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Asthma Triggered By More Than Pollen

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. (UPI) — People with asthma have to watch out for more than pollen — fruit, campfires, weather changes or insect bites can all trigger attacks, U.S. allergists warn. Dr. James Sublett, chairman of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Public Relations Committee, said by planning ahead, seeing an allergist and […]

Logistics Can Reduce Hospital Readmissions

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (UPI) — Better planning and focusing on patient needs could reduce hospital readmission rates, U.S. researchers suggest. Bruce Golden, a professor at the University of Maryland, doctoral student David Anderson and colleagues tracked patient movement at a large, academic U.S. medical center for occupancy rates, day of the week, staffing levels and […]

Norovirus Outbreak Traced To Shopping Bag

PORTLAND, Ore. (UPI) — Oregon public health investigators said they traced a norovirus outbreak to a reusable open grocery bag in a hotel bathroom, where a person had been ill. Kimberly K. Repp of Oregon Health and Sciences University and William E. Keene of the Oregon Public Health Division in Portland investigated the norovirus outbreak […]

Study: Long Commutes Hurt Heart, Health

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Longer commute times are associated with decreased cardiorespiratory fitness, increased weight and worse metabolic risk, U.S. researchers say. Lead investigator Christine M. Hoehner of Washington University in St. Louis and colleagues studied 4,297 residents who lived and worked in 11 Texas counties in the Dallas-Fort Worth or Austin metropolitan areas. Cardiorespiratory […]

Women Take Longer To Overcome Concussions

EAST LANSING, Mich. (UPI) — Younger athletes and female athletes take longer to recover from concussions, researchers at Michigan State University say. Study leader Tracey Covassin, a certified athletic trainer, found females performed worse than males on visual memory tests and reported more symptoms post-concussion. Additionally, high school athletes after concussions performed worse than college […]

Prepregnancy Obesity May Affect Kid Scores

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — Women who are obese before pregnancy have an elevated risk of bearing children who get relatively low grades in school, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Rika Tanda, a doctoral candidate in nursing at Ohio State University, used data from the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979 Mother and Child Survey, a […]

U.S. Exercises Half As Much As It Should

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. (UPI) — Americans should exercise about twice as much as the 2 hours a week they report exercising, U.S. researchers said. John Robinson of the University of Maryland and Geoffrey Godbey at Pennsylvania State University analyzed data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s most recent national diary study of more than 100,000 respondents […]

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 […]


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