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Archive for April, 2012

Chronic Pain Common In American Adults

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly half of all adult Americans lived with chronic pain of one type or another last year, a survey found. One-third of U.S. adults in their mid-50s and older have chronic neck or back pain, while a similar percentage have chronic knee or leg pain, the Gallup-Healthways survey results indicate. The organization’s […]

Survivors Get Tips To Avoid Cancer Return

ATLANTA (UPI) — Cancer survivors who want to reduce the odds their cancer will return should follow the same advice given for all to prevent cancer, a U.S. expert says. Colleen Doyle of the American Cancer Society said when she talks with people diagnosed with cancer, they tend to ask three things: “What can I […]

Girls Happy With Bodies Less Depressed

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Teen girls happy with the size and shape of their bodies report higher levels of self-esteem, U.S. researchers said. Kerri Boutelle, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, said the study involved 103 overweight adolescents surveyed between 2004 and 2006. The girls […]

Pests Appearing Due To Mild Winter

DALLAS (UPI) — In the past 12 months, 84 percent of America’s homeowners experienced a pest problem — nearly half were invaded by ants, a U.S. survey indicated. The survey, for HomeTeam Pest Defense, of 1,319 U.S. adults also found in the past year 43 percent had to deal with spiders, 37 percent flies, 34 […]

Not All With Atrial Fibrillation Treated

CHICAGO (UPI) — More U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation — irregular heartbeat — could receive treatment when having other cardiac surgery, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Richard Lee, surgical director of the Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders at Northwestern Memorial’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, said patients who are undergoing surgery for other cardiac issues, don’t always have […]

Communication Towers Said Killing Birds

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Communication towers in North America are responsible for the deaths of nearly 7 million migrating birds as they fly south, researchers say. The 84,000 communication towers that dot North America, some rising as high as 2,000 feet, are proving deadly to birds migrating from Canada and the United States to Central […]

New Jersey Teens Win Math Competition

NEW YORK (UPI) — Five New Jersey high school students have won scholarships in a competition in which math was used to solve a current U.S. transportation issue, officials said. The contest drew nearly 5,000 11th- and 12th-graders from the eastern United States who were asked to use mathematical modeling to determine the best regions […]

Saturn Moon Called Planet ‘Building Block’

PASADENA, Calif. (UPI) — A NASA space probe has shown that Phoebe, one of Saturn’s moons, has more planet-like qualities than previously thought, U.S. scientists say. Data from NASA’s Cassini mission and a computer model of the moon’s chemistry, geophysics and geology show Phoebe is a so-called planetesimal, or remnant planetary building block, the National […]

Caribbean Lizards Face Extinction Threat

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (UPI) — Twenty-four new species of lizard were recently discovered in the Caribbean and almost half are already close to extinction, researchers say. A team led by Blair Hedges, a professor of biology at Penn State University, discovered and named the 24 species of lizards known as skinks, an article in the […]

Town Boycotts Gas Stations, Prices Drop

Town Boycotts Gas Stations, Prices Drop

Gas prices in New Lenox, Ill., were higher than those in surrounding communities, so the town’s residents did something about it. The mayor encouraged the residents of New Lenox to drive somewhere else to fill up. Within 48 hours, gas prices dropped.

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