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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 […]

Tart Cherries May Help With Joint Pain

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Tart cherries may have the highest anti-inflammatory content of any food and may help people with osteoarthritis, U.S. researchers say. Principal study investigator Dr. Kerry Kuehl of Oregon Health & Science University said the study involved 20 women ages 40 to 70 with inflammatory osteoarthritis and debilitating joint pain. The study […]

Guidelines To Treat Childhood Aggression

ROCHESTER, Minn. (UPI) — New guidelines are being written for U.S. mental health specialists and primary care providers to manage childhood aggression, Mayo Clinic researchers say. Dr. Peter Jensen, a Mayo Clinic psychiatrist who led the development of the new guidelines, said anti-psychotics and mood-stabilizing drugs are increasingly prescribed to children on an outpatient basis […]

Homes Can Be Protected From Tornadoes

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A high-wind safe room can protect families from the most intense tornadoes, a U.S. building trade group says. The International Code Council Foundation says its Building Safety Month provides guidance to the public about high-wind events such as tornadoes and hurricanes. “The International Code Council/National Storm Shelter Association Standard for the Design […]

Strong Families Often Make Dinner At Home

ITHACA, N.Y. (UPI) — U.S. studies show teens who have dinner with their families have fewer depressive symptoms and substance use, but some researchers challenge those conclusions. Lead author Kelly Musick of Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., said the family meal is often touted and encouraged for its social and health benefits for children, but […]

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