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Single Cell Triggers Fibroid Uterine Tumor

CHICAGO, (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they’ve identified the molecular trigger of fibroid uterine tumors — a single stem cell develops a mutation and grows uncontrollably. Dr. Serdar Bulun, the chairman of obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Northwestern Memorial Hospital, said the single cell activates other cells to join […]

‘Peter Pan’ Drinking Linked To Immaturity

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Getting really drunk seems normal to college-age people but attitudes about heavy drinking change as people grow older, a U.S. researcher suggests. Rachel Winograd of the University of Missouri analyzed interview data of more than 400 people. Heavy drinkers at age 25 said they didn’t feel immature, but at age 29 […]

People With Diabetes Moodier, Depressed

MAYWOOD, Ill. (UPI) — People with diabetes are more likely to suffer depression, anxiety and anger if blood sugar levels are poorly controlled, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Satish Garg — editor in chief of Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics and professor of medicine and pediatrics at the University of Colorado Denver — said a better understanding […]

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 […]


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