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Depression Increases Risk Of Heart Failure

STAVANGER, Norway (UPI) — People with mild symptoms of depression have an slight increase in the risk of heart failure, but those with moderate to severe symptoms had a 40 percent increased risk. First author Lise Tuset Gustad, an intensive care nurse at Levanger Hospital in Norway said people with mild symptoms had a 5 […]

More Mentally Challenging Occupations Linked To Reduced Loss Of Brain Function In Retirement

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UPI) — U.S. researchers found a link between more mentally challenging an occupations, such as physician, and reduced loss of brain function when elderly. Gwenith Fisher of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University, and colleagues at the University of Michigan analyzed […]

Of Mice And Men? Overwieght Male Mice Pass On Risk Of Obesity, Breast Cancer To Daughters

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Most studies concerning the heredity of obesity and breast cancer in daughters focuses on the mother. But researchers at the the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center decided to see if such heritability tendencies hold true for male mice. Their conclusion: It does. The researchers’ findings — which were presented at the 105th […]

Science, Discovery Channels To Broadcast Private Race To The Moon

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Just a week after Google announced its Lunar X competition, teams of engineers and scientists are racing to build a robotic spacecraft that can successfully land on the moon. A prize of $30 million awaits the first to accomplish the feat — and so does television stardom. Now, thanks to both the […]

Japanese Volcanic Island Swallows Neighbor

TOKYO (UPI) — Niijima island is relatively new, born just last year, but it has already become an geological aggressor. Last November, the volcano first broke through the ocean’s surface, becoming Japan’s latest piece of territory in the “Ring of Fire” — a string of heightened seismic and volcanic activity in the Pacific that stretches […]

Report: Virgin America Rated Highest-Quality U.S. Airline

BURLINGAME, Calif. (UPI) — Virgin America topped a survey of the 15 biggest carriers in the U.S for best overall performance; the airline was in the first spot last year. The report conducted by researchers for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and Wichita State University’s W. Frank Barton School of Business rated several performance markers, such as […]

U.S. Builds Most Accurate Atomic Clock, Could Keep Time For 300 Million Years

BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Commerce has developed the most accurate atomic clock that will henceforth serve as the new U.S. civilian time and frequency standard. The National Institute of Standards and Technology has built the next-generation clock, which could keep time accurately within a second for 300 million years. The NIST-F2 […]

Xbox Password Flaw Exposed By Five-year-old San Diego Boy

OCEAN BEACH , Calif. (UPI) — Five-year-old San Diego resident Kristoffer Von Hassel found a backdoor into Microsoft’s Xbox One Live, alerting the company to major security glitch. The glitch wouldn’t have been found had Kristoffer’s parents not noticed that he was logging in to his father’s Xbox Live account and playing games he wasn’t […]

Russia Intensifies Espionage In Sweden, Security Service Says

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) — Russia’s intensified espionage efforts in Sweden include preparations for war, the Swedish government security service Sapo warned Monday. “The most serious threat we see right now are war preparations,” Sapo chief counter-intelligence analyst Wilhelm Unge said. “It’s no secret Russia is engaged in this. It’s a little bit worrying.” He stressed, […]

4 Arrested In Spain For Attempting To Export Dual-Use Material To Iran

MADRID (UPI) — Spanish authorities announced Monday they had arrested three men and one woman on April 1 for allegedly attempting to sell dual-use equipment and technology to Iran. A 47-year-old Iranian man and three Spaniards from the same family — a father in his 70s, a son in his 40s, and a daughter in […]

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