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CDC Media Campaign Aims To End HIV Stigma

ATLANTA (UPI) — U.S. health officials said they have begun a publicity campaign to combat obstacles to HIV prevention, complacency and the stigma associated with the infection. Officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the Let’s Stop HIV Together — a national communication campaign including local and national advertising, social media, online […]

Women Smarter Than Men In Developed World

DUNEDIN, New Zealand (UPI) — A study has found women in the developed world score higher than men in IQ tests, a researcher in New Zealand said. Women were as much as 5 points behind men when IQ testing began a century ago, but then gap — which led some psychologists to propose a theory […]

Exposure High In BPS, A BPA Substitute

ALBANY, N.Y. (UPI) — The skin may absorb more bisphenol S, often used to substitute for bisphenol A in thermal and recycled paper and paper money, than BPA, U.S. researchers say. Kurunthachalam Kannan of the Wadsworth Center at the New York state Department of Health and the State University of New York at Albany and […]

To Lose Weight, Keep A Food Journal

SEATTLE (UPI) — Women who want to lose weight should faithfully keep a food journal and avoid skipping meals and eating in restaurants, U.S. researchers advise. Dr. Anne McTiernan and colleagues at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle said study participants were given the following tips for keeping a food journal: – Be […]

Media Violence A Risk Factor For Bullying

AMES, Iowa (UPI) — Knowing students’ risks for aggression can help schools determine which students may be more likely to get in fights or bully others, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Psychology of Popular Media Culture, identified media violence exposure as one of six risk factors for predicting later aggression in 430 […]

Reducing Stress Reduced MS Development

CHICAGO (UPI) — Patients with multiple sclerosis who participated in a weekly stress management program developed fewer new brain lesions, U.S. researchers said. David Mohr, principal investigator of the study and professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said brain lesions in MS often precede flare-ups of symptoms such […]

Helmets Cut Motorcycle Deaths 37 Percent

ATLANTA (UPI) — Motorcycle helmets saved more than 1,500 U.S. riders’ lives in 2010, and about 700 more could have been saved if all riders had worn helmets, officials say. Rebecca Naumann of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said full-face helmets offer the best […]

Alcohol In Moderation Boosts Bone Health

CORVALLIS, Ore. (UPI) — Drinking a moderate amount of alcohol as part of a healthy lifestyle may lower a post-menopausal woman’s risk of developing osteoporosis, U.S. researchers say. Urszula Iwaniec, associate professor at Oregon State University, and colleagues measured a significant increase in blood markers of bone turnover in women after the subjects stopped drinking […]

Tsunami Of Boomer Mental Illness Looms

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. health officials need to address the mental illness and substance abuse needs of baby boomers, a non-profit group warns. A report by the Institute of Medicine said millions of baby boomers will likely face difficulties getting diagnoses and treatment for mental health conditions and substance abuse problems unless there is a […]

U.S. Having More Sex, But Liking It Less

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — U.S. adults say they’re having sex 151 times a year, on average, compared to 120 times last year, but sexual satisfaction has declined, a survey indicated. The survey by Trojan Brand Condoms found 67 percent of Americans claimed to be satisfied with their sex life in 2012 versus 76 percent in […]


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