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Couples with high cholesterol levels have a harder time having children

Couples with high cholesterol levels have a harder time having children

WASHINGTON, May 20 (UPI) --Couples with high cholesterol levels have a harder time having children than couples with cholesterol levels in the acceptable range.
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U.S. drivers take eyes off the road 10 percent of the time

U.S. drivers take eyes off the road 10 percent of the time

BETHESDA, Md., Jan. 1 (UPI) -- For 10 percent of the time U.S. drivers are behind the wheel their eyes are off the road due to eating, reaching for the phone or texting, researchers say.

Smoking tobacco, marijuana may double or triple stillbirth risk

BETHESDA, Md., Dec. 11 (UPI) -- Pregnant women who smoke tobacco or marijuana, take painkillers or use illegal drugs may double or even triple their risk of stillbirth, U.S. researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Aug. 11, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 10, 2013.
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Half of U.S. youth exercise enough, most don't eat produce

Half of U.S. youth exercise enough, most don't eat produce

BETHESDA, Md., June 25 (UPI) -- Half of U.S. adolescents are physically active five or more days of the week, and fewer than 1-in-3 eat fruit and vegetables daily, researchers say.
Women's brains hard-wired to respond to a baby's cry

Women's brains hard-wired to respond to a baby's cry

BETHESDA, Md., May 11 (UPI) -- Brain scans show women's brains appear to be hard-wired to respond to the cries of a hungry infant, but men's brains are not, U.S. researchers say.

Pregnancy hypertension, heart issues later

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Women who develop high blood pressure during pregnancy may later face higher risk of heart disease, kidney disease and diabetes, U.S. researchers say.

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UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Tuesday, July 10, 2012.
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Smoking, lead linked to pregnancy delay

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 8 (UPI) -- Higher blood levels of cadmium in females, and higher blood levels of lead in males, delayed pregnancy in those trying to have a baby, U.S. researchers said.
Hundreds mourn Shriver at funeral

Hundreds mourn Shriver at funeral

POTOMAC, Md., Jan. 22 (UPI) -- R. Sargent Shriver Jr., the Kennedy brother-in-law who was the first director of the Peace Corps, was honored Saturday at a funeral mass in Maryland.
Special Olympics to honor founder with special day

Special Olympics to honor founder with special day

WASHINGTON, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Less than two months after the death of Eunice Kennedy Shriver, the Special Olympics movement she founded is planning ways to honor her memory.
MORGAN DANIELS

Shriver: Kennedy had 'extraordinary' heart

WASHINGTON, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Maria Shriver, California's first lady and niece of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., says her uncle had an "extraordinary" heart.
Special Olympics' Shriver remembered

Special Olympics' Shriver remembered

HYANNIS, Mass., Aug. 14 (UPI) -- More than 100 people gathered in Hyannis, Mass., Friday to attend the private funeral of the late Special Olympics founder Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founder of the Special Olympics walks on stage to accept the Lifetime Achievement Award at The Women's Conference 2007 in Long Beach, California on October 23, 2007. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Eunice Kennedy Shriver (July 10, 1921 – August 11, 2009) a member of the Kennedy family, sister to President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert F. Kennedy and Edward Kennedy, was the founder in 1962 of Camp Shriver, and in 1968, the Special Olympics. Her husband, Robert Sargent Shriver, Jr., was United States Ambassador to France, the founder of the Peace Corps, and the Democratic vice-presidential candidate in the 1972 U.S. presidential election. Their daughter, Maria Shriver, was married to actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Born Eunice Mary Kennedy in Brookline, Massachusetts, she was the fifth of nine children of Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr. and Rose Fitzgerald.

She was educated at the Manhattanville College on the Upper West Side of Manhattan (the school later moved to Purchase, New York). After graduating from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Science degree in sociology in 1943, she worked for the Special War Problems Division of the U.S. State Department. She eventually moved to the U.S. Justice Department as executive secretary for a project dealing with juvenile delinquency. She served as a social worker at the Federal Industrial Institution for Women for one year before moving to Chicago in 1951 to work with the House of the Good Shepherd women's shelter and the Chicago Juvenile Court.

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