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Thanksgiving dinner tips : thaw turkey 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds

thaw turkey 24 hours for every 4 to 5 pounds

Many people enjoy a traditional turkey dinner during the holiday season. It is estimated that each Thanksgiving, more than 46 million turkeys are prepared and eaten in the United States. Because of the number of turkeys prepared, the incidence of food-borne illness also increases during the holidays. If not prepared properly, turkey and all other poultry can carry Salmonella, a ... Read More »

A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found, Study

A gene mutation for excessive alcohol drinking found

Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. The study showed that normal mice show no interest in alcohol and drink little or no alcohol when offered a free choice between a bottle of water and a bottle of diluted alcohol. However, mice ... Read More »

Man Swapped At Birth Regrets Lost Life in Japon

Man Swapped At Birth Regrets Lost Life in Japan

The Tokyo District Court has ordered a hospital to compensate a 60-year-old man for all that he has endured after it was found out he was actually switched at birth. They need to pay 38 million yen (approx. US$375,000) in damages for the emotional pain caused by the switch as well as lost life opportunities because of the situation. According ... Read More »

Tamera Foster : X Factor star ‘close’ to Sam Callahan

Tamera Foster : X Factor star 'close' to Sam Callahan

X Factor star Tamera Foster might have been linked to One Direction’s Niall Horan, but the singer has admitted that she has a “close” relationship with former hopeful Sam Callahan. Going on to reveal that they “understand each other”, Tamera is quoted by The Sun as saying: “Sam and I are close, we are a unit. We understand each other.” Read More »

South Korea : F-35 fighter jet price to fall with new Pentagon deal

F-35 fighter jet price to fall with new Pentagon deal

The world’s largest stand-alone defense contractor, Lockheed Martin Corporation is expected to win a sizeable contract from South Korea for 40 of its F-35 Joint Strike Fighters. Although South Korea’s Defense Ministry did not clearly specify Lockheed Martin as the winner, the country’s need of the hour to beef up its stealth capability leaves the company’s F-35A stealth jet as ... Read More »

Frankie Muniz : Actor suffers second ‘mini-stroke’

Frankie Muniz

For a second time in a year’s span, “Malcolm in the Middle” star Frankie Muniz has suffered a mini-stroke. It is not normal for a 27 year old young man to have two strokes within a year of each other unless there is a major medical complication or other outside reasons. Muniz, who turns 28 on Dec. 5, told Us ... Read More »

Holiday eating tips for Thanksgiving : says expert

Holiday eating tips for Thanksgiving

With the holiday season kicking off this week, experts are reminding people that there is a healthy way to enjoy a Thanksgiving feast. Gloria Bent, a registered dietitian, says that along with using fresh and natural ingredients, dieters should avoid the skin of the turkey. She says that staying away from too many side dishes and sticking to vegetables is ... Read More »

Gynecologists may treat men, Patients: board says

Gynecologists may treat men

The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology said Tuesday that its members could treat male patients for sexually transmitted infections and screen them for anal cancer, The New York Times reports. The announcement is a change to restrictions issued in September, which said gynecologists could lose their board certification if they treated male patients. The original rule was to keep ... Read More »

American Horror Story House Back on the Market For $7.8m (PHOTO)

American Horror Story House Back on the Market For $7.8m

A cultural landmark popularized by the television show “American Horror Story” is back on the market in the Hancock Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. Known as the Alfred F. Rosenheim Mansion, the home made famous by Hollywood horror was built by the German-American architect of that name in 1904 and offers six bedrooms and nearly 7,600 square feet. Read More »

World’s best retirement spots in 2013

world's best retirement spots

**The 2013 Global Retirement Index has been released. You can read that article here.** In the States today, the discussion about retirement orbits around how much less of it we’re all going to have. While the cost of everything from healthcare to food swells… incomes, pensions and nest eggs erode, leaving baby boomers fewer and fewer options for retirement at ... Read More »