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Even the wealthy might not have enough saved for retirement

Even the wealthy might not have enough saved for retirement

Finance
We all know that low- and middle-income workers generally don't have enough saved for retirement. Richer folks, it turns out, might be in the same boat. That's the takeaway from a new study by economists at the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at the New School for Social Research. "We always knew the bottom and the top were different and that they were growing apart," said Teresa Ghilarducci, an economics professor at the New School for Social Research and a co-author of the report. "But we were surprised that our retirement system create...
Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds

Even one drink a day increases stroke risk, study finds

Health
Even light-to-moderate drinking increases blood pressure and the chances of having a stroke, according to a large genetic study in The Lancet, countering previous claims that one or two drinks a day could be protective.The UK and Chinese researchers followed 500,000 Chinese people for 10 years.They say the findings are relevant to all populations and the best evidence yet on the direct effects of alcohol. Experts said people should limit their alcohol consumption.It is already known that heavy drinking is harmful to health and increases stroke risk - but some studies have suggested drinking small amounts can be good for the health, while others indicate there is no safe level of alcohol consumption.What did the research find?The researchers, from the Univ...
New Zealand 'will give gunman nothing – not even his name', PM vows

New Zealand 'will give gunman nothing – not even his name', PM vows

World
New Zealand's prime minister has promised to deny the mosque terror attacker notoriety, saying she will never refer to him by name.Jacinda Ardern was speaking as parliament met for the first time since 50 people were killed in Christchurch on Friday. "He sought many things from his act of terror, but one was notoriety - and that is why you will never hear me mention his name", said Miss Ardern."We in New Zealand will give him nothing - not even his name," she added. Image: A banner of defiance lies among the flowers in the city's botanical gardens Image: A St John Ambulance member comforts a woman outside the al Noor mosque There are concerns that the suspect - believed to be behind a lengthy "manifesto" pu...
Even short-lived insects become elderly

Even short-lived insects become elderly

Science
Jan. 14 (UPI) -- Even insects grow old before they die. Among mammals, birds, reptiles and even fish, the signs of aging are easily observed. The aging process is less visible among insects. But new research confirms even short-lived species, like field crickets, experience physical decline before they die. Scientists have previously observed aging among insects in the lab, but some researchers surmised their protection from the dangers of life in the wild allowed signs of senescence to surface. For the latest study -- published this week in the journal Evolution -- scientists observed field crickets in their natural environs, in the fields. Using more than 130 video cameras, researchers recorded and analyzed the movements and behaviors of several generations of field crickets over the co...
Skipping breakfast even once a week might increase risk of diabetes

Skipping breakfast even once a week might increase risk of diabetes

Health
Many people consider breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, and perhaps that's for good reason. Skipping it might increase your type 2 diabetes risk, according to a new review of several studies. After looking at a total of six studies involving over 96,000 people — 5,000 of whom had already been diagnosed with type 2 diabetes — German researchers found that skipping breakfast for just one day of the week was associated with a 6 percent higher risk of developing diabetes. However, the risk went up with each additional day, peaking at a 55 percent higher risk of diabetes after skipping breakfast for four to five days each week. Breakfast is meant to “break the fast” after a night of sleep, registered dietitian Dalina Soto told ABC News. When you eat b...