Daily Archive: April 30, 2013

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Health

Stroke victims delay crucial treatment

In an ischemic stroke, a blockage in a blood vessel stops essential oxygen and nutrients from reaching the brain. (Photo/American Stroke Association) by Caleb Hellerman (CNN) — Despite public outreach campaigns, a third of all stroke patients don’t call an ambulance to get them to the hospital, leaving them vulnerable to delayed treatment and worse outcomes, according to a new study published in the journal Circulation.

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International

Arab League sweetens Israel-Palestinian peace plan

Former Israeli Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni attends a news conference at the Knesset, Israel’s parliament, in Jerusalem. The Arab League’s decision to sweeten its decade-old proposal offering comprehensive peace with Israel has placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a bind and swiftly exposed fissures in his new government. “This is a positive announcement,” negotiator Tzipi Livni told Channel 10 TV, adding it gave “tail wind” to peace efforts. “At the end you need a direct negotiation between the Israelis and the Palestinians.” (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner, File) by Josef FedermanJERUSALEM (AP) — The Arab League’s decision to sweeten its decade-old proposal offering comprehensive peace with Israel has placed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a bind and swiftly exposed fissures in his new government.

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Sports

Collins says support after coming out 'incredible'

IN THE SPOTLIGHT–In this photo provided by ABC, NBA basketball veteran Jason Collins, left, poses for a photo with television journalist George Stephanopoulos, Monday, April 29, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/ABC, Eric McCandless) by The Associated Press Jason Collins said he has gotten “incredible” support since coming out as the first openly gay player in one of the four major U.S. pro sports leagues.