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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 […]

Wife’s Breast Cancer Can Harm Husband

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — Men who take care of a wife with breast cancer, even years after diagnosis and end of treatment, could have a weakened immune response, U.S. researchers found. Study co-author Kristen Carpenter, a postdoctoral researcher in psychology at Ohio State in Columbus, and senior author Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio, an assistant professor, found […]

Prenatal Air Pollution Linked To Obesity

NEW YORK (UPI) — Air pollution may play a role in obesity among as many as 25 percent of children living in U.S. inner-city neighborhoods, researchers said. Lead author Andrew G. Rundle, a professor of epidemiology at Columbia’s Mailman School of Public Health in New York, said pregnant women in New York exposed to higher […]

Study: Canada Has Saltiest Fast-Food

SYDNEY (UPI) — An international team of researchers studied salt content in fast-food in six countries and found Canada had the saltiest fast-food. Researchers at The University of Sydney, the University Versailles St-Quentin and A. Pare Hospital, Boulogne-Billancourt in France, McGill University in Montreal, University of London, The University of Auckland in New Zealand, the […]

Head Bump Can Cause Permanent Disability

MAYWOOD, Ill. (UPI) — A bump on the head can cause permanent disability — even months after the injury, a Chicago-area neurologist said. Dr. Jose Biller, a neurologist at Loyola University Medical Center, said a patient slipped on the ice and bumped her head but she wasn’t too concerned until two months later, when she […]

Toronto Man Diagnosed With Rabies

TORONTO (UPI) — For the first time since 1931, a Toronto resident is hospitalized and being treated for rabies, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Tuesday. The broadcaster said the victim was a 41-year-old man who had been working as a bartender in the Dominican Republic until he flew home a week ago with symptoms of […]

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