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Alzheimer’s Cause Of Five To Six Times More Deaths Than Reported

CHICAGO (UPI) — Alzheimer’s disease may be an underlying cause of five to six times as many deaths among the elderly as currently reported, U.S. researchers suggest. Study author Bryan D. James, a researcher with the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center in Chicago, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta list Alzheimer’s disease […]

More Injuries From Distracted Walking Than Distracted Driving

BUFFALO, N.Y. (UPI) — Distracted walking — such as texting while walking on a street — results in more injuries per mile than distracted driving, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Dietrich Jehle, a professor of emergency medicine at the University at Buffalo and attending physician at Erie County Medical Center, said nationally, tens of thousands […]

Diet High In Meat, Cheese In Middle Age Can Quadruple Cancer Risk

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — U.S. researchers say eating a diet rich in animal protein during middle age increases the risk of cancer by four times compared to a low-protein diet. Valter Longo, the Edna M. Jones Professor of Biogerontology at the University of Southern California, Davis, School of Gerontology and director of the USC Longevity […]

WHO Sets Guideline To Limit Daily Sugar Consumption To 5 Percent

GENEVA, Switzerland (UPI) — The World Health Organization in Switzerland, in draft guidelines published Wednesday, said daily sugar consumption should be only 5 percent of total calories. “There is increasing concern that consumption of free sugars, particularly in the form of sugar-sweetened beverages, may result in both reduced intake of foods containing more nutritionally adequate […]

Childhood Secondhand Smoke Exposure Causes Irreversible Damage

HOBART, Australia (UPI) — Exposure to secondhand smoke in childhood causes irreversible damage to the structure of children’s arteries, researchers in Australia and Finland say. Lead researcher Dr. Seana Gall, a research fellow in cardiovascular epidemiology at the Menzies Research Institute Tasmania, and colleagues in Finland, said the thickening of the arteries’ walls associated with […]

CDC: U.S. Hospitals’ Poor Antibiotic Use Puts Patients At Risk

ATLANTA (UPI) — More than half of U.S. hospitalized patients get an antibiotic and health officials say a strong antibiotic stewardship program is needed for all hospitals. Dr. Tom Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, said antibiotics save lives, but poor prescribing practices are putting patients at unnecessary risk for preventable […]

U.S. Military Suicide Rates Similar For Deployed, Non-Deployed

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The rise in U.S. soldier suicides from 2004 to 2009 occurred not only in those currently and previously deployed, but soldiers never deployed, researchers say. The Army Study to Assess Risk and Resilience in Service members, the largest study of mental health risk and resilience among U.S. military personnel related to suicide […]

No Shoes At Home Makes Floors Cleaner, But May Not Help Health

NEW YORK (UPI) — In many parts of the world, people routinely take their shoes off before entering a private home, but a U.S. expert says it may not be that beneficial. Stephen S. Morse, professor of epidemiology at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University, said even if a person walks through […]

Kids Who Sing, Play, Story-Tell And Eat With Parents Do Better

NEW YORK (UPI) — Families who routinely sing, play, story-tell and eat dinner together have children who have higher levels of social-emotional health, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University, affiliated with The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, said a child has high […]

Hangovers Not Much Of A Deterrent To Subsequent Drinking

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Many people think a brutal hangover helps prevent another night of excess drinking but U.S. researchers find hangovers have little impact on subsequent behavior. Professors Thomas M. Piasecki of the University of Missouri and Damaris J. Rohsenow of Brown University School of Public Health said some believe hangovers might delay subsequent […]


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