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Small Children Who Were Lied To More Apt To Lie Too

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A study involving 5-, 6- and 7-year-olds who had been lied to were more likely to cheat and more likely to lie about having done so, U.S. researchers say. “As far as we know, this is the first experiment confirming what we might have suspected: Lying by an adult affects a […]

Parenting: 23 Percent To 40 Percent Genetic

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Parenting is not just a child applying what he or she learned from parents, U.S. researchers say genes play a significant role in parenting. S. Alexandra Burt, associate professor of psychology and co-author of a study led by doctoral student Ashlea M. Klahr, both of Michigan State University, said the […]

New Guidelines: 87 Percent Of Men Age 60 And Older May Get Statins

DURHAM, N.C. (UPI) — New guidelines for cholesterol lowering statins to help prevent heart disease may result in almost 13 million more U.S. adults taking the drug, researchers say. The American Heart Association issued the new guidelines in November and they generated controversy about who should be prescribed statins. The analysis of health data, published […]

Fewer U.S. Teens Using Inhalants Such As Glue

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. adolescents ages 12 to 17 using inhalants decreased from 820,000 in 2011 to about 650,000 in 2012, Federal health officials say. A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, defined inhalants in the survey as “liquids, sprays and […]

Men Get Faster Service In Hospital ER For Heart Attack

MONTREAL (UPI) — Middle-age men received faster care in a hospital for a heart attack or angina than middle-age women, researchers in Canada said. Dr. Louise Pilote, clinician-researcher at the Research Institute of McGill University Health Centre in Montreal and professor of medicine at McGill University, and colleagues said the study involved 1,123 patients ages […]

Agavins — Used In Tequila — May Be Good Sweetener For Obese

DALLAS (UPI) — Agavins — used in tequila — reduced weight and blood sugar in mice prone to diet-induced obesity and type 2 diabetes, researchers in Mexico say. Mercedes G. Lopez of the Centro de Investigacion y de Estudios Avanzados, Biotechnology and Biochemistry Irapuato in Guanajuato said male mice were randomly distributed into seven groups […]

Women More Likely To Get Alzheimer’s Disease Than Men

CHICAGO (UPI) — U.S. women in their 60s are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as they are breast cancer, researchers say. The Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures report estimated a woman’s lifetime risk of developing Alzheimer’s at age 65 is 1 in 6, compared with nearly 1 in 11 for a […]

Open Workplaces May Result In More Sick Days Used

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) — Offices with open floor plans and no individual cubicles may result in employees taking more sick days, researchers in Sweden suggest. Christina Bodin Danielsson and colleagues at Stockholm University said the link between open-plan offices and worsened health might be due to group dynamics being different in an open floor plan […]

How Chocolate Protects The Heart, Reduces Stroke Risk

BATON ROUGE, La. (UPI) — U.S. researchers say certain bacteria in the stomach gobble dark chocolate and ferment it into anti-inflammatory compounds that are good for the heart. Study leader John Finley of Louisiana State University and colleagues tested three cocoa powders using a model digestive tract, comprised of a series of modified test tubes, […]

Today’s Pot Is Not Your Grandfather’s; It’s A Higher High

UTRECHT, Netherlands (UPI) — There is some truth to the potent pot myth: Today’s pot is more potent than your grandfather’s and people get higher as a result, Dutch researchers say. Peggy van der Pol, Nienke Liebregts, Tibor Brunt, Jan van Amsterdam and colleagues of the Netherlands Institute of Mental Health and Addiction in Utrecht, […]

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