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Jay Park finds re-inspiration to keep going through world tour

Jay Park finds re-inspiration to keep going through world tour

Entertainment
Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A few months shy of the first anniversary of his English-language EP under the entertainment agency Roc Nation, Korean-American singer and rapper Jay Park unexpectedly announced via Twitter he would retire in a few years. Fans were puzzled, but the stir calmed down a bit a month later when he announced his first world tour, Sexy 4eva. After more than a decade active in South Korea, Park would embark on his first solo tour throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Through several interviews and tweets, Park expressed unease about the tour before hitting the road. "I was worried. Some people tour every year. Me, I don't do that. I've only toured with AOMG," the 32-year-old Seattleite told UPI in a phone interview after finishing rehearsals for his sold-out New Yo...
Apple Watch may be useful in diagnosis of AFib, study finds

Apple Watch may be useful in diagnosis of AFib, study finds

Health
Nov. 15 (UPI) -- Smartwatches may be the latest tech craze, but they could also be useful in monitoring heart health, according to a new study analyzing user data collected by the devices with significant accuracy. Stanford University researchers report in the study, published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine, that more third of Apple Watch users were identified as having atrial fibrillation, or AFib, based on data collected by the device. The researchers assessed the ability of a watch-based irregular pulse notification app to identify possible atrial fibrillation in more than 400,000 users. Although just 2,100 of participants received notifications of irregular pulse, 34 percent of them were found to have AFib, as confirmed by subsequent electrocardiogram tests. Overall...
Survey finds gain in endangered red squirrel population

Survey finds gain in endangered red squirrel population

Technology
Wildlife officials say an endangered squirrel subspecies in southeastern Arizona is fighting its way back after much of its mountain habitat was burned by a 2017 wildfireByThe Associated PressNovember 16, 2019, 5:17 AM1 min read Wildlife officials say an endangered squirrel subspecies in southeastern Arizona is fighting its way back after much of its mountain habitat was burned by a 2017 wildfire. The Arizona Game and Fish Department says the Mount Graham red squirrel’s population is stabilizing, with a 4% increase recorded in September during an annual survey that produced an estimate of 78 squirrels, up from 75 in 2018. According to the department, the population peaked at about 550 in the late 1990s. Before the 2017 wildfire, the population ranged between 200 and 300. Terrestrial wildli
New study finds genetic link to some SIDS cases

New study finds genetic link to some SIDS cases

Health
Oct. 11 (UPI) -- A genetic anomaly may be responsible for some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which kills more than 3,000 toddlers annually, according to a study released Friday. The study by University of Washington researchers, published in Nature Communications, examined the impact of mitochondrial tri-functional protein deficiency, a possibly fatal cardiac metabolic disorder caused by a genetic mutation in the gene HADHA. Researchers said babies with the genetic anomaly can't metabolize the lipids found in milk, and die suddenly of cardiac arrest when they are a few months old. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says about 3,500 babies in the United States die suddenly and unexpectedly each year. Sudden unexpected infant deaths include SIDS, accidental suffocation...