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Nail Polishes Mislabeled As ‘Safe’

SACRAMENTO, (UPI) — Mislabeled nail products could potentially harm the health of workers in more than 48,000 California nail salons and their customers, a government report said. A California Department of Toxic Substances Control report said about 121,000 full-time licensed nail technicians and 284,000 cosmetologists offer nail services on a part-time basis in more than […]

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Lowest Since 1946

ATLANTA, (UPI) — Fewer babies were born to U.S. teenagers ages 15-19 in 2010 — 367,752 — than in any year since 1946′s 322,380, federal health officials said. The preliminary report by the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, used the most current data available […]

Combat And Trauma Create Gun-Shy Investors

ITHACA, N.Y., (UPI) — U.S. researchers found experiencing a trauma or psychological shock can affect investment behavior — even when the trauma is not finance or health related. Lead author Vicki L. Bogan, David R. Just and Brian Wansink all of Cornell University found veterans with combat experience were 14 percent to 18 percent less […]

Ecstasy May Affect Mom-To-Be’s Baby

CLEVELAND, (UPI) — Ecstasy, a drug being tested for therapeutic benefits but most often used in raves and clubs, may affect a pregnant woman’s baby, U.S. researchers say. Lynn Singer of Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland said the researchers analyzed data on 96 pregnant women in England, as well as their […]

Forget Pricey Shampoo, Beans Good For Hair

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (UPI) — Hair isn’t essential for life so those with a poor diet may ingest enough nutrients for vital organs, but not enough for good hair, a U.S. food expert says. Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of supermarketguru.com, said how healthy and luxurious hair is depends on […]

Dental Therapists Could Play Bigger Role

BATTLE CREEK, Mich., (UPI) — Dental therapists can expand access to competent, safe and effective dental care, especially for children, in various countries, U.S. researchers suggest. Principal author David Nash, a professor of pediatric dentistry at the College of Dentistry at the University of Kentucky, and colleagues reviewed more than 1,100 reports regarding dental therapists […]

Life Expectancy May Affect Life Decisions

KINGSTON, Ontario, (UPI) — Decisions about marriage, divorce, abortion or having a child may subconsciously influence how long people think they will live, a Canadian researcher says. Daniel Krupp, a post-doctoral fellow in the math department of Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, who has a background in psychology and biology, said the longer a person […]

Urine Not As Sterile As Doctors Thought

CHICAGO, (UPI) — Doctors have long believed normal urine is sterile, but U.S. researchers found bacteria can be present in the bladders of healthy women. Dr. Linda Brubaker, dean of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, and colleagues evaluated urine specimens of women who had symptoms consistent with a urinary tract infection, but […]

Government Web Site Advises On Bullying

WASHINGTON, (UPI) — Bullying can happen anywhere, and to anyone, but it can help to talk to kids about it and teach them how to stand up to bullies safely, U.S. officials said. Erin Reiney, a public health specialist at the Health Resources and Services Administration, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human […]

Childhood Obesity Genes Identified

PHILADELPHIA, (UPI) — An international genome-wide study involving thousands of cases identified at least two new gene variants linked to childhood obesity, a U.S. researcher says. Lead investigator Struan F.A. Grant, associate director of the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and hospital colleagues Jonathan P. Bradfield, Dr. Hakon Hakonarson and […]

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