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Eating Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke

Eating Yogurt Could Lower Your Risk of Heart Attacks and Stroke

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Turns out the probiotic dairy does much more than just help your gut. In addition to a laundry list of benefits for a healthy gut, yogurt may drastically reduce your risk of heart disease and stroke. A recent study in the American Journal of Hypertension found that men who eat at least two servings of yogurt per week had a 21 percent lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, and risk among women dropped by 17%.A team of scientists at Boston University's School of Medicine studied more than 740,000 individuals who had previously been diagnosed with high blood pressure. Using health questionnaires administered over the last 30 years, the scientists measured yogurt intake and weighed it against heart-related health issues such as heart attack or stroke.In a p...
First trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks begins

First trial linked to 2015 Paris attacks begins

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Jan. 24 (UPI) -- The first trial related to the November 2015 Paris terror attack began Wednesday for a man accused of harboring two militants who alleged carried out the shootings.Jawad Bendaoud appeared in a Paris criminal court for the first day of a trial that's expected to last three weeks. He was charged with providing shelter to Abdelhamid Abaaoud and Chakib Akrouh by renting them an apartment in Saint-Denis.Abaaoud was a senior Islamic State militant suspected of coordinating the Paris attacks, in which 130 victims and seven militants died.Dubbed the "landlord of Daesh," by the French media using an alternative name for the Islamic State, Bendaoud, 31, said he didn't realize the two men were involved in the attack when he offered them the place to stay.Five days after the Nov. 13, ...
AP sources: US spies in Havana hit by bizarre health attacks

AP sources: US spies in Havana hit by bizarre health attacks

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Frightening attacks on U.S. personnel in Havana struck the heart of America's spy network in Cuba, with intelligence operatives among the first and most severely affected victims, The Associated Press has learned. It wasn't until U.S. spies, posted to the embassy under diplomatic cover, reported hearing bizarre sounds and experiencing even stranger physical effects that the United States realized something was wrong, individuals familiar with the situation said. While the attacks started within days of President Donald Trump's surprise election in November, the precise timeline remains unclear, including whether intelligence officers were the first victims hit or merely the first victims to report it. The U.S. has called the situation "ongoing." To date, the Trump administration largely h...
New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

New antibody attacks 99% of HIV strains

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Scientists have engineered an antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains and can prevent infection in primates. It is built to attack three critical parts of the virus - making it harder for HIV to resist its effects.The work is a collaboration between the US National Institutes of Health and the pharmaceutical company Sanofi.The International Aids Society said it was an "exciting breakthrough". Human trials will start in 2018 to see if it can prevent or treat infection. Our bodies struggle to fight HIV because of the virus' incredible ability to mutate and change its appearance.These varieties of HIV - or strains - in a single patient are comparable to those of influenza during a worldwide flu season. So the immune system finds itself in a fight against an insurmountable number of strains ...
3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

3 dead in stabbing attacks in Finland, Germany

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Aug. 18 (UPI) -- At least three people died Friday and several others were hurt in separate stabbing attacks in Finland and Germany, authorities said.In Finland, police confirmed two deaths and six people injured at two marketplaces near each other in the city center -- the Central Market and Puutori-Market Squares -- on Friday afternoon.Police shot the suspected assailant in the leg and arrested him, state broadcaster YLE reported.South-West Finland police said via Twitter: "Several people stabbed in central Turku. People are requested to avoid the city centre."Eyewitnesses reported one or more gunshots, and saw one person was lying on the ground."It was really horrible. We were sitting on a terrace just next to the square and this woman just screamed like hell and this guy was standing i...