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U.S. Parents' Top Worry: Lack Of Exercise

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Most U.S. parents agree couch-potato kids are the biggest children’s health problem, a U.S. survey indicates. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health found that, for the first time, a plurality of adults — 39 percent — rated insufficient exercise at the top of […]

British Women May Wear The Highest Heels

LONDON (UPI) — British women wear an average heel height of 3.3 inches, but one-quarter admitted they often wear shoes with heels as high as 6 inches, a survey indicates. A survey in April by foot care company Compeed questioned 3,792 women in France, Germany, Spain, Denmark and Britain, and found at 3.3 inches, British […]

After Marriage: Men Drink Less, Women More

DENVER (UPI) — Men who drink tend to stem their alcohol use once they marry, while women tend to increase their drinking after marriage, U.S. researchers found. Corinne Reczek of the University of Cincinnati, Tetyana Pudrovska of Pennsylvania State University, Deborah Carr of Rutgers University and Debra Umberson of the University of Texas at Austin […]

U.S. Prefers Low-Fat Diet To Low-Carb Diet

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — Sixty-three percent of U.S. adults say a diet low in fat is healthiest, while 30 percent say a diet low in carbohydrates is healthiest, a survey says. Despite traditional medical advice to reduce consumption of foods high in fat, recent research suggests a low-carb diet boosts overall energy expenditure — meaning […]

Poll: Most U.S. Adults Obese Or Overweight

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly seven in 10 adults in West Virginia, Mississippi and Kentucky are overweight or obese, a Gallup Poll indicates. At the other end of the scale was Colorado, the least overweight state in the union — but even there, 55.1 percent of residents were overweight or obese, the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found. […]

Yo-Yo Dieting Doesn't Hurt Metabolism

SEATTLE (UPI) — A history of yo-yo dieting does not negatively affect metabolism or the ability to lose weight in the long term, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. Anne McTiernan of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, said the affect of yo-yo dieting — the repetitive loss and regain of body weight, also […]

Study: Walnuts May Boost Sperm Quality

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Eating 2.6 ounces of walnuts a day — about two handfuls of walnuts — may provide men the added boost they need to improve fertility, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Wendie Robbins, a professor at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Nursing and Fielding School of Public Health, said […]

Obesity, Housing Costs Threaten Longevity

BETHESDA, Md.,  (UPI) –  Older U.S. adults live longer than previous generations did but high housing costs and rising obesity may compromise these gains for some, officials say. Older Americans 2012: Key Indicators of Well-Being — a report by the Federal Interagency Forum on Aging-Related Statistics — tracked trends to see how older people are […]

$50 million To Fight Infectious Diseases

WASHINGTON,  (UPI) –  State health departments will receive funds totaling $49 million under the Affordable Care Act for infectious disease prevention, U.S. officials say. Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department of the Health and Human Services, announced awards, intended to bolster epidemiology, laboratory and health information systems in health departments in all 50 states, […]

Children At Risk In Cars Even On Mild Days

WASHINGTON,  (UPI) –  It is commonly known the elderly, children and pets should not be left in closed motor vehicles when it’s hot but U.S. officials say mild temperatures can kill. Linda Smith of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Administration for Children and Families said even on a relatively mild day it […]

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