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Rigid Parents Skimpy On Affection Tend To Have Overweight Kids

MONTREAL (UPI) — Parents rigid with rules, and skimpy on affection and dialogue with their kids, have a greater risk of children who are overweight, researchers in Canada say. Study co-authors Tracie Barnett of Ste.-Justine hospital and professor at Concordia University, Dr. Gilles Paradis of McGill University Health Center and Lisa Kakinami, a post-doctoral epidemiologist […]

The U.S. Believes In The Pursuit Of Happiness, But Many Don’t

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (UPI) — Although the pursuit of happiness is a shared value in the United States, many cultures shy away from happiness, researchers say. Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand said in non-Western cultures it is a less valued emotion. The ideals of harmony and […]

Teens Eating High Amounts Of Salt Speed Aging

AUGUSTA, Ga. (UPI) — Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging, researchers in the United States say. Lead author Dr. Haidong Zhu, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga., and colleagues said previous research found the […]

Mid-Life Crisis: Happiness Hits The Lowest Point At Ages 40-42

MELBOURNE (UPI) — It’s official, there is a mid-life crisis or a real dip in happiness in middle-age, researchers in Australia say. Dr. Terence Cheng of the University of Melbourne’s Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research said past evidence for “mid-life crises” was mixed because it came from cross sectional data. In other words, […]

30 Percent Of U.S. Parents Admit To Spanking Their Babies

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Thirty percent of 1-year-old U.S. children were spanked at least once in the past month by their mother, father or both parents, researchers say. Many U.S. parents admit to spanking their children despite considerable research showing spanking is related to children’s greater aggression, depression, a drop in IQ points and […]

Small Children Who Were Lied To More Apt To Lie Too

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A study involving 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds who had been lied to were more likely to cheat and more likely to lie about having done so, U.S. researchers say. “As far as we know, this is the first experiment confirming what we might have suspected: Lying by an adult affects a […]

Parenting: 23 Percent To 40 Percent Genetic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Parenting is not just a child applying what he or she learned from parents, U.S. researchers say genes play a significant role in parenting. S. Alexandra Burt, associate professor of psychology and co-author of a study led by doctoral student Ashlea M. Klahr, both of Michigan State University, said the […]

New Guidelines: 87 Percent Of Men Age 60 And Older May Get Statins

DURHAM, N.C. (UPI) — New guidelines for cholesterol lowering statins to help prevent heart disease may result in almost 13 million more U.S. adults taking the drug, researchers say. The American Heart Association issued the new guidelines in November and they generated controversy about who should be prescribed statins. The analysis of health data, published […]

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Inhalants Such As Glue

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 17 using inhalants decreased from 820,000 in 2011 to about 650,000 in 2012, Federal health officials say. A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defined inhalants in the survey as “liquids, sprays and […]

Men Get Faster Service In Hospital ER For Heart Attack

MONTREAL (UPI) — Middle-age men received faster care in a hospital for a heart attack or angina than middle-age women, researchers in Canada said. Dr. Louise Pilote, clinician-researcher at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal and professor of medicine at McGill University, and colleagues said the study involved 1,123 patients ages […]


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