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Body Appearance Important For Older Adults

WACO, Texas, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Body appearance satisfaction may be more important for younger people, especially women, but it is still important among older adults, U.S. researchers say. Study author Dr. Renee Umstattd, assistant professor of health education at Baylor University, and colleagues found that as men and women age, there is a shift […]

Laughing May Be Bad For The Lungs

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Having a sense of humor has health benefits but the actual act of laughing can reduce lung function, at least in the short term, U.S. researchers suggest. The researchers evaluated humor and laughter in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Participants who exhibited a greater sense of humor were […]

General: Insurgent Momentum Checked

KABUL, Afghanistan, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The momentum of insurgents in Afghanistan has been checked while security in key districts is on the increase, Maj. Gen. James Terry said from his command. Briefing reporters at the Pentagon on the progress in the Afghan war through a video teleconference, the commander of the NATO-led International Security […]

Man Says He Was Shot At For Scolding Mom

PHILADELPHIA, Aug. 5 (UPI) — A Philadelphia man says men with guns shot at him after he scolded a woman on a public bus for spanking her young son. Lefenus Pickett gave his testimony at a preliminary hearing as prosecutors played video from security cameras on the bus. Four people were ordered held for trial. […]

Air Force Cancels Nuclear Ethics Briefings

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has halted a presentation for missile launch officers on the ethics of nuclear weapons because of objections to its religious content. The Military Religious Freedom Foundation said it was approached by 31 officers upset by the briefing, CNN reported Thursday. Chaplains at Vandenberg Air Force Base […]

Former Orioles Player Penalized By SEC

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Former major league ballplayer Doug DeCinces has agreed to pay $2.5 million to settle a civil claim of insider trading, U.S. regulators say. DeCinces, 60, who heads a real estate firm in California, did not admit wrongdoing, the Securities and Exchange Commission said. The SEC alleges DeCinces profited in the […]

So-called Pet Effect Lacks Confirmation

CULLOWHEE, N.C., Aug. 5 (UPI) — Existing research on the health benefits of pet ownership has produced conflicting results and confirmation is needed, a U.S. researcher suggests. Harold Herzog, a professor of Psychology at the Western Carolina University, says there simply isn’t strong evidence for the general claim that living with a pet makes for […]

Sonia Gandhi Overseas For Surgery

NEW DELHI, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Sonia Gandhi, president of India’s ruling Congress Party, traveled overseas for surgery for an undisclosed medical condition, spokesmen said. The spokesmen for the party, which leads the ruling coalition, did not disclose details about the ailment of their 64-year-old leader, widely regarded as the country’s most powerful politician, although […]

Torture Pictures On Ex-bishop’s Computer

OTTAWA, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Ottawa police say they found thousands of images depicting torture on the computer of an ex-bishop who pleaded guilty to charges involving child pornography. Police said in court Thursday the “borderline” sexual images were in addition to the 588 images of actual child pornography, about 60 videos and a selection […]

More Mental Illness Risk For Abused Women

SYDNEY, Aug. 5 (UPI) — Rape, sexual assault, intimate partner violence and stalking increase the lifetime risk of mental health disorders among women, Australian researcher say. Study leader Dr. Susan Rees of the University of New South Wales’ School of Psychiatry and colleagues analyzed survey data of 4,451 women ages 16-85. About 15 percent of […]

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