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People With Allergies Will Have Them No Matter Where They Live

BETHESDA, Md. (UPI) — Many who suffer from allergies think moving would help them but U.S. researchers say people with allergies would have them no matter where they lived. “Before this study, if you would have asked 10 allergy specialists if allergy prevalence varied depending on where people live, all 10 of them would have […]

Mom Was Right: Eating Spinach May Make You Healthier, Thinner

LUND, Sweden (UPI) — Mom was right when she said to eat spinach to be healthier and now researchers in Sweden find an extract from the green plants may make people thinner. Professor Charlotte Erlanson-Albertsson at Lund University in Sweden said thylakoid, a compound in spinach and other green leaves, slows down food digestion and, […]

Hearing Impairment Associated With Depression

BETHESDA, Md. (UPI) — Hearing impairment is associated with depression among U.S. adults of all ages, especially women and adults age 70 and younger, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Chuan-Ming Li of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders, part of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., and colleagues used data involving […]

Secondhand Smoke Linked To Miscarriage, Stillbirth

BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) — Secondhand smoke is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, U.S. researchers say. “This study demonstrated pregnancy outcomes could be correlated with secondhand smoking,” lead investigator Andrew Hyland of Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y., said in a statement. “Significantly, women who never smoked but were […]

Parents Increasingly Distracted By Mobile Devices, Study Finds

ELK GROVE VILLAGE, Ill. (UPI) — A small study released today in the journal Pediatrics shows parents and caregivers are increasingly distracted by their mobile devices, especially at mealtime. Staked out in a Boston fast-food restaurant, researchers watched 55 caregivers, usually a parent, sit down and eat a meal with one or more children. Forty […]

Blood Test May Detect Alzheimer’s In Healthy People

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s. Dr. Howard J. Federoff, professor of neurology and executive vice president for health sciences at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, said the test identifies 10 lipids, or […]

New Class Of Antibiotics May Fight Superbugs Such As MRSA

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI) — A team of U.S. researchers says it discovered a new class of antibiotics to fight drug-resistant bacteria that threaten public health. Mayland Chang and Shahriar Mobashery of the University of Notre Dame said the new class of antibiotics — oxadiazoles — was discovered by computer screening and show promise in […]

Slight Increase In U.S. Out-Of-Hospital Births From 2011-2012

HYATTSVILLE, Md., (UPI) — In 1900, almost all U.S. births occurred outside a hospital but in 2012, 1.36 percent of births were out-of-hospital births, health officials say. Study authors Marian F. MacDorman and T.J. Mathews of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics, and Eugene Declercq of Boston University School […]

Blood Test May Detect Alzheimer’s In Healthy People

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they discovered and validated a blood test that can predict with 90 percent accuracy if a healthy person will develop Alzheimer’s. Dr. Howard J. Federoff, professor of neurology and executive vice president for health sciences at Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, said the test identifies 10 lipids, or […]

Those With Skin Cancer By Age 25 Have Higher Risk Of Other Cancers

MELBOURNE (UPI) — People with non-melanoma skin cancer by age 25 and younger have a higher risk of developing melanoma or other cancers later in life, Australian researchers say. Rodney Sinclair, a professor at the University of Melbourne and director of Dermatology at Epworth HealthCare, said the risk decreased significantly with increasing age, but it […]

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