage companies that committed to cut calories in their products have far surpassed their target. As part of the Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation Pledge, big manufacturers such as General Mills, Kraft Foods, Pepsi and Coke trimmed 6.4 trillion calories from their products from 2007 to 2012; than their original pledge was of 1 trillion. >> More ...

Apple's iOS8 includes new 'killswitch' to curb theft

Apple's new operating system, iOS 8, comes with a "killswitch" feature already activated—unlike all the systems before it.  The lock is a part of Apple's "Find My iPhone" app, which allows users to not only lock the phone that has been stolen but also prevents thieves from wiping the phone clean. ...

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 11: President and Founder of the National Action Network Rev. Al Sharpton (R) speaks as Tracy Martin, father of Trayvon Martin who was fatally shot by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman in Florida, listens during a news conference in April 2012, in Washington, DC.

Al Sharpton demands to see Walmart shooting video

The Rev. Al Sharpton on Thursday told a crowd at Central State University that people across the country are concerned about the August shooting death of a Fairfield man by police at Walmart, and called on the Ohio attorney general to release the video of the shooting. Sharpton said authorities ...

Multiple people, including children, shot and killed in small Florida town

WFTV Channel 9 in Orlando is reporting that multiple people, including children, were shot and killed in a possible murder-suicide in Bell, Florida. https://twitter.com/RHughesWFTV/status/512734359703388160 Investigators have not released additional information, but will hold a news conference at 8:30 p.m. Channel 9 has a crew on the way. Bell is small ...

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