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Group: Soft Drinks May Contain Carcinogen

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Chemical analyses found Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Diet Coke and Diet Pepsi contain high levels of a known animal carcinogen, a U.S. food advocacy group said. Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said the group collected samples of Coca-Cola, Pepsi, Diet Coke, Diet Pepsi, Dr Pepper, […]

Poor Sleep = Increased Disease Risk, Death

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (UPI) — A U.S. study found stress led to significantly larger increases in a marker of inflammation in poor sleepers compared to good sleepers, researchers said. Kathi L. Heffner, assistant professor of psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York, said inflammation is a marker associated with poor health outcomes […]

Trying To Be Empathetic Key For Couples

BOSTON (UPI) — A man likes to know when his wife or girlfriend is happy, but a woman wants the man in her life to know when she is upset, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Shiri Cohen of Harvard Medical School in Boston recruited 156 heterosexual couples for the experiment — 102 came from the […]

Vitamin D Shrinks Fibroid Tumors In Rats

Vitamin D Shrinks Fibroid Tumors In Rats

Vitamin D reduced the size of uterine fibroids in rats predisposed to developing the benign tumors, U.S. researchers found. Researchers said uterine fibroids are the most common non-cancerous tumors in women of childbearing age.

1-In-10 With AIDS In U.S. Inject Drugs

ATLANTA (UPI) — Despite a drop in U.S. HIV infections attributed to injecting drugs, 9 percent of U.S. HIV infections in 2009 occurred among such drug users, officials said. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Behavioral Surveillance System conducts interviews and HIV testing in selected metropolitan statistical areas. The report summarized data from […]

Ice Rink’s Yellow Haze Sickened Players

ATLANTA (UPI) — U.S. health officials said the yellow haze that hovered over an ice hockey rink where many were sickened was nitrogen dioxide gas, a combustion byproduct. A report published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said a previously 19-year-old male hockey player was hospitalized Jan. 4, […]

Raw Meat Gets Nutrition Labeling

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. government has required nutrition labeling since 1993 for products that are not raw, but as of Thursday, the labeling requirement includes raw meat. Officials of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service said under the new rule, packages of ground or chopped meat and poultry will feature […]

Older People Report Better Sleep

PHILADELPHIA (UPI) — Sleep quality seems to improve during a lifetime, challenging the conventional wisdom that trouble sleeping is a part of aging, U.S. researchers suggested. Lead author Michael Grandner, research associate at the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology at the Perlman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, said the […]

Trans Fat Boosted Risk Of Stroke

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (UPI) — High trans fat intake was found to increase stroke risk for post-menopausal women, but aspirin appeared to lower the stroke risk, U.S. researchers found. Dr. Ka He of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s School of Global Public Health and colleagues found women who ate the most trans […]

Genes, Spanking Linked To Bad Behavior

HUNTSVILLE, Texas (UPI) — Children with a genetic predisposition for antisocial behavior appeared to be most susceptible to the negative influences of spanking, a U.S. researcher said. Study co-authors Drs. Courtney Franklin of Sam Houston State University, J.C. Barnes of The University of Texas at Dallas and Kevin M. Beaver of Florida State University suggested […]

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