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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 […]

Wiping Hands As Important As Washing

ATLANTA (UPI) — Handwashing is among the most effective measures against spreading illness, but a U.S. paper company reminds that towels are important too. A University of Westminster study found using paper towels can reduce bacteria on finger pads by up to 76 percent and on palms by up to 77 percent. Touchless dispensing options […]

New Guide For Germs In U.S. Beach Sand

MIAMI (UPI) — U.S. environmental scientists say they have created a reference guide for potentially harmful germs lurking in the sand used by children to build sand castles. Principal investigator Helena Solo-Gabriele, a professor at the University of Miami College of Engineering, and Tomoyuki Shibata of the Northern Illinois University, said they wanted to determine […]

U.S. Adults Cooking Healthier At Home

WILMINGTON, Del. (UPI) — U.S. consumers are cooking more often, experimenting with food and cooking at home to help save money and eat healthier, a survey indicates. DuPont Teflon Be Cook Aware consumer survey of 1,000 U.S. adults, conducted by TNS in March, indicated 37 percent reported they were cooking more often, 26 percent were […]


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