Category Archives: Something Special

Study Shows Personality Changes From Adolescence to Old Age

Longest personality study ever shows differences in numerous categories

Researchers in the United Kingdom have found that peoples’ personality traits change over long periods of time, much like their physical appearance. The study, published in Psychology and Aging, is the longest personality study of all time. “Personality” can be … Continue reading

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Low-Dose Aspirin Lowers Cancer Mortality

A new study shows the pain reliever may decrease cancer deaths by up to 31 percent

A new study shows that taking low-dose aspirin regularly may reduce the risk of dying from colorectal cancer by up to 31 percent. The study also found that people who took aspirin on a regular basis had a significantly lower … Continue reading

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FTC Finds Widespread Noncompliance with Funeral Rule

A two-year investigation shows nearly one in four funeral homes fails to comply

On February 15, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission released the results of a series of investigations into funeral industry practices during 2015 and 2016. The report details the widespread failure of funeral homes in many parts of the United States … Continue reading

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Study Finds Sticker Shock with Newspaper Obituary Prices

More families are avoiding high newspaper obituary costs

If a close loved one died, would you buy space for an obituary in your local newspaper? A recent study found that 88 percent of respondents would. However, many of these same respondents were surprised to find out just how … Continue reading

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Canada’s Arbor Memorial Funeral Homes Caught Deceiving Consumers

An undercover investigation showed widespread upselling and other deceptive practices

A recent investigation by CBC/Radio Canada revealed some interesting practices at funeral homes run by Canada’s largest provider of funeral and cemetery services, Arbor Memorial, Inc. CBC’s Marketplace joined the Toronto Star in the investigation, which looked at six Arbor … Continue reading

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Patients with Cystic Fibrosis Survive Longer in Canada than in the U.S.

New research reveals startling survival gap between Canadians and Americans with genetic disease, raises questions about how to improve care

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine and reported by Fox News shows that Canadians with cystic fibrosis live up to 10 years longer than Americans who have the same illness. The study, funded by the United States Cystic … Continue reading

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