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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 […]

Few Foods Naturally Contain Vitamin D

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — Many people get vitamin D from 15 minutes of sun exposure a day, but for those who cannot be outdoors some food contains vitamin D, a U.S. food expert says. “Few foods naturally contain vitamin D, but salmon, tuna, sardines, mackerel, shrimp and fish liver oils are the best sources,” […]

Most U.S. Adults Say Obesity Is Serious

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Eighty-one percent of U.S. adults say obesity is an extremely or very serious problem — up significantly from 69 percent in 2005, a survey indicates. The Gallup Poll found Americans see obesity as a more serious societal issue than cigarettes — a change from 2005, the last time Gallup asked the question. […]

Moms May Not See If Kids Are Overweight

BALTIMORE (UPI) — Many mothers can’t tell whether their toddlers are big kids or too-big kids, U.S. researchers discovered. Dr. Erin Hager of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and colleagues had low-income moms of overweight toddlers choose silhouettes that the moms thought represented the size of their child. “Ninety-four percent of the mothers […]

Kidney Stones Are On The Rise

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — U.S. researchers found the number of Americans with kidney stones more than doubled from 1994 to the period of 2007 to 2010. Charles Scales of the University of California, Los Angeles, analyzed national health survey data and found about 1-in-20 people had kidney stones in 1994; but by 2007 to 2010, […]

Groups Ask Surgeon General For Soda Report

WASHINGTON (UPI) — About 100 health, medical and consumer groups are calling on the U.S. surgeon general to issue a report on the health effects of soda and sugary drinks. The groups include the American Diabetes Association, the American Heart Association, the Consumer Federation of America, the National Hispanic Medical Association, the Prevention Institute, the […]

Specialist Has Tips To Avoid Asthma Attack

BETHESDA, Md., (UPI) — Asthmatic people can reduce the risk of asthma attack by being careful to avoid places where there’s heavy tobacco smoke, a U.S. official says. Asthma is a chronic disease that narrows the airways of the lungs, making it difficult to get air in, and out — and hard to breathe. It […]

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