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Jewelry For Kids Contains Lead, Cadmium

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Jewelry sold for children by 14 U.S. retailers contained high levels of heavy metals such as lead, chromium, nickel and cadmium, a non-profit group said. Officials at the Ecology Center, based in Michigan, said 99 pieces of jewelry were tested from Ming 99 City, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Big Lots, […]

Walking Cuts Genetic Effect Of Obesity

BOSTON (UPI) — Walking briskly for an hour a day can help those with a genetic tendency toward obesity, U.S. researchers said. Study author Qibin Qi, a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, and colleagues said the study examined 7,740 women and 4,564 men from the Nurses’ Health Study and […]

Red Meat Linked To Higher Risk Of Death

BOSTON (UPI) — U.S. researchers found red meat was associated with an increased risk of mortality, cardiovascular disease and cancer, but healthy protein reduces the risk. Lead author An Pan, a research fellow, senior author Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition, both of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and colleagues observed 37,698 […]

60 Seconds Of Combat Impairs Memory

PORTSMOUTH, England, March 13 (UPI) — A study of police officers in Britain found 60 seconds of all-out physical exertion in a threatening situation seriously damaged the memory of the incident. Dr. Lorraine Hope of the University of Portsmouth, England, found police officers, witnesses and victims of crime suffer loss of memory, recognition and awareness […]

Eating More Trans Fat = Greater Aggression

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Consumption of dietary trans fatty acids is associated with irritability and aggression in men and women of all ages, U.S. researchers found. Study leader by Dr. Beatrice Golomb, an associate professor in the University of California, San Diego, Department of Medicine, said the study involved nearly 1,000 men and women. Dietary […]

Heavy Drinking Increases Days In Hospital

SEATTLE (UPI) — People who score highest on a key test for alcoholism experience longer postoperative hospital stays than those with lower scores, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Anna D. Rubinsky of Veterans Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System in Seattle said those who scored highest on the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test Consumption were […]

Lose Belly Fat, Improve Blood Vessels

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — Overweight people who lose weight, especially belly fat, can improve blood vessel function no matter what diet they choose, U.S. researchers say. Lead investigator Kerry J. Stewart, a professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, who is also director of clinical and research exercise physiology […]

Ten Percent Of U.S. Adults In Recovery

NEW YORK (UPI) — Ten percent of all U.S. adults — 23 million — consider themselves to be in recovery from drug or alcohol abuse problems, a survey indicated. The survey by The Partnership at Drugfree.org and the New York state Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services asked Americans questions such as “Did you […]

Vitamin D May Lower Stroke Risk

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI) — People with higher levels of vitamin D have less risk of stroke than those with lower levels of vitamin D, U.S. researchers found. Suzanne Judd of the University of Alabama at Birmingham said the study involved data from 21,000 people ages 45 and older who completed questionnaires on the food they […]

Survey: Marital Therapy May Increase Sex

NEW YORK (UPI) — The top reason couples fight is not sex and money, but that neither member feels important or valued by the other, a U.S. survey indicates. A survey of counseling professionals from YourTango.com — a digital media company that provides advice on love and relationships — indicated communication problems ranked second among […]

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