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America Fatter Since Recession Began

WASHINGTON, Aug. 28 (UPI) — West Virginia has the highest obesity rate in the United States at 34.3 percent, while Colorado has the lowest at 20 percent, the Gallup poll indicates. Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index, based on 177,237 interviews conducted daily from January through June, uses self-reported height and weight to calculate body mass index scores. […]

Blacks’ Kidney Failure Rate Explained

ATLANTA, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Blacks are more likely to excrete protein in their urine than whites and this may account for why blacks have more kidney failure, U.S. researchers say. Dr. William McClellan of Emory University and colleagues analyzed information from 27,911 individuals — 40.5 percent African-Americans. Among the findings: — After an average […]

Experience Helps Brains Of Elderly Compete

MONTREAL, Aug. 28 (UPI) — The brains of older adults can achieve very close to the same performance as those of younger ones because of experience, researchers in Canada say. Dr. Oury Monchi of the University Geriatrics Institute of Montreal and Dr. Ruben Martins of the University of Montreal say study participants were asked to […]

Chili Pepper Heat Can Ease Sinus Problems

CINCINNATI, Aug. 28 (UPI) — Hot chili peppers, which many people say “clears their sinuses” actually can work in a nasal spray, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Jonathan Bernstein of the University of Cincinnati says a nasal spray containing an ingredient derived from hot chili peppers — Capsicum annum — may help people “clear up” certain […]

Dementia Expert Supports Assisted Suicide

LONDON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A British expert on dementia says terminally ill patients should be able to choose when they want to die. Martin Green of Britain’s Department of Health said a referendum or a free vote should be called in Parliament to change the policy on assisted suicide. Green, who leads the English […]

Obama Taps Krueger To Lead Economic Panel

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — President Obama announced Monday that Alan Krueger was his choice to succeed Austan Goolsbee to lead the Council of Economic Advisers. “Alan brings a wealth of experience to the job [and is] one of one of nation’s leading economists,” Obama said. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Krueger will continue […]

Consumer Spending In July Up 0.8 Percent

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Consumer spending rose 0.8 percent in July after falling 0.1 percent in June, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis said Monday. Consumer spending is often cited as representing 70 percent of the nation’s gross domestic product, making the figure a critical economic indicator. June’s decline had been the first […]

Pending Home Sales Fell In July

WASHINGTON, Aug. 29 (UPI) — Pending U.S. home sales fell in July after a two-month upswing, the National Association of Realtors said Monday. The Pending Home Sales Index, measuring contracts that will likely close in September, fell 1.3 percent to 89.7, the trade group said. Across the country, the index dropped 2 percent in the […]

Big Banks See Downturn Settling In

NEW YORK, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A painful reality of lower expectations is beginning to feel real to the U.S. banking community, a former investment banker said. “People heard all these things before, but the reality of seeing the numbers is finally sinking in,” said John Chrin, formerly an investment banker at JPMorgan Chase, now […]

Lagarde’s Speech Challenged In Europe

BRUSSELS, Aug. 29 (UPI) — A high-profile speech by the new director of the International Monetary Fund was met by a call for clarity, a bank official said. The Financial Times reported Monday that European officials “rounded on” Christine Lagarde after a speech she made in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Saturday. Lagarde cited an “urgent” need […]

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