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Peter Frates, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge co-founder, dies at 34
U.S. News // 4 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.
Obesity linked to changes in brain structure, impulsivity
Health News // 5 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 // 7 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 // 7 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 // 8 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 // 8 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.
Air pollution exposure worsens lung function in current, former smokers
Health News // 9 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.
China says Uighur Muslims have 'graduated' from camps
World News // 9 hours ago
China says Uighur Muslims have 'graduated' from camps
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- China claimed ethnic Uighurs once held in detention centers in the western region of Xinjiang have all been released, while criticizing the United States for "attacks and smears."
Playing sports may carry benefits for hearing
Health News // 9 hours ago
Playing sports may carry benefits for hearing
Dec. 9 -- Playing sports may improve the brain's ability to process sounds, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people who struggle with hearing, researchers report.
$120,000 banana eaten by art gallery visitor, wall vandalized
Odd News // 9 hours ago
$120,000 banana eaten by art gallery visitor, wall vandalized
Dec. 9 (UPI) -- The $120,000 banana duct taped to the wall of a Florida art gallery was taken off the wall and eaten by a visitor -- and another visitor then replaced it with graffiti about Jeffrey Epstein.
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