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Parents Less Apt To Have Colds

PITTSBURGH (UPI) — When exposed to a common cold virus, parents are 52 percent less likely to develop a cold than non-parents, U.S. researchers found. Study leaders Sheldon Cohen and Rodlescia S. Sneed of Carnegie Mellon University, Ronald B. Turner of the University of Virginia Health Center and William J. Doyle of the University of […]

Hidden Eggs Can Pose Danger For Some

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — U.S. food products are required to label any food containing egg as an ingredient, but eggs can be hidden in a variety of foods, a food expert warns. “Keep in mind there are also some hidden sources of egg which can possibly include: the foam on the top of coffee […]

Adversity Ups Depression, Inflammation

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — U.S. and Canadian researchers say they have confirmed links between early childhood adversity, depression and chronic inflammation. Steve Cole of the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Medicine and Gregory Miller of the University of British Columbia said when a person injures a knee, it becomes inflamed — the body’s […]

Can't Win War On Fat Without More Exercise

DENVER (UPI) — The United States will not solve its obesity problem unless Americans increase their physical activity — not just reduce their caloric intake, researchers say. James O. Hill and colleagues at the Anschutz Health and Wellness Center at the University of Colorado School of Medicine said they focus on energy balance — combining […]

Pot May Treat Obesity-Related Diseases

LONDON (UPI) — Although marijuana is best known for bringing on the “munchies,” researchers in Britain found two marijuana compounds act together as an appetite suppressant. Dr. Steph Wright, director of research and development at GW Pharmaceuticals, said four Phase 2 clinical trials will have results by the end of the year that might help […]

Avoid Aggression By 'Self-Distancing'

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — A simple strategy, so-called self-distancing, can minimize anger and aggressiveness people feel when they are provoked by others, U.S. researchers suggested. Lead author Dominik Mischkowski, a graduate student in psychology at Ohio State University, and Brad Bushman, professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, advise: “When someone makes you […]

Parents' Pro-Fighting Attitude Can Rub Off

DALLAS (UPI) — Parents who fight at home — and demonstrate pro-fighting attitudes among family members — may pass the habit onto their children, a U.S. researcher says. Study leader Rashmi Shetgiri and colleagues at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas held 12 focus groups of middle- and high-school students. The researchers […]

Diet Of Fresh Food Fights BPA, Chemicals

NEW YORK (UPI) — Fresh foods and limited use of products likely to contain environmental chemicals reduce exposure to endocrine-disrupting chemicals, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Shanna H. Swan, a professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York, said endocrine-disrupting chemicals such as bisphenol A and phthalates are linked to health problems including […]

U.S. Teen Anger Higher Than Thought

BOSTON (UPI) — Two-thirds of U.S. teens showed anger attack threatening violence, destroying property or engaging in violence at some point in their lives, researchers say. Senior author Ronald Kessler and colleagues at the Harvard Medical School said the severe attacks of uncontrollable anger among adolescents are much more common than previously recognized. The researchers […]

Living Alone Ups Death Risk From 45 To 80

BOSTON (UPI) — An study of stable outpatients at risk of or with coronary disease found those ages 45-80 who lived alone had an increased risk of death, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Jacob A. Udell of Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School in Boston, and colleagues examined whether living alone was associated with increased […]

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