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Violence Linked To Risky Sexual Behavior

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) — U.S. women who either witness neighborhood crimes or are subject to abuse themselves are more likely to engage in risky sexual behavior, researchers say. Lead author Jennifer Walsh of The Miriam Hospital’s Centers for Behavioral and Preventive Medicine in Providence, R.I., said the results showed many women must cope with multiple […]

Many Brits Do Nothing But Relax After Work

LONDON, (UPI) — Many British adults admit to being too lazy to climb stairs, cook dinner, have sex or iron wrinkles from clothes, a survey indicates. The survey by Weight Watchers UK of 2,683 British adults indicated 32 percent said they always drive short distances when walking is a viable option, and more than half […]

Prebiotic May Reduce Colitis, Colon Risk

EAST LANSING, Mich., (UPI) — A prebiotic — a fiber supplement that serves as food for bacteria living in the gut — greatly decrease the risk of colon cancer, U.S. researchers say. Jenifer Fenton of Michigan State University and colleagues said prebiotics could stimulate the growth of the “good” bacteria in the intestine, which might […]

Exercise Can Help Heart Failure Patients

HALLE, Germany, (UPI) — Exercise can counteract muscle breakdown, increase strength and reduce inflammation caused by aging and heart failure, German researchers say. Dr. Stephan Gielen, deputy director of cardiology at the University Hospital, Martin Luther University of Halle, Germany, who was the lead co-author, said the study involved 60 heart-failure patients and 60 healthy […]

New, Fast Test For Listeria U.S. Certified

PORT WASHINGTON, N.Y., (UPI) — A new test for listeria received certification from the AOAC Research Institute, a U.S. provider and assessor of quality assurance programs, officials say. The Pall Corp. announced the certification means food companies have an independently validated, extremely fast and easy-to-use food-borne pathogen detection option to help ensure the safety of […]

Black Pepper Fights Formation Of Fat Cells

SEOUL, (UPI) — Researchers in South Korea say they are unlocking the secret to why black pepper fights fat. Soo-Jong Um, Ji-Cheon Jeong and colleagues at Sejong University in Seoul said black pepper and the black pepper plant were used for centuries in traditional Eastern medicine to treat gastrointestinal distress, pain, inflammation and other health […]

Most In U.S. Would Prefer Sleep Over Sex

ALEXANDRIA, Va., (UPI) — Sixty-one percent of U.S. adults — 79 percent of women — would rather get a good night’s sleep than have sex, a U.S. survey indicates. The survey by the Better Sleep Council found that nearly half of Americans fall asleep somewhere other than their bed at least once a week, and […]

Parents Not So Unhappy, Research Shows

SAN FRANCISCO, (UPI) — People who have children are not less happy than people without kids, international research suggests. Two studies presented at the Population Association of America’s annual meeting, which concluded Saturday in San Francisco, found earlier research that indicated parents are less happy, more depressed and have less-satisfying marriages than their childless peers […]

Pet Food Recalled In Salmonella Case

GASTON, S.C., (UPI) — Diamond Pet Foods issued a recall of batches of its dry food in response to a salmonella outbreak the U.S. Centers for Disease Control says sickened 14 people. The CDC said an investigation of 10 of the people infected with Salmonella Infantis determined seven of them had been in contact with […]

Brain Scans Decipher The Thoughts Of Dogs

ATLANTA, (UPI) — A U.S. researcher who looked into what dogs think said he was inspired to do the research when he saw a Navy dog was on the team that killed Osama bin Laden. Gregory Berns, director of the Emory Center for Neuropolicy, said he was amazed when he saw pictures of what military […]


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