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Archive for November, 2012

Low Rates Of Vitamin D Linked To Cavities

SEATTLE (UPI) — A review of studies of children in several countries linked vitamin D to a 50 percent reduction in the incidence of dental cavities, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Philippe Hujoel of the University of Washington in Seattle, who conducted the review, said vitamin D’s role in supporting bone health has not been […]

Diabetics With Cancer Ignore Blood Sugar

CHICAGO (UPI) — People with type 2 diabetes who are diagnosed with cancer tend to focus on cancer over diabetes, but diabetes is the more serious threat, U.S. researchers say. Dr. June McKoy, director of geriatric oncology at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, said those with type 2 diabetes have […]

Behavior Problems Linked To Bad Grades

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (UPI) — Behavior problems — attention issues, delinquency, substance use — not depression, are linked to lower grades of adolescents, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Jane D. McLeod, a sociology professor and an associate dean at Indiana University, and colleagues used data from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, or Add Health, […]

Intentional Harm Detected In Split Second

CHICAGO (UPI) — It only takes a split second for a human being to detect if a hurtful action witnessed is intentional or accidental, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Jean Decety and Stephanie Cacioppo, both of the University of Chicago, said the findings help explain how the brain is hard-wired to recognize when another person […]

Elite Jobs Go To Fellow Elites

CHICAGO (UPI) — Elite U.S. banks, law firms and consulting firms hire qualified candidates they would like to hang out with or hit on, a researcher says. Lauren A. Rivera, an assistant professor of management and organizations and sociology at Northwestern University, conducted 120 interviews — 40 per industry — from 2006 through 2008 and […]

Judge Approves Hostess Bonuses

WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (UPI) — Executives at Hostess Brands overseeing the liquidation of the company will get a total of $1.75 million in bonuses, a U.S. bankruptcy judge said Thursday. Judge Robert Drain approved the liquidation plan, CNN reported. The plan includes bonuses ranging from $7,400 to $130,500 for 19 executives and additional pay for […]

Consumer Spending Dipped In October

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. consumer spending — with disposable income flat — fell 0.2 percent in October, the Commerce Department said Friday. Consumers spent $20.2 billion less than they did in the previous month as incomes rose by $400 million, a gain of less than 0.1 percent, and disposable income increased by $800 million, also […]

Retailers Ask Obama To Help End LA Strike

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The National Retail Federation has asked the White House to force striking clerical workers at Southern California ports to return to the bargaining table. About 800 members of a unit of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union went on strike Tuesday at the largest terminal at the Port of Los Angeles […]

Ford Earns ‘Green Car of the Year’ Award

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — The Green Car Journal said U.S. automaker Ford’s 2013 Fusion vehicles were the top green cars of the year. The magazine bestowed its Green Car of the Year prize to the Fusion lineup at the Los Angeles Auto Show, the Los Angeles Times reported Friday. The award was given for high […]

Robot To Survey Deepwater Horizon Site

NEW ORLEANS (UPI) — The U.S. Coast Guard said it approved of a survey of the site of the 2010 oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico to investigate a possible source of leakage. The Coast Guard, BP and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration worked to assess sheen observed in the Gulf of Mexico […]

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