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Sleep In Saturday, Harder To Awake

DALLAS (UPI) — People who sleep in on Saturday do not catch up on sleep lost during the week — it makes them sleepier Monday morning, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Gregory Carter, a sleep medicine specialist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said the daily, or circadian, cycles guide the […]

When You Eat May Make All The Difference

JERUSALEM (UPI) — When you eat, not what you eat may make all the difference for those who want to watch their weight, researchers in Israel say. Professor Oren Froy, Professor Zecharia Madar, research student Yoni Genzer and research fellow Dr. Hadas Sherman with the Institute of Biochemistry, Food Science and Nutrition at the Hebrew […]

Study: Rural U.S. More Likely To Be Obese

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (UPI) — U.S. researchers say Americans living in rural areas are more likely to be obese than those living in urban areas. Christie Befort of the University of Kansas Medical Center said there might be two significant reasons why rural residents are more likely to be overweight — cultural diet and physical […]

U.S. Kids Consume Too Much Salt

ATLANTA (UPI) — U.S. children eat nearly as much salt in their diet as adults — an average of 3,387 milligrams a day — more than double than they should, officials say. Nancy Brown, chief executive officer of the American Heart Association, said it’s recommended children eat 1,500 milligrams a day. The study, published in […]

Aspirin May Help Men With Prostate Cancer

DALLAS (UPI) — Men treated for prostate cancer — either with surgery or radiation — could benefit from taking aspirin regularly, U.S. researchers suggest. First author Dr. Kevin Choe of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said preclinical studies showed aspirin and other anti-coagulation medications — warfarin, clopidogrel, enoxaparin, and/or aspirin — […]

Healthy Food Makes People Better Looking

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — Foods that make a person healthier also make them better looking, a U.S. food expert says. “Vitamin C rich foods, especially strawberries, can help keep your skin glowing and bright. Vitamin C is an important building block for collagen, which supports the underlying structure of your skin. Just 1 cup […]

Believers In Luck = Unhealthier Lifestyle

MELBOURNE, (UPI) –  People who have a greater faith in luck or fate are more likely to live an unhealthy lifestyle, Australian researchers say. Professor Deborah Cobb-Clark, director of the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research, also found people who said they believed their life can be changed by their own actions ate […]

Study Gives Pre-Wedding Doubts Weight

LOS ANGELES, (UPI) –  If a woman has doubts before her wedding, her misgivings can be a warning sign of trouble ahead, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Justin Lavner, a doctoral candidate in psychology, and Thomas Bradbury, a psychology professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, said pre-wedding uncertainty — especially among women — […]

Health Insurance Premiums For Family $15,745

MENLO PARK, Calif., (UPI) –  Annual premiums for U.S. employer-sponsored family health coverage averaged $15,745 this year, up 4 percent from last year, a survey indicates. The Kaiser Family Foundation/Health Research & Educational Trust Employer Health Benefits Survey found employees, on average, paid $4,316 toward the cost of their coverage. However, premiums for worker-only health […]

Health Officials Respond Using Twitter

WASHINGTON, (UPI) –  U.S. health officials say a free new Web-based application — MappyHealth — can track local health concerns using Twitter. Nicole Lurie, assistant secretary for preparedness and response and a rear admiral in the U.S. Public Health Service, said local public health officials could use MappyHealth to respond quickly during an outbreak or […]

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