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Caregivers Of U.S. Military Wounded Uncared For

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — The needs of military caregivers — family members, friends, or acquaintances who provide care and assistance for, or manage the care of, current or former military service members — are ignored and unmet. A report by the Rand Corp. said: “Although significant attention has been paid to servicemembers and veterans […]

Why Are U.S. Schools Failing To Reduce Bullying?

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Schools that conduct limited programs to reduce bullying have had limited success, while more comprehensive programs have had some success but require enormous commitment and school resources. Overall, a new study suggests that efforts to reduce bullying in K-12 schools are not making the grade. Lead author Jaana Juvonen, a professor […]

High Levels Of A Stress Hormone Linked To Risk Taking In Those Who Stay Up Late

CHICAGO (UPI) — Night owls, people who stay up late at night, compared to early birds, people who wake up early in the morning, tend to be unmarried risk-takers. Study author Dario Maestripieri, a professor in comparative human development at the University of Chicago, said women who are night owls share the same high propensity […]

Simple Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attack In ER

Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden has found a simple test that accurately rules out a heart attack or the risk of heart attack for patients in the ER with chest pain. The blood test paired with a normal electrocardiogram of the heartbeat was 99 percent accurate in determining which patients could be safely sent home […]

Healthy Heart As A Young Adult May Increase Mental Sharpness In Mid-Life

Being heart healthy as a young adult may increase the odds of staying mentally sharp in mid-life. “It’s amazing that as a young adult, mildly elevated cardiovascular risks seem to matter for your brain health later in life,” study author Dr. Kristine Yaffe, a neuropsychiatrist, epidemiologist and professor at the University of California-San Francisco, said […]

Men Living Alone More Likely To Lose Battle With Skin Cancer

All things equal, single men living alone are more likely to lose their battle with skin cancer than their married and/or cohabiting counterparts — that according to a new study published in the Swedish Journal of Clinical Oncology. Researchers at Sweden’s Karolinska Institute compiled and analyzed all health statistics related to cutaneous malignant melanomas — […]

Forget ‘Strive For 5,’ Eat 7 Of More Servings Of Fruit And Vegetables A Day

LONDON (UPI) — Many countries recommend citizens “strive for five” servings of fruit and vegetables a day, but a study found people should be eating seven servings of produce a day — if not more. The study, published in the Journal of Epidemiology & Community Health, found fresh vegetables had the strongest protective effect, with […]

Roughly 1 Of 3 U.S. Children Kids Screened For Cholesterol Are High

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Roughly 1 of 3 U.S. children screened for high cholesterol between the ages of 9 and 11 has borderline or high cholesterol. Dr. Thomas Seery, a pediatric cardiologist at Texas Children’s Hospital and assistant professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues examined the medical records of 12,712 children who […]

Urban Gardeners May Be Unaware Of Soil Contaminants

BALTIMORE (UPI) — Urban gardens provide many health and environmental benefits, but a lack of knowledge about the soil used for planting could pose a health threat for both consumers and gardeners. Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health said urban soils might harbor contaminants such as lead, petroleum products, paint […]

Anti-Anxiety Meds And Sleeping Pills Linked To Increased Mortality Risk

In an expansive study, researchers at the University of Warwick, in England, have found a strong association between use of anxiolytic (anti-anxiety) drugs or hypnotic drugs (sleeping pills) and mortality. The researchers discovered the link after tracking the health records of 34,727 people for 7.5 years after they were first prescribed such drugs. When compared […]

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