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Katy Perry supreme as ‘Divas’ salutes troops

Pop star Katy Perry reigns supreme as ‘VH1 Divas’ salutes the troops. Katy Perry loves a man in a uniform. The pop superstar met dozens of service members while working on the special “VH1 Divas Salute the Troops” this weekend near San Diego. “There was a kid who I met…

Study: Fish oil doesn’t help heart rhythm problem

Eating fish is good for the heart, but taking omega-3 fish oil supplements did not prevent flare-ups of a common heart rhythm problem as doctors hoped it would, researchers reported Monday It was the first large, well-done study to test omega-3 capsules for atrial fibrillation, when the heart quivers instead…

Corn byproduct fructose literally fuels cancer cell growth, study finds

Pancreatic tumor cells use fructose to divide and proliferate, U.S. researchers said on Monday in a study that challenges the common wisdom that all sugars are the same. Tumor cells fed both glucose and fructose used the two sugars in two different ways, the team at the University of California…

US jazz singer Al Jarreau ‘stable’ in French hospital

GRENOBLE, France (AFP) – Veteran US singer Al Jarreau was in a stable but “worrying” condition in a French hospital on Friday after falling ill just before he was due to go on stage, health officials said. Jarreau — whose jazz, pop and soul songs have won him seven Grammy…

Doctor: If you feel his wrist, Cheney might not have a pulse

Liberals have long joked that Dick Cheney doesn’t have a heart, and the former veep’s latest medical setback might be hard for him to prove otherwise if checked for a pulse. Cheney, who likely has end-stage heart disease, was fitted with a special pump last week to help his heart…

Glaxo ‘withheld info on diabetes drug’s heart risks’

WASHINGTON — British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline withheld from US drug safety regulators information about the possible dangers of top-selling diabetes drug Avandia, a report in the US press said Tuesday. The allegation was made in the Wall Street Journal on the day that Food and Drug Administration (FDA) experts began…

Police: Conn. priest stole $1M for male escorts

A Roman Catholic priest in Connecticut has been arrested on charges he stole $1.3 million in church money over seven years to use for male escorts, expensive clothing, and luxury hotels and restaurants. Waterbury police say the 64-year-old Rev. Kevin J. Gray was charged Tuesday with first-degree larceny. Gray is…

Cheney hospitalized after feeling ill

WASHINGTON (AFP) – Former US vice president Dick Cheney, who has a long history of heart problems, was hospitalized after feeling ill and was not expected to be discharged until next week, his spokesman said. It was not immediately clear whether the latest hospitalization was related to his past heart…

Reporter: Prisoner clenched fist after execution by firing squad

Photo credit: “Tribune reporter Nate Carlisle, a witness to the firing squad execution of Ronnie Lee Gardner, traced these exit holes made by the four bullets that ended the killer’s life early Friday morning.” Five sharpshooters fired bullets through the heart of double murderer Ronnie Lee Gardner on Friday, making…

To prove weapon’s safety, Taser drugs, tortures animals

According to electric-shock weapons maker Taser International, if a bunch of sheep are fed methamphetamine and subjected to a series of shocks and none of them suffer cardiac arrest, that weapon must be alright to use on real meth addicts. That was the aim of a recent study paid for…

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