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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 […]

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 […]

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