Daily Archives: July 15, 2006

Elderly Life Expectancy Linked to Daily Physical Activity

New medical research shows that elderly people can prolong their lives without vigorous exercise.  The study of people in their seventies and early eighties shows that consistent performance of usual daily activities such as stair climbing is associated with a much lower risk of death. “The message here is that for older adults, any movement is better than no movement, and that this can come from usual daily activities,” he said.

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Phoenix killings spark serial killer scare

People aren’t going out alone at night anymore. Co-workers are walking to their cars in pairs in the evenings. Parents aren’t letting their children out of their sight. Fear and paranoia have gripped this sprawling city amid reports that not one, but two serial killers have been striking separately in recent months, killing as many as 11 people at random on the darkened streets.

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Cost of Iraq to overtake Korea and Vietnam wars

THE Iraq war is set to overtake Korea and Vietnam as the second most expensive overseas military operation in US history, with spending expected to top the $500 billion mark by the end of the decade. According to a new report from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO), $291 billion (£109 billion) has been allocated for the war, the equivalent of $1,000 for every man, woman and child in the US.

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Uproar in Peru over transgenic drug

One of Peru’s top scientists finds herself a target of a criminal investigation, a professional ethics complaint and at the center of a global debate over food crops genetically engineered with human genes to produce drugs.

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