2012 YEAR IN REVIEW

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  • Dr. Oz's 'Magic Weight-Loss Cure' Loses Remaining Support
    Dr. Oz's 'Magic Weight-Loss Cure' Loses Remaining Support

    Green coffee bean extract, which Dr. Mehmet Oz promoted on his show as a "magic weight-loss cure," had one scientific study backing up the extract's purported effects. When asked specifically about the green coffee bean extract, Oz cited a study that found people who took the supplements did lose weight. The green coffee bean manufacturer, Applied Food Sciences Inc., agreed to pay a $3.5 million settlement after the Federal Trade Commission charged the company with using the results of the flawed study to make baseless claims, the agency announced in September. According to the FTC, the Texas-based company paid researchers in India to conduct a clinical trial on overweight people, to test whether their dietary supplement that contained green coffee extract actually held weight-loss benefits.

  • Keep an eye on the S&P 500's 200-day moving averge and here's why
    Keep an eye on the S&P 500's 200-day moving averge and here's why

    Brian Shannon of Alpha Trends says the market roller coaster may not be over yet. The 200-day moving average on the S&P 500 may hold the answer to what's next.

  • Teacher hurt by rock thrown on car: Eager for home
    Teacher hurt by rock thrown on car: Eager for home

    DANVILLE, Pa. (AP) — A schoolteacher severely injured by a rock thrown from the overpass of a Pennsylvania interstate said Tuesday she was looking forward to getting back to her Ohio home and seeing her 12-year-old dog Coco.

  • US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work
    US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new Ebola "czar" to coordinate a national response to the deadly disease.

  • 12 Pantry Staples You Can Turn Into Thousands of Meals

    Like it or not, food is a major money drain on the average American. Month in and month out, people spend hundreds of dollars to keep their bellies full.

  • China installs buoys in Pacific Ocean, report says

    China has installed 17 sets of submerged buoys in "key marine areas" of the western Pacific Ocean, state media said, a move that could exacerbate territorial tensions in the region.

  • Cell transplant helps paralyzed man walk with frame
    Cell transplant helps paralyzed man walk with frame

    By Kate Kelland LONDON (Reuters) - A Bulgarian man who was paralyzed from the chest down in a knife attack can now walk with the aid of a frame after receiving pioneering transplant treatment using cells from his nose. The technique, described as a breakthrough by a study in the journal Cell Transplantation, involved transplanting what are known as olfactory ensheathing cells into the patient's spinal cord and constructing a "nerve bridge" between two stumps of the damaged spinal column. "We believe... ...

  • Russia says Ukraine should find money to pay for gas within a week

    By Katya Golubkova MOSCOW (Reuters) - Ukraine should be able to find ways of paying for Russian gas supplies within a week, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday, suggesting a standoff would end once Moscow received financial guarantees from Kiev. The latest round of gas talks between Moscow and Kiev ended late on Tuesday in Brussels with no agreement in a dispute that prompted Russia to cut off gas supplies to its neighbor in mid-June, potentially hurting flows west to the European Union. But while Novak said he was optimistic for new talks on Oct. ...

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