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Scientists: Heart Benefits Of Oats Goes Beyond Fiber

DALLAS (UPI) — Eating whole grains is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and U.S. researchers suggest a compound in oats may protect the heart. Shengmin Sang of the Center for Excellence in Post-Harvest Technologies at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University said there is growing evidence a phenolic compound avenanthramide (AVE) […]

Third-Hand Smoke Clinging To Indoor Surfaces May Pose Risk

DALLAS (UPI) — Cigarette smoke that clings to walls, furniture and fabrics is a smelly nuisance; but U.S. researchers suggest it may damage DNA increasing cancer risk. Bo Hang, a staff scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, said third-hand smoke could pose a serious threat, especially to young children who put toys and other […]

U.S. Colon Cancer Incidence Dropped, Especially Among Elderly

ATLANTA (UPI) — In the past 10 years, colon cancer incidence rates dropped 30 percent among U.S. adults age 50 and older, especially those age 65 and older, researchers said. Dr. Richard C. Wender, chief cancer control officer at the American Cancer Society, said the growing use of colonoscopy was credited with the drop in […]

Gluten-Free Crackers Made Of Hemp Flour, Green Tea Leaves

NOVI SAD, Serbia (UPI) — Food scientists in Serbia and Canada say they developed gluten-free crackers made with hemp flour and decaffeinated green tea leaves. A team of food scientists from the University of Novi Sad in Serbia and Guelph Food Research Centre in Ontario found hemp flour, a by-product of cold-pressed hemp oil, used […]

Snail Venom Shows Early Promise As Pain Reliever

Venom from one of the world’s slowest species could be used to develop a fast-acting oral pain reliever. Chemists say they’ve created five new experimental substances using a tiny protein extracted from the venom of a cone snail. One of the five substances, scientists hope, could — with some fine-tuning — become a remedy for […]

Women Have Chest Pain But Are Told Heart And Arteries Are Fine

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they may have discovered why women who go to emergency rooms with chest pain are often are told their arteries and hearts are fine. Dr. C. Noel Bairey Merz, professor of medicine and medical director of the Barbra Streisand Women’s Heart Center at the Cedars-Sinai Heart Institute and […]

Study: Contagious Yawning Not Linked To Empathy

DURHAM, N.C. (UPI) — Researchers in North Carolina say contagious yawning and empathy may not be linked despite past studies suggesting they are. The new study was conducted by Duke Center for Human Genome Variation and was published Friday, the Duke Center said in a release. The researchers said contagious yawning may decrease with age […]

Married Women Less Likely To Die From Heart Disease

OXFORD, England (UPI) — Married woman and single women have a similar risk of heart disease, but married women have a lower risk of dying from it, researchers in Britain say. Lead author Sarah Floud of the University of Oxford in England and colleagues analyzed data collected for a large British study of women’s health. […]

Sweet Potato Offers Biggest Nutritional Gain For Your Buck

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Physicians urge U.S. adults and children to eat more fruits and vegetables, but a food advocacy group says the sweet potato provides the most bang for a buck. The Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington ranked vegetables by giving each points for content of dietary fiber, naturally occurring sugars […]

An Attractive Man Has An Advantage In Business

BOSTON (UPI) — U.S. investors are more likely to put money into ventures if the man making the pitch is handsome, but being good looking didn’t help women, researchers say. Alison Wood Brooks of the Harvard Business School; Laura Huang of the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania; Sarah Wood Kearney and Fiona E. Murray of […]

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