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Stress Relief Should Be Personalized

DALLAS (UPI) — One-size-fits-all approaches to stress reduction are not effective because what stresses one person may not stress another, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Shawn McClintock, a psychiatrist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said common stressors include economic problems, working too much, family difficulties, always being “on,” always being […]

Poll: Parents Say Kids Don’t Want Alcohol

AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) — Eight-five percent of parents in Texas say their teenage children are not interested in drinking, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Texas survey indicates. However, U.S. surveys by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicate one-third of eighth-graders admitted to drinking, and 1-in-7 sophomores and 1-in-4 seniors said they have […]

Never Too Late To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

CHICAGO (UPI) — U.S. researchers say that it’s never too late — even those age 80 and older — to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by exercising. Study author Dr. Aron S. Buchman of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago said the study involved 716 people with an average age of 82 wore an […]

More Data Sharing Lowers Healthcare Costs

WASHINGTON (UPI) — One way to reduce the U.S. healthcare cost inflation is to leverage the health data currently “locked in” doctor’s offices and hospitals, researchers say. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report at the annual Health Care Forum in Washington that focused on improving the cost-benefit balance in U.S. healthcare via open […]

Gallup: U.S. Allergies Sooner, Stronger

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. survey data confirm the spring allergy season has arrived sooner and is stronger than usual, likely spurred by unseasonably warm winter. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index daily tracking surveys asked U.S. adults, “Were you sick with allergies yesterday?” every day since September 2008, with about 30,000 interviews per month. On average, more […]

How Cruciferous Vegetables Prevent Cancer

NASHVILLE (UPI) — Cruciferous vegetables — broccoli, cabbage, leafy greens, cauliflower — help prevent breast and prostate cancer, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at Vanderbilt University’s Ingram Center showed a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables — specifically the indoles they contain — protects and improves breast cellular health. “Indoles are organic compounds that have a positive […]

Strict Eating Rules Can Up Child Obesity

STAVANGER, Sweden (UPI) — A Swedish researcher warns parents against strict rules on what children may eat because such rules can result in less healthy eating. Nutritionist Elisabeth Lind Melbye at the University of Stavanger in Sweden studied what worked and what didn’t when parents sought to teach their offspring about healthy eating practices. The […]

Higher Risk For Half-Siblings Of Autistic

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Siblings of children with autism have a higher risk of autism, but U.S. researchers found half-siblings of children with autism also have elevated risk. Principal investigator Dr. John N. Constantino of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said half siblings share about 25 percent of their genes with their […]

Many Woman Prefer ‘Dr. Google’ To Doctor

LONDON (UPI) — Twenty-five percent of British women have misdiagnosed themselves on the Internet — often because they are embarrassed to talk to a doctor, researchers say. The research involving 1,000 women, commissioned by feminine health company Balance Activ, found one-quarter of British women will trust the Internet for advice on treatments if they find […]

Stomach Grumbling May Not Be Indigestion

DALLAS (UPI) — If stomach grumbling persists, it may be time to ask a doctor to check for irritable bowel syndrome, a U.S. gastroenterologist says. Dr. Prabhakar Swaroop, a gastroenterologist and irritable bowel syndrome expert at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said irritable bowel syndrome can make life miserable. Symptoms might […]

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