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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 […]

Study: Heavy Drinking Rewires Brain

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (UPI) — A study using mice found heavy alcohol use rewires the brain making it harder for alcoholics to recover from a traumatic experience, U.S. researchers say. Study author Thomas Kash of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine said those who drank heavily were at increased risk for traumatic events […]

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 […]

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