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Increased prostate cancer risk linked to higher dairy consumption

Increased prostate cancer risk linked to higher dairy consumption

Health
Oct. 21 (UPI) -- High consumption of dairy appears linked to higher prostate cancer risk, a new study said. Mayo Clinic researchers report in a new study, published Monday in the Journal of the American Osteopathic Association, that prior research has shown prostate cancer risk is higher in Western countries which rely on dairy as the main source of calcium compared to Asian countries. Instead of dairy products, Asian countries rely on higher amounts of plant-based foods, which have previously been associated with decreased prostate cancer risk, researchers say. The new study is the latest to suggest dairy consumption has an affect on cancer risk, following a call from a doctors group earlier this month to add warnings to cheese because of research suggesting it can increase breast cance...
Lockheed to study risk reduction, deliverability of redesigned nuclear warhead

Lockheed to study risk reduction, deliverability of redesigned nuclear warhead

Business
Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Lockheed Martin has received a $ 108.3 million contract from the U.S. Air Force for research on the Mk21A Reentry Vehicle for use with a redesigned nuclear warhead. The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, calls for risk reduction and technology maturation studies to offer a low-cost, low technical risk re-entry vehicle capable of delivering the W87-1 nuclear warhead using the Air Force's Ground Based Strategic Deterrent Weapon System. The re-entry vehicle components include a high velocity nose tip, high impulse transducer, fuse, electronic devices, and various shells and other external bodywork. The W-78 series is one of the oldest nuclear warheads in the U.S. nuclear arsenal, dating to 1979. A modification program, W87-1, began with feasibility stud...
UK economy facing ‘heightened risk of recession’

UK economy facing ‘heightened risk of recession’

Business
The UK's economy may have tipped into recession following a downturn in the dominant service sector, according to closely-watched figures.The IHS Markit/CPS purchasing managers' index for services fell to a six-month low of 49.5 in September. The 50 level divides growth from expansion.It suggests the economy shrank 0.1% in the three months to September, after a 0.2% fall in the previous quarter.Some experts urged caution, as official data last month eased recession fears.Combined with even weaker manufacturing and construction purchasing managers' indexes (PMI) earlier this week, September's all-sector PMI sank to 48.8 from 49.7. This was its lowest since the month after the referendum decision to leave the EU in June 2016, and before that 2009."Coming on...
Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders at greater risk of type 2 diabetes than whites at normal weights

Hawaiians, Pacific Islanders at greater risk of type 2 diabetes than whites at normal weights

Health
Sept. 19 (UPI) -- People from minority groups who are in a normal weight range still have a high risk for diabetes, new research shows. Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders at a normal body mass index are more than three times as likely to develop type 2 diabetes as white people with normal BMI, according to a study published Thursday in Diabetes Care. Overall, the group has an 18 percent risk of diabetes. "This study suggests that along with screening patients who are overweight and obese, minorities should probably be screened even if they have a normal BMI, particularly as they get older," Assiamira Ferrara, a senior research scientist at Kaiser Permanente and study senior author, said in a news release. The study analyzed nearly 5 million people who participated in the Patient Outcomes Re...
Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Report: Air Force calls diversion of funds for border wall a national security risk

Business
Sept. 13 (UPI) -- The U.S. Air Force, in a report revealed Friday, said the planned $ 3.6 billion diversion of military funds for a border wall is a risk of national security. The report, obtained by NBC News, outlines 51 military projects scheduled to lose funding, and their importance to national security. Contraction projects supporting the European Defense Initiative, which deters Russian aggression in Europe, is among the most notable. It cites that without properly constructed buildings, personnel and 12 F/A-22 fighter planes at Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany "will have no shelter facilities in case of enemy attack, making the assets vulnerable to destruction." Funding for airport upgrades in Germany, Luxembourg, Great Britain, Slovakia and Hungary have been cancelled because of t...