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1000’s of Kids harmed Detergent ‘Pods:’ Study

AP

AP

Accidental poisonings from squishy laundry detergent packets sometimes mistaken for toys or candy landed more than 700 U.S. children in the hospital in just two years, researchers report. Coma and seizures were among the most serious complications.
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Study: Smartphones damaging Sleep & Productivity

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Alamy

‘Smartphones are enormously valuable for helping people to fit work activity into times and places outside of the office,’ says Christopher Barnes, an assistant professor of management at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, who led the research, which will be published in the journal Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes later this year.

‘New research indicates the greater connectivity comes at a cost: using a smartphone to cram more work into a given evening results in less work done the next day,’ he says.
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AP

AP

A new study offers more compelling evidence that life expectancy for some U.S. women is actually falling, a disturbing trend that experts can’t explain.

The latest research found that women age 75 and younger are dying at higher rates than previous years in nearly half of the nation’s counties – many of them rural and in the South and West. Curiously, for men, life expectancy has held steady or improved in nearly all counties.
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White House wannabes take note: Contrary to the idea that being president speeds up aging, a study shows that many U.S. commanders in chief have actually lived longer than their peers.

Using life expectancy data for men the same age as presidents on their inauguration days, the study found that 23 of 34 presidents who died of natural causes lived several years longer than expected. View full article »

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Just about two months after Dr. Mehmet Oz reported he found potentially dangerous levels of arsenic in apple juice, Consumer Reports released the details of its own investigation, which found 10 percent of sampled fruit juices contain arsenic and lead levels exceeding the federal drinking-water standards.

Consumer Reports tested 88 samples of apple and grape juice from stores in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. Ten percent had arsenic levels more than the 10 parts per billion (ppb) limit and 25 percent had lead levels that exceeded the five ppb limit allowed for bottled water, as enforced by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. View full article »

DOES APPLE HAVE MORE CASH THAN THE U.S. GOV'T (GULP)

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Is it possible that a company could be in better financial shape than the American government? Well. . .DUH!  According to a report on Apple Insider, the Cupertino-based computer company is sitting on more than $75 billion in cash reserves while the US Treasury is claiming to have a mere $73.768 billion remaining in total operating cash. View full article »

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