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August 1, 2016
Omega-3 fatty acid supplements may help the heart heal itself after a heart attack, according to a new study. High doses of Omega-3, derived from fish oil and taken daily for six months after a heart attack, helped reduce scarring in the heart muscle and increase its ability to pump blood, researchers found. “Omega-3 fatty...
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Mexican banks, determined to avoid a return to past woes, are reining in lending to the country’s indebted state governments, some of whose leaders have recently become the focus of corruption allegations. The drop in bank lending to the states this year has been the sharpest since the 2007-2009 financial crisis, and coincides with a...
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Increased activity of the Popocatépetl volcano early on Monday morning has caused ash fall in nine of the 16 delegations in Mexico City, according to the authorities” reports. Ash fall has been reported in Coyoacan, Milpa Alta, Xochimilco, Tlalpan, Cuajimalpa, Magdalena Contreras, Alvaro Obregon, Tlahuac and Iztapalapa. Given these conditions, it has been recommended that...
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Ride-hailing service Uber will invest $500 million in an ambitious global mapping project to wean itself off dependence on Google Maps and pave the way for driverless cars, the Financial Times reported on Sunday. The San Francisco-based company is ramping up spending in new technologies such as mapping and driverless cars following new investments in...
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An army of chefs in Mexico City crafted a 66-metre (216-foot) monster “torta” sandwich – making it the biggest sandwich of its kind ever made in Latin America on July 27, 2016. Local authorities and dozens of local business rolled up their sleeves to prepare the mega sandwich in less than 4 minutes – known...
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At 200 AM PDT (0900 UTC), the center of Tropical Storm Howard was located near latitude 16.1 North, longitude 122.9 West. Howard is moving toward the west-northwest near 10 mph (17 km/h) and this general motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days. Maximum sustained winds have increased to near 40 mph...
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Alex Castillo knew growing up that he was a boy trapped in a girl’s body. It wasn’t until recently, 40 years after his birth, that the government of his native Guatemala – or at least some parts of it – agreed. Castillo, who recounted the humiliation of being groped by border guards unable to square...
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