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September: One Free Week Of Yoga Offered

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — During the month of September, the Yoga Health Foundation, which is coordinating Yoga Month, says it is offering one week of free yoga passes to inspire health. “Experience is a powerful teacher, so we decided to give people across the country the opportunity to try yoga for themselves,” Johannes R. Salinger, […]

Detecting Why Most With Alzheimer's Women

RICHMOND, Va. (UPI) — A group of researchers say they have developed research recommendations to determine why nearly two-thirds of U.S. adults with Alzheimer’s disease are women. The recommendations, published in a Roundtable discussion in Journal of Women’s Health, were created by an interdisciplinary roundtable of experts convened by the Society for Women’s Health Research […]

People Eat What Their Dates, Friends Eat

BIRMINGHAM, England (UPI) — People unconsciously mirror the eating habits of the people they eat with even if they’re trying to diet, researchers in Britain say. Dr. Eric Robinson, a psychologist at the University of Birmingham, said the finding might explain why women often complain they get heavier when they have a boyfriend — because […]

E-mail Hiatus Reduces Employee Stress

IRVINE, Calif. (UPI) — An experiment that shut off e-mail at a U.S. company lowered employee stress levels in less than a week, a college professor said. Gloria Mark of the University of California, Irvine, recorded what happened to 13 workers at the U.S. Army’s Natick Soldiers Systems Center outside Boston when they were cut […]

20 Percent Of U.S. Smoking, Half Of 1940s

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — Twenty percent of U.S. adults said they smoked a cigarette in the past week, matching what the Gallup poll found in 2009 was the lowest level on record. Gallup’s annual Consumption Habits survey said this year’s and 2009 smoking levels were less than half what the smoking rate was in the […]

Parents Should Know Concussion Symptoms

DALLAS (UPI) — Parents of U.S. high school athletes should review the latest guidelines about concussions, sports medicine doctors suggest. “Parents, coaches and student athletes should know what symptoms to pay attention to,” Dr. Robert Dimeff, director of primary care sports medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center in […]

People May Drink More From Curvy Glasses

BRISTOL, England (UPI) — Researchers in Britain say people who drink alcohol from curvy glasses may drink more than those who drink alcohol from a straight-sided glass. Dr. Angela Attwood and colleagues from Bristol’s School of Experimental Psychology recruited 160 social drinkers ages 18-40 with no history of alcoholism to attend two experimental sessions. At […]

Chocolate May Reduce Stroke Risk

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) — A moderate amount of chocolate per day — about one-quarter cup of chocolate chips — may be associated with a lower risk of stroke, researchers in Sweden say. Study author Susanna C. Larsson of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm said the study involved 37,103 Swedish men ages 49-75 who were given […]

Spirituality, Not Religion, Health Helpful

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Buddhists, Muslims, Jews, Catholics and Protestants with a degree of spirituality have better mental health, U.S. researchers say. Dan Cohen of the University of Missouri said despite differences in rituals and beliefs among the world’s major religions, spirituality often enhances health regardless of a person’s faith. “With increased spirituality people reduce […]

Expert: Don't Ignore Overuse Injuries

DALLAS (UPI) — Overuse injuries can arise gradually as one progresses through training and exercise regimes and should not be overlooked, a U.S. expert says. Dr. Robert Dimeff — director of primary care sports medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Medical Center in Dallas — said overuse injuries can result […]

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