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Study: Most Aggression In Bars Targeted At Women Not Men

TORONTO (UPI) — Recent data looking at aggression in Canadian bars found 90 percent involved male initiators and female targets, researchers said. Kate Graham, a senior scientist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health at the University of Toronto, and Jeanette Norris, a senior research scientist with the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Institute at […]

Pulling Infected Teeth Before Heart Surgery May Be Catch-22

ROCHESTER, Minn. (UPI) — Often infected teeth are pulled before a patient has heart surgery to reduce the risk of infection, but U.S. researchers say this may be a catch-22. Senior author Dr. Kendra Grim, a Mayo Clinic anesthesiologist, said problem teeth are often removed before surgery to reduce the risk of infections including endocarditis, […]

Child Adversity Linked To Lower-Quality Adult Relationships

AUSTIN, Texas (UPI) — African-American men who endured greater childhood adversity are likely to experience disadvantages in health and relationships, U.S. researchers say. Debra Umberson, a professor of sociology and a faculty associate in the Population Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin, said the findings help explain why African-American men are less […]

Prescription Painkiller Abusers Often Get Them From A Doctor

ATLANTA (UPI) — Those at highest overdose risk from prescription painkillers — opioids — most likely get them from a doctor, U.S. health officials say. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention analyzed data from 2008 through 2011 from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and […]

TV In A U.S. Child’s Bedroom May Be Linked To Weight Gain

LEBANON, N.H. (UPI) — U.S. researchers suggest removing televisions from the bedrooms of children may be helpful in the Nation’s fight against child obesity. Diane Gilbert-Diamond of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth in Lebanon, N.H., and colleagues said more than a third of U.S. children and adolescents are overweight or obese and an […]

Infant Sleep Machines May Contribute To Baby’s Hearing Loss

TORONTO (UPI) — Infant sleep machines designed to mask household noises or soothe an infant may also contribute to a baby’s hearing loss, researchers in Canada say. Drs. Sarah C. Hugh and Nikolaus E. Wolter of the University of Toronto; and Dr. Evan J. Propst, Karen A. Gordon, Dr. Sharon L. Cushing and Blake C. […]

Researchers Team Therapy Dogs With Senior Exercise Program

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (UPI) — Florida State University researchers said teaming a retirement community and therapy dogs helped motivate seniors to sustain an exercise program. Doctoral students Ashley Artese and Brandon Grubbs designed the exercise program under the direction of Lynn Panton, an associate professor of exercise science, and Karla Schmitt, an associate professor of nursing […]

1 In 5 Hospitals Don’t Make Hand Sanitizer Available

NEW YORK (UPI) — Many U.S. hospitals have hand sanitizer at entrances, in every patient room and every treatment room, but 1 in 5 don’t have it everywhere, researchers say. A research team — jointly led by Laurie Conway, a doctoral candidate at Columbia University and Dr. Benedetta Allegranzi of the World Health Organization’s infection […]

Better Educated Nurses And More Of Them = Few Hospital Deaths

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — European hospitals where nursing staff care for fewer patients and nurses have more bachelor’s degrees had fewer surgical patients die, researchers say. The study, published in The Lancet, estimated an increase in European hospital nurses’ workloads by 1 patient increases the likelihood of in-hospital death by 7 percent. Also, the study found […]

Content Of Conversations In Dating As Not Important As Language

LUBBOCK, Texas (UPI) — Similar use of language in dating is a better predictor than other variables, such as shared points of view, of relationship stability, U.S. researchers say. Molly Ireland, a visiting assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at Texas Tech University; Rich Slatcher at Wayne State University; James Pennebaker and Paul Eastwick […]

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