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U.S. Teens May Not Get Sunscreen Message

NEW YORK (UPI) — Although adults may be using sunscreen more often to protect against cancer, teenagers may not be as careful, a U.S. researcher says. “It only takes one blistering sunburn to increase your risk of skin cancer. Sun exposure plays a significant role in the development of melanoma,” Dr. Desiree Ratner, director of […]

Why Some Have Big Dessert After Big Meal

HOUSTON (UPI) — Ghrelin, a so-called hunger hormone, is the reason why some people have room for a high-calorie dessert after eating a big meal, Canadian researchers say. Lead investigator Veronique St-Onge, a Ph.D. candidate and principal investigator Alfonso Abizaid of Carleton University in Ottawa, Ontario, said rats lacking ghrelin receptor gene ate less of […]

U.S. Loves Hot Dogs, But What's In Them?

BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (UPI) — An estimated 150 million wieners are eaten on July 4th but 77 percent of U.S. adults say they are concerned about what’s in them, a survey indicated. The survey, sponsored by Applegate, a producer of organic and natural meats, found despite consumers’ hunger for hot dogs, 74 percent said most are […]

Obama’s Healthcare Bill Survives Supreme Court

The Supreme Court issued a ruling on President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act upholding many of the laws central provisions Thursday morning. One of the most important rulings by the Court regarding the Constitutionality of the healthcare overhaul was describing the individual insurance requirement as a tax, rather than a forced purchase.

Researchers Look For Stress/Dementia Link

SOUTHAMPTON, England (UPI) — British researchers said they are beginning a study to determine if stress is a risk factor for dementia. Clive Holmes, a professor of biological psychiatry at the University of Southampton, said the study will monitoring 140 people age 50 and older with mild cognitive impairment over an 18-month period. The study […]

Sun Damage Can Burn Corneas, Cause Cancer

NEW YORK (UPI) — Sun damage can cause cornea sunburn and skin cancer of the eyelids, and can contribute to cataracts, a U.S. researchers says. Dr. George Cioffi, chief of ophthalmology at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, said everyone should protect their eyes from overexposure to harmful ultraviolet rays, but some are at higher risk. […]

Mild Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (UPI) — Exercise — either mild or intense, before or after menopause — may reduce breast cancer risk, but weight gain may negate the benefit, U.S. researchers say. The study, published online ahead of the print edition of the journal Cancer, found women could reduce their breast cancer risk by exercising and […]

Low Vitamin D Linked To Type 2 Diabetes

HOUSTON (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they found an inverse relationship between the level of vitamin D in the blood and the presence of risk factors for diabetes 2. Dr. Joanna Mitri, a research fellow at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, said metabolic syndrome is a series of risk factors — increased triglycerides, reduced levels […]

Most Kids Online Worldwide Fear Bullying

REDMOND, Wash. (UPI) — More than half of the children and teens around the world worry about being bullied online, indicated a survey for Microsoft Corp. in Redmond, Wash. Jacqueline Beauchere, director, Trustworthy Computing for Microsoft, said Microsoft commissioned the survey to look at of a range of online behaviors among youth — from “meanness,” […]

Vitamin D Lack Linked To Weight Gain

PORTLAND, Ore., (UPI) — Older U.S. women with insufficient levels of vitamin D gained more weight than those with sufficient levels of the “sunshine” vitamin, researchers say. Study author Dr. Erin LeBlanc, an endocrinologist at the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research in Portland, Ore., said the study involved more than 4,600 women age 65 […]

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