Smoking Related Imagery Absent From Only One James Bond Movie To Date

By Newsroom America Staff at 5:10 pm Eastern

Smoking related imagery is conspicuous by its absence from only one Bond movie since 007 first graced cinema screens in 1962, finds an analysis in Tobacco Control.

First Humans Arrived In North America A Lot Earlier Than Believed

17 Jan 15:07 | U.S. News

The timing of the first entry of humans into North America across the Bering Strait has now been set back 10,000 years.read more »

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Children Gain More Weight When Parents See Them As 'Overweight'

17 Jan 14:03 | SciTech

Children whose parents considered them to be 'overweight' tended to gain more weight over the following decade compared with children whose parents thought they were a 'normal' weight, according to analyses of data from two nationally representative studies. read more »

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Tigers Could Roam Again In Central Asia, Scientists Say

17 Jan 12:09 | World

Caspian tigers, some of the largest cats that ever lived -- up to 10 feet long and weighing more than 300 pounds -- met a grim end in the middle of the 20th century. read more »

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Study Reveals Where Americans Will Likely Struggle To Make Ends Meet

17 Jan 11:07 | U.S. News

Hawaii is the state where Americans are most likely to live paycheck to paycheck, whereas residents of Mississippi are least likely, according to the latest GOBankingRates study.read more »

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More Than 90 Per Cent Of Children Reaching Italy's Shores Are Separated Or Unaccompanied

17 Jan 09:04 | World

Noting that the number of children arriving in Italy by themselves via the sea in 2016 more than doubled over the previous year, UNICEF called for urgent and special measures to protect them from trafficking, exploitation and abuse.read more »

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Exercise ... It Does A Body Good: 20 Minutes Can Act As Anti-Inflammatory

13 Jan 17:11 | SciTech

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine found how just one session of moderate exercise can also act as an anti-inflammatory. read more »

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Rural Americans At Higher Risk Of Death From Five Leading Causes

13 Jan 15:04 | U.S. News

A new CDC study demonstrates that Americans living in rural areas are more likely to die from five leading causes than their urban counterparts. read more »

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Researchers Reveal That Not All Violent Acts Are Equal

13 Jan 13:00 | World

People from different nationalities make similar judgements and decisions about the severity of different violent acts -- a finding that could help international organisations to better manage crime and violent behaviour -- according to research led by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).read more »

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Nearly 60% Of Americans Can't Afford Common Unexpected Expenses

13 Jan 11:10 | Business

Almost six in 10 Americans don't have enough savings to pay for a $500 car repair or a $1,000 emergency room bill, according to a new Bankrate.com report.read more »

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Global Food Prices Fall For Fifth Year In A Row, But Economic Uncertainties Remain For 2017

13 Jan 09:06 | World

Data from 2016 reveals that for the fifth year in a row, the prices of food around the world have declined, in some cases 1.5 per cent below 2015 levels.read more »

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Do Dogs Of All Ages Respond Equally To Dog-Directed Speech?

12 Jan 17:05 | SciTech

People tend to talk to dogs as though they are human babies. A new study shows that people speak more slowly and with a higher tone to dogs of all ages--both adults and puppies--and that puppies respond most readily to this dog-directed speech.read more »

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Study Explains How Western Diet Leads To Overeating And Obesity

12 Jan 15:00 | SciTech

More than two in three adults in the United States are considered overweight or obese, with substantial biomedical and clinical evidence suggesting that chronic overconsumption of a "western diet" - foods consisting high levels of sugars and fats - is a major cause of this epidemic.read more »

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Migrants Battling Exposure As Freezing Temperatures Grip Europe

12 Jan 13:05 | World

Sounding the alarm over the situation of thousands of migrants, asylum seekers and others enduring extreme cold conditions across Europe and Eastern Mediterranean, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) has appealed for immediate action to save them from freezing to death.read more »

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Dramatic Uptick In Percent Of Employers Providing Paid Holiday On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

12 Jan 11:10 | Business

This year, over two in five American employers (43 percent) will provide a paid day off for Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, a notable increase from the previous all-time high of 37 percent recorded in each of the past two years. read more »

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World Bank Sees 'Moderate' Pick Up For Global Economy In 2017 Despite Weak Investment

12 Jan 09:02 | World

Global economic growth is forecast to accelerate moderately to 2.7 per cent in 2017 after a post-crisis low last year, the World Bank said.read more »

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What Kind Of Selfie Taker Are You?

11 Jan 17:17 | SciTech

New research says taking and posting pictures of yourself doesn't necessarily mean you're a narcissist. People also take selfies to engage in conversations and chronicle their lives.read more »

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Study Reveals Best U.S. States For Lovers

11 Jan 15:10 | U.S. News

Is Virginia really for lovers? Other states may have something to say about that.read more »

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Air Pollution And Lack Of Physical Activity Pose Competing Threats To Children In China

11 Jan 13:13 | World

Children and adolescents in mainland China are facing two serious and conflicting public health threats: ongoing exposure to air pollution and an increasingly sedentary lifestyle with little regular physical activity outside school.read more »

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Close To Half Of Adults And One Quarter Of Kids In The US Regularly Consume Artificial Sweeteners

11 Jan 11:23 | U.S. News

Low-calorie sweeteners (LCSs) are often used in place of added sugars such as sucrose and high-fructose corn syrup in food and beverage products. While these artificial sweeteners offer less calories, their effects on weight management and long-term health are still under investigation. read more »

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OPEC Output Slumps In December

11 Jan 09:05 | World

Oil production from the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) slumped 280,000 barrels per day (b/d) in December, due to hefty falls in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia, a month before the group's pledge to rein in production.read more »

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New Framework Could Help Online Addicts Reduce Their Usage

10 Jan 17:11 | SciTech

A new model developed by researchers at Binghamton University, State University of New York could help online addicts realize that their usage is a problem and reduce it.read more »

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Children More Apt To Confess Misdeeds If They Think Parents Will React Positively

10 Jan 15:19 | SciTech

Even if they believe they could be punished, older kids are more likely than younger children to view confessing to a misdeed as the right thing to do.read more »

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High Rates Of PTSD And Other Mental Health Problems After Great East Japan Earthquake

10 Jan 13:20 | World

The devastating 2011 earthquake, tsunami, and resulting nuclear disaster in Japan had a high mental health impact -- with some effects persisting several years later, according to a comprehensive research review in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.read more »

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Short-Lived Greenhouse Gases Cause Centuries Of Sea-Level Rise

10 Jan 11:27 | World

Even if there comes a day when the world completely stops emitting greenhouse gases into the atmosphere, coastal regions and island nations will continue to experience rising sea levels for centuries afterward, according to a new study by researchers at MIT and Simon Fraser University.read more »

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U2 Announces The Joshua Tree Tour 2017

10 Jan 10:12 | U.S. News

Live Nation has announced that U2 will return to select stadiums this year with U2: The Joshua Tree Tour 2017, in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the band's classic album. read more »

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Thousands Of Afghan Children Dying Of Hunger Amid 'Unprecedented' Displacement

10 Jan 09:08 | World

Despite attempts to increase food aid in Afghanistan, children bear the brunt of the country’s nutritional crisis, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported, warning that the ongoing fighting has also led to record number of children at risk of abuse and exploitation.read more »

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Personality Differences Affect How We Use Email And What We Find Stressful

9 Jan 17:11 | SciTech

A new study shows that while many of us cannot do our job without email, it can stress us out - and that personality differences affect how we use email and what we find stressful.read more »

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US Removal Of Textbook With 'Distorted' Depiction Of Slavery Applauded

9 Jan 15:06 | U.S. News

A team of human rights experts is supporting a recent decision by a United States school district in Connecticut to remove offensive and inaccurate historical information about slavery from its classrooms.read more »

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New Personality Model Sets Up How We See Ourselves

9 Jan 13:23 | World

A new model for identifying personality traits may help organizations save money by improving the hiring process and with evaluating employee performance.read more »

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Large-Scale Tornado Outbreaks Increasing In Frequency, Study Finds

9 Jan 11:10 | U.S. News

The frequency of large-scale tornado outbreaks is increasing in the United States, particularly when it comes to the most extreme events, according to research recently published.read more »

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2016 Deadliest Year Ever For Migrants Crossing Mediterranean

9 Jan 09:03 | World

More migrants were killed crossing the Mediterranean Sea to Europe in 2016 than ever before, according to the United Nations migration agency in the region.read more »

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