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Dark chocolate ingredient may prevent obesity, diabetes, study shows

Snacking on unprocessed dark chocolate may help reduce a person’s risk of obesity and diabetes, Medical Daily reported.<p>Dark chocolate is rich in flavonols, a type of antioxidant shown to improve cardiovascular health by lowering blood pressure and improving blood flow. In order to determine whether …

Compound in cocoa found to reverse age-related memory loss

In case anyone needed another reason to love chocolate, a new study suggests that a natural compound found in cocoa, tea and some vegetables can reverse age-related memory loss.<p>The findings suggest that the compound increases connectivity and, subsequently, blood flow in a region of the brain …

British parliament approves airstrikes on IS group in Iraq

The British parliament voted overwhelmingly on Friday to join a US-led coalition against the Islamic State militant group. Belgium and Denmark also announced that they would join the international effort against the jihadists.<p>British lawmakers voted 524 to 43 in favour of military action, paving …

Middle East

Ukraine gets support, but not U.S. lethal aid

American leaders offered Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko a high-profile platform Thursday to advocate for greater support to his besieged military, though the levels of assistance ultimately offered by the United States fell short of his requests.<p>After an address to a joint session of …

Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania form joint military unit

<b>Poland, Ukraine and Lithuania have agreed to set up joint military unit of several thousand soldiers.</b><p>Defence ministers from the three countries signed the deal on Friday.<p>Poland's defence ministry said the brigade would be based in the eastern Polish city of Lublin but the soldiers would remain in …

Russia

OBAMA AUTHORIZES STRIKES IN SYRIA; MORE TROOPS HEADED TO IRAQ

"So tonight, with a new Iraqi government in place, and following consultations with allies abroad and Congress at home, I can announce that America will lead a broad coalition to roll back this terrorist threat," Obama said, according to a prepared version of his remarks. "Our objective is clear: …

Middle East

Obama to launch airstrikes in Syria for first time

WASHINGTON (AP) — Opening a new military front in the Middle East, President Barack Obama authorized U.S. airstrikes inside Syria for the first time Wednesday night, along with expanded strikes in Iraq as part of "a steady, relentless effort" to root out Islamic State extremists and their spreading …

New Studies Find Ebola Vaccine's Effect Wanes Without Booster Shot

WASHINGTON (AP) — New monkey studies show that one shot of an experimental Ebola vaccine can trigger fast protection, but the effect waned unless the …

Disease