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Mom’s Age No Impact On Kid’s Adult Health

ROSTOCK, Germany (UPI) — The theory that mothers who get pregnant later in life have children who are less healthy as adults is challenged by a study, German researchers say. Mikko Myrskyla of the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research in Rostock, Germany, said many believed that children born to older mothers had more health […]

Adults Like Supernatural Explanations

AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) — Reliance on supernatural explanations for major life events — such as death and illness — increases rather as people age, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Cristine Legare, assistant professor of psychology at The University of Texas at Austin, and colleagues reviewed more than 30 studies on how people — ages 5-75 […]

Study: Popular Kids Most Likely To Smoke

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Popular U.S. high-school students are more likely to smoke cigarettes than their less popular classmates, researchers say. Professor Thomas W. Valente of Keck School of Medicine of University of Southern California, the lead author of this and three previous similar studies, said despite marginal declines in smoking among high-school students the […]

More A-Fib Patients Know Stroke Is A Risk

BOSTON (UPI) — Heart patients with atrial fibrillation — irregular heartbeat — are better informed about the link between their condition and stroke, U.S. researchers say. Patrick Ellinor, associate professor at Harvard Medical School and Cardiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston, said atrial fibrillation affects about 2.7 million Americans, putting them at higher risk […]

Some Parents In Denial About Child Obesity

ATLANTA (UPI) — Most Georgia parents recognize the severity of childhood obesity, but are in denial when it comes to their own obese children, experts say. Dr. Stephanie Walsh, medical director of wellness at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, said many parents fear “The Talk” about weight and body issues with their kids more than the […]

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.

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