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Wedded Bliss Boosts Heart Surgery Survival

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Being married to a supportive spouse is as good for one’s heart as quitting smoking or being obese, U.S. researchers suggest. The study, published in Health Psychology, found marriage in general is linked to higher survival rates for men, and the more satisfying the marriage, the higher the rate […]

‘Supermom’ Believers Apt To Be Depressed

SEATTLE, Aug. 22 (UPI) — U.S. workplaces are still designed for those without care-giving responsibilities, which can lead to depression, a researcher says. “Women are sold a story that they can do it all, but most workplaces are still designed for employees without child-care responsibilities,” study leader Katrina Leupp, a University of Washington sociology graduate […]

Scientists Find Why Stress Damages DNA

DURHAM, N.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) — For years, studies showed chronic stress creates chromosomal damage and now U.S. researchers say they know why. Dr. Robert J. Lefkowitz, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigator at Duke University Medical Center, said in the study, mice were infused with an adrenaline-like compound that works through a receptor called […]

McCaul Tops Richest In Congress List

WASHINGTON, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, leads Roll Call’s annual survey of the richest members of Congress, with at least $294 million, bumping Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. Kerry became the third-richest member, with a minimum net worth of $193 million, Roll Call reported, while Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., retained second place with […]

Minutes Can Result In A Cleaner House

OMAHA, Aug. 22 (UPI) — With parents trying to start the school year better organized, a U.S. cleaning company says handling quick chores a minute at a time can lead to a clean house. The cleaning experts at The Maids say 30 seconds is longer than most people think, and in that amount of time […]

New Breed Of Counselors Use Philosophy

NEW YORK, Aug. 23 (UPI) — A new breed of counselors — philosophical counselors — say they don’t prescribe drugs or discuss your childhood, they assign a reading list. Lou Marinoff, president of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association and author of “Plato, Not Prozac! Applying Eternal Wisdom to Everyday Problems,” says a person trying to […]

DNA Test Tracks ‘Imposter’ Sea Bass

CLEMSON, S.C., Aug. 22 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say some certified Chilean sea bass sold in stores are not from fishing grounds certified as sustainable and some aren’t even Chilean sea bass. A Clemson University biologist says DNA from fish purchased at retail outlets in eight states shows 8 percent of fish sampled were “actually […]

Mars Rover Snaps New Crater Photos

PASADENA, Calif., Aug. 22 (UPI) — NASA says its Mars rover Opportunity has captured new vistas of the Endeavour crater from its perch on the crater’s rim, using its panoramic camera. The rover arrived at the 13-mile-diameter Endeavour crater Aug. 9, after a journey of almost three years, a release from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory […]

Homeowners Offered Cash For Improvements

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Homeowners in some Detroit neighborhoods can get up to $10,000 to help pay for improving the exteriors of their houses, officials say. Citizens Bank pledged $1.6 million Monday to reimburse the homeowners up to half the cost of sprucing up their abodes as part of an effort to help Mayor […]

Homeowners Offered Cash For Improvements

DETROIT, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Homeowners in some Detroit neighborhoods can get up to $10,000 to help pay for improving the exteriors of their houses, officials say. Citizens Bank pledged $1.6 million Monday to reimburse the homeowners up to half the cost of sprucing up their abodes as part of an effort to help Mayor […]

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