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Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

Majority of over-65s would like more sex, survey finds

Health
Older people are often assumed to want amiable companionship in later life rather than passion-fuelled romance.But a survey of 2,002 older Britons suggests 52% of over-65s feel they do not have enough sex, and nearly a third are happy to have sex on a first date. It also found one in 10 over-75s have had multiple sexual partners since turning 65.The charity Independent Age said its survey showed age was "no barrier to having a sex life".'Sex is better when you're 80'The taboo of sex in care homes for older people'You should enjoy life' Dennis Allen, from Somerset, has not let age stand in the way of his and his wife's sex life. The 84-year-old married Pauline, 85, his fourth wife, in 2004. He said the pair were on average sexually active twice a week."If you're up for it, you should enjoy ...
3D survey details dangerous megathrust fault off Costa Rican coast

3D survey details dangerous megathrust fault off Costa Rican coast

Science
Feb. 12 (UPI) -- Scientists have a better understanding of the dynamics of a dangerous megafault off the coast of Costa Rica, thanks to a new survey by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz.The survey yielded detailed 3D images of the Costa Rican subduction zone, where the Cocos plate sinks and slides under the Caribbean plate.Unlike similar megathrust faults, the Costa Rican fault features unusual earthquakes, patchy in their distribution. The ruptures rarely spread to shallow depths. Scientists believe the fault's odd behavior is explained by its varied textures -- corrugated patterns created by subduction activity."Our new imagery shows large variability in the conditions along the megathrust, which may be linked to a number of earthquake phenomena we observe in the re...
Survey of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans finds half affected by suicide

Survey of Iraq, Afghanistan veterans finds half affected by suicide

Business
Oct. 28 (UPI) -- A new study from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America revealed more than half say know know a fellow post-9/11 service member who committed suicide.The nonpartisan veteran organization had more than 4,300 IAVA veteran members participate in the study, a collaboration with George Mason University and Threespot Media. The findings were presented Thursday to Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin during a meeting with other veteran service organizations on Capitol Hill.While the survey is not representative of all veterans, it provides a glimpse into the challenges facing veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, ranging from employment opportunities to reforming the Department of Veteran Affairs. Suicide was the most pressing issue in the survey.IAVA found that...
Texas energy sector okay after Harvey, Fed survey finds

Texas energy sector okay after Harvey, Fed survey finds

Business
Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Respondents to a survey from the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas said Hurricane Harvey should have only a modest, but lingering, impact on the energy sector.Hurricane Harvey hit the southern coast of Texas and the largest density of refineries on the southern Gulf Coast in late August. By now, all of the refineries are back in service, though eight are still operating at reduced capacity. Around 15 percent of total U.S. refining capacity was impacted by the storm at the peak.About half of the respondents from 143 energy companies to a survey from the Dallas Fed said they expected minor impacts on their business activity from Harvey."Respondents reported widespread but generally limited impacts on their operations due to Hurricane Harvey, and most believe these effects will...