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More U.S. Men Worrying About Their Weight

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Although most U.S. women worry they are overweight and men are catching up, neither men nor women may be concerned enough, a U.S. survey indicates. The two in five Americans who described themselves as being overweight in Gallup’s July 9-12 Consumption Habits poll was well below the percentage who actually are overweight. […]

Sugary Drinks Can Change Muscles In Month

BANGOR, England (UPI) — Sugary drinks lead to alterations in muscles similar to those in people with obesity problems and type 2 diabetes, researchers in Britain said. Dr. Hans-Peter Kubis of Bangor University in England said the research showed regularly drinking soft drinks changed the way muscles use food as fuel, making them prefer to […]

Stroke Survivor Caregiving Takes A Toll

CHICAGO (UPI) — Stroke, a leading cause of long-term disability, also takes a toll on stroke caregivers who are stressed and at risk of depression, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Karen Saban, an associate professor at Loyola University Chicago Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing in the Chicago area, said the National Family Caregiver Association reported […]

Many See E-Cigarettes As Less Harmful

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Current U.S. smokers are more likely to use e-cigarettes — formally known as Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems — than non-smokers, researchers say. Researchers at the Schroeder Institute at the American Legacy Foundation, a non-profit Washington group that seeks to address the health effects of tobacco use, analyzed data from more than 6,000 […]

Moms Saddest When Kids Back In School

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — The return of school days is more emotionally tolling for mom than kids; she is the saddest when classes start, a U.S. survey indicates. Plum District, a Web community of mothers, conducted an online survey of more than 2,400 of its members last June, and found 40 percent of moms said […]

Prostate Tumors Look Worse In Obese Men

CHICAGO (UPI) — A study indicates men with early stage prostate cancer are more likely to have worse-looking tumors if they are overweight or obese, U.S. researchers say. Vincent Freeman of the University of Illinois at Chicago and colleagues examined body mass index, prostate-specific antigen levels, physical exam results and prostate cancer biopsy results in […]

Thinking Of Future Boosts Healthy Behavior

PULLMAN, Wash. (UPI) –  Whether one thinks about the future may be key to understanding why some people can eat a healthy diet and exercise and some can’t, a U.S. researcher says. Jeff Joireman of Washington State University in Pullman, Wash., said his research — Promotion Orientation Explains Why Future Oriented People Exercise and Eat […]

Infection Expert: 5 Second Rule A Myth

CHICAGO (UPI) — Folk wisdom may say a dropped a hot dog or baby’s pacifier is OK to put in one’s mouth if picked up with 5 seconds, but a U.S. expert says they’re contaminated. “A dropped item is immediately contaminated and can’t really be sanitized,” Dr. Jorge Parada, medical director of the infection prevention […]

Husbands Show Love By Initiating Sex

AUSTIN, Texas, July 19 (UPI) — Men and women in Western societies, show love differently in marriage — for example, husbands showed love by initiating sex, U.S. researchers say. Elizabeth A. Schoenfeld and Carrie A. Bredow, both graduate students; and Ted L. Huston, a professor at the University of Texas at Austin, said women in […]

Southeast Tops U.S. In Youth Crash Deaths

ATLANTA (UPI) — About 7,500 U.S. teens and young adults ages 15-24 are killed in vehicle crashes each year, with the highest levels in the Southeast, officials say. Researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said although the rates of U.S. vehicle crashes declined in recent years, motor vehicle crashes […]

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