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JJB Sports receives fitness club bids

It has been looking to sell the 50 fitness clubs it operates across the UK, including five in Scotland.
The company said talks are ongoing regarding the potential disposal.
“There can be no certainty that any of these indicative indications of interest will result in a transaction or as to the terms of any such transaction,” the firm said in a statement.
It has been reported that the highest bid so far for the chain is £55 million, nearly Read the rest of this entry »

'Tree Man' Back in Hospital to Have More Warts Removed

Thursday, February 12, 2009
The Indonesian man dubbed “Tree Man” because of massive bark-like warts all over his body is back in the hospital.
Dede, who like many Indonesians goes by one name, underwent a ninth round of surgery Thursday to remove more of the growths, Agence-France Presse reported.
The 38-year-old had extensive treatment last year to remove the fast-growing warts, but the doctor warned they are rapidly growing back.
“No cure Read the rest of this entry »

Hospital Fires 20 Employees for Violating Richard Collier's Privacy

, the Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman who was shot on September 2.
The employees, who include nurses, admissions workers and patient relations staff at Shands-Jacksonville Medical Center, were accused of breaking federal privacy rules by snooping at Collier’s medical records.
that the employees were fired for violating the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, which is designed to protect patients medical records.
“Any Read the rest of this entry »

Deadly war against drugs isn't worth the human cost

The news that already this year more than 5,000 Mexicans across the border have been murdered in the “Drug War” should compel us once again to re-examine our dangerous, flawed policy of trying Prohibition as a way of controlling the uncontrollable, insatiable desire for a dangerous product. And we must take some or lots of the blame for those murders since it is our failure to control our drug lust, which is uncontrollable, but also our failure to Read the rest of this entry »

David Haye set to bring in Lennox Lewis as adviser for Vitali

Lewis, who retired as undisputed champion in 2003, his last victory a
controversial cuts stoppage over Klitschko, could be an invaluable source of
advice to Haye, who has said he will not fight in the six-month period until
he meets the Ukrainian, most probably in June.
Haye said: “I’m really good friends with Lennox. He wasn’t impressed with
Wladimir’s performance against Hasim Rahman [a seventh-round stoppage on
Saturday, in Mannheim] Read the rest of this entry »

A diet that predisposes baby to obesity

High-fat
diet during pregnancy produces permanent changes in the offspring’s brain that
lead to increased appetite and obesity early in life, a study in rats has
shown.
The surprising new
research by Rockefeller University scientists has been reported in the Nov. 12
issue of the Journal of
Neuroscience.
The research
provides a key step toward understanding mechanisms of fetal programming
involving the production of new brain cells that Read the rest of this entry »

Gene Mutation Protects Against the Negative Effects of a High-Fat Diet

A genetic mutation found in a small group of people might protect their heart against the effects of a high-fat diet. More specifically, the gene mutation speeds up the breakdown of triglycerides, those fats that clog arteries. The researchers say the gene variant is rare in the general population.
The researchers at the Maryland School of Medicine used blood samples from 800 volunteers in the Old Order Amish community to search for genes that might Read the rest of this entry »

Passersby Aid Officer Attacked at Va. Hospital

police officer, that’s what happened Thursday night when a robbery suspect at
attacked him and nearly grabbed his handgun.
The officer, who was working an off-duty security detail for the Woodbridge hospital, was responding about 9:50 p.m. to a report of a man whose cellphone was snatched out of his hand while he was talking on it outside the emergency room.
When the officer approached the suspect, Quentin Lamont Samuel, and told him he was Read the rest of this entry »

Health Care REIT, Inc. Declares Third Quarter Dividend

Health Care REIT, Inc. (NYSE:HCN)
announced today that its Board
of Directors declared a dividend for the quarter ended September 30,
2008 of $0.68 per share as compared to the prior year rate of $0.66 per
share. The dividend will be the company’s 150
consecutive quarterly payment, payable November 20, 2008, to
stockholders of record on November 10, 2008.
Health Care REIT, Inc., with headquarters in Toledo, Ohio, is a real
estate investment Read the rest of this entry »