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Stress Of Poverty May Last A Lifetime

NEW YORK,  (UPI) –  The stress of poverty — measured via stress hormones — leads to impaired learning ability in children and may last a lifetime, U.S. researchers say. Clancy Blair of New York University said high levels of stress hormones influence the developing circuitry of children’s brains, inhibiting such higher cognitive functions such as […]

If Power Outage, Keep Refrigerator Closed

WASHINGTON,  (UPI) –  Should the power go out due to Hurricane Isaac or any other storm, U.S. officials advise residents to keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said a refrigerator will keep food cold for about 4 hours if the door is kept closed, a […]

Save Sports Drinks For Sports Or Exercise

CHICAGO,  (UPI) –  Sports drinks shouldn’t take the place of regular water intake unless a person is playing sports or exercising, a U.S. registered dietitian says. Brooke Schantz, a Loyola University Health System registered dietitian and certified specialist in sports dietetics, said sports drinks will help hydrate you, but the average healthy child, adolescent and […]

Sickle Cell Higher Not Only In Blacks

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J.,  (UPI) –  One-in-500 U.S. blacks has sickle cell disease, but it also disproportionately affects Hispanics, Asians and those of Middle Eastern descent, experts say. An estimated 90,000 to 100,000 Americans are affected by the disease and more than 2 million people carry the gene that allows them potentially to pass it on […]

Sleep Lack Slows Visual Observation Skill

BOSTON, (UPI) –  Not getting enough sleep might make a person worse at noticing things, but most people don’t realize it, a U.S. researchers says. Jeanne Duffy of Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston said 12 people took part in a one-month study in a sleep laboratory. Participants’ sleep was cut back from 10-to-12 hours […]

Half Of Military Crashes In Humvees

BALTIMORE,  (UPI) –  Nearly half of military personnel involved in motor vehicle crashes in Iraq, Kuwait, and Afghanistan from 2002-2006 were in Humvees, U.S. researchers said. Principal investigator Keshia Pollack of The Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and colleagues examined the risk factors […]

Fitness Before Age 50 Slows Aging

DALLAS,  (UPI) –  Being physically fit before age 50, not only helps extend lifespan, but it also increases the chances of aging healthily, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. Jarett Berry of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and colleagues at The Cooper Institute examined data on 18,670 patients participating in the […]

How To Prepare Food For Power Outages

WASHINGTON, (UPI) –  As Gulf Coast residents prepares for Tropical Storm Isaac the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service urges food safety preparation. “Storing perishable food at proper temperatures is crucial to food safety but can become difficult if you lose electricity for your refrigerator and freezer,” Dr. Elisabeth Hagen, USDA under […]

Why Some Fats May Cause Heart Disease

ALBUQUERQUE, Aug. 28 (UPI) –  Some fats may boost harmful bacteria in the digestive system creating an immune response resulting in low-level inflammation, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Joe Alcock of the University of New Mexico and VA Medical Center and colleagues at Northwestern University said the body evolved to recognize these fats to create […]

Coconut Water Good After Light Exercise

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Coconut water — the clear liquid inside young, green coconuts — has a lot of potassium and antioxidants, U.S. researchers say. “Coconut water is a natural drink that has everything your average sports drink has and more,” Chhandashri Bhattacharya of Indiana University Southeast in New Albany said in a statement. “It has […]


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