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10% Of U.S. Prisoners Sexually Victimized

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — An estimated 10 percent of adult former state U.S. prisoners reported being sexually victimized during their most recent confinement, officials said. Allen J. Beck of the U.S. Justice Department’s Bureau of Justice Statistics and colleagues found about 7.5 percent alleged they were victimized while in a state prison, 1.8 percent while in […]

Trash Best Way To Dispose Of Unused Drugs

ANN ARBOR, Mich., (UPI) — Discarding unused medications in the trash is a better way to limit the risk of poisoning and reduce air and water pollution, U.S. researchers suggest. First author Sherri Cook, a doctoral student at the University of Michigan, and Nancy Love, a professor in the department of civil and environmental engineering, […]

New Doctors See Workload, Pay As Grim

ANN ARBOR, Mich., (UPI) — Many U.S. medical students preparing to be residents already have negative views of their workloads as physicians, researchers found. Lead study author Dr. Julie Phillips, a University of Michigan Health System resident at the time of the study and now Lansing Community Clerkship director at Michigan State University’s department of […]

New York Doctor Detects Rare Tick, Saves Child

ALBANY, N.Y., (UPI) — A quick-thinking physician in Albany, N.Y., detected a tick that caused a 2-year-old girl to become partially paralyzed, hospital officials said. The mother of Jenna Tomlins said her daughter had become weak, lethargic, unable to walk and unable to keep her eyes open, and doctors in Poughkeepsie sent them to the […]

People Can Make Split-Second Gay Judgement

SEATTLE, (UPI) — A U.S. study in which subjects made split-second judgments of pictures suggests many unconsciously distinguish between gay and straight people, researchers say. Lead author Joshua Tabak, a psychology graduate student at the University of Washington, and Vivian Zayas at Cornell University, found so-called gaydar persisted even when the subjects — college students […]

Men Equate Steak With Masculinity

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — Men connect eating meat — especially muscle meat like steak — with masculinity, but vegetables were not considered masculine, U.S. scientists found. Study authors Paul Rozin of the University of Pennsylvania, Julia M. Hormes of Louisiana State University, Myles S. Faith of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Brian Wansink […]

Sexy Women’s Bodies In Ads Seen As Objects

BRUSSELS (UPI) — Both men and women see images of sexy women’s bodies in advertisements as objects, but they see sexy-looking men as people, Belgian researchers found. “What’s unclear is, we don’t actually know whether people at a basic level recognize sexualized females or sexualized males as objects,” Philippe Bernard of Universite libre de Bruxelles […]

Study: Students Can Have Fun Without Booze

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) — Research indicates students in college can have as good a time at a party if they don’t drink, U.S. researchers suggest. Lori Scott-Sheldon of the Miriam Hospital in Providence, R.I., analyzed data on 19 studies involving more than 1,400 U.S. college students. The study, published in the journal Psychology of Addictive […]

Athletic, Combat Brain Injuries Similar

BOSTON (UPI) — U.S. scientists found similarities between a degenerative brain disease in athletes and combat veterans exposed to roadside bombs in Iraq and Afghanistan. Dr. Lee E. Goldstein of Boston University’s School of Medicine said mice developed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy two weeks after exposure to a single simulated blast. “Our paper points […]

Reducing Arthritis Exercise Barriers

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Officials of the Arthritis Foundation said they have developed a resource for making physical activity convenient and accessible for adults with arthritis. Dr. John H. Koppel, president of the Arthritis Foundation, said the Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis is a resource for making physical activity […]

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