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Internet Tool To Quit Smoking

LONDON, (UPI) — An online program developed from the results of research findings, can help people quit smoking, British researchers said. Robert West and Susan Michie of the University College London said StopAdvisor offers expert advice through a combination of interactive menus and personalized sessions, and encourages users to report important information the program will […]

Cancer Worldwide Up 75 Percent By 2030

LYON, France, (UPI) — The incidence of cancer will grow by 75 percent by the year 2030 worldwide — nearly doubling in some developing countries, a French research group said. Lead author Dr. Freddie Bray of the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France, said in medium- and high-Human Development Index settings, the […]

Late And Mild Flu Season Wrapping Up

ATLANTA, (UPI) — The U.S. flu season, which started late and was mild compared with other seasons, is wrapping up, federal health officials said. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said this year’s flu season set a new record for the lowest and shortest peak for influenza-like illness since this type […]

Many At Risk Of Acetaminophen Overdose

CHICAGO, (UPI) — Many U.S. adults might be at risk of unintentionally overdosing from over-the-counter pain medication containing acetaminophen, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Michael Wolf of Northwestern University in Chicago and his colleagues interviewed 500 adult patients receiving care at outpatient general medicine clinics in Atlanta and Chicago from September 2009 to March 2011. More […]

Gender Gap In Cancer Fertility Advice

ABERDEEN, Scotland, (UPI) — Following a cancer diagnosis, there are significant gaps in the information women receive about their future fertility, U.S. researchers say. Study co-author Valerie Peddie, fertility nurse specialist/research midwife at the School of Medicine and Dentistry at the University of Aberdeen, and colleagues at the National Health Service Grampian said the study […]

Expert: Don't Yell At Kids To Eat Veggies

EAST LANSING, Mich. (UPI) — Lower-income children had healthier diets when their moms led by example and persuaded but did not “yell at them” to eat their vegetables, U.S. researchers say. Sharon Hoerr, a professor of food science and human nutrition at Michigan State University, and colleagues said overtly restricting certain foods from a child […]

Exercise Helps No Matter Fitness Level

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (UPI) — Physicians have gone in the last 15 years from being afraid to recommend exercise to cancer patients to advising them to exercise, U.S. researchers say. Karen Mustian, an assistant professor of radiation oncology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, and colleagues said when patients walk in the […]

Fish Fatty Acid Protects Vision In Seniors

EDMONTON, Alberta (UPI) — An omega-3 fatty acid found in fish — DHA — prevented age-related vision loss in laboratory tests, researchers in Canada found. Yves Sauve and his team at University of Alberta Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry discovered laboratory models fed DHA did not accumulate a toxic molecule at the back of the […]

Offices Of Men Have Higher Bacteria Levels

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A study of offices in three U.S. cities found men’s offices have significantly more bacteria than women’s, researchers said. Dr. Scott Kelley of University of California, San Diego, identified more than 500 bacterial genera in offices in New York, San Francisco and Tucson and found the most abundant tended to come […]

Belief In God Linked To 'Mentalizing'

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (UPI) — Whether a person believes in a higher power might be linked to humans’ cognitive ability to infer other people’s mental states, researchers in Canada said. Study leaders Ara Norenzayan and Will Gervais of the University of British Columbia said mentalizing, or “theory of mind,” is a psychological concept that describes […]

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