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Pre-Term, Late Autism Babies More Severe

EAST LANSING, Mich., (UPI) — Children with autism born several weeks early or several weeks late tend to increase the severity of symptoms, U.S. researchers found. Tammy Movsas of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., said autistic children born either pre-term or post-term are more likely to injure themselves compared with autistic children born […]

First-Generation Mexican-Americans Thinner

COLUMBIA, S.C., (UPI) — First-generation Mexican-American children of immigrant parents weigh less than second- and third-generation Mexican-American kids, U.S. researchers said. Jihong Liu of the University of South Carolina and colleagues analyzed national survey data on nearly 2,300 Mexican-Americans ages 12 to 19. “Compared with the first generation, the second and third generation has a […]

Children May Learn Coping With Poverty

VANCOUVER, British Columbia (UPI) — Although the poor have a higher risk of heart disease, stroke and cancer, many children who grow up poor have good health as adults, Canadian searchers say. Edith Chen and Gregory E. Miller of the University of British Columbia say poor children are less likely to have a predictable routine […]

Most Have Bedroom Better Than A Hotel Room

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Most U.S. adults say their bedroom is better than a quality hotel room, yet 41 percent report tossing and turning at least a few nights a week, a survey says. The National Sleep Foundation commissioned WB&A Market Research to conduct a public opinion poll and found 76 said they had a good […]

Women In Labor Longer Than 50 Years Ago

BETHESDA, Md. (UPI) — Women are in labor longer when giving birth than women were 50 years ago, possibly due in part to the fact so many women delay maternity, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Dr. S. Katherine Laughon of the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human […]

Liver Helps Body Fight Infection

BOSTON (UPI) — The liver responds to increase defenses in the blood that prevent localized infections from spreading throughout the body, Boston University researchers said. Study leader Joseph P. Mizgerd, a professor, and Lee J. Quinton, an assistant professor, at BU School of Medicine, said the acute-phase response is an innate immune response in which […]

Women Having More Drunken-Driving Crashes

CALVERTON, Md. (UPI) — Underage U.S. female drinkers have caught up with men in being involved in drunken-driving crashes, researchers said. Lead researcher Robert B. Voas of the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation in Calverton, Md., said in 1996 at any given blood-alcohol level, young men had a higher risk of a fatal crash […]

Hospitals Slow To Adopt Life-Saving Drug

LONDON (UPI) — Hospitals worldwide have been slow to embrace use of a cheap generic drug that has been saving injured U.S. soldiers on the battlefield, researchers said. The drug, tranexamic acid, had been sold over-the-counter in Britain and Japan for heavy menstrual flow. However, a 2010 trial on 20,000 hemorrhaging trauma patients in 40 […]

Sronger Food Aroma, People Eat Less

WAGENINGEN, Netherlands (UPI) — Foods with strong aromas lead to people eating smaller bite sizes, possibly resulting in people eating less, researchers in the Netherlands said. Study leader Dr. Rene de Wijk of Wageningen University in the Netherlands said bite size depends on the familiarly and texture of food — smaller bite sizes are taken […]

Tobacco Hurts Poorer Nations More

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Tobacco is responsible for nearly 6 million deaths worldwide annually and is the world’s top cause of preventable death, a U.S. journal says. A supplement published in the journal Cancer Causes and Control featured 11 studies showing the disproportionate impact of tobacco use, secondhand smoke exposure, and tobacco-related cancer and disease among […]


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