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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 […]

Symptoms May Precede Parkinson's Diagnosis

BOSTON, (UPI) — There is growing evidence Parkinson’s disease often starts with non-motor symptoms that precede diagnosis by several years, U.S. researchers found. Lead investigator Natalia Palacios of the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues examined patterns in the quality-of-life of Parkinson’ disease patients prior to diagnosis. The researchers documented declines in physical and […]

Doctor: Remember To 'R.I.C.E.' An Injury

NEW YORK, (UPI) — There are more cuts and bruises, ankle sprains, muscle strains and knee injuries in summer as children and adults are more active, a U.S. physician says. Dr. William Levine, chief of sports medicine at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, recommends R.I.C.E. — Rest, Ice, Compress, Elevate — a first-aid technique […]

Seniors More Sensitive To The Heat

NEW YORK, (UPI) — The effect of the sun on older adults can be heightened because of changes in the skin and body as one ages, a U.S. physician says. Dr. Michael Stern, co-director of the Geriatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, said the warning signs for heat-related conditions often go […]

Study Urges Better Battle Bleeding Control

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — A U.S. Army study concluded a sizable number of U.S. combat deaths in Afghanistan and Iraq could have been prevented with better bleeding control in the field. The study, presented this week to a Pentagon advisory panel, said most fatalities on the battlefield were the result of blood loss, and the use […]

Fireworks Best Handled By The Pros

DALLAS, (UPI) — July Fourth accident reports annually demonstrate even the most innocent sparkler or Roman candle holds danger, a U.S. burn and trauma care specialist says. Dr. Steven Wolf of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said fireworks can turn a celebration into a disastrous occasion in an instant. “The best […]

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