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Strict Eating Rules Can Up Child Obesity

STAVANGER, Sweden (UPI) — A Swedish researcher warns parents against strict rules on what children may eat because such rules can result in less healthy eating. Nutritionist Elisabeth Lind Melbye at the University of Stavanger in Sweden studied what worked and what didn’t when parents sought to teach their offspring about healthy eating practices. The […]

Higher Risk For Half-Siblings Of Autistic

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Siblings of children with autism have a higher risk of autism, but U.S. researchers found half-siblings of children with autism also have elevated risk. Principal investigator Dr. John N. Constantino of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis said half siblings share about 25 percent of their genes with their […]

Many Woman Prefer ‘Dr. Google’ To Doctor

LONDON (UPI) — Twenty-five percent of British women have misdiagnosed themselves on the Internet — often because they are embarrassed to talk to a doctor, researchers say. The research involving 1,000 women, commissioned by feminine health company Balance Activ, found one-quarter of British women will trust the Internet for advice on treatments if they find […]

Stomach Grumbling May Not Be Indigestion

DALLAS (UPI) — If stomach grumbling persists, it may be time to ask a doctor to check for irritable bowel syndrome, a U.S. gastroenterologist says. Dr. Prabhakar Swaroop, a gastroenterologist and irritable bowel syndrome expert at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said irritable bowel syndrome can make life miserable. Symptoms might […]

Owning A Dog Beneficial For Pregnant Women

WALTHAM ON THE WOLDS, England (UPI) — Pregnant women who own dogs have increased physical activity and are more likely to meet guidelines for daily activity, researchers in Britain found. The study from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition, the science center behind Cesar Canine Cuisine, and the University of Liverpool found many benefits of […]

Even Health-Conscious People Eat Fast-Food

NEW YORK (UPI) — Most health-conscious U.S. adults, who belong to a gym and buy local or organic food, had lunch in a fast-food restaurant in the last month, a survey found. Market consumer research firm Scarborough found 74 percent of the health-conscious consumers — 21 million American adults — visited a fast-food restaurant for […]

Poll: Most U.S. Adults Unhappy With Weight

NEW YORK (UPI) — Most U.S. adults, including 59 percent of women, say they want to lose 10 to 20 pounds, a survey by Fitness Magazine and Yahoo! indicated. The survey found 74 percent of U.S. adults said they were not currently at their goal weight, while 44 percent of women and 38 percent of […]

Positive Feelings, Optimism Protect Heart

BOSTON (UPI) — Positive psychological well-being appears to reduce the risk of heart attacks, strokes and other cardiovascular events, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Julia Boehm, a research fellow, and senior author Laura Kubzansky, both of the Harvard School of Public Health, and colleagues reviewed more than 200 studies published in two major scientific databases, […]

Stroke Risk Rises If Sibling Has Stroke

STOCKHOLM, Sweden (UPI) — Those with a brother or sister who has had a stroke have a 60 percent increased risk of having a stroke as well, researchers in Sweden found. Senior author Dr. Erik Ingelsson, a professor of cardiovascular epidemiology at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden, said the findings were the first large […]

Changing Filter Improves Car Cabin Air

GASTONIA, N.C. (UPI) — The air inside a vehicle can be six times more polluted than the air outside, making it hard for allergy sufferers, a U.S. automotive parts company said. Paul Kortman of NAPA Filters, a distributor of light and heavy-duty filters for the automotive aftermarket, said those who have a 2000 model year […]


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