Obama WILL back tough new gun laws: President says he now supports bill to ban assault rifles as NRA breaks its silence over Sandy Hook school…

Obama WILL back tough new gun laws: President says he now supports bill to ban assault rifles as NRA breaks its silence over Sandy Hook school massacre President Obama to do everything within his power to support reinstating ban on assault weapons Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein will propose bill on the first day of the next Congress in JanuaryA 10-year federal ban on sale of assault weapons expired in 2004 and was never renewed Obama had said he would push for renewal in his first term, but it never materializedThe NRA has broken it's silence and said it will make a 'meaningful' announcement on Friday to 'make sure this doesn't happen again' | UPDATED: 22:41 GMT, 18 December 2012 The White House has given its clearest indication yet that President Obama will do everything in his power to reinstate a ban on assault weapons following Friday's horrific massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut. After keeping relatively quiet about gun control during his first term, the President is now poised to push for new gun control measures. Obama has long backed such a ban, but the White House has said the president can't act alone and until now there has been little appetite in Congress to enact new gun laws

Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study says

Doing the garden or going for a walk is better for your health than relying on statins, study saysBeing physically fit reduces the risk of dying by two-thirds, US research says But combining statins with better fitness may improve survival rates still further | UPDATED: 08:40 GMT, 28 November 2012 Findings from US research suggest that doing more walking and gardening could help individuals with high cholesterol as much, if not more, than drugs Unfit people with high cholesterol levels would be better off gardening or going for a walk than taking pills, says a study.