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Elderly Drinking May Up Dementia Risk

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (UPI) — U.S. researchers say their analysis of alcohol use over a long period of time found when and how much a person drinks affects alcohol’s impact. Tina Hoang of The Veterans Health Research Institute, San Francisco, and the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues tracked more than 1,300 women age […]

Parents Key To Teen's Alcohol, Drug Use

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (UPI) — Some parents assume whatever they say about drugs and alcohol may be drowned out by peer pressure, but U.S. researchers say parents are key. Michael Cleveland of the Prevention Research Center at Pennsylvania State University said influences on what teens do often come from their friends, but parents have big […]

Many Focus On Personal Health On Vacation

NEWTON, Mass. (UPI) — Most people who try to eat healthy and exercise try to keep to their healthy regime even when on vacation, a U.S. survey indicates. TripAdvisor, a travel Web site, surveyed more than 1,400 U.S. travelers and found 69 percent said healthy eating was important to them when traveling for leisure, while […]

Raisins Provide Workout Boost

FRESNO, Calif. (UPI) — Raisins may provide the same workout boost as sports chews, a study funded by the California Raisin Marketing Board suggests. Researchers at the University of California-Davis evaluated the effects of natural and commercial carbohydrate supplements have on endurance running performance. Runners depleted their glycogen stores in an 80-minute run followed by […]

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 […]

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