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Art May Change Brain, Help Stroke Recovery

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (UPI) — Survivors of stroke who liked the arts had a significantly higher quality-of-life than those who do not, researchers in Italy suggested. Lead author Dr. Ercole Vellone, assistant professor in nursing science at the School of Nursing, University Tor Vergata in Rome, said the study involved 192 stroke survivors — average age […]

More Suicide During Economic Low Point

More Suicide During Economic Low Point

U.S. and Canadian researchers said an analysis of the monthly suicide rate in New York suggests a correlation between suicide and a bad economy. The New York suicide rate was 29 percent higher at an economic low point in the economy in 1992, compared to an economic high point in 2000.

Women Can Have Orgasm Exercising

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., March 20 (UPI) — U.S. researchers confirmed anecdotal evidence that some women experience sexual pleasure or even an orgasm while exercising. Debby Herbenick, co-director of the Center for Sexual Health Promotion at Indiana University’s School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, conducted an online survey that found 124 women who reported experiencing exercise-induced […]

U.S. ADHD Diagnoses Rocket Upward

CHICAGO (UPI) — From 2000 to 2010, U.S. children and teens diagnosed with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder jumped from 6.2 million to 10.4 million, researchers say. Dr. Craig Garfield of Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine and a pediatrician at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Northwestern Memorial Hospital said the 66 percent increase in physician-diagnosed ADHD cases […]

Fracking Emissions May Affect Health

AURORA, Colo. (UPI) — Air pollution due to hydraulic fracturing might add to acute or chronic health issues for those living near natural gas drilling sites, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Lisa McKenzie of Colorado School of Public Health said the findings, based on three years of monitoring, found a number of potentially toxic petroleum […]

Low-Income Moms Risk Obesity To Feed Kids

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., March 19 (UPI) — Low-income U.S. mothers who struggle to provide food for their families are often at risk for obesity while trying to feed their children, researchers say. Molly Martin, assistant professor of sociology and demography at Pennsylvania State University, and Adam Lippert, a graduate student, said low-income mothers — who […]

Children Will Lose Weight If Parents Do

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — U.S. researchers said if a parent is worried about the weight of their child, the parents should lose weight themselves and their children will too. Kerri N. Boutelle, an associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and colleagues said 31 percent […]

Yoga Can Help Caregivers Cope

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — For every victim of Alzheimer’s — about 5.4 million U.S. seniors — there is an exhausted, lonely caregiver, but researchers say yoga may help. Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and colleagues said the study involved 49 […]

Postpone Snack And You May Eat A Lot Less

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — Postpone an unhealthy snack craving for an indefinite amount of time and the desire for that food decreases, a U.S. food expert suggested. Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site supermarketguru.com, said studies conducted by Nicole Mead, an assistant professor at Catolica-Lisbon School […]

Electronic Diary Helps Overweight, Obese

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Adults, overweight or obese, who used an electronic diary program on a personal digital assistant did a better job of controlling their weight, U.S. researchers said. Study author Lora E. Burke of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania said people using the electronic diary program, which provided tailored dietary and exercise […]

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