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Traffic Fatalities Increase On April 15

TORONTO, (UPI) — Drivers have an increased risk of getting into a fatal crash on the last day for filing U.S. income tax, a researcher in Canada found. Study co-authors Dr. Donald Redelmeier and Christopher Yarnell, both of the University of Toronto, focused on the 6,783 people who died in U.S. vehicle crashes in the […]

Study To Find How Caregivers ‘Bounce Back’

BRISBANE, Australia, (UPI) — Researchers are looking for 1,500 family and spousal caregivers of those with dementia in Australia for an in-depth study of their experiences. Professor Wendy Moyle and Dr. Siobhan O’Dwyer of Griffith University’s Research Centre for Clinical and Community Practice Innovation said an extensive investigation into the physical and mental health of […]

Study: 20% Of U.S. Healthcare Wasted

SANTA MONICA, Calif., (UPI) — Twenty percent of the more than $2.2 trillion spent on healthcare in the United States each year is wasted, two healthcare experts suggest. Dr. Donald Berwick, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and chief executive officer […]

Moms’ Weight, Blood Sugar Endanger Babies

CHICAGO, (UPI) — Women who are just above average for weight and blood sugar are at a higher risk of bad pregnancy outcomes than previously known, U.S. researchers found. Dr. Boyd Metzger of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine said these are women have not been on researchers’ radar because they don’t have gestational diabetes […]

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, 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 […]


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