Singapore: Indian Drama ‘Court’ Wins Best Feature at Silver Screen Awards

Tweet Indian drama Court, by first-time director Chaitanya Tamhane, won best film at the Singapore International Film Festival’s Silver Screen Awards Saturday night. Tamhane also took best director. “This glittering gem dazzles with its simplicity, elegance and breathtaking naturalism,” said the festival’s feature competition jury, led by Chinese auteur Wang Xiaoshuai. “Every...
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Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline in Study

Tweet Loss of Teeth Linked to Physical, Mental Decline By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who have lost all their teeth have faster decreases in memory and walking ability than people who still have at least some of their teeth, a new study says. The findings suggest that total tooth loss could provide...
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E-Cigarettes Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes, Study Finds

Tweet E-Cigs Less Addictive Than Regular Cigarettes? By Dennis Thompson HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Former tobacco smokers find e-cigarettes less addictive than traditional cigarettes, new research finds. Even though they “smoke” e-cigarettes as often as they did regular cigarettes, thousands of ex-smokers said...
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E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs

Tweet E. Coli Germs Found on Farmers Market Herbs By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Potentially illness-causing E. coli bacteria were found on nearly one-quarter of herbs bought at farmers markets, according to a new study. Researchers checked cilantro, basil and parsley from almost 50 vendors from 13 farmers markets...
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Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study

Tweet Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Unproven or Wrong: Study Dec. 19, 2014 — More than half of Dr. Oz’s recommendations are contradicted or not supported by medical research, a new study says. Dr. Mehmet Oz is an extremely popular talk show host who dispenses health advice to millions of viewers, but he’s been widely criticized for recommending unproven treatments. For...
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CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples

Tweet CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — U.S. and state health officials are investigating a listeria outbreak linked to caramel apples that has killed at least four people and sickened 28 others in 10 states. Consumers should not eat any commercially produced, prepackaged...
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FDA Approves First in New Class of Drugs for Advanced Ovarian Cancer

Tweet FDA Approves New Drug for Advanced Ovarian Cancer By Robert Preidt HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 19, 2014 (HealthDay News) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved a new drug to treat advanced ovarian cancer, along with a test to identify patients eligible to receive the drug. Lynparza (olaparib) belongs to a new class of drugs called...
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Many People Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction

Tweet Many Misuse Devices for Asthma, Allergic Reaction By Serena Gordon HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Few people know how to properly use the medical devices that contain lifesaving medications for severe allergic reactions and asthma attacks, a new study shows. Just 16 percent knew the correct way to use an epinephrine injector...
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Can You Balance on One Leg? You May Have Lower Stroke Risk

Tweet Your Balance on One Leg Your Stroke Risk Linked By Steven Reinberg HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — If you can’t balance on one leg for at least 20 seconds you may be at risk of a stroke, Japanese researchers suggest. Difficulty standing on one leg may indicate that small strokes or tiny bleeds have already occurred,...
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Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk: Study

Tweet Some Blood Types Might Raise Type 2 Diabetes Risk By Alan Mozes HealthDay Reporter THURSDAY, Dec. 18, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In what scientists say is a first, a new analysis suggests that some blood types place women at a higher risk for developing type 2 diabetes. How much higher? According to a team of French researchers, women with blood type B...
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