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U.S. In-Hospital Circumcision Declines

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) — An analysis indicates the incidence of U.S. hospital newborn male circumcision has slightly declined during the last decade, federal health officials say. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample […]

Unexplained Encephalitis May Be Rabies

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Rabies exposure can vary and physicians should consider a diagnosis of rabies for any patient with unexplained progressive encephalitis, U.S. officials say. Encephalitis is acute inflammation of the brain. Human rabies is a vaccine-preventable disease that is almost always fatal in unimmunized persons, officials at the Centers for Disease Control […]

Walnuts May Help Lower Breast Cancer Risk

HUNTINGTON, W.Va., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Mice that ate a modest amount of walnuts as part of their regular diet had a significant decline in breast cancer risk, U.S. researchers say. Study leader by Elaine Hardman of Marshall University’s Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine compared the effects of a typical diet and a diet […]

Employment, Unemployment Data Unchanged

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — Non-farm employment was unchanged in August and the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday. At 14.0 million, the number of unemployed persons essentially was unchanged in August and the 9.1 percent unemployment has shown little change since April, the Labor Department agency […]

Government Prepares To Sue Banks Over Mortgages

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The federal government will sue a dozen U.S. banks, charging they misrepresented the quality of mortgage securities sold in the housing bubble, insiders said. The Federal Housing Finance Agency lawsuits, expected to be filed soon in federal court, target Bank of America, JPMorgan Chase, Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank, among […]

Group: Lack Of Jobs Threatens Dreams

WASHINGTON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The lack of job growth, as evidenced by the August unemployment report, threatens the future of young Americans, Generation Opportunity said Friday. The Department of Labor said no new jobs were added in August and the unemployment rate remained at 9.1 percent. “Young Americans watched and waited patiently for elected […]

Spanish Lawmakers Vote To Restrict Debt

MADRID, Sept. 2 (UPI) — The lower chamber of Spain’s Parliament approved a constitutional amendment that would restrict future budget deficits and public debt Friday. Spanish deputies approved the change by a 316-5 vote, with leftist and most regional nationalist parties either not voting or walking out, the Financial Times reported. “Not doing this would […]

Britain’s New-Start Construction Off

LONDON, Sept. 2 (UPI) — New construction orders in Britain were down for the second quarter, led by cuts to school construction and a static house-building market, officials said. The Office for National Statistics reported new orders were 16.3 percent lower in the second quarter and 23.2 percent lower than in the same period last […]

PETA Protests Glendale Elephant Float

GLENDALE, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Officials in Glendale, Calif., are working on ways to make their circus elephant float for the Rose Bowl Parade less obnoxious to animal rights activists. The float features an elephant — manufactured — pulling a carriage. While no living elephants will be harmed when the float travels through Pasadena […]

Crash Throws Marijuana Into The Street

SAN JOSE, Calif., Sept. 2 (UPI) — Police in California said a truck crashed and many of its bags of illegally carried marijuana were snatched up by bystanders before officers arrived. San Jose police said the truck, which crashed at about 12:50 a.m. Wednesday and wound up on its side near Oakridge Mall, was abandoned […]

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