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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 […]

Black Men More Apt To Get Prostate Cancer

BETHESDA, Md., (UPI) —  Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer of U.S. men, but African-American men are more likely to get prostate cancer, researchers say. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute said for reasons still unknown, African-American men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men and they are twice […]

CDC: 35.7 Percent In U.S. Obese

HYATTSVILLE, Md.,  (UPI) —  Thirty-three percent of U.S. adults age 20 and older are overweight, 35.7 percent are obese and 6.3 percent are extremely obese, researchers say. Cheryl D. Fryar, Margaret D. Carroll and Cynthia L. Ogden of the Division of Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys at the National Center for Health Statistics, part of […]

West Nile On Track For Record Deaths

ATLANTA, (UPI) —  A total of 2,636 U.S. cases of West Nile virus were reported to the government — an increase of 35 percent since last week, health officials say. Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of the Division of Vector-Borne Diseases and at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic […]

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