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Tornado Helmet May Help If No Delay

ATLANTA (UPI) — People who have seen tragedy caused by recent tornadoes are asking whether it would help to wear helmets when tornado warnings are posted, U.S. officials say. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said they understand people who have seen the tragedy that tornadoes can inflict are […]

More U.S. Female Teens Abstaining From Sex

ATLANTA (UPI) — U.S. teen birth rates are still higher than those of other developed countries despite a decline of 44 percent since 1990, federal health officials say. A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said the 2010 U.S. teen birth rate was 34.3 births per […]

Stroke Patients Not Getting Diagnosed

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (UPI) — A study of 40,777 stroke patients found 42 percent underwent brain imaging within the recommended 25 minutes of hospital arrival, researchers say. Lead author Dr. Adam Kelly, a neurologist at the University of Rochester Medical Center, said brain imaging is an essential tool in the diagnosis of a stroke and determines […]

To Lose Beer Belly, First Quit Beer

DALLAS (UPI) — A U.S. sports medicine doctor says people who want to lose a beer belly before summer arrives should first stop drinking beer. Dr. Robert Dimeff, who directs primary care sports medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said those wanting to lose belly fat to look more attractive […]

Study: To Eat Better, Buy A Fruit Bowl

OLEAN, N.Y. (UPI) — People who want to eat healthier might do well to use a fruit bowl, as it seems to promote consumption of some fresh fruits, U.S. researchers suggest. Gregory J. Privitera and Heather E. Creary, both of St. Bonaventure University, in Olean, tested a total of 96 college students by placing apple […]

Sleep 9 Hours A Night To Lose Weight

SEATTLE (UPI) — Sleeping too much does not make one fat — in fact, sleeping more than 9 hours a night may suppress genetic influences on body weight, U.S. researchers say. Principal investigator Dr. Nathaniel Watson of the University of Washington and colleagues said the study looked at 1,088 pairs of twins and found sleeping […]

Poll: Most Say 61 Is Middle-Aged, Not Old

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y., May 1 (UPI) — Age 61 seems old or middle-aged to those age 45 and younger, while those older than 61 tend to see it young, a U.S. survey indicated. Dr. Lee M. Miringoff, director of The Marist College Institute for Public Opinion in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., said each year he inserts a question […]

Boomers At Elevated Risk Of Asthma Death

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (UPI) — The U.S. death rate attributed to asthma for those age 65 and older is 14 times higher than in younger patients, researchers say. Lead researcher Dr. Andrew Smith — a fellow of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology — said despite the higher death rate for U.S. baby […]

Chronic Pain Common In American Adults

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly half of all adult Americans lived with chronic pain of one type or another last year, a survey found. One-third of U.S. adults in their mid-50s and older have chronic neck or back pain, while a similar percentage have chronic knee or leg pain, the Gallup-Healthways survey results indicate. The organization’s […]

Survivors Get Tips To Avoid Cancer Return

ATLANTA (UPI) — Cancer survivors who want to reduce the odds their cancer will return should follow the same advice given for all to prevent cancer, a U.S. expert says. Colleen Doyle of the American Cancer Society said when she talks with people diagnosed with cancer, they tend to ask three things: “What can I […]

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