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Racial gap in heart health down due to declining health of white Americans: Study

Racial gap in heart health down due to declining health of white Americans: Study

Health
A new study out of UCLA has shown that health disparities between black and white Americans have decreased because overall heart health for white Americans has declined. Researchers looked at health records 40,876 adults -- white Americans, African-Americans, and Mexican-Americans -- and sorted them as having either “optimal,” “suboptimal” or “poor” cardiovascular health, using a standardized classification system. The study was published in Annals of Internal Medicine. The researchers noted that between 1988 and 1994, the number of black Americans ages 25 to 44 in "optimal" health was 22 percent lower than in white Americans. For black Americans ages 65 and older, it was 8 percent lower than white Americans in the same period. Those numbers have changed -- but those in good heart healt
You’d Never Guess These Chocolate-Chia Popsicles Were Made With White Beans

You’d Never Guess These Chocolate-Chia Popsicles Were Made With White Beans

Health
The recipe is super simple, and packed with nutrients. I love creating recipes that include unexpected ingredients. That’s why I had so much fun developing and testing recipes for my newest book, Slim Down Now, which stars pulses. If you’re not familiar with word "pulses" in a culinary context, it’s the umbrella term for lentils, peas, chickpeas, and all types of beans. I love pulses because they’re naturally gluten-free, rarely a trigger when it comes to allergies or intolerances, and rich in nutrients (hello, protein, fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants!).Pulses also have a long list of health perks: Studies suggest that eating them regularly may help curb cholesterol, protect against certain cancers, improve athletic performanc
Black Panther stars: We were ‘Tolkien white boys’

Black Panther stars: We were ‘Tolkien white boys’

Entertainment
Black Panther is the first film in the Marvel franchise to feature a mostly black cast - but two of its British stars joke that they were the "Tolkien white boys".Andy Serkis and Martin Freeman, who worked together on the Hobbit trilogy, reprise their roles from previous Marvel outings.Serkis plays villain Ulysses Klaue and Freeman is CIA agent Everett Ross - a giant leap from Serkis's Gollum and Freeman's Bilbo Baggins.Speaking to Sky News, Serkis said their history did not go unmentioned while they were shooting Black Panther."We're proud to be part of a great film predominantly - it just happens to have a black cast, apart from the 'Tolkien white boys' as we've been called," the actor joked.He added: "It's great to be part of a great film, and work with great actors, and a brilliant dir...
Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

Trump-Bannon row: White House lawyers issue cease-and-desist order

World
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceUS President Donald Trump's lawyers have written to his former strategist Steve Bannon, saying he has violated a non-disclosure agreement.The cease-and-desist notice accuses Mr Bannon of defaming the president in speaking to author Michael Wolff. Mr Wolff's forthcoming tell-all book describes the president as being unprepared for the job.Mr Trump responded by saying Mr Bannon had "lost his mind" after losing his White House position. His lawyers said Mr Bannon had broken his employment agreement by speaking to Wolff about Mr Trump and his family, "disclosing confidential information" and "making disparaging statements and in some cases outright defamatory statements to Mr Wolff about Mr Trump, his family members, and the Company", the letter sai...
Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balance

Northern Ireland 0-1 Switzerland: Green and White Army's World Cup hopes hang in balance

Sports
Northern Ireland experienced their own Thierry Henry moment in a World Cup play-off as Switzerland gained the upper hand in Belfast with a controversially-awarded penalty.Eight years after Henry handled in the build-up to the goal which sent France through against the Republic of Ireland, referee Ovidiu Hategan awarded a penalty in Belfast when he ruled Xherdan Shaqiri's volley struck Corry Evans' arm, which was tucked into his side, as he turned his body from close range.Ricardo Rodriguez converted the spot-kick in the 58th minute to give the visitors an away goal and a 1-0 lead ahead of Sunday's return leg in Basel, where Michael O'Neill's men have it all to do. They will be driven on there by a sense of injustice because of a decision that may well have been overturned had a video ...