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- Tennis-Nadal recovers from shaky start to go through
(Recasts after Nadal win, adds Federer quotes) April 16 (Reuters) - Claycourt machine Rafael Nadal recovered from a stuttering start to beat Russian qualifier Teymuraz Gabashvili 6-4 6-1 and reach the third round of the Monte Carlo Masters on Wednesday. Nadal, who is on a 29-match winning streak on clay, fell 2-0 down but the Spaniard levelled in the sixth game by breaking to love. Eight-times French Open champion Nadal, who has a 49-2 record in Monte Carlo after losing to Serb Novak Djokovic in last year's final, next faces Andreas Seppi of Italy. Earlier, former world number one Roger Federer barely broke sweat as he breezed into the third round with a 6-1 6-2 thrashing of Czech Radek Stepanek.
- Vibrant colors for latest Giorgio Armani makeup collection
The Italian luxury brand is preparing for the arrival of summer with the bold and intense shades of its new makeup collection, Bright Ribbon. For the new line, Giorgio Armani Beauty's international makeup artist Linda Cantello created a palette of bright hues ranging from orange to dark purple, with plenty of pinks in between. Altogether, the collection includes six new colors. Armani's Rouge Sheer lip color, based on a translucent formula, and Nail Lacquer, a gel-textured polish, are both available in coral, mandarine, soft pink, electric pink and dark purple.
- Accused Kansas Shooter In Wheelchair For Court Appearance
- Chinese herb beats drug at rheumatoid arthritis: study
A Chinese herb called thunder god vine works better than a widely-prescribed pharmaceutical drug at easing rheumatoid arthritis, a study published on Monday said. The herb has long been used in China to treat this potentially crippling autoimmune disease, which typically strikes hand and foot joints. In a study published in the British journal BMJ Open, Chinese researchers recruited 207 patients with rheumatoid arthritis and gave them either the herb; The benchmark for improvement is called the ACR 50 -- named after the American College of Rheumatology -- which indicates a 50-percent improvement in the tally of tender or swollen joints and other criteria such as pain and disability.
- Mom Tells Disabled Daughter Boston Marathon Bombs are Fireworks at Finish Line
- NATO ups military presence amid Russian threat
- Vice President Biden Applauds Boston's Courage
- Study: kids lose 7 minutes of sleep for every hour of TV
Researchers at MassGeneral Hospital for Children and the Harvard School of Public Health have established a link between the time children spend in front of the tube and the duration of their nightly sleep. Their findings suggest that more time spent watching TV corresponds with less time asleep, particularly when there is a TV in the child's room.