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U.S. Young Adults Want Health Insurance

NEW YORK, (UPI) — Affordability, rather than a belief that they do not need insurance, is major barrier to U.S. young adults obtaining health insurance coverage, researchers say. Sara R. Collins, Ruth Robertson, Tracy Garber and Michelle M. Doty of the Commonwealth Fund in New York said a survey of young adults from November 2010 […]

Study: Dogs Show Empathy To Crying People

LONDON, (UPI) — Dogs respond to a person who is crying regardless of whether it is their owner or an unfamiliar person, researchers in Britain found. Dr. Deborah Custance and Jennifer Mayer, both of the Department of Psychology at the University of London, developed a procedure to examine whether domestic dogs could identify and respond […]

Kid CT Scans Linked To Small Leukemia Risk

BETHESDA, Md. (UPI) — Children and teens scanned multiple times by computed tomography have a somewhat increased risk of leukemia and brain tumors, U.S. and British researchers say. Senior investigator Amy Berrington de Gonzalez of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute and colleagues at Newcastle University in England obtained […]

Kids Can Get Hand, Foot And Mouth Disease

ATLANTA (UPI) — Children can’t get hoof and mouth disease — that’s a disease of livestock — but they can get something that sounds similar, U.S. health officials said. Eileen Schneider of the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention in Atlanta, said all children can get hand, foot and mouth disease, but it’s more common […]

More Child Food Allergies In Urban Areas

CHICAGO (UPI) — Children living in rural areas of the United States have fewer food allergies than children who live in urban areas, researchers found. Lead author Dr. Ruchi Gupta — an assistant professor of pediatrics at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and a physician at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital […]

One In 29 Americans Suffer From PTSD

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Post-traumatic stress disorder affects 1 in 29 Americans, including combat veterans, first responders, abuse victims and disaster survivors, U.S. officials say. “PTSD is an anxiety disorder that some people develop after seeing or living through an event that caused or threatened serious harm or death,” Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of the U.S. Department […]

Coffee/Caffeine Link To Less Dementia Risk

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — U.S. researchers found direct evidence that caffeine/coffee intake is associated with a reduced risk of dementia or its delayed onset. Lead author Dr. Chuanhai Cao, a neuroscientist at the University of South Florida College of Pharmacy and the University of South Florida Health Byrd Alzheimer’s Institute and colleagues at the University […]

Bad Air Linked To Repeat Heart Attack

TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) — Israeli researchers say air pollution not only affects heart attack and stroke, it also causes repeated episodes in the long-term. Dr. Yariv Gerber of Tel Aviv University’s School of Public Health at the Sackler Faculty of Medicine said cardiac patients living in high pollution areas were found to be more […]

Folate Needed For Nerve, Brain Functioning

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — Vitamin B9, better known as folate or folic acid, is needed by pregnant women, but all need it for nerve and brain functioning, a U.S. food expert says. “Beyond pregnancy, one of folate’s key functions is to allow for development of red blood cells. These cells help carry oxygen around […]

Foods Rich In Purines Quintuple Gout Risk

BOSTON (UPI) — Foods rich in purines — particularly meat and seafood — quintuple the immediate risk of a gout flare-up, U.S. researchers found. Dr. Yuqing Zhang of Boston University School of Medicine said anecdotal evidence suggested purine rich foods — meat, seafood, beans, peas, lentils, oatmeal, spinach, asparagus, mushrooms, yeast and alcohol — triggered […]


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