Scientists urge endangered listing for cheetahs

By Newsroom America Staff at 12 Dec 12:23

A comprehensive assessment of cheetah populations in southern Africa supported by the National Geographic Society reveals the dire state of one of the planet's most iconic big cats.

U.S. Employers Report the Most Optimistic Hiring Outlook in a Decade

12 Dec 12:20 | U.S. News

.S. employers report the strongest hiring intentions in 10 years as employers across the country look to add staff in the first quarter of 2018, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook more »

Security tensions may have deepened rights violations in North Korea

8:05 am Eastern | World

People’s rights are reportedly violated in “almost every aspect” of their lives in North Korea (DPRK), the United Nations human rights chief warned, stressing security tensions on the Korean Peninsula should not negate concerns about the situation of ordinary people more »

What's in a name? How Taking a spouse's surname can define power in marriage

11 Dec 17:05 | U.S. News

The pending nuptials of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have royal watchers brushing up on royal naming practices and asking 'what's in a name?'read more »

Industrial Revolution left a damaging psychological 'imprint' on today's populations

11 Dec 15:02 | World

People living in the former industrial heartlands of England and Wales are more disposed to negative emotions such as anxiety and depressive moods, more impulsive and more likely to struggle with planning and self-motivation, according to a new study of almost 400,000 personality tests. read more »

E-cig use increases risk of beginning tobacco cigarette use in young adults

11 Dec 11:10 | U.S. News

Young adults who use electronic cigarettes are more than four times as likely to begin smoking tobacco cigarettes within 18 months as their peers who do not vape, according to new University of Pittsburgh research. The findings demonstrate that e-cigarettes are serving as a gateway to traditional smoking, contrary to their purported value as a smoking cessation tool. read more »

Middle East envoy warns of 'risk of violent escalation' after US decision on Jerusalem

11 Dec 09:15 | World

The decision by United States President Donald Trump recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has been widely welcomed in Israel but it has also caused much anger among Palestinians and anxiety across the Middle East and beyond, the United Nations envoy on the region's peace process told a special Security Council more »

Could death rates have swung the 2016 election?

8 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

Significant increases in the death rates of white, middle-aged people over the last 15 years appear to be tied to increases in Republican voting that helped lead to Donald Trump's election in 2016, according to a new study led by a Drexel University more »

Being treated unfairly at work increases risk of long-term sick leave

8 Dec 14:02 | World

Staff who feel they are treated unfairly at work are at increased risk of being off sick more frequently and for longer, according to new research by the University of East Anglia (UEA) and Stockholm more »

New Stanford study analyzes recent research on causes of gun violence

8 Dec 12:00 | U.S. News

Researchers fr­­om Stanford and Duke University examined recent studies on the causes of gun violence in the United States in an effort to find consensus in a body of research that often covers different states or different time periods, making conclusions difficult to more »

Conflicts, drought drive hunger despite strong global food supply

8 Dec 11:57 | World

Despite strong global food supply, localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity, the Food and Agriculture Agency (FAO) reported. read more »

Population of Americans with Alzheimer's will more than double by 2060, UCLA study shows

7 Dec 17:03 | U.S. News

About 15 million Americans will have either Alzheimer's dementia or mild cognitive impairment by 2060, up from approximately 6.08 million this year, according to a new study by researchers at the UCLA Fielding School of Public more »

New species of extinct marsupial lion discovered in Australia

7 Dec 14:46 | World

A team of Australian scientists has discovered a new species of marsupial lion which has been extinct for at least 19 million more »

Retail Drug Prices Increase More Than 50X Faster Than Inflation Rate

7 Dec 12:32 | U.S. News

Retail prices for 768 prescription drugs commonly used by older adults increased by an average of 6.4% in 2015, outpacing the general inflation rate of 0.1%. read more »

Issue of Jerusalem must be resolved through direct negotiations between parties: UN

7 Dec 12:27 | World

In the wake of the announcement by the United States President recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres stressed that there is no alternative to the two-state solution and that Jerusalem is an issue that must be resolved through direct negotiations between the more »

The human race has peaked, say scientists

6 Dec 17:13 | World

Humans may have reached their maximum limits for height, lifespan and physical performance. A recent review suggests humans have biological limitations, and that anthropogenic impacts on the environment - including climate change - could have a deleterious effect on these more »

Lack of sleep could cause mood disorders in teens

6 Dec 14:28 | U.S. News

Chronic sleep deprivation--which can involve staying up late, and waking up early for work or school--has become a way of life for both kids and adults, especially with the increasing use of phones and tablets late into the night. But this social jet lag poses some serious health and mental health more »

Poll: At least one-fourth of Asian Americans report workplace, housing discrimination

6 Dec 12:13 | U.S. News

A quarter or more of Asian Americans report personally experiencing anti-Asian discrimination in employment and when seeking housing read more »

Millions of babies, mostly in South Asia, risk brain damage from breathing toxic air

6 Dec 12:07 | World

Almost 17 million babies live in areas where air pollution is at least six times higher than international limits, causing them to breathe toxic air and potentially risking their brain development, according to a new paper released by more »

Goldwater Rule 'gagging' psychiatrists no longer relevant, analysis finds

5 Dec 17:21 | U.S. News

The rationale for the Goldwater Rule -- which prohibits psychiatrists from publicly commenting on the mental health of public figures they have not examined in person -- does not hold up to current scientific scrutiny, a new analysis more »

Storytellers promoted cooperation among hunter-gatherers before advent of religion

5 Dec 15:16 | World

Storytelling promoted co-operation in hunter-gatherers prior to the advent of organised religion, a new UCL study more »

US transportation and water infrastructure not broken

5 Dec 12:14 | U.S. News

Transportation and water infrastructure funding and finance in the United States are not nearly as dire as some believe, but a national consensus on infrastructure priorities, accompanied by targeted spending and selected policy changes, is needed, according to a new RAND Corporation study. read more »

Rapid, large-scale, coordinated action needed to beat pollution – UN chief

5 Dec 12:09 | World

Noting the severity of the threats posed by pollution to both people and the planet, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted the need for rapid, large-scale and coordinated action by all actors to make the world more »

Smartphone addiction creates imbalance in brain

4 Dec 17:06 | U.S. News

Researchers have found an imbalance in the brain chemistry of young people addicted to smartphones and the internet, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).read more »

Harmful effects of being overweight underestimated

4 Dec 14:04 | World

The harmful effects of being overweight have been underestimated, according to a new study that analysed body mass index (BMI), health and mortality data in around 60,000 parents and their children, to establish how obesity actually influences risk of death. read more »

Kids and screen time: Signs your child might be addicted

4 Dec 10:31 | U.S. News

It's a familiar sight in the majority of young families: young children bent over a screen for hours, texting or gaming, lost in a digital world. Many parents worry, how much screen time is too much?read more »

Breakthrough in tornado short-term forecasting could mean earlier, more accurate warnings

4 Dec 08:27 | World

When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with ties to Western University in London, Canada, have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as much as 20 minutes additional warning more »

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