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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 […]

Mild Asthma May Not Need Daily Medication

SAN FRANCISCO, (UPI) –  For two decades, millions with milder asthma inhaled steroid medicine daily to reduce inflammation, but U.S. researchers say it doesn’t help. The study, published in The Journal of the American Medical Association, found asthmatics who took low-dose medication as a daily routine did no better than those who turned to their […]

Mom’s Diet May Up Daughter’s Cancer Risk

ARLINGTON, Va., (UPI) –  A diet that raises estrogen levels during pregnancy may raise breast cancer risk in daughters, granddaughters and great-granddaughters, U.S. researchers say. Yue “Joseph” Wang of the Virginia Tech Research Center in Arlington and colleagues at Georgetown University said pregnant rats on a diet supplemented with synthetic estrogen or with fat — […]

Wine Better For Heart Health Than Vodka

PROVIDENCE, R.I., (UPI) –  In a study involving pigs, U.S. researchers found wine has more cardiovascular benefits than vodka because red wine makes blood vessels wider. The study, published in the journal Circulation, compared the effects of red wine and vodka on pigs with high cholesterol and found the pigs that drank pinot noir fared […]

Strategy Developed To Stem U.S. Suicides

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. government agencies and private partners have developed a national strategy to address the 33,000 Americans who commit suicide each year, officials say. The 2012 National Strategy for Suicide Prevention, a joint effort led by the Office of the U.S. Surgeon General and the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention, is a […]

Many Avoid Gluten Unnecessarily

ROCHESTER, Minn. (UPI) — U.S. researchers say many people who should avoid gluten in their diet don’t, yet many who are not affected by the protein shy away from it needlessly. Dr. Joseph Murray, a gastroenterologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., said celiac disease is an immune reaction to eating gluten, a protein […]

Background Noise Affects Hearing Impaired

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI) — Background noise causes ears of those with hearing impairments to work differently, U.S. researchers say. Kenneth S. Henry, a postdoctoral researcher, and Michael G. Heinz, an associate professor at Purdue University, said hearing loss, suffered in varying degrees by 36 million U.S. adults means there is damage to sensory cells […]

Testicular Cancer Linked To Pot

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Recreational marijuana use was linked to an increased risk of subtypes of testicular cancer that tend to carry a worse prognosis, U.S. researchers say. Victoria Cortessis, assistant professor of preventive medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and colleagues looked at the […]

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