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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 […]

Lung Cancer Increasing In Southern Women

ATLANTA, (UPI) — Lung cancer death rates for women are relatively high in some Southern states that lack “effective policies” to limit smoking, a U.S. researcher says. Ahmedin Jemal of the American Cancer Society analyzed lung cancer death rates from 1973 through 2007 by age among white women for 23 states for which there were […]

Ozone Linked To Heart Attacks

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C., (UPI) — Young, healthy adults exposed to ozone for 2 hours developed changes in their cardiovascular system, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Robert B. Devlin of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory in Research Triangle Park, N.C., said the study involved 23 healthy volunteers, ages […]

Middle-Age Drinkers Higher Quality-Of-Life

BOSTON, (UPI) — Moderate drinkers appear to have better quality-of-life than those who abstain or drink too much, U.S. researchers say. Harvey Finkel of the Boston University Medical Center and colleagues tracked about 5,400 Canadians at age 50. The study found those who drank in moderation — no more than 14 drinks a week and […]

Better Weather Boosts U.S. Exercise

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — More U.S. adults reported exercising in May than in any month since the recession began in 2008, a Gallup Poll indicates. The Gallup Healthways Well-Being Index survey, conducted by telephone May 1-31, of 30,252 U.S. adults, found 55.2 percent said they exercised for at least 30 minutes three or more days per […]

Banana Flour Touted For Gluten-Free Pasta

RIO DE JANEIRO (UPI) — University of Brazil researchers say their gluten-free pasta from green banana flour tastes better than regular whole-wheat pasta. Lead investigator Renata Puppin Zandonadi of the University of Brazil compared a standard whole-wheat pasta preparation made from whole-wheat flour and whole eggs with one made from green banana flour, egg whites, […]

Thyroid Problems Cause Pregnancy Issues

HOUSTON (UPI) — Researchers in India suggest pregnant women should be screened for thyroid dysfunction within the first three months of getting pregnant. Dr. Jubbin Jagan Jacob of Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, India, and colleagues found even moderate thyroid dysfunction during early pregnancy significantly increases the risk of serious complications. Thyroid hormone, produced […]

Hormone Therapy Results In Weight Loss

HOUSTON (UPI) — Men using testosterone replacement therapy experienced significant weight loss, researchers in Germany found. Lead author of Bayer Pharma in Berlin said previous research showed testosterone-deficient men consistently show changes in body composition, but the net effect on weight seemed unchanged. However, in the current study had a longer follow-up by at least […]

Low Testosterone Not Normal Part Of Aging

HOUSTON (UPI) — A drop in testosterone levels in men as they age is more likely to result from smoking, obesity and depression — not aging, researchers in Australia say. Dr. Gary Wittert, professor of medicine at the University of Adelaide in Adelaide in Australia, and colleagues analyzed testosterone levels in more than 1,500 men […]

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