Day: May 6, 2012

U.S. Lags in Global Measure of Premature Births

Source: The New York Times Fifteen million babies are born prematurely each year, and the United States fared badly in the first country-by-country global comparison of premature births, which was released Wednesday by the World Health Organization and other agencies. Although American hospitals excel at saving premature infants, the United States is similar […]

Socialist Hollande triumphs in French presidential poll

France24. François Hollande has won France’s presidential election, giving the country its first Socialist president in almost two decades, exit polls showed Sunday. According to Ipsos polling institute, the left-wing candidate took 51.7% of the vote to incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy’s 48.3%. Celebrations are underway at the iconic Place de la Bastille […]

Black Pepper’s Secrets As A Fat Fighter Revealed

Medical News Today A new study provides a long-sought explanation for the beneficial fat-fighting effects of black pepper. The research, published in ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, pinpoints piperine – the pungent-tasting substance that gives black pepper its characteristic taste, concluding that piperine also can block the formation of […]

Misogyny and the Muslim woman

the Atlantic There are two general ways to think about the problem of misogyny in the Arab world. The first is to think of it as an Arab problem, an issue of what Arab societies and people are doing wrong. “We have no freedoms because they hate us,” Eltahawy writes, […]

Centrist Bayrou’s tactical game in supporting Hollande

France 24. Centrist also-ran presidential candidate François Bayrou announced late on Thursday that he will be voting for socialist nominee François Hollande in the election’s second round on Sunday.Some French columnists put this surprise about-face – for centrists traditionally throw their support rightward – down to political expediency rather than […]