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Britain To Address Increasing Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs

LONDON (UPI) — Britain’s chief medical officer called for urgent action to reduce use of antibiotics and improve hospital hygiene to prevent resistant bacteria from spreading. Sally Davies, who previously warned bacteria becoming resistant to drugs is a threat equal to that of terrorism, said immediate action is needed to address antibiotic resistance. She said […]

High Levels Of Vitamin D Linked To Breast Cancer Survival

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Women with breast cancer with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are twice as likely to survive as women with low levels, U.S. researchers say. Cedric F. Garland, a professor at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and colleagues performed a statistical analysis of five studies […]

Lack Of Sleep In Obese Teens Predicts Heart Disease Risk

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Low levels of sleep — fewer than 8 1/2 hours — is a significant predictor of cardiometabolic risk in obese teens, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Heidi IglayReger, supervisor of the Physical Activity Laboratory at the Michigan Metabolomics and Obesity Center, part of the University of Michigan Health System, and […]

Barbie May Be Able To Have It All, But Girls More Limited

CORVALLIS, Ore. (UPI) — Barbie may be billed as being able to “Be Anything,” but girls who play with the doll see fewer career options available to themselves, U.S. researchers say. Aurora Sherman of Oregon State University and Eileen Zurbriggen of the University of California, Santa Cruz, conducted one of the first experiments on how […]

Study: Height And General Intelligence Linked

EDINBURGH, Scotland (UPI) — People who are shorter than average are more likely to have lower IQs than those who are taller, researchers in Scotland and England said. A joint study involving Edinburgh University, Aberdeen University and University College London, said the findings were based on data compiled on thousands of people recruited over a […]

BPA Levels In Men’s Urine May Predict Prostate Cancer

CINCINNATI (UPI) — Levels of bisphenol A in men’s urine could be a marker of prostate cancer and low levels of BPA can cause changes in prostate cells, U.S. researchers say. The research, published in Plos One, said it provided the first evidence that urinary BPA levels may help predict prostate cancer and that disruption […]

Experimental Contact Lens Releases Glaucoma Medicine

BOSTON (UPI) — An experimental specially designed contact lens releases a glaucoma medicine at a steady rate for up to a month and corrects vision, U.S. researchers say. Joseph Ciolino, an ophthalmologist, who, along with his mentor Daniel Kohane, developed the new contact lens at Harvard Medical School, said people using traditional eye drops for […]

E-Cigarettes Not Discouraging Use Of Conventional Cigarettes

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Electronic cigarettes are often billed as a way of keeping teens from smoking tobacco but U.S. researchers say their findings show they may do the opposite. Lauren M. Dutra and Stanton A. Glantz of the Center for Tobacco Research and Education at the University of California, San Francisco, said e-cigarettes deliver […]

Lashing Out With Angry Outbursts Increases Heart, Stroke Risk

BOSTON (UPI) — People who lash out with angry outbursts appear to be at increased risk of heart attack or stroke, especially within two hours of outburst, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Elizabeth Mostofsky, an instructor in the Department of Epidemiology at the Harvard School of Public Health, Dr. Murray Mittleman, also of the Harvard […]

Younger Men With Prostate Cancer Did Well After Surgery

BOSTON (UPI) — Prostate cancer surgery improved survival among men diagnosed at a younger age or with intermediate-risk disease, U.S. and Swedish researchers say. Study co-author Jennifer Rider of the Harvard School of Public Health and assistant professor of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues at the Uppsala University Hospital in Sweden used […]

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