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How To Prevent Salmonella Poisoning

BUFFALO, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) — With 36 million pounds of ground turkey being recalled due to reports of salmonella, a U.S. infectious disease expert advises how to avoid the disease. “In most individuals who are healthy, the illness that salmonella causes will be self-limiting, meaning it will resolve on its own without any treatment,” […]

Believers In Benevolent God Worry Less

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — People who believe in a benevolent God tend to worry less and are more tolerant than those who believe in an indifferent or punishing God, U.S. researchers say. Lead author David H. Rosmarin of the Harvard-affiliated McLean Hospital suggests mental health professionals integrate patients’ spiritual beliefs into their treatment regimens, […]

Hospital Death Rate May Differ From Survey

WASHINGTON, N.Y., Aug. 5 (UPI) — U.S. hospitals that do well on patient surveys do not necessarily do score well on heart attack, heart failure or pneumonia rates, a USA Today analysis finds. The newspaper analyzed data from Medicare on more than 4,600 U.S. hospitals and found that 323 — one of every 14 — […]

Simple Test Spots Infant Heart Problems

BRISTOL, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A quick and inexpensive test could save the lives of babies born with congenital heart defects, British doctors say. Researchers said a study of 20,055 newborns showed testing oxygen in the blood was more successful than other checks available for such defects such as ultrasound during pregnancy or by […]

Dramatic Images Show Martian Water Cycle

PARIS, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Images from the European Space Agency’s Mars Express orbiter show changes in the planet’s north pole as the martian summer begins, astronomers say. As the planet’s summer solstice approached, all the carbon dioxide ice that covers the area in winter and spring had gone, leaving just a bright cap of […]

‘Rock Rabbits’ Becoming A Pest In Israel

NAZARETH, Israel, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Hyraxes, sometimes knows as rock rabbits, are fuzzy, cute and, in Israel at least, becoming a serious pest in residential areas, scientists say. The animals have moved into neighborhoods of Galilee and have been destroying people’s gardens. “They’re coming into the villages and eating everything they can find,” University […]

Roman Settlement Found In Western Britain

EXETER, England, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The discovery of a Roman settlement in Devon in western Britain suggests Roman civilization extended farther than history books have it, archaeologists say. University of Exeter archaeologists have uncovered the largest Roman settlement ever found in Devon, a discovery they say could rewrite the history of the Romans in […]

Pipeline Blaze Extinguished In Iran

AHVAZ, Iran, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Firefighters say they have extinguished a massive fire that raged for hours after an oil pipeline exploded in Iran’s Khuzestan province. The fire broke out early Friday in a pipeline transporting crude oil to the provincial capital of Ahvaz, 543 miles southwest of Tehran, PressTV reported. The pipeline, one […]

Gold, Silver Lose Luster

NEW YORK, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Gold futures settled lower Friday on the Comex division of the New York Mercantile Exchange but still finished up for the week. Gold fell $7.20, or 0.4 percent, to $1,651.80 an ounce. However, for the week, gold prices gained 1.3 percent as investors worried about whether the global economy […]

Bell Boeing Submits New Osprey Proposal

PATUXENT RIVER, Md., Aug. 5 (UPI) — The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey program has submitted a proposal to the U.S. government for a second multiyear contract to produce the aircraft. Work on the V-22 under the first award, which runs to fiscal year 2012, is on-time and under budget the company said. Under that contract, […]

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