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In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

In possible first, Cuba allows march by animal activists

World
On Sunday morning a group of animal-lovers will march a mile down one of Havana's main thoroughfares waving placards calling for an end to animal cruelty in Cuba. Short, seemingly simple, the march will write a small but significant line in the history of modern Cuba. The socialist government is explicitly permitting a public march unassociated with any part of the all-encompassing Communist state, a move that participants and historians call highly unusual and perhaps unprecedented since the first years of the revolution. "It's a historic event," said Beatriz Del Carmen Hidalgo-Gato Batista, a 21-year public communications student who received the permit for the march from the Plaza of the Revolution borough of Havana. There is no indication Cuba is moving toward unfettered freedom of as...
Study: Eating healthy on a budget is possible

Study: Eating healthy on a budget is possible

Health
March 6 (UPI) -- It's possible to eat healthy without breaking the bank, a study says. For a family of four, buying a basket of food while shopping at a bulk or discount market averaged out at $ 25 a day, according to a study published March in the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. That number was compared to $ 35 in specialty grocery stores. "This study determined the likelihood that families living in low-income households could create meals that meet the USDA dietary guidelines presented in MyPlate nutrition education materials," Karen M. Jetter, a researcher at University of California at Davis and study lead author, said in a news release. "In addition to food cost, the other factors considered were access to stores, time for meal preparation, and whether the menus include...
Blood pressure drug recall expands over third possible carcinogen

Blood pressure drug recall expands over third possible carcinogen

Health
March 2 (UPI) -- Drug companies expanded a recall of Losartan lots after detecting a third potentially cancer-causing impurity in blood pressure medication. Camber Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled an additional 87 lots of Losartan potassium drugs used to treat high blood pressure and congestive heart failure Thursday. The detection of trace amounts of a new potential human carcinogen, known as N-Nitroso-N-methyl-4-aminobutyric acid or NMBA, prompted the recall. On Friday, Torrent Pharmaceuticals voluntarily recalled 60 lots of Losartan potassium tablets and 54 lots of Losartan potassium/hydrochlorothiazide, similarly over the detection of trace amounts of NMBA. The recalled tablets from both companies were made by Hetero Labs in India. Each company noted it has not received any repor...
State Dept. approves possible engine sale for Israeli armored vehicles

State Dept. approves possible engine sale for Israeli armored vehicles

Business
Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. State Department has approved a possible sale of Namer armored vehicle power packs and related equipment to Israel for an estimated $ 238 million. The deal would send 240 Namer Armored Personnel Carrier Power Packs in full configuration and another 30 of the engine components in light configuration, as well as 179 control and diagnostic systems and other equipment to the Israeli government, the U.S. Defense Security Cooperation Agency said in a release Tuesday. The engine components would be incorporated into Israel's armored personnel carriers its used since 2008, the agency said. The deal would also include an integrated logistics support package featuring C-Level maintenance tools, parts catalogs, technical manuals and other items. "The United States is commit...
Possible building block of life detected inside distant star

Possible building block of life detected inside distant star

Science
Jan. 23 (UPI) -- Scientists have detected the prebiotic molecule glycolonitrile inside a distant star for the first time. Researchers think the molecule may have played a role in the emergence of life on Earth. Glycolonitrile is considered an important precursor to adenine, one of the nucleobases that forms both DNA and RNA. Astronomers detected the organic chemical's signature inside a solar-type protostar named IRAS16293-2422 B. By studying the chemical makeup of infant stars, still enveloped by a thick blanket of gas and dust, scientists can gain a better understanding of how the chemical ingredients necessary for life come to exist inside a young stellar system. Researchers in Europe and the United States were able to locate glycolonitrile among the spectral signature recorded by the ...