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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 […]

Children Will Lose Weight If Parents Do

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — U.S. researchers said if a parent is worried about the weight of their child, the parents should lose weight themselves and their children will too. Kerri N. Boutelle, an associate professor of pediatrics and psychiatry at University of California, San Diego, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego, and colleagues said 31 percent […]

Yoga Can Help Caregivers Cope

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — For every victim of Alzheimer’s — about 5.4 million U.S. seniors — there is an exhausted, lonely caregiver, but researchers say yoga may help. Dr. Helen Lavretsky, professor of psychiatry at the University of California, Los Angeles, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, and colleagues said the study involved 49 […]

Postpone Snack And You May Eat A Lot Less

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — Postpone an unhealthy snack craving for an indefinite amount of time and the desire for that food decreases, a U.S. food expert suggested. Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site, said studies conducted by Nicole Mead, an assistant professor at Catolica-Lisbon School […]

Electronic Diary Helps Overweight, Obese

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Adults, overweight or obese, who used an electronic diary program on a personal digital assistant did a better job of controlling their weight, U.S. researchers said. Study author Lora E. Burke of the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania said people using the electronic diary program, which provided tailored dietary and exercise […]

Cooling Hands Improves Fitness Of Obese

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A small study of obese women found a device that cooled their hands while exercising helped their exercise tolerance and fitness, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Stacy T. Sims of Stanford University in California said the cooling device called the AvaCore Rapid Thermal Exchange chilled the palms of the hand and […]

Poisoning Main Cause Of Death From Injury

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (UPI) — A sister whose 3-year-old brother died 50 years ago of poisoning — the leading cause of unintentional U.S. injuries — said everyone needs to be vigilant. Cathy Seifried of Texas said her brother drank a bottle of rat poison and although every attempt was made to save his life, the hospital […]

Alcohol May Lower Stroke Risk In Women

BOSTON (UPI) — The risk of stroke is significantly lower among light-to-moderate drinkers of alcohol than among those who reported no alcohol intake, U.S. researchers said. Boston University Medical Center researchers tracked 83,578 female participants of the Nurses’ Health Study who were free of diagnosed cardiovascular disease and cancer at baseline. Follow-up occurred from 1980 […]

U.S.: Anti-Smoking Effort Saved 800,000 Lives

WASHINGTON, March 15 (UPI) — U.S. smoking control policies from 1975 to 2000, including smoking bans, were responsible for preventing an estimated 800,000 lung cancer deaths, officials say. Robert Croyle, director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, said if all cigarette […]


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