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Peter Frates, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder, dies at 34
U.S. News // 7 hours ago
Peter Frates, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder, dies at 34
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Peter Frates, co-founder of the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, which raised more than $200 million worldwide for research into the neurodegenerative disease, has died at age 34.
Study: Light drinking may increase cancer risk by nearly 20 percent
Health News // 8 hours ago
Study: Light drinking may increase cancer risk by nearly 20 percent
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A new study suggests that even light alcohol consumption may increase overall cancer risk when compared to people who do not drink at all, increasing risk for various cancers by about 18 percent.
Obesity linked to changes in brain structure, impulsivity
Health News // 9 hours ago
Obesity linked to changes in brain structure, impulsivity
Dec. 9 -- Childhood obesity may be linked to changes in brain structure that might result in impulsive kids who struggle with problem-solving, a new study reports.
One-third of lung cancer patients battle depression
Health News // 10 hours ago
One-third of lung cancer patients battle depression
Dec. 9 -- Depression is common among lung cancer patients and can damage their quality of life and treatment outcomes, a new study indicates, suggesting patients should be screened and referred for mental health care, if needed.
Gallup: Record number of Americans delayed serious medical treatment
U.S. News // 10 hours ago
Gallup: Record number of Americans delayed serious medical treatment
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A record 25 percent of U.S. adults said they or a family member delayed treatment for a serious medical condition in the past year because of cost, Gallup said Monday.
Washington town lights 797 Christmas trees for Guinness record
Odd News // 11 hours ago
Washington town lights 797 Christmas trees for Guinness record
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A town in Washington is celebrating the holidays as well as a new world record after lighting 797 Christmas trees at the same time.
LA-area Nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary, Joseph in cages at border
U.S. News // 12 hours ago
LA-area Nativity scene shows Jesus, Mary, Joseph in cages at border
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- A Nativity scene in Southern California that depicts a baby Jesus, Mary and Joseph in separate cages at the U.S.-Mexico border has drawn attention as a statement against the Trump administration's immigration policy.
Drug giant Sanofi to buy U.S. biotech firm Synthorx for $2.5B
World News // 12 hours ago
Drug giant Sanofi to buy U.S. biotech firm Synthorx for $2.5B
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi SA said Monday it will buy California-based biotechnology firm Synthorx for $2.5 billion.
Air pollution exposure worsens lung function in current, former smokers
Health News // 12 hours ago
Air pollution exposure worsens lung function in current, former smokers
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- In a study published Monday in JAMA Internal Medicine, researchers found that long-term exposure to ozone in the atmosphere has significant effects on lung function, particularly among heavy smokers.
British judge gives 'classic psychopath' rapist 33 life sentences
World News // 12 hours ago
British judge gives 'classic psychopath' rapist 33 life sentences
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Serial British rapist Joseph McCann was sentenced Monday to 33 life sentences for a two-week run of sex crimes and abductions earlier this year that targeted 11 victims, including a young boy.
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