Tag: Americans

Americans Are Getting Heavier, But Not Taller

How is the United States faring when it comes to the fight against obesity? Not well, apparently, because new CDC data showed that Americans are still getting fatter while not getting taller.

Public Health December 23, 2018

Young Adults In America Are 'Lonelier' Than Elderly People And Social Media Could Be The Reason, Study Says

Health insurance company Cigna conducted a nationwide survey which found that young adults feel lonelier than older people. The survey also showed that half of the participants felt 'alone’ in general.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 1, 2018

Trump Organization Launching Affordable 'American Idea' Hotel Chain

The Trump Organization announced plans to launch a new 'American Idea' mid-market hotel chain with a patriotic theme. The first hotels will open in Mississippi, where Trump won by 18 percentage points in the presidential race.

Business Tech June 6, 2017

Nearly Half A Million US Doctors Could Not Be Wrong: Climate Change Harms Health

Nearly half a million U.S. doctors could not be wrong, as they warned that climate change causes more harm to public health. According to the Medical Society Consortium on Climate and Health, climate change is making Americans sicker.

Public Health March 16, 2017

Americans Having Less Sex Than They Used To: Is This A Bad Thing?

Is it bad when adult Americans are having less sex than they used to? A study says yes. In addition to sleeping habits and marital satisfaction, the nightly sexual behavior determines how an employee performs his work the following day.

Healthy Living/Wellness March 9, 2017

Half Of US Smartphone Users Don't Download New Apps: comScore Report

According to a new study from comScore, 49 percent of smartphone owners in the United States do not download even a single app each month.

Apps/Software September 17, 2016

31 Million Older Americans Do Not Exercise Enough: CDC

One in every four American adults aged 50 and above do not get enough exercise, a new CDC study suggests. Doing so puts them at risk of developing heart disease, diabetes and cancer, researchers said.

Healthy Living/Wellness September 17, 2016

First Americans Migrated By Coastal Route, Not Via Ice-Free Corridor

How did the first Americans migrate to North America? A prominent theory suggests that prehistoric humans used an ice-free corridor to travel. However, the findings of a new study may refute this theory.

Ancient August 10, 2016

13 Percent Of American Adults Smoke Marijuana: Study

A new Gallup poll revealed that one in every eight American adults currently uses marijuana, regardless of whether it is legal or not. The survey shows a strong shift in views regarding cannabis.

Public Health August 8, 2016

Vision Loss Is As Bad As Loss Of Hearing, Limb Or Speech For Many Americans

Many Americans consider vision loss equally bad as losing one's limb, hearing, memory or speech, a new survey revealed. The findings highlight the importance of support for eye health research.

Public Health August 5, 2016

For Black Americans, Stroke In Middle Age Is Deadlier Than For Whites: Study

Middle-aged Black Americans are more likely to die from stroke than their white counterparts, new research suggests. It's not because of difference in care, but because of higher stroke rates.

Public Health June 3, 2016

Number Of American Centenarians Up By 44 Percent

The number of centenarians or people who live up to 100 years old and above in the United States has been increasing, the CDC reported. At the same time, the causes of death for this age group have changed as well.

Life January 21, 2016

American Teeth Not Better Than British Teeth: Study

American teeth are not better than British teeth. In fact, the number of missing teeth is higher in people in the U.S. than those in the UK.

Life December 17, 2015

The Francis Effect: The Pope Influences Climate Change Views Of Americans

Pope Francis is shaping Americans' view of climate change, new research shows. The so-called 'Francis Effect' has led more people to view global warming as a major hazard to America and the whole world.

Earth/Environment November 7, 2015

Better Diets Prevented 1.1 Million Premature Deaths In The US, Study Finds: Do Americans Eat Healthier Now?

A new study reveals more than 1.1 million premature deaths in the United States have been prevented because of healthier diets. Researchers say, however, there is still room for improvement when it comes to the American diet.

Life November 3, 2015

Use Of Walking Aids Going Up For Elder Americans

The use of walking aids is on the rise amongst elderly Americans. The demand for walking aids is expected to double in the U.S. by 2050.

Life May 7, 2015

Bill Maher: 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle Is 'A Psychopath Patriot'

Audiences love 'American Sniper,' but serial offenders don't. First it was Michael Moore and then Seth Rogen. Now Bill Maher has had his say.

Movies/TV Shows January 24, 2015

Michael Moore & Seth Rogen Take Shots At 'American Sniper'

Michael Moore really seems to enjoy offending people. His latest example: saying that 'snipers aren't heroes' on the same weekend that 'American Sniper' dominates the box office.

Movies/TV Shows January 19, 2015

Do Americans Care About Their Privacy or Not? Well, It Depends, Reveals Pew Survey (It's Confusing)

A new survey reveals that 91 percent Americans feel that they do not have any control over the data gathering by companies. Nearly 37 percent people, however, feel that they do enough to ensure privacy.

Internet November 15, 2014

Which crime scares Americans the most? Poll says hacking

A new poll by Gallup found that Americans worry about hacking more than any other crime. For its annual crime poll, Gallup surveyed over 1,000 Americans across the U.S over the age of 18.

Internet Culture October 28, 2014

Good question: Why do we still celebrate Columbus Day?

Christopher Columbus was a murderous, conquering egomaniac whose biggest claim to fame is getting lost. So why do we celebrate him with a holiday, again?

Internet Culture October 13, 2014

Study finds a big portion of the world’s offline population lives in the U.S.

A new report sponsored in part by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckeberg’s found that the U.S. made the world’s most offline population list.

Internet Culture October 1, 2014

New study suggests that Americans don't trust scientists

A new study on the way certain occupations are perceived shows that Americans don't trust scientists because they lack warmth. Despite this, Americans still find scientists competent at their jobs.

Internet Culture September 30, 2014

America, we have a problem. Seniors owe $18 billion in student loans

The number of Americans aged 65 and older who still carry college debt is increasing. The amount of money they owe grew from $2.8 billion in 2005 to $18.2 billion in 2013.

Society September 11, 2014

Post 9/11: Americans feel less safe now than they did before 2001

According to a new poll, most registered voters feel less safe now than they did before the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. President Obama addressed his military plan regarding the extremists in Syria and Iraq on Wednesday night.

Internet Culture September 11, 2014

Statistics show majority of American adults are single

Statistics reveal that most of the American adult population is choosing to stay single. The trend suggests that single Americans can greatly influence economics, society and politics.

Internet Culture September 10, 2014

These are the U.S.'s most obese states

Six states saw in increase in rates of obesity last year, with most of the top ten obese states located in the south. Mississippi and West Virginia made history with obesity rates of 35.1 percent.

Internet Culture September 4, 2014

Two Americans contract Ebola in worst outbreak in history

Two Americans, Dr. Kent Brantly and Nancy Writebol, contracted Ebola in Liberia after treating patients with the disease. This oubreak is considered the worst outbreak in history with over 600 deaths since February.

Internet Culture July 29, 2014

Americans are the biggest doubters of climate change, survey shows

A new worldwide poll shows that Americans lead 19 other countries in doubting global warming.

Earth/Environment July 24, 2014

Climate change denial: Americans lead the world in skepticism

Americans are more skeptical than residents of any other nation about climate change - but we're not bad at recycling. Here is where the people of the world stand on issues affecting the environment.

Earth/Environment July 24, 2014

Ranking the best U.S. states to travel in this summer. Pacific Northwest, West Coast beat all

Using some interesting metrics, new study ranks the top states to travel in this summer and also points out the worst. Oregon led the way while Mississippi was rated the worst.

Arts & Culture July 7, 2014

Half of U.S. not feeling so hot as 50 percent suffer from at least one chronic condition

CDC study claims half of all adults in the U.S. have at least one chronic condition, such as diabetes, heart disease or obesity. It urges people to control risk factors as much as possible before conditions become chronic.

Life July 2, 2014

Scary! CDC warns 5 things kill two-thirds of Americans

How your life could end someday may just be right before your eyes, and you're doing nothing to prevent it from ever happening.

Life May 6, 2014

Americans think drones and wearables are scary. What else are they wary of?

Americans are definitely interested in futuristic technologies, but in some instances they are not.

FUTURE TECH April 21, 2014

Are Americans technophobes? They fear drones, robots and Google Glass, Pew report suggests

A new survey shows Americans both love - and fear - technology. What possible futures scare Americans the most?

Wearable Tech April 19, 2014

Fearing Tech: Americans report fear and love for tech innovation

Americans embrace many ideas straight out of science fiction but seem happy with the technological inventions available to them now, based on a new study. Eight in 10 think custom organ transplants will become reality within the next 50years, but only one in five think humans will ever control the weather.

Gadgets April 18, 2014

Americans snuggling up in front of the Internet and turning off their TVs

A new survey by Deloitte finds Americans are increasingly watching their shows on a mobile device and even when they are in front of the TV tend to be multitasking with some doing up to four additional task while supposedly watching the tube.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 27, 2014

DUMB 101: 1 in 4 Americans is ignorant that Earth revolves around the Sun

Americans support science, and even enjoy hearing about discoveries and advancements in the fields of science and technology. So, why do so many remain ignorant of basic scientific facts?

Animals February 16, 2014

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