Jennie Hernandez

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The Full-Fat Paradox: Whole Milk May Keep Us Lean

I have to admit, I melt at the creaminess of full-fat yogurt.<p>It's an indulgence that we're told to resist. And I try to abide. (Stealing a bite of my daughter's YoBaby doesn't count, does it?)<p>The reason we're told to limit dairy fat seems pretty straightforward. The extra calories packed into the …

NSA gathers 200 million text messages daily, Snowden leak says

The National Security Agency collects nearly 200 million text messages per day from around the world as part of a program code named Dishfire, according to a new report based on data leaked by Edward Snowden.<p>The NSA gathers text messages with Dishfire to collect all kinds of information, including …

Associated Press News

Porn production moves to Vegas after condom law

Number of permits requested to make porn films in L.A. County has declined by about 95%.<p>LAS VEGAS (AP) — Lee Roy Myers has everything you'd expect to find in the nation's porn capital in Southern California: sets of a classroom, hospital room, locker room and a bedroom, as well as a list of porn …

War on smoking: More diseases linked to cigarettes

WASHINGTON — It's no secret that smoking causes lung cancer. But what about diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, erectile dysfunction? Fifty years into the war on smoking, scientists still are adding diseases to the long list of cigarettes' harms — even as the government struggles to get more people to …

Public Health

Ohio executes inmate using untried, untested lethal injection method

Condemned killer gasped and snorted during execution State says McGuire took 25 minutes to die after injection<p>A death row inmate who was executed by the state of Ohio on Thursday with an untried and untested combination of two medical drugs appeared to gasp and snort in a procedure that took an …

US Army colonel: world is sleepwalking to a global energy crisis

Senior figures from industry, military and politics explore risks of financial chaos, oil depletion and climate catastrophe<p>A conference sponsored by a US military official convened experts in Washington DC and London warning that continued dependence on fossil fuels puts the world at risk of an …

Study: Heavy Drinking Is Toxic To The Brains Of Men, But Not Those Of Women

One of the largest studies ever conducted on the long-term effects of alcohol consumption suggests that heavy drinking is linked to significant cognitive decline in middle-aged men. The brains of women, however, seem to be protected against this toxic effect for reasons that aren’t clear.<p>Cognitive …

India's Barefoot College lights up the world | Afghanistan

Living in a palm-lined thatched roof house surrounded by dense jungles and rows of corn and cassava in the Santa Teresa village, 42-year-old Florentine until now has spent all her evenings in the dark, literally.<p>But today, sitting in the dusty village of Tilonia in Rajasthan India, the Mayan woman …

China cloning on an 'industrial scale'

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/1043000/1043655_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524612603_c0ed803946e403eb88ae318a3eb48c67<p><b>You hear the squeals of the pigs long before reaching a set of long buildings set in rolling hills in southern China.</b><p>Feeding time produces a frenzy as …

Biotechnology

Among kids in U.S., the rich get thinner and the poor get fatter

From many corners of the United States -- Los Angeles, Philadelphia, Mississippi -- recent years have brought heartening news about the relentless rise in obesity among American children: Several years into a campaign to get kids to eat better and exercise more, child obesity rates have appeared to …

Empire State Building sues photographer over topless shoot

How do you ruin the view at the top of the Empire State Building? By posing a busty model for X-rated snapshots at the normally family-friendly tourist destination, the owners of the world-famous skyscraper say in a new Manhattan lawsuit.<p>The unauthorized “objectionable and inappropriate topless” …