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Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay

Study: Better fluoridated water access leads to less tooth decay

Health
June 14 (UPI) -- U.S. children and adolescents with greater access to fluoridated drinking water are less likely to experience dental decay, according to a new analysis of data. Researchers from North Carolina, Maryland and the U.S. Census Bureau studied information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 's Water Fluoridation Reporting System and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys from 1999-2004 and 2011-2014. Their findings were published Thursday in the Journal of Dental Research. The research included 7,000 children aged 2-8 and 12,604 older children and adults. "This study confirms previously reported findings and provides additional evidence in support of water fluoridation as a core public health intervention promoting oral health," said Maria Ryan, ...
Access to institutional finance, ECB will attract more investments: NHB

Access to institutional finance, ECB will attract more investments: NHB

Finance
NEW DELHI: Easy access to institutional financing, and higher limit on external commercial borrowings (ECB) will attract more investments and ensure sustained growth of affordable housing in India, National Housing Bank (NHB) CEO Sriram Kalyanaraman said. The foreign direct investment (FDI) and foreign institutional investors (FIIs) will play a key role in boosting supply of houses and infra projects in urban areas, he said at an Assocham event here. "On the other hand, long-term financing at lower rates will reduce costs of construction for developers allowing them to pass on benefits to consumers. "Also, in India there is a need to develop a secondary mortgage market either in the form of RMBS (Reverse Mortgage Backed Securities) or Covered Bonds. Simplification of external commercial bo...
More than 1 million people sign up for early access to Robinhood's new crypto trading service

More than 1 million people sign up for early access to Robinhood's new crypto trading service

Finance
In the latest sign of tremendous interest in cryptocurrencies, more than 1 million people have joined the waitlist for Robinhood Crypto in just four days. No-fee stock trading app Robinhood announced Thursday it was rolling out commission-free trading in digital currencies bitcoin and ethereum beginning in February. Although the service will initially only be available in just five states, within one day after that announcement hundreds of thousands of people had indicated they wanted to be notified about "early access" to cryptocurrency trading. Around 1 p.m., ET, Monday, that number had more than doubled to 1 million. If all those sign-ups become Robinhood Crypto customers, that will mark an increase of more than 30 percent to the company's overall user base of more than 3 million. "Desp...
FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

FBI failed to access 7,000 encrypted mobile devices

Technology
Agents at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have been unable to extract data from nearly 7,000 mobile devices they have tried to access, the agency's director has said.Christopher Wray said encryption on devices was "a huge, huge problem" for FBI investigations.The agency had failed to access more than half of the devices it targeted in an 11-month period, he said.One cyber-security expert said such encryption was now a "fact of life".Many smartphones encrypt their contents when locked, as standard - a security feature that often prevents even the phones' manufacturers from accessing data.Such encryption is different to end-to-end encryption, which prevents interception of communications on a large scale.Cyber-security expert Prof Alan Woodward at the University of Surrey said d...