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Ethnic Food Often Spicier And Healthier

LAS VEGAS (UPI) — U.S. adults are choosing more ethnic foods and ingredients that not only offer unique flavor and texture, but a variety of health benefits, a researcher says. “Very authentic and regional cuisines are becoming very popular,” Janet Carver, senior culinary team leader at Ingredion Inc., said in a statement. “Not just Chinese, […]

People Make Relationships With Characters

MANHATTAN, Kan. (UPI) — Celebrity deaths can strongly affect their fans, who often use social media to grieve the loss of people they’ve never met, a U.S. researcher says. Richard Harris, professor of psychology at Kansas State University, said many people develop relationships with media figures in a manner similar to the way they do […]

Early Menopause Symptoms Not Heart-Linked

HOUSTON (UPI) — Hot flashes or night sweats early in menopause are not linked to heart risk unless the symptoms persist or start long after menopause began, researchers say. Lead researcher Dr. Emily Szmuilowicz, an assistant professor at Northwestern University’s medical school in Chicago, said the study used retrospective data from nearly 60,000 post-menopausal women […]

Raisins May Lower Post-Meal Blood Sugar

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Eating raisins three times a day may significantly lower post-meal blood sugar levels, compared to other common snacks, U.S. researchers say. Lead researcher Dr. Harold Bays, medical director and president of Louisville Metabolic and Atherosclerosis Center, said the study included 46 men and women who had not previously been diagnosed with type […]

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. […]

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