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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 […]

Girls Happy With Bodies Less Depressed

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Teen girls happy with the size and shape of their bodies report higher levels of self-esteem, U.S. researchers said. Kerri Boutelle, associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine, said the study involved 103 overweight adolescents surveyed between 2004 and 2006. The girls […]

Pests Appearing Due To Mild Winter

DALLAS (UPI) — In the past 12 months, 84 percent of America’s homeowners experienced a pest problem — nearly half were invaded by ants, a U.S. survey indicated. The survey, for HomeTeam Pest Defense, of 1,319 U.S. adults also found in the past year 43 percent had to deal with spiders, 37 percent flies, 34 […]

Not All With Atrial Fibrillation Treated

CHICAGO (UPI) — More U.S. patients with atrial fibrillation — irregular heartbeat — could receive treatment when having other cardiac surgery, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Richard Lee, surgical director of the Center for Heart Rhythm Disorders at Northwestern Memorial’s Bluhm Cardiovascular Institute, said patients who are undergoing surgery for other cardiac issues, don’t always have […]

Buffett Awakens PSA Test Controversy

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Warren Buffett’s decision to get two months of radiation for stage 1 prostate cancer highlights questions about prostate screenings, U.S. health officials say. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, which issues recommendations on medical testing and treatment, said in 2008 men age 75 and older should not receive the prostate specific […]

G-Spot Found In Dead Women Who Was 83

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (UPI) — A Florida gynecologist said he discovered the G-spot last fall during a post-mortem on an 83-year-old woman at a university in Poland. Dr. Adam Ostrzenski, a semi-retired gynecologist in St. Petersburg, Fla., said he performed his research on the dead woman because dissection of human remains is permitted in Poland […]

4,500 U.S. Employees Killed On Job In 2010

WASHINGTON (UPI) — More than 4,500 U.S. workers died from occupational injuries and approximately 49,000 deaths were attributed to work-related illnesses in 2010, officials say. In 2010, 4,547 U.S. workers died from occupational injuries and approximately 49,000 deaths were attributed to work-related illnesses, officials say. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported approximately 3.1 million workers […]

U.S. Workers Not Getting Enough Sleep

ATLANTA (UPI) — An estimated 20 percent of the more than 42,500 U.S. vehicle crashes a year are linked to drowsy driving, federal health officials said. A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said insufficient sleep can have serious and sometimes fatal consequences for fatigued workers […]


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