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Many Boomers Abuse Alcohol After Age 48

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (UPI) — A U.S. survey indicates depression or anxiety to be the main reason older adults — baby boomers age 50 and older — say they abuse drugs or alcohol. A survey conducted by the Hanley Center found additional factors such as economic and financial stress and retirement were also cited […]

Many Support Single Doses Of Medications

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Two-thirds of U.S. adults — many grandparents — support single-dose packaging to avoid accidental poisoning, a survey indicates. The University of Michigan Mott Children’s Hospital National Poll on Children’s Health recently asked parents and grandparents of children ages 1-5 about the presence of medicines in their homes and how they […]

Peripheral Artery Disease, Depression Link

CHICAGO (UPI) — People with depression may have a higher risk of peripheral artery disease — narrowing of the arteries in the legs and pelvis, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Dr. Marlene Grenon of the University of California, San Francisco, and colleagues said the study involved 1,024 men and women with coronary artery disease. When […]

14 Percent Of Women Stay-At-Home Moms

PRINCETON, N.J. (UPI) — Thirty-seven percent of U.S. women who have a child age 18 or under living in the household do not work outside the home, a survey indicates. The Gallup Daily tracking poll interviewed more than 45,000 U.S. women from Jan. 2 to March 31 and found 63 percent of women with children […]

U.S. Well-Being Linked To Marital Status

WASHINGTON (UPI) — U.S. well-being is linked to marital status, with married people reporting the highest levels of well-being and separated people the lowest, a survey indicates. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index found U.S. adults who were married had the highest levels of well-being — 68.8 percent — followed by singles, who had a well-being index […]

Lack Of Men Impacts Women’s Career Path

SAN ANTONIO (UPI) — When the lack of suitable men makes it hard for women to find dates, women tend to get a college education and pursue better jobs, U.S. researchers say. “Women who judged themselves to be less desirable to men — those women who are not like Angelina Jolie — were most likely […]

Stress Relief Should Be Personalized

DALLAS (UPI) — One-size-fits-all approaches to stress reduction are not effective because what stresses one person may not stress another, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Shawn McClintock, a psychiatrist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said common stressors include economic problems, working too much, family difficulties, always being “on,” always being […]

Poll: Parents Say Kids Don’t Want Alcohol

AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) — Eight-five percent of parents in Texas say their teenage children are not interested in drinking, a Mothers Against Drunk Driving Texas survey indicates. However, U.S. surveys by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration indicate one-third of eighth-graders admitted to drinking, and 1-in-7 sophomores and 1-in-4 seniors said they have […]

Never Too Late To Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk

CHICAGO (UPI) — U.S. researchers say that it’s never too late — even those age 80 and older — to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by exercising. Study author Dr. Aron S. Buchman of Rush University Medical Center in Chicago said the study involved 716 people with an average age of 82 wore an […]

More Data Sharing Lowers Healthcare Costs

WASHINGTON (UPI) — One way to reduce the U.S. healthcare cost inflation is to leverage the health data currently “locked in” doctor’s offices and hospitals, researchers say. The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation released a report at the annual Health Care Forum in Washington that focused on improving the cost-benefit balance in U.S. healthcare via open […]

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