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U.S. presidential candidate Rubio defends stance against abortion

(This Aug 9 story changes paragraphs 1, 3 and 4 to clarify that while life-of-mother exception not cited in debate, Rubio did sponsor a Senate bill that included such an exception) By Megan Cassella WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Florida Senator Marco Rubio on Sunday defended his stance against abortion without exceptions for rape or incest that he was asked about during a debate among Republican presidential candidates on Thursday.

Lower thyroid cancer risk with chamomile tea

(NaturalNews) Chamomile, the attractive, daisy-like flower that is native to many parts of Europe, has a long history of medicinal use that stretches back to the time of ancient Rome. It is most popularly known for its ability to promote relaxation, stress relief and a good night’s…

Facing epidemic, Cincinnati hospitals test mothers, newborns for drugs

By Mary Wisniewski CINCINNATI (Reuters) – Bubbly and athletic, Heather Padgett, raised in a loving family in the Cincinnati suburbs, would not fit the stereotype of a heroin addict. Until she got clean last August, she was part of what the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has called a heroin epidemic – a 100 percent rise in heroin addiction among Americans between 2002 and 2013. The sharp rise

This software sees if your brain is busy before interrupting

There’s a modern-day malady that everyone suffers from – getting distracted by phone notifications in the middle of something important and struggling to regain focus again. But now computer scientists have developed software that automatically screens out low-priority emails or texts. It’s called Phylter, and uses a headband to detect when you’re concentrating on something. Changes in blood flow in the prefrontal cortex can signal brain activity, allowing the program

This software sees if your brain is busy before interrupting

There’s a modern-day malady that everyone suffers from – getting distracted by phone notifications in the middle of something important and struggling to regain focus again. But now computer scientists have developed software that automatically screens out low-priority emails or texts. It’s called Phylter, and uses a headband to detect when you’re concentrating on something. Changes in blood flow in the prefrontal cortex can signal brain activity, allowing the program

This software sees if your brain is busy before interrupting

There’s a modern-day malady that everyone suffers from – getting distracted by phone notifications in the middle of something important and struggling to regain focus again. But now computer scientists have developed software that automatically screens out low-priority emails or texts. It’s called Phylter, and uses a headband to detect when you’re concentrating on something. Changes in blood flow in the prefrontal cortex can signal brain activity, allowing the program

Dombrowski says there were no contract talks with Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

Dave Dombrowski says there had been no talks with Tigers ownership about a new contract, so as the end of the season drew closer, he began to have doubts about his future in Detroit. ”You’re sort of suspicious there’s a chance it could go the other direction,” Dombrowski said. The Tigers announced Tuesday that Dombrowski’s tenure as president and general manager was over, naming Al Avila the new GM.

Dombrowski says there were no contract talks with Tigers (Yahoo Sports)

Dave Dombrowski says there had been no talks with Tigers ownership about a new contract, so as the end of the season drew closer, he began to have doubts about his future in Detroit. ”You’re sort of suspicious there’s a chance it could go the other direction,” Dombrowski said. The Tigers announced Tuesday that Dombrowski’s tenure as president and general manager was over, naming Al Avila the new GM.

Blue Jays' Aaron Sanchez suspended 3 games, John Gibbons 1 (Yahoo Sports)

Toronto pitcher Aaron Sanchez was suspended for three games and manager John Gibbons for one for their roles in Sunday’s brawling game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals. Major League Baseball on Tuesday also fined Sanchez an undisclosed sum for intentionally throwing at Alcides Escobar with warnings in place during the top of the eighth inning of Toronto’s 7-6 win. Sanchez contends his pitch just got away.