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America: More diverse, less wealthy

Business News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:42am
The numbers seem to tell a pretty clear story. The typical American family is poorer than it was 25 years ago.

Kim Kardashian tweets and Twitter's boss listens

Business News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:20am
Kim Kardashian is known for glamour but she has another concern: grammar.

Osama bin Laden's compound

CNN World - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:06am
Categories: International News

Photos: Cheney and Bush on 9/11

CNN World - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:06am
Categories: International News

China eliminates all restrictions on gaming consoles

Business News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 10:06am
Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft will now be able to manufacture and sell video game consoles in China without any restrictions.

Survey Shows Americans' Views on Dental Hygiene Differ by Region

Lifestyles - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:44am
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(NewsUSA) - Does where you live impact your flossing and dental hygiene habits? A new national survey conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Academy of Periodontology (AAP) shows it does.

For instance, while more than a quarter of adults surveyed said they lied to their dentists about how often they floss their teeth, those who live in Atlanta (82 percent) are more likely to be honest about how often they floss. Could that be Southern manners at play?

Conversely, one in five, or 20 percent, of Chicagoans said they would rather sit in an hour of the city's notorious gridlock traffic than floss daily. In D.C., less than one in five participants, or 18 percent, said they would let a friend know if they had something in their teeth.

Other key survey findings by geographic region:

* Three in five (60 percent) of U.S. adults, including New Yorkers, who have a partner say their partner's oral health has an effect on their intimacy.

* Twenty percent of Houstonians guessed incorrectly when asked what a periodontist treat-ed versus a majority of those in other metro areas.

* Almost half of those in Los Angeles (45 percent) and Boston (44 percent) are more likely than those who live in Chicago or Houston to say a smile is the first thing they notice when meeting someone they are attracted to.

* 21 percent of Philadelphians would rather wait in a long check-out line than floss.

So, while the survey indicates oral health habits may differ from region to region, it also clearly shows that Americans do have one thing in common -- we all don't floss as frequently as we should.

While flossing should only take an extra minute or two each day, it would appear it's more than we're willing to give. There are more than 500 bacterial species that can be found in dental plaque, which brushing alone won't remove, so that should be incentive enough to get flossing.

Whatever the reason for our reluctance to floss, there are benefits to showing your teeth a little love, according to the AAP.

The most obvious is that flossing prevents plaque, and those 500 bacterial species, from building up below the gum line, causing swelling and eventually leading to periodontal disease. If left untreated, periodontal disease can lead to a host of oral health issues such as receding gums, tooth decay and tooth loss, and is even linked to other chronic diseases like diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

The good news is that periodontal disease is preventable by brushing at least twice a day, flossing once a day and receiving an annual comprehensive periodontal evaluation. If you are at risk for or have gum disease, a periodontist has the specialized training and expertise for the right treatment.

For more information, visit www.perio.org.

Jail escapee surrenders after 2 others killed

CNN World - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:16am
A third escapee has turned himself in after a brazen jailbreak last week in Trinidad and Tobago, authorities said.
Categories: International News

Female bomber kills 15 in Nigeria

CNN World - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:15am
A female bomber blew herself up Sunday in northeast Nigeria, killing at least 15 people and injuring 46 others, according to the head of the Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency.
Categories: International News

MLK, Titanic, cats: Top seven AP and Movietone videos

CNN World - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:14am
From the Titanic ship disaster to the report on Martin Luther King Jr's assassination, thank goodness there was film at a time when smart phones and HD quality cameras were unimaginable.
Categories: International News

China's market meddling could do more harm than good

Business News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:11am
When the bottom fell out of China's stock market last month, the government in Beijing used every trick in the book to stop its dramatic slide.

Who's fighting people-smuggling? U.S. releases rankings

CNN - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 9:11am
Cuba, Kenya and Saudi Arabia are doing better at fighting human trafficking. Egypt, Ghana and Bulgaria are doing worse.
Categories: National News

FDA approves new cholesterol lowering drug

Health - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:47am
Categories: Health

Teen sex rate lowest since the 1980s

Health - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:46am
Categories: Health

China's economy is getting sick. Will it infect America?

Business News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:46am
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Why ab workouts are a waste of time

Health - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:45am
You've been trying forever to get that elusive six-pack: the holy grail of fitness goals. None of the gizmos and doodads advertised online or on TV have worked, so you figure it's time to sign up for that 30-minute abs class at the gym.
Categories: Health

Blind athlete prepares to tackle NYC Triathlon

Health - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:43am
Categories: Health

Stocks: 5 things to know before the open

Business News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:41am
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Apple Watch coming to a Best Buy near you

Business News - Mon, 07/27/2015 - 8:32am
There's a new way to get the Apple Watch.

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