Saturday, December 15, 2018 Headlines & Global News



Statin Use: Risks Could Offset Benefits In The Elderly

Apr 22, 2015 01:14 PM EDT

Statins are used by about half of the elderly population in the U.S., but there has been little study on their potential risks.

Mummified Body Found In San Francisco Home

Mummified Body Found In 'Hoarder's' San Francisco Home After 5 Years

Apr 07, 2015 11:09 AM EDT

A San Francisco woman is believed to have lived with her mother's dead body for 5 years before she was found.

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San Francisco Police Officer Leaves Position Amid Homophobic, Racist Text Message Scandal

Mar 20, 2015 09:23 AM EDT

(Reuters) - A San Francisco police officer involved in a scandal over racist and homophobic text messages allegedly sent by four officers has resigned, officials said on Thursday.

San Francisco Police Department Shooting

San Francisco Police Officers Kill Woman Who Drove Car into Authorities, Parked Vehicles, Sidewalk

Mar 18, 2015 11:21 AM EDT

(Reuters) - Two plainclothes San Francisco police officers shot and killed a woman on Tuesday evening after she drove her car at them, ran into parked cars, and veered onto the sidewalk, police said.


PTSD Risk Linked To Gene Networks For Innate Immunity: Finding Could Help Predict Individual Risk

Mar 11, 2015 11:41 AM EDT

Researchers have identified genetic markers in human blood samples that are believed to be linked to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).


Sugar Industry Has Influenced Tooth Decay Research In The Past, Recently Uncovered Documents Reveal

Mar 11, 2015 10:53 AM EDT

How has the sugar industry influenced tooth decay?

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Rare 6-Way Kidney Swap Begins At California Hospital

Mar 06, 2015 03:01 PM EST

A rare, six-way kidney transplant has commenced at a hospital in San Francisco, California.


Rare Timepiece: Arizona Man Spends $6 On Watch, Sells It For A Whopping $35,000 (PHOTO)

Feb 18, 2015 11:28 PM EST

A Phoenix man was able to earn a huge profit from a grossly underpriced watch after recognizing the rare piece at a Goodwill store.

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Smartphone Theft in U.S., U.K. Declining Thanks to Kill Switches

Feb 12, 2015 11:47 AM EST

New York Police Commissioner William Bratton said it is no coincidence that smartphone theft has gone down since companies starting installing the feature in consumer mobile gadgets.

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PulsePoint: 'Enabling Citizen Superheroes' by Linking Heart Attack Victims with CPR-Trained Citizens (VIDEO)

Feb 12, 2015 04:00 AM EST

Let's say you're with your husband and he starts having chest pain. You dial 9-1-1 and while you wait for paramedics, a neighbor comes over to help with an automated external defibrillator (AED).


23andMe: DNA Mining for a Parkinson's Cure, Is Too Much Genetic Data Being Shared?

Feb 09, 2015 04:03 AM EST

Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting almost one million Americans. Two of those Americans affected by the disorder spoke about a research program that tests the DNA of those with Parkinson's: 23andMe.

Lyft's New 'Glowstaches'

Lyft Cars Ditching Furry Mustaches for 'Glowstaches'

Jan 21, 2015 12:42 PM EST

Lyft is giving its cars a makeover that involves the removal of the pink mustaches on the front of its vehicles.

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New Hospital in San Francisco to Use Robots to Help Doctors, Patients

Jan 16, 2015 12:49 PM EST

Robots continue to find their way into the medical field, with a fleet of 25 autonomous machines planned to help their human doctors out at a new hospital in San Francisco.

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Design

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Getting a Test Track

Jan 16, 2015 12:10 PM EST

A ride from Los Angeles to San Francisco will last 35 minutes and cost $20 per person, while a 75-minute ride will cost $100 per passenger.

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Vitamin D May Help Colon Cancer Survival, Study Shows

Jan 14, 2015 03:07 PM EST

A new study suggests that vitamin D could help the survival of patients with advanced colon cancer.

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