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Weight loss surgery in teen years may improve diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Weight loss surgery in teen years may improve diabetes, blood pressure outcomes

Health
May 16 (UPI) -- Gastric bypass surgery is producing good, sustained health outcomes for adults, but in some ways isn't working as well for teens, a new study says. After having weight loss surgery, a group of teens with obesity lost 26 percent of their body weight, while the adults with obesity lost 29 percent of their weight, according to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine. The study was also funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Kidney Diseases. "Obesity increases the risk for type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases, and these conditions can be more difficult to manage in young people," Mary Evans, program director of Division of Digestive Diseases and Nutrition at NDDK and study author, said in a news release. The surgery, however, does come with c...
Jennifer Hudson QUITS The Voice after three years: ‘It wasn’t an easy decision’

Jennifer Hudson QUITS The Voice after three years: ‘It wasn’t an easy decision’

Entertainment
The singer, 37, was offered a big-money deal to return to the panel but has said she is too busy.An insider told us: “Jennifer has absolutely loved her time on The Voice but she’s decided not to return.“It wasn’t an easy decision. She would love to continue doing the show. But she has a lot on and something had to give. “She quit the American version last year and now she’s had to walk away from the UK series too.”Being a coach on The Voice has made Jennifer one of TV’s most popular stars. FAME: Being a coach on The Voice has made Jennifer one of TV’s most popular stars. (Pic: Getty) But last month she admitted her future on the show was in doubt.The star is a mum to son David, nine, and has a string of music and film projects on the go. She said: “This year has been challenging. I
Neutron star collision 4.6 billion years ago sent gold, platinum to Earth

Neutron star collision 4.6 billion years ago sent gold, platinum to Earth

Science
May 3 (UPI) -- Two neutron stars collided 4.6 billion years ago near the Earth's solar system, sending the planet some fraction of its most precious metals, a new study says. The cosmic episode provided Earth with about 0.3 percent of its gold, platinum and uranium, according to research published Wednesday in Nature. "This means that in each of us we would find an eyelash worth of these elements, mostly in the form of iodine, which is essential to life," Imre Bartos, a researcher at the University of Florida and study author, said in a news release. "A wedding ring, which expresses a deep human connection, is also a connection to our cosmic past predating humanity and the formation of Earth itself, with about 10 milligrams of it likely having formed 4.6 billion years ago." To come up wi...
Human impact on drought dates back 100 years, NASA study says

Human impact on drought dates back 100 years, NASA study says

Science
May 2 (UPI) -- The human impact on today's environment may have been happening a lot earlier than some people think. Humans have been creating atmospheric particles and greenhouse gases that contributed to worldwide droughts since the early 20th century, according to a study published Wednesday in Nature. The researchers measured soil moisture using a Palmer Drought Severity Index and drought atlas calculated by tree rings. The atlases could estimate when and where droughts occurred. "If you look at the fingerprint, you can say, 'Is it getting dry in the areas it should be getting drier? Is it getting wetter in the areas it should be getting wetter?'" said Kate Marvel, an associate research scientist at Columbia University and study lead author, in a news release. "It's climate detective...
Future of 1p and 2p coins secured ‘for years to come’

Future of 1p and 2p coins secured ‘for years to come’

Business
The UK Treasury has reprieved 1p and 2p coins, saying they will continue to be used "for years to come".The copper coins were theoretically under threat when Chancellor Philip Hammond consulted on the current mix of coins and banknotes in circulation.The chancellor has now said he wants people to "have a choice" over how they spend their money.He has also set up a group to oversee the cash system, ensuring everyone can get hold of their money in cash.The Treasury has estimated that 2.2 million people in the UK are reliant on cash, particularly the elderly, vulnerable, and those living in rural areas. An independent review of cash published in March suggested that banknotes and coins were a necessity for eight million people.Why were these coins under thre...