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2014-10-16 12:26:28

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16, 2014 The nation's poverty rate was 15.5 percent in 2013, down from 16.0 percent in 2012, according to the supplemental poverty measure released today by the U.S. Census Bureau. The 2013 rate was higher than the official measure of 14.5 percent, but similarly declined from the corresponding rate in 2012. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141016/152571-INFO Meanwhile, 48.7 million were below the poverty line in 2013 according to the supplemental poverty measure, not...

After-school exercise program
2014-09-30 03:00:46

Diana Yates, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign A nine-month-long, randomized controlled trial involving 221 prepubescent children found that those who engaged in moderate-to-vigorous physical activity for at least 60 minutes a day after school saw substantial improvements in their ability to pay attention, avoid distraction and switch between cognitive tasks, researchers report in the journal Pediatrics. Half of the study subjects were randomly assigned to the after-school...

2014-09-16 12:25:20

WASHINGTON, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The U.S. Census Bureau announced today that in 2013, the poverty rate declined from the previous year for the first time since 2006, while there was no statistically significant change in either the number of people living in poverty or real median household income. In addition, the poverty rate for children under 18 declined from the previous year for the first time since 2000. The following results for the nation were compiled from...

red robin burgers
2014-07-31 04:58:45

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Red Robin Gourmet Burgers is home to one of the unhealthiest meals in America – a “Monster” sized A1 Peppercorn hamburger served with Bottomless Steak Fries and a Monster Salted Caramel Milkshake that boasts a total of 3,540 calories – according to advocacy group the Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI). According to the CSPI who released the “winners” of its 2014 Xtreme Eating Awards on Wednesday, the Red...

jogging for life
2014-07-29 05:55:57

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Running can significantly reduce a person’s risk of dying from cardiovascular disease, but you don’t have to be preparing for a marathon to see the benefits, according to a new study appearing in Monday’s edition of the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. While the US government and the World Health Organization (WHO) each recommend 75 minutes of vigorous-intensity activity each week, the study found that as...

sodium content still too high
2014-07-02 11:37:30

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Some chain restaurants have been working to reduce the amount of sodium in the foods they serve, but according to a new report from consumer advocacy group the Center For Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) – the average salt reduction by companies is barely significant. The report included an analysis of over 130 meals from 17 popular restaurant chains served between 2009 and 2013. It revealed that Subway cut its sodium by 27...

2014-05-23 23:10:36

Health Benefits Of Exercises And Physical Activities For Adults And Elderly, a new report on the website Vkool.com reveals positive effects of physical activity and exercise on physical and mental health. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 Health Benefits Of Exercises And Physical Activities For Adults And Elderly, a new report created by Steve Gerard on the site Vkool.com shows benefits of exercise on physical and mental health. In the first part of this report, people will discover...

Children Tend To Be More Active When Their Moms Are Too
2014-03-24 10:58:09

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Mothers raising a small child may want to stay active just to keep up with their toddler, but according to a new study in the journal Pediatrics active moms establish a dynamic lifestyle pattern for their children as well – a pattern that is often carried through to adulthood. Conducted by a team of British researchers, the new study equipped both children and mothers with activity monitors. The UK team found that youngsters are not...

2014-02-19 12:28:55

Advisory: Nutrition Facts 2.0 WASHINGTON, Feb. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from consumer groups, industry, and the designer of the original Nutrition Facts label will discuss how the label might be revised to help Americans select healthier diets. The discussion is hosted by the Center for Science in the Public Interest, the nonprofit nutrition and food safety advocacy group that lobbied for passage of the law requiring Nutrition Facts on packaged foods. Who:...

Cancer Death Risk Reduced In Men Who Exercise More
2014-01-27 05:02:54

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Regular physical activity could reduce the risk of death in male cancer patients by nearly half, according to research appearing in the latest edition of the Journal of Physical Activity & Health. As part of the study, researchers from the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School looked at data from 1,021 men with an average age of 71. Each of the men had previously been diagnosed with...


Word of the Day
conjunto
  • A style of popular dance music originating along the border between Texas and Mexico, characterized by the use of accordion, drums, and 12-string bass guitar and traditionally based on polka, waltz, and bolero rhythms.
The word 'conjunto' comes through Spanish, from Latin coniūnctus, past participle of coniungere, to join together; see conjoin