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Study: Getting Up Early Could Help You Lose Weight

A study from Northwestern University says that early risers are more likely to lose weight because of exposure to morning sunlight. “If a person doesn’t get sufficient light at the appropriate time of day, it could de-synchronize your internal body clock, which is know to alter metabolism and can lead to weight gain,” said Dr. […]

An Ingredient In Chocolate May Help People Fight Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

BLACKSBURG, Va. (UPI) — Oligomeric procyanidins, contained in dark chocolate, may be the ingredient that helps keep weight down and helps prevent type 2 diabetes. Melanie R. Dorenkott, Laura E. Griffin, Katheryn M. Goodrich, Katherine A. Thompson-Witrick, Gabrielle Fundaro, Liyun Ye, Joseph R. Stevens, Mostafa Ali, Sean F. O’Keefe, Matthew W. Hulver and Andrew P. […]

Study Suggests Benefits Of Mammograms Often Overestimated, Harms Underestimated

BOSTON (UPI) — A review of international studies from 1960 to 2014 for the evidence on the mortality benefit and chief harms of mammography screening found women often are not aware of the harms associated with mammograms. Review co-authors Nancy Keating, of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Lydia Pace of […]

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 […]

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