Epigenetic Clock Predicts Life Expectancy

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:13 pm Eastern

Why do some people lead a perfectly healthy lifestyle yet still die young? A new international study suggests that the answer lies in our DNA.

Case Study Reports Details Of Mysterious Utah Zika-Related Death

3:28 pm Eastern | U.S. News

The first Zika virus-related death in the continental U.S. occurred in June of this year, but even now, months later, two aspects of this case continue to puzzle health experts. read more »


New Evidence Shifts The Timeline Back For Human Arrival In The Americas

2:23 pm Eastern | World

Ancient artifacts found at an archeological site in Argentina suggest that humans occupied South America earlier than previously thought.read more »


Pending Home Sales Retreat In August

12:09 pm Eastern | U.S. News

After bouncing back in July, pending home sales cooled in August for the third time in four months and to their lowest level since January, according to the National Association of Realtors. read more »


North Atlantic Ocean Study Shows Leaded Petrol Emissions Declining

10:31 am Eastern | World

A new study of lead pollution in the North Atlantic Ocean provides strong evidence that leaded petrol emissions have declined over the past few decades. read more »


Mortgage Rates Fall To Nearly 3-Month Lows

9:06 am Eastern | Business

Mortgage rates pulled back this week to levels not seen since early July, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate falling to 3.54 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »


Amid Political Jockeying And Grandstanding, 'Syria Is Bleeding'

8:22 am Eastern | World

In an impassioned appeal to the Security Council, the top United Nations relief official called on the global body to act immediately to end the bloodshed in Syria so that humanitarian assistance is able to reach those who desperately need it.read more »


Most People Want More Rest: Survey

29 Sep 17:12 | SciTech

Over two thirds (68 per cent) of the public would like more rest, according to the world’s largest ever survey on the topic. read more »


Today's Parents Spend More Time With Their Kids Than 50 Years Ago

29 Sep 16:09 | SciTech

Guilt-ridden busy moms and dads take heart: Mothers – and fathers – across most Western countries are spending more time with their children than parents did in the mid-’60s, according to a University of California, Irvine study. read more »


Police Violence Against Unarmed Black Men Negatively Impacts On Crime Reporting: Study

29 Sep 14:14 | U.S. News

A new study shows that publicized cases of police violence against unarmed black men have a clear and significant negative impact on citizen crime reporting, specifically 911 calls.read more »


'No Words Left' To Describe Suffering Of Children In Aleppo

29 Sep 12:35 | World

Children in Aleppo are trapped in a "living nightmare," a senior official of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said, stressing yet again, the direness of the situation, particularly for the children, in Syria’s war-ravaged Aleppo.read more »


New David Bowie Album To Be Released

29 Sep 10:30 | Entertainment

A new David Bowie album released on November 11 collects together some of Bowie's finest singles from his first hit, 1969's 'Space Oddity' through to the final singles 'Lazarus' and 'I Can't Give Everything Away' from earlier this year. read more »


Two-Thirds Of Gen Xers Concerned About Retirement Savings

29 Sep 09:11 | U.S. News

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of Gen Xers are kept up at night thinking about financing their retirement, and one in three is worried they're not earning enough money to be able to invest for the future, according to a survey by American Funds.read more »


WHO Declares Elimination Of Measles In The Americas

29 Sep 08:16 | World

The region of the Americas is the first in the world to have eliminated measles, a viral disease that can cause severe health problems, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared.read more »


Hubble Spots Possible Water Plumes Erupting On Jupiter's Moon Europa

28 Sep 16:32 | SciTech

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope have imaged what may be water vapor plumes erupting off the surface of Jupiter's moon Europa. This finding bolsters other Hubble observations suggesting the icy moon erupts with high altitude water vapor plumes.read more »


America's Wars Take Uneven Toll

28 Sep 14:27 | U.S. News

In today's wars, Americans who die or are wounded in battle are disproportionately coming from poorer parts of the country, according to a new study.read more »


Amazon Grabs 55 Percent Of Consumers' First Product Search

28 Sep 12:11 | U.S. News

Ahead of the critical 2016 holiday season, where e-commerce is predicted to grow 13.6 percent, a new study from personalization platform company BloomReach conducted by Survata found that Amazon has grown its lead as the place where consumers first search for products. read more »


Vast Majority Of World – 6.76 Billion People – Living With Excessive Air Pollution

28 Sep 10:35 | World

With some 6.5 million people dying annually from air pollution and 92 per cent of the world’s population living in places where levels exceed recommended limits, the United Nations rolled out its most detailed profile of the scourge ever in a bid to slash the deadly toll.read more »


Home Price Gains In July Slow: S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices

28 Sep 09:11 | U.S. News

The latest results for the S&P CoreLogic Case-Shiller Indices for July 2016 shows that home prices continued their rise across the country over the last 12 months. read more »


Ocean Fossils Found In Antarctic Mountains Cause For Concern Over Future Sea Levels

28 Sep 08:07 | World

Tiny ocean fossils distributed widely across rock surfaces in the Transantarctic Mountains point to the potential for a substantial rise in global sea levels under conditions of continued global warming, according to a new study.read more »


'Deeply Unsettling' Weight Discrimination In The Workplace Highlighted

26 Sep 16:04 | Business

Women face weight-based prejudice in the workplace - even when their body mass index (BMI) is within the healthy range, research led by a University of Strathclyde academic has found.read more »


Are You A Jerk?

26 Sep 14:01 | SciTech

Are you a jerk? How do you know? Jerk self-knowledge is hard to come by, says Eric Schwitzgebel, a professor of philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. read more »


FBI Top Ten Most Wanted Fugitive Fidel Urbina Arrested

26 Sep 12:06 | U.S. News

After 17 years on the run, a Chicago man who is one of the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives is now in custody, announced Michael J. Anderson, special agent in charge of the FBI Chicago Field Office.read more »


Fish Oil May Help Improve Mood In Veterans

26 Sep 10:11 | U.S. News

Low concentration of fish oil in the blood and lack of physical activity may contribute to the high levels of depressed mood among soldiers returning from combat, according to researchers, including a Texas A&M University professor and his former doctoral student.read more »


North Korea Says Hostile US Polices Have Made Korean Peninsula 'World's Most Dangerous Hotspot'

26 Sep 08:15 | World

The North Korean Foreign Minister told the United Nations General Assembly that while the Organization aspires towards sustainable development, the world is besieged by terrorism and a refugee crisis due to war and increasing global hotspots.read more »


US Rules For Targeted Killing Using Drones Need Clarifying: Report

23 Sep 17:18 | U.S. News

Current U.S. policies on using drones for targeted killing are characterized by ambiguities in interpretations of international law and too many generalities, despite recent efforts by the Obama administration to clarify the policies, a RAND Corporation report finds.read more »


Sharing Stories Synchronizes Group Memories

23 Sep 15:28 | SciTech

Consider your memories of 9/11. What time was it when you learned about the attack? Where were you? Who were you with?read more »


Reports Detail How To Help Older Adults Avoid Financial Fraud

23 Sep 14:04 | Business

The world's population of older adults is expected to double to 2 billion by 2050. With these unprecedented demographic changes, the potential for fraud associated with cognitive decline is becoming a pressing issue in the financial services industry. read more »


Belief About Nicotine Content In Cigarette May Change Brain Activity

23 Sep 12:08 | World

ow the brain responds to nicotine depends on a smoker's belief about the nicotine content in a cigarette, according to new research from the Center for BrainHealth at The University of Texas at Dallas.read more »


Hubble Finds Planet Orbiting Pair Of Stars

23 Sep 10:37 | SciTech

Astronomers using NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, and a trick of nature, have confirmed the existence of a planet orbiting two stars in the system OGLE-2007-BLG-349, located 8,000 light-years away towards the center of our galaxy.read more »


Falls Are Leading Cause Of Injury And Death In Older Americans

23 Sep 09:10 | U.S. News

Every second of every day in the United States an older adult falls, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans.read more »


Iran Says Post-9/11 Security Policies May Be Genesis Of Today's Borderless Violent Extremism

23 Sep 08:15 | World

The century that began with terror in New York City should not continue with the spread of hatred, violence and destruction in the Middle East and North Africa, Hassan Rouhani, the President of Iran, told the United Nations General Assembly.read more »


Lifting Ivory Ban Won't Solve Elephant Poaching Problem

22 Sep 16:39 | World

The deaths of many thousands of elephants at the hands of poachers in recent years has led some to conclude that the ban on ivory established in 1989 should be lifted, allowing for tight regulation of the ivory trade. read more »


Mortgage Rates Down Slightly

22 Sep 14:36 | Business

Mortgage rates moved modestly lower this week, with the benchmark 30-year fixed mortgage rate slipping to 3.62 percent, according to Bankrate.com's weekly national survey. read more »


Superbug May Be Spreading Through Contaminated Poultry

22 Sep 12:10 | World

A new study offers compelling evidence that a novel form of the dangerous superbug Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) can spread to humans through consumption or handling of contaminated poultry.read more »


U.S. Home Inventory Falls For Fifth Straight Quarter

22 Sep 10:11 | U.S. News

Trulia has released a report that finds inventory falling for the fifth straight quarter, pushing home affordability further out of reach for more Americans. read more »


Japanese Prime Minister Calls For Resolute Action Against North Korea's Nuclear Threat

22 Sep 08:09 | World

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly, Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, urged the UN Security Council to show an “unmistakable attitude” towards the threat to international peace and security posed by North Korea, which he said has launched 21 ballistic missiles and conducted two nuclear tests this year alone.read more »


Good Relationships With Parents May Benefit Child's Health Decades Later

21 Sep 17:11 | SciTech

Growing up in a well-off home can benefit a child’s physical health even decades later — but a lack of parent-child warmth, or the presence of abuse, may eliminate the health advantage of a privileged background, according to a Baylor University study. read more »


VW Emissions Cheat May Lead To 50 Premature Deaths: Study

21 Sep 15:26 | SciTech

A new analysis calculates that a single year of elevated emissions from emissions cheating VW vehicles could lead to as many as 50 premature deaths, 3,000 lost workdays, and $423 million in economic costs.read more »


Study Finds Loneliness Is A Heritable Trait

21 Sep 14:02 | SciTech

Researchers have discovered that risk for feeling lonely is partially due to genetics, but environment plays a bigger role.read more »


Millions Protected In Africa's Largest-Ever Emergency Yellow Fever Vaccination Campaign

21 Sep 12:04 | World

A major part of the largest emergency vaccination campaign against yellow fever ever attempted in Africa has been completed, with more than 7.7 million people vaccinated in record time in the city of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). read more »


Potentially Harmful Chemicals Widespread In Household Dust

21 Sep 10:26 | SciTech

Household dust exposes people to a wide range of toxic chemicals from everyday products, according to a study led by researchers at Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. read more »


Study Finds Real Estate Firms Have Positive Outlook, Despite Sales Volume Decrease

21 Sep 09:16 | Business

The vast majority of real estate firms have an optimistic outlook for the future of the industry's profitability and growth, according to the National Association of Realtors 2016 Profile of Real Estate Firms. read more »


Attacks Against Aid Convoy And Warehouse In Rural Aleppo Condemned

21 Sep 08:11 | World

Top United Nations officials have condemned attacks against a UN/Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) aid convoy as well as a SARC warehouse near Aleppo city in Syria, in which about 20 civilians and one SARC staff member were killed and vital food and medical assistance was destroyed.read more »

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