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Archive for November, 2011

Elevated Arsenic Levels In Apple Juice

YONKERS, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) — A U.S. test of apple juice and grape juice found 10 percent had arsenic levels higher than federal drinking water standards, Consumer Reports said. Ten percent of the 88 juice samples had arsenic levels exceeding the federal drinking water standard of 10 parts per billion, while 25 percent had […]

Mid-Morning Snack May Sabotage Weight Loss

SEATTLE, Nov. 29 (UPI) — Women dieters who snack between breakfast and lunch do not lose more weight compared with those who abstain from a mid-morning snack, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Dr. Anne McTiernan of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center said the study involved 123 overweight-to-obese postmenopausal Seattle-area women ages 50-75. The women were […]

U.S. Teens Hardly Eating Any Produce

ATLANTA, Nov. 29 (UPI) — U.S. teenage consumption of fruit and vegetables comes nowhere near the recommended four to five servings per day, health officials say. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta found in 2010, median U.S. teen consumption was 1.2 servings per day for both fruits and vegetables. […]

Laptop WiFi May Affect Men’s Sperm

CORDOBA, Argentina, Nov. 29 (UPI) — Sperm exposed to a wireless Internet-connected laptop exhibited reduced motility and suffered DNA fragmentation, researchers in Argentina found. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba and colleagues said the study involved semen samples from 29 healthy donors that were divided into two groups. One-half of the sperm was […]

Youth Attempt Suicide Sooner Than Thought

SEATTLE, Nov. 29 (UPI) — About one in nine people attempt suicide by the time they graduate from high school, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found nearly 40 percent of young adults who said they had tried suicide said they made their first attempt before entering high school. […]

Poll: 37 Percent Text While Driving

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) — Thirty-seven percent of U.S. drivers say they text while driving, but most say they engage in some type of distraction when driving, a survey indicates. A Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll of 2,810 U.S adults conducted Nov. 10-14 indicates 86 percent of U.S. adults admitted to eating/drinking while driving, 59 percent […]

Facebook Thinking Big For IPO

PALO ALTO, Calif., Nov. 29 (UPI) — Facebook Inc. is exploring an April to June initial public offering that could value the U.S. company at $100 million, sources told The Wall Street Journal. Sources have warned that Facebook Chief Executive Officer Mark Zuckerberg has not made any final decisions in an IPO offering. “We’re not […]

Google Map Service Heads Indoors

MOUNTAIN VIEW, D.C., Nov. 29 (UPI) — Where maps are available, U.S. Internet giant Google said it will offer a service to help pedestrians get their bearings indoors. The Tuesday launch of “My Location,” allows consumers with a mobile device outfitted with Google Maps 6.0 for Android to download maps of shopping malls, airports and […]

Bankrupt American Airlines To Keep Flying

FORT WORTH, Texas, Nov. 29 (UPI) — AMR Corp., the parent of American Airlines and American Eagle, said the carriers will keep flying despite landing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy in New York Tuesday. AMR, based in Fort Worth, Texas, said its board of directors determined a Chapter 11 reorganization was in the best interest of […]

Job Cuts Top 2010 Total

CHICAGO, Nov. 30 (UPI) — Announced job layoffs for the year have already surpassed the total for U.S. job cuts announced in 2010, a private research firm said. Challenger, Gray & Christmas said November’s layoff announcements was steady compared to October with 42,474 cuts announced after a total of 42,759 in October. In the month, […]

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