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Motorcycle Helmets May Be Hard On Hearing

BATH, England, July 29 (UPI) — Motorcycle helmets may protect bikers’ brains but they also may contribute to hearing loss, researchers in Britain say. Researchers at the University of Bath and Bath Spa University in England say the distinctive roar of a Harley’s engine is loud, but studies have revealed the biggest source of noise […]

Three-quarters Of Adults Care For Parents

WASHINGTON, July 29 (UPI) — Three-quarters of U.S. adults who work at least 15 hours per week care for an aging parent, most of whom are 75 or older, a Gallup poll indicates. U.S. adults who self-identified as caregivers in Gallup Daily tracking surveys throughout 2010 were re-contacted, and 2,805 were interviewed for a Pfizer-ReACT/Gallup […]

Americans Sicker Post-Sept. 11, 2001

IRVINE, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — Doctor-diagnosed illness climbed by 18 percent in a nationally representative sample of adults In the three years following Sept. 11, 2001, researchers say. E. Alison Holman, an assistant professor of nursing science and a health psychologist at University of California, Irvine, says the increase was highest among those with […]

System Could Warn Of Bridge Dangers

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 29 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say a new, affordable early warning system for the nation’s aging bridges might avert bridge collapses that could result in loss of life. A University of Maryland engineer says his inexpensive, wireless system could prevent the kind of bridge collapse that killed 13 people and injured […]

Data Contradict Climate Model Predictions

HUNTSVILLE, Ala., July 29 (UPI) — Satellite data suggest climate models are overestimating the warming of Earth’s atmosphere by not taking into account some phenomena, U.S. scientists say. Researchers at the University of Alabama Huntsville say data from NASA’s Terra satellite show that when the climate warms, Earth’s atmosphere is apparently more efficient at releasing […]

Happiness Research May Help Depressed

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — U.S. researchers propose a new approach for treating depression by teaching patients to increase their positive thinking and positive behaviors. Kristin Layous and Joseph Chancellor, graduate students at University of California, Riverside; Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology and director of the Positive Psychology Laboratory at UC Riverside; and Dr. […]

East Africa Gold Mining Makes Headway

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, July 29 (UPI) — Gold mining in Tanzania and other East African sites is making headway with work in progress on prospecting and resource development at eight sites. Impetus for the work is coming partly from a buoyant gold market. Gold prices ended the week the way it began, hitting a […]

Pakistanis Still Trust Military

ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates, July 29 (UPI) — The military remains one of the most trusted Pakistani institutions although its reputation dipped after the death of Osama bin Laden, a poll indicated Friday. A Gallup poll taken May 9-12 found 78 percent of Pakistanis have confidence in the military. That was down from 86 […]

Sheep And Goats Could Restore Wis. Prairie

MADISON, Wis., July 29 (UPI) — Herds of sheep and goats devouring invasive brush will help restore the native prairie at a Wisconsin site of a former army ammunition plant, officials said. Officials of a commission overseeing the transition of the former Badger Army Ammunition Plant to local control for eventual recreational use are considering […]

Calif. City To Allow Shooting Of Coyotes

LAGUNA WOODS, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — A Southern California community has voted to allow professionals to shoot wild coyotes following an attack that injured a resident and left her dog dead. The Laguna Woods City Council voted Thursday to authorize the city manager and police chief to issue permits to licensed exterminators, veterinarians or […]

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