Opinion  October 22, 2014
Potential for human superbugs in cow manure: study
Researchers say genes from a cowCow manure, commonly used to fertilize vegetable crops, contains a high number of genes that can fuel resistance to antibiotics, a US study out Tuesday found.These genes come from the cows' gut bacteria, and while none have yet been found in superbugs that are infecting humans, researchers said the potential is real.The research was done by scienti...  Full Story
For poor, America is 'land of less' this Thanksgiving
The United States celebrates its "land of plenty" Thanksgiving Day this week, but for the poor and most vulnerable, there is less food on the table after Congress cut aid.As Americans stock up on turkeys for Thursday's traditional Thanksgiving feast, food pantries and charities are bracing for higher demand after lawmakers slashed $5 billion from t...   Full Story
One-third of US marriages start online: study
More than one third of US marriages begin with online dating, and those couples may be slightly happier than couples who meet through other means, a US study out Monday found. Online dating has ballooned into a billion-dollar industry and the Internet "may be altering the dynamics and outcome of marriage itself," said the study by US researchers i...   Full Story
Private data revealed by Facebook 'likes': study
Those Facebook 'likes' can reveal a lot more than you think. Research released Monday shows patterns from these Facebook preferences can provide surprisingly accurate estimates of the user's race, age, IQ, sexuality and other personal information. The researchers developed an algorithm which uses Facebook likes -- which are publicly available unl...   Full Story
Study predicts US deficit cuts will slow growth
US economic growth will slow to 1.4 percent in 2013, partly as a result of austerity measures dividing Washington, according to a study by the Congressional Budget Office released Tuesday. The CBO projected that US gross domestic product will rise 1.4 percent this year, down from its estimate of 1.9 percent in 2012, which itself is slightly lower ...   Full Story
More housework, less sex for married men: study
The road to hell is paved with good intentions, as they say: the more housework married men do, the less sex they have, according to a new study published Wednesday. Husbands who spend more time doing traditionally female chores -- such as cooking, cleaning, and shopping -- reported having less sex than those who do more masculine tasks, said the ...   Full Story
Cats in US kill billions of birds, mammals: study
Domestic cats in the United States kill up to 3.7 billion birds and as many as 20.7 billion mice, voles and other small mammals each year, biologists estimated on Tuesday. Puss is probably the biggest human-induced killer of these species, outstripping better-known culprits such as habitat loss, agricultural chemicals or hunting, they said in a st...   Full Story
Binge drinking serious problem for US women: study
Binge drinking is an under-recognized problem for US women, nearly 14 million of whom engage in it about three times a month, downing about six drinks each time, says a study released Tuesday. The practice is most common among women aged 18 to 34 as well as high school students, whites, Hispanics and women with household incomes of $75,000 or more...   Full Story
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