Suicide Rates Rise Sharply Middle-Aged Americans Over Last Decade, CDC Says
The recent decade saw the mortgage crisis and the economic recession leaving many Americans without a job, home or even both. The rise in economic instability led to a sharp rise in suicide rates among middle-age Americans.
Only 20 Pct of US Adults Get Enough Exercise; Women, Hispanics, Obese Adults Least Active
A staggering 80 percent of U.S. adults aren't meeting the federal physical activity recommendations for both aerobic exercise and muscle-strengthening activity, according to government statistics out today.
How NASA Narrowly Missed a 1.5 Ton Defunct Russian Spy Satellite [VIDEO]
March 29, 2012 came and went and perhaps many can't remember what happened on that day. That's not the case for one NASA project scientists who helped prevent a space telescope from narrowly missing an 1.5 ton Russian defunct spy satellite by a mere 700 feet.
Tiny New Compound Camera Inspired by Bugs: The Future of Security Cameras?
Ever wanted to have a bugs-eye view of the world? A digital camera with a lens that very closely mimics the compound eye of arthropods in all respects - wide-angle field of view of nearly 160 degrees, low aberration, high sharpness of vision, and infinite depth of field - has been developed by a team of scientists from University of Illinois.
U.S. Preventative Task Force Says Everyone 15 To 65 Should Get Tested for HIV
New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is calling for all Americans aged 15 to 65, to get tested for HIV regardless of whether they are considered to be at high risk. The move aims to remove the stigma associated with HIV screening.
Children Born or Raised in the US Have Higer Risk of Developing Allergies, Eczema
Children born in the United States have a higher risk of developing skin, food allergies and asthma compared to children born in other countries, according to new research published Monday.
Mars Wrigley Caffeinated Gum Raise Red Flags with FDA, Watchgroups
Many food products available today marketed towards children have either large quantities of sugar, salt or fat. Now a new product has hit shelves - caffeinated gum - prompting government and watchdog groups to react.
Florida Authorities in the Lookout for Exotic Lizard After Massive Escape; 33 Captured
Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) issued a notice warning Bay County residents to be on the lookout for a 30-pound black and white lizard on the loose.
Smallmouth Bass Populations Shrinking Drastically At Chesapeake Bay
From 2001 to 2005, the populations of smallmouth bass in the Chesapeake Bay decreased 80%, reported The Washington Post.
Cancer Epidemic Threatens Latin America, Doctors Urge Against Tobacco Use, Obesity
Cancer is threatening to overwhelm Latin American countries, according to report published in the Lancet Oncology by researchers at the Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Global Smartphones Shipments Surpass Feature Phones for the First Time Ever
It was only a matter of time before it happened and today it did - smartphones outshipped basic feature phones for the first time ever in the first three months of 2013, according to a report released Friday.
Russian Progress Cargo Craft Docks at ISS Following Earlier Antenna Failure
A Russian Progress 51 robotic spacecraft carrying 3.1 tons of vital supplies successfully docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Friday, after a bumpy ride this week after one of the two antennas used for the Kurs automated docking system failed to deploy.
'Monkey See, Monkey Do' a Real Phenomenon for Monkeys and Whales
Researchers are finding more concrete evidence that humans are not the only species which pass traditions down from generation to generation, but humpback whales and vervet monkeys also learn behavior from their peers.
Albert Einstein's Theory of Relativity Proved Right Once Again
Albert Einstein's theory of relativity has stood the test of time and a recent study by an international team of astronomers and 7,000 light years of space have once again proved he's been right all along.
California Has Most 'Dirty Air’ Counties in the U.S., American Lung Association Says
A new report released by the American Lung Association on Wednesday said that most Americans are now breathing cleaner air; however, 42 percent are still living in cities that are more polluted than they were a decade ago.