Are you sticking to your diet? Scientists may be able to tell from a blood sample

An analysis of small molecules called “metabolites” in a blood sample may be used to determine whether a person is following a prescribed diet, scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have shown. Clinical trials of diets and their health impacts are often plagued by participants’ poor adherence to assigned diets, which can make it difficult or even ...

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US quits UN human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki ...

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Companies can escape Trump's steel tariffs. But it won't be easy.

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Why We're Leaving the So-Called Human Rights Council

The opening day of the 38th session of the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland, June 18. Photo: MAGALI GIRARDIN/EPA-EFE/REX/Shutterstock By Nikki Haley June 19, 2018 7:11 p.m. ET 1 COMMENTS There is an international organization whose members include the repressive regimes of Cuba, Venezuela and China. This organization recently added the Democratic Republic of the Congo, which ...

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Caught between bullets and a siege

COMMENT Since March 30 this year, Israeli forces have killed 129 people and injured more than 5 500 people in Gaza. Hospitals have received gruesome wounds, the majority of which have been to lower limbs — a clear tactic used by Israeli forces to incapacitate protesteors. Bones have been turned to ash. Soft tissue has been blown away. Arteries have been ...

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US quits UN human rights body, citing bias vs Israel, alarming critics

WASHINGTON/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) – The United States withdrew from a “hypocritical and self-serving” United Nations Human Rights Council on Tuesday over what it called chronic bias against Israel, a move activists warned would make advancing human rights globally even more difficult. Standing with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo at the State Department, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki ...

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Trump just gave small businesses a big health care boost

Major health-care savings and protections are on the horizon for the more than 11 million Americans who work for or own small businesses. Today, the US Department of Labor finalized regulations to expand Small Business Health Plans — also known as Association Health Plans. This will help level the playing field for smaller and mid-sized businesses by allowing owners and ...

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US quits 'biased' UN human rights council

Media playback is unsupported on your device The US has pulled out of the United Nations Human Rights Council. The body is “hypocritical and self-serving” and “makes a mockery of human rights”, said Nikki Haley, the US envoy to the UN. Ms Haley last year accused the council of “chronic anti-Israel bias” and said the US was reviewing its membership. ...

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