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Mild Winter = ‘Perfect Storm’ Of Pollen

CHICAGO (UPI) — The mild winter resulted in a “perfect storm” of pollen in many parts of the United States on the first day of spring, U.S. allergists said. “The recent rains followed by warm, sunny, summer-like temperatures have created a dangerously high tree pollen count and allergy sufferers should stay indoors, keep the windows […]

Obese Kids Had Lower Vitamin D Levels

DALLAS (UPI) — U.S. researchers found compared to normal weight children, obese children have lower vitamin D levels. Dr. Michele Hutchison is at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas U.S. teenagers had lower vitamin D levels than younger children, partly because they often skipped breakfast and drank more soda. “Those children with […]

Daily Aspirin May Reduce Cancer Risk

OXFORD, England (UPI) — Taking low-dose aspirin daily might prevent several cancers and stop cancer from spreading, researchers in Britain said. Dr. Peter Rothwell of Oxford University and the John Radcliffe hospital, and colleagues, said it is time to add prevention of cancer into the analysis of the balance of risk and benefits of aspirin. […]

Medications May Raise Blood Pressure

TEL AVIV, Israel (UPI) — Painkillers such as ibuprofen can raise blood pressure and other medications can interfere with anti-hypertensive medications, researchers in Israel said. Professor Ehud Grossman of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Sheba Medical Center said many common over-the-counter and prescription medications are underlying causes of hypertension, which is […]

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 […]

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