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One In Four Getting Divorced Is Over 50: As boomers begin swelling the ranks of 50- and 60-year-olds, they’re also driving up the typically-low divorce rate among older adults. The overall divorce rate in the United States has declined over the past two decades, but divorce among those 50 to 65 has spiked. As of 2009, the rate was 12.6 divorces per 1,000 marriages in that set-still low, but up from 6.9 divorces per 1,000 marriages in 1990. Historically we …
Should you be able to get a free statin pill for your cholesterol when you order that big, fat cheeseburger and fries at Mickey D’s or some other fast food joint? Absolutely, say British researchers. Statins are safe, cheap — why, the fast food giants could give them away free, like they do ketchup packets for your fries, to help protect customers’ heart health, they wrote. The British idea, presented in a paper last year from Imperial College London, surfaced again when …
Will the new cigarette labels stop you from smoking? The federal government unveiled nine graphic images that appear on all cigarette packs and ads as part of a powerful new warning strategy. What do you think? Are the new labels more “fear factor” than effective? Something else to consider: Smoking linked to more aggressive prostate cancer.