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Chemical Restores Vision In Blind Mice

BERKELEY, Calif., (UPI) — A team at the University of Munich and U.S. scientists say they discovered a chemical that temporarily restores some vision to blind mice. Lead researcher Richard Kramer of the University of California at Berkeley said the chemical AAQ acts by making the remaining, normally “blind” cells in the retina sensitive to […]

Alcohol May Help Prevent Osteoporosis

BOSTON, (UPI) — Women in menopause who drink about two small glasses of wine a day have less of a risk of developing weaker bones, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at Boston University Medical Center said their study involved 40 healthy postmenopausal women of an average age of 56. The authors measured factors that relate to […]

Alzheimer's Hits 'Younger Elderly' Hardest

SAN DIEGO, (UPI) — Although age is the greatest risk factor for Alzheimer’s the disease hits the “younger elderly” — those in their 60s and 70s — hardest, U.S. researchers say. First author Dominic Holland of the University of California, San Diego Health Sciences, said by age 85, the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s disease is […]

Sick Seniors Find It Hard To Break Habits

PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) — U.S. seniors with a serious disease tend to not change their unhealthy lifestyle, although better habits could improve outcomes, researchers say. Study leader Jason T. Newsom Portland State University analyzed data from an ongoing survey, which began in 1992, of more than 11,000 U.S. adults age 50 or older to determine […]

Mental Illness May Shorten Lifespan

LONDON (UPI) — People with mental health problems — especially symptoms of anxiety or depression — have a lower life expectancy, British and Scottish researchers say. A team of researchers at the University College London and the University of Edinburgh analyzed data from more than 68,000 adults age 35 and older who took part in […]

Men: Wider Waists = Sex, Urination Issues

NEW YORK (UPI) — Obesity in men affects not just their hearts and metabolism, but also their sexual function and urinary health, U.S. researchers said. Senior investigator Dr. Steven A. Kaplan of the Weill Cornell Medical College — director of the Iris Cantor Men’s Health Center and chief of the Institute for Bladder and Prostate […]

More Education Linked To Longer Life

CHICAGO (UPI) — Life expectancy for U.S. adults with 16 years or more of education has risen rapidly since 1990, U.S. researchers say. Stuart Jay Olshansky, School of Public Health, University of Illinois at Chicago, and colleagues found while education and its socioeconomic benefits pay off, the absence of an education takes a heavy toll […]

NIH Video Reveals Science Behind Yoga

BETHESDA, Md. (UPI) — A division of the U.S. National Institutes of Health has issued a video demonstrating how yoga works and suggesting it may be beneficial for low-back pain. “This video provides important information on the safety and usefulness of yoga and also insights into how scientists study this commonly used health practice,” Dr. […]

Children Exercise If Parents Do

DENVER (UPI) — Parents worried their children don’t get enough exercise should increase their physical activity and their kids will follow, U.S. researchers advise. Kristen Holm, assistant professor of Medicine at National Jewish Health, and colleagues found when parents increase their daily activity — measured by a pedometer — their children increase theirs as well. […]

Romance Is Over When Photos Are Stashed

LONDON (UPI) — The point at which people put an ex-partner’s photo away after a split is usually when they are emotionally ready to move on, a British psychologist says. “It’s not surprising that nearly half of us keep some kind of visual memento of past partners — this goes for partners who were divorced […]

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