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Engineer charged in collapse of shopping mall roof in Canada

TORONTO, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Ontario authorities Friday charged an engineer who inspected a Canadian shopping mall that later collapsed with criminal negligence causing death.

DDT exposure linked to increased Alzheimer's risk

DALLAS, Jan. 29 (UPI) -- Exposure to DDT -- banned since 1972 in the United States -- may increase the risk developing Alzheimer's disease later in life, researchers say.
Many U.S. uninsured don't know they qualify for insurance

Many U.S. uninsured don't know they qualify for insurance

PRINCETON, N.J., Jan. 25 (UPI) -- A survey indicates many uninsured U.S. adults will likely remain uninsured this year because they don't know they qualify for a subsidy, or Medicaid.
Latinos say diabetes is their top health concern

Latinos say diabetes is their top health concern

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Latinos surveyed about their views on health and healthcare they receive in the U.S. said that diabetes was their No.1 health concern, a shift from previous surveys which suggested that cancer was the major health problem among the Latino community.
Ananth Baliga

Putting a label on healthy eating

Enhanced food nutrition labels, reduced-sodium initiatives in restaurants and options for exercise and healthier food at airports may make it easier to stick to those New Year resolutions.
MICHELLE GROENKE, United Press International
Major food, drink companies selling trillions fewer calories

Major food, drink companies selling trillions fewer calories

Jan. 9 (UPI) -- The 16 largest food and drink companies in the U.S. reduced total calories sold by 6.4 trillion from 2007 to 2012, which works out to 78 calories per person per day.
Ananth Baliga
Adults with no high school diploma live sicker, shorter lives

Adults with no high school diploma live sicker, shorter lives

RICHMOND, Va., Jan. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. adults without a high school diploma are living sicker, shorter lives than ever before -- especially white women, researchers say.
States spend 2% of tobacco settlement money on cessation

States spend 2% of tobacco settlement money on cessation

WASHINGTON, Dec. 19 (UPI) -- Fifteen years after the $246 billion tobacco legal settlements were reached most states are not spending much on tobacco cessation, U.S. researchers say.

Poll: Lack of physical education in schools concerns parents

PRINCETON, N.J., Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Almost 7-in-10 U.S. parents say they are concerned their children don't receive adequate physical education in school, a survey indicates.
Some 5 million uninsured U.S. adults eligible for Medicaid

Some 5 million uninsured U.S. adults eligible for Medicaid

PRINCETON, N.J., Nov. 25 (UPI) -- More than 5 million uninsured young U.S. adults ages 19-34 are eligible for Medicaid or will become eligible for Medicaid in January, a non-profit says.
Some states go above and beyond to keep premiums from rising

Some states go above and beyond to keep premiums from rising

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Several states are going beyond Affordable Care Act provisions to further protect consumers from health insurance premium increases, U.S. researchers say.

List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Oct. 8 (UPI) -- List of Nobel Prize in Physics winners:
Rolls-Royce joins BAE team for USAF contract bid

Rolls-Royce joins BAE team for USAF contract bid

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Rolls-Royce has joined BAE Systems' in a bid to supply the U.S. Air Force with BAE's Hawk Advanced Jet Training System to replace T-38 pilot training aircraft.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, Sept. 9, 2013.
By United Press International
Child obesity down 1 percent in Calif., 13 percent in Miss.

Child obesity down 1 percent in Calif., 13 percent in Miss.

WASHINGTON, July 19 (UPI) -- U.S. childhood obesity is due to children in homes, schools and neighborhoods where it's easy to eat excess calories and difficult to work off, an expert says.
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(William) Robert Wood (born 13 November 1949) is a UK-born Australian who was elected to the Australian Parliament in the 1987 elections as Senator for New South Wales.

Robert Wood was born at Gateshead in England. His father was an English steelworker; his mother was Italian. The family emigrated to Australia in 1963 as assisted passage migrants. Wood studied social work in both Sydney and Melbourne, and had a career as a youth and social worker prior to becoming a member of parliament. However, he was unemployed at the time of his election, with one newspaper suggesting he was 'probably the only Member of Parliament to have been elected while on the dole'. Wood has two children.

Wood was a member of the Nuclear Disarmament Party (NDP), and was its candidate at the NSW Vaucluse by-election in 1986. The NDP had failed narrowly to win a Senate seat in the 1984 federal election, when Midnight Oil singer Peter Garrett had stood under the party's banner. In 1987, the party had a lower profile, and Wood was at the head of its NSW Senate ticket. Though the party received only 1.53 per cent of the vote, Wood was elected as a result of preference flows from other parties, and the quota being nearly halved due to a double dissolution election for all Senate seats. This was the lowest primary vote ever received by a successful minor party or independent candidate in an Australian Senate election.

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