In some countries, it's easier to get HIV drugs than an old-fashioned form of penicillin that prevents heart damage from rheumatic fever, scientists say. The world's supply of this type of penicillin has dwindled over the past few decades, but rheumatic fever hasn't.
The tiny organism has an internal clock that triggers it to swim vigorously every 12.4 hours, coinciding with the changing tide — even when it's removed from its habitat.
From now on, the fast-food giant says, it will only market and promote milk, water or juice with its children's meals — though parents can still choose to order sodas for their children. The change comes as part of a larger plan to promote more healthful choices.
A U.S. official says the resolution calls for oversight of Syria's surrender of chemical weapons and calls for "consequences" if Bashar Assad fails to comply.
Good Samaritans are celebrated in the press for doing the right thing all the time, but does all that attention lower expectations for everyday behavior?
City officials are planning to remove a large homeless encampment on the outskirts of downtown. The California city, where 1 in 4 people live below the poverty line, has taken down three other large encampments in recent weeks. The moves have been controversial and displaced hundreds of people.
A doctor who authored the book Wheat Belly says that modern varieties of wheat have more gluten and have caused the rise in celiac disease and gluten sensitivity. But other doctors have other theories to explain why wheat makes some people sick.
The meta-analysis suggests that such attacks that kill militant leaders in Pakistan have little or no effect on the level of insurgent violence in neighboring Afghanistan.
A 24-year-old Dodgers fan was stabbed to death, after leaving the ballpark on Wednesday. Police said it was another incident sparked by a Dodgers-Giants rivalry.
The documentary film "Inequality for All" opens in theaters Friday, starring former Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Director Jacob Kornbluth follows Reich through his day, teaching a class on wealth and poverty at UC Berkeley, visiting labor groups, driving around in his tiny Mini Cooper.Video of INEQUALITY FOR ALL - Official Trailer
Reich says inequality is worse than ever, with the 400 richest Americans worth more than about half of all people in the country. He says everyone, even the wealthy, should be alarmed by the growing income gap.
“This is not a zero-sum game, in which the only way the middle class and the poor can do better is by taking away from the rich,” Reich says. “This is not a matter of redistribution. The rich would do better with a smaller share of a rapidly growing economy, than a large share, that they have now, of an economy that’s barely growing.”
Reich charts income inequality over the decades and says the line looks like a suspension bridge. The income gap peaks in 1928 and 2007, both years that preceded financial crashes. The gap is much lower in the 1950s and 1960s.
Of course, some inequality is a good thing; it encourages innovation and hard work. “The issue," says Reich, "is when do you reach a point where the degree of inequality, the concentration of income, wealth and political power at the top starts hurting your economy and hurting your entire society.”
The bad news is that time is fast approaching, according to Reich. The good news is that it’s reversible. The film is a call to action of sorts: Reich says we’ve saved capitalism before, and we can save it again.
As Republicans try to figure out how to defund President Obama's health care law, some members of the party are attacking Obamacare on other fronts, too. For example, one House committee is investigating groups that were contracted to educate people about how to enroll.
The GOP can still reasonably claim to be the "party of business." But it's clear there's a significant amount of tension between the Republican Party and the business community.
Roughly 6 in 10 college-bound high school students who took the SAT in 2013 performed poorly. The sponsor of the test wants to work with schools to help students do better, but some say the group is really concerned with trying to keep the test relevant.