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Business

Home price increases slowed for the first time in months in April, says S&P Case-Shiller

People walk into a house for sale in Floral Park, Nassau County, New York. Wang Ying | Xinhua News Agency | Getty Images Home price increases slowed ever so slightly in April, but it is the first potential sign of a cooling in prices. Prices rose 20.4% nationally in April compared with the same month […]

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Pets

Hawaii pet-boarders fill up as travel increases

MAPUNAPUNA, Hawaii (KHON2) — Those who are planning a family vacation may have a “ruff” time finding a place to board their furry friend. Travel is picking up and more folks are dropping their pets off. Download the free KHON2 app for iOS or Android to stay informed on the latest news Furever Friends Stay […]

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Health

Warning: The ‘widely used’ mineral supplement that increases the risk of a heart attack

Many Britons take dietary supplements to top up their daily intake of vitamins and minerals. While this may seem benign, you should be able to get all the nourishment you need via your diet. In fact, taking dietary supplements may not only prove superfluous – it may also prove harmful. These studies were randomised, placebo […]

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Finance

Nationwide increases interest rate to 5% on key account – ‘highly competitive!’

Nationwide is a popular building society, and draws in hundreds of thousands of savers each year. As many banks and building societies step up their offers, Nationwide is doing the same with a particularly enticing interest rate. Today, it is increasing the introductory credit interest rate on its FlexDirect account to a market-leading five percent. […]

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World

Number of children injured in Ukraine due to Russian aggression increases

In Ukraine, as a result of full-scale armed aggression by the Russian Federation, 323 children were killed and 586 were injured. This was reported on Telegram by the Office of the Prosecutor General with reference to the data of juvenile prosecutors, Ukrinform saw. “More than 909 children were injured in Ukraine as a result of […]

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Finance

Nationwide increases savings rate and launches two new ‘competitive’ accounts

Just this week, Nationwide came third in Moneyfacts Personal Finance Provider of the Year category for 2022. Debbie Crosbie, Chief Executive of Nationwide Building Society said she hoped the changes would encourage people to save. She said: We’ve worked hard to give existing savers even more reason to put money away at this time, and […]

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UK

Boris faces ex-pat fury and punishment if they are denied pension increases

Campaigners say around half a million pensioners miss out on annual increases to their pensions because they live in countries where there is no reciprocal deal with the UK. The vast majority of people with “frozen” are understood to live in Commonwealth countries and there is deep concern that inflation and healthcare costs are pushing […]

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US

Massachusetts increases lifeguards on duty at state beaches, swimming areas

BOSTON – Massachusetts will be increasing lifeguard hours in nearly 30 swimming areas across the state beginning Saturday. After last summer’s spike in drownings and lifeguard hiring incentives offered earlier this year, the state said lifeguards will be on duty from 10:15 a.m. to 5:45 a.m. either five or seven days a week, depending on […]

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Health

High blood pressure symptoms: The smelly sign that can indicate hypertension ‘increases’

A study by academics from the US and China found that individuals with “self-reported altered taste and smell perception” had “larger increases in blood pressure independent of known risk factors.” As part of their investigation the blood pressure of more than 5,000 adults was documented once in 2012 and again in 2014. At the same […]

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Health

Dementia: Heart disease increases risk of degenerative condition says study

Dementia is one of the health community’s most significant foes. Despite years of research and development, there is as yet no sign of a cure and very few effective treatments. On top of this there is the secondary issues of an expected rise in patient numbers. Studies suggest one in three people born today will […]