The Daily Populous

Friday December 21st, 2018 day edition

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Guns are the second leading killer of U.S. kids, after car crashes, according to a new report published Wednesday.

The gun fatality rate for U.S. children is 36 times higher than the rate in other developed nations, according to the analysis.

“The rate in the United States was 36.5 times as high as the overall rate observed in 12 other high-income countries.”.

The executive editor of the New England Journal of Medicine, which published the analysis, said the United States is failing to protect children.

Cunningham and colleagues used a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention database called WONDER to analyze all causes of death of U.S. children.

Mortality rates for the 10 leading causes of death in children and adolescents in the United States.

“Firearm injury, the second leading cause of death, is only a minor contributor to childhood mortality in other developed countries.”. »

US Defence Secretary James Mattis announces resignation

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Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Defence Secretary James Mattis will leave the administration in February.

US Defence Secretary James Mattis is resigning, the latest in a string of senior US officials to do so.

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media caption "One bridge too far": Former US Defence Secretary William Cohen reacts to Mattis' resignation. »

There's a biological reason why some people get chills down their spine when they listen to music and others don't

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For some, listening to a certain track can send shivers down their spine, and goosebumps appear on their skin.

The researchers studied 20 students, half of which reported experiencing chills when listening to music.

They used Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) — MRI scans which map out the brain — to examine the differences between the two groups. »

The Faces of Margraten

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Former President John F. Kennedy once said, “The cost of freedom is always high, but Americans have always paid it.”.

Vonk added the “Adopt-A-Grave” program, which was founded in 1945 by Dutch citizens, currently has a waiting list of 300 Dutch wishing to adopt a grave or name in the Margraten cemetery.

The website also contains information for American soldiers buried in Belgium at the Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery as well as at Ardennes American Cemetery. »