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Study: Neighborhood conditions linked to risk for weight change, study says

Study: Neighborhood conditions linked to risk for weight change, study says

Health
Feb. 5 (UPI) -- Older adults living in neighborhoods with declining socioeconomic status have increased risk for excessive changes in weight -- gains or losses -- with the opposite seen in stable or improving areas, according to a study published Friday by JAMA Network Open. Older adults living in neighborhoods with worse socioeconomic status have a higher risk for excessive weight gain, as well as a higher risk for excessive weight loss, the data showed. Advertisement The findings highlight "the potential role of neighborhood environment in weight-related health outcomes," the researchers said. Although the study does not establish a "causal relationship," it suggests that people living in impoverished areas may not be able to maintain a healthy, nutritious diet. "Our findings showed th...
EU clears Google’s purchase of Fitbit, with conditions

EU clears Google’s purchase of Fitbit, with conditions

Technology
EU regulators cleared Google’s plan to buy fitness tracking device maker Fitbit after the company promised to silo off user data and not use it for advertisingBy KELVIN CHAN AP Business WriterDecember 17, 2020, 8:49 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleLONDON -- The European Union on Thursday approved Google’s plan to buy fitness gadget maker Fitbit for $ 2.1 billion after it promised to restrict user data and ensure Android phones work with other wearable devices for at least 10 years.Human rights and consumer groups, which had called on authorities to block the deal over privacy and antitrust concerns, were unhappy with the decision. The deal also attracted scrutiny in Australia, where competition regulators are mulling a similar offer from Google.The ...
‘Conditions not met for Brexit deal’: UK and EU put trade talks on hold

‘Conditions not met for Brexit deal’: UK and EU put trade talks on hold

Business
Brexit trade talks between the UK and the EU have been put on hold after the two sides said "conditions for an agreement are not met".The bloc's chief negotiator Michel Barnier said he and Downing Street's David Frost had agreed to "pause" their discussions on a deal while they brief their principals on the state of play of the negotiations. In a joint statement, Lord Frost and Mr Barnier said European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson would "discuss the state of play" on Saturday afternoon. Image: Britain's chief Brexit negotiator David Frost released a joint statement with his EU counterpart It comes after a week of intense negotiations in London, with late night sessions fuelled by ...
Report: Rohingya still live in repressive, ‘apartheid’ conditions in Myanmar

Report: Rohingya still live in repressive, ‘apartheid’ conditions in Myanmar

World
Oct. 8 (UPI) -- Myanmar continues to keep some 130,000 members of the Rohingya ethnic minority in squalid, open-air detention camps, an act Human Rights Watch called "crimes against humanity of persecution and apartheid" in a report released on Thursday. The New York-based international human rights organization documented the conditions in 24 camps and camp-like settings in the report, "An Open Prison without End," and called on the Myanmar government to end the laws and restrictions that keep Rohingya in conditions that are "unlivable." Advertisement "This is a system of detention that the government has historically constructed and maintained for eight years to impose on the Rohingya restrictions designed to make their lives unlivable," said Shayna Bauchner, Asia researcher at Human Ri...
CDC: 75% of youths who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions

CDC: 75% of youths who died from COVID-19 had underlying health conditions

Health
Sept. 15 (UPI) -- Three out of four young people who died from COVID-19 in the United States had underlying health conditions, according to data released Tuesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The analysis of the 121 Americans age 21 and younger who died from the virus between Feb. 12 and July 31 also revealed that 70% were aged 10 to 20 years, the agency said. Advertisement The remainder, 20%, were children aged 1 to 9, and infants 1 year old and younger, 10%. Among the young people who died from the virus, 45% were Hispanic American, 29% were Black American and 4% were American Indians or Alaska Natives, according to the CDC. "Adolescents and young adults, Hispanic, Black, and American Indian or Alaska Native persons and persons with underlying medical conditions ar...