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Non-Alcoholic Red Wine Lowers Blood Pressure

BARCELONA, Spain (UPI) — Men at high risk for heart disease had lower blood pressure after drinking non-alcoholic red wine for four weeks, researchers in Spain say. Gemma Chiva-Blanch of the Hospital Clinic de Barcelona and colleagues studied 67 men with diabetes, or three or more cardiovascular risk factors, who ate a common diet plus […]

Most Grandparents Are Family’s Safety Net

NEW YORK (UPI) — U.S. grandparents are a financial safety net for their children and grandchildren, but they may need the cash themselves, a survey indicates. “Grandparents Investing in Grandchildren: The MetLife Study on How Grandparents Share Their Time, Values and Money,” conducted by the MetLife Mature Market Institute in conjunction with Generations United, a […]

PSAs Spur Dads To Urge Kids To Delay Sex

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. (UPI) — Public service announcements, part of the Parents Speak Up National Campaign, encourage U.S. fathers to talk to their kids about delaying sex, researchers say. Lead author Jonathan L. Blitstein, a research psychologist at RTI International and colleagues at George Washington University, tracked changes in parent-child communication habits following exposure […]

Consumers Turning Back On White Bread

BOSTON (UPI) — U.S. baby boomers were raised on white bread, but due to health concerns and some stigma, this bread is getting harder to find on store shelves, experts say. Aaron Bobrow-Strain, a professor at Whitman College in Walla Walla, Wash., and author of “White Bread: A Social History of the Store-Bought Loaf,” said […]

Green Tea Can Build Brain Cells

Green Tea Can Build Brain Cells

The health benefits of drinking green tea daily include everything from aiding in the detoxification of the body to weight-loss. Research has now proven that the beverage can actually help you produce more brain cells. The research, published in Molecular Nutrition & Food Research, shows that chemical properties of green tea provide brain benefits.

Obesity, Nutrition May Up Kidney Stones

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (UPI) –  Increased obesity and poor nutrition may be fueling the increase in kidney stones in U.S. adults, a food expert says. “It is possible that better reporting and treatment options for kidney stones may have contributed to the numbers, there are other factors that might lend themselves to the development of […]

NFL Players More Likely To Get Alzheimer's

BETHESDA, Md., (UPI) –  U.S. professional football players are four times more likely to get Alzheimer’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease than the general population, researchers say. The study, published in the medical journal Neurology, found the NFL players were three times more likely to have neurodegenerative diseases than the general population. The National Institute […]

CDC: West Nile Up 25 Percent This Week

ATLANTA, (UPI) –  There were 1,993 cases of West Nile virus disease in people, including 87 deaths, in the United States as of Tuesday, health officials said. Dr. Lyle Petersen, director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases, said of the total cases, 54 percent were classified as neuroinvasive disease […]

Falls Not A Normal Part Of Aging

EXETER, England (UPI) — Guidance in Britain advises an intensive exercise program for the elderly at risk of falling including strength training, balance and tai chi, researchers say. The new guidance was compiled by a British team at the Peninsula College of Medicine and Dentistry, University of Exeter, and Agile, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s […]

Green Tea Compound May Help Shrink Tumors

GLASGOW, Scotland (UPI) — A compound in green tea — epigallocatechin gallate — may help combat cancer by shrinking tumors, researchers in Scotland suggest. Study leader Dr. Christine Dufes of the Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy and Biomedical Sciences and colleagues at the University of Glasgow said the team used an approach that allowed the treatment […]

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