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Study: Sex Ed Does Not Hasten Sex In Teens

NEW YORK (UPI) — Sex education does not encourage U.S. teens to have sex sooner or to take more sexual risks — rather, it delays sex, as does abstinence, researchers said. Laura Duberstein Lindberg and Isaac Maddow-Zimet of the Guttmacher Institute in New York analyzed data from 4,691 males and females ages 15-24 who participated […]

Men, Woman Unhappy With Work/Life Balance

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Lack of work flexibility, lack of career opportunities and low salaries are driving many to reconsider science and technology fields, a U.S. group said. The Association for Women in Science surveyed 4,225 publishing scientists and researchers worldwide and found 54 percent of all scientists and researchers said that work demands conflict with […]

Temperature Key To Keeping Produce Safe

WASHINGTON (UPI) — When it comes to buying produce at the grocery store, it’s all about temperature — cold temperatures prevent slow microorganism growth, U.S. food experts say. Officials at the Institute of Food Technologists say certain types of produce, including cut produce and leafy greens, should be refrigerated. Produce shelves at your grocery store […]

Lifestyle Change Halved Heart Death Rate

OXFORD, England (UPI) — A British professor said one lifestyle change — smoking cessation — resulted in cutting in half the number of men dying in their 60s from heart disease. Sarah Harper, a professor of gerontology at the University of Oxford, said 11,000 men in their early 60s in Britain died each year in […]

Sitting A Lot Raises Women’s Diabetes Risk

LEICESTER, England (UPI) — Women who sit for long periods daily are more prone to developing type 2 diabetes, but a similar link wasn’t found in men, British researchers say. Dr. Thomas Yates of University of Leicester found women who were sedentary for most of the day are at greater risk of exhibiting the early […]

FDA Warns Of ‘Caffeine Inhaler’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Officials of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said they have concerns about children and teens using a “caffeine inhaler” with alcohol. The FDA said in a warning letter to Breathable Foods Inc., the makers of AeroShot, that it has questions about the safety of the caffeine inhaler for false or misleading […]

War Vets With PTSD Apt To Get Painkillers

SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans with mental health diagnoses were more likely to receive prescription opioids for pain, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Karen H. Seal of the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center and colleagues examined the association between mental health disorders and patterns of opioid — such as morphine — […]

U.S. Consumers Equate Cost With Quality

EUGENE, Ore. (UPI) — If American consumers are asked to choose a healthcare provider based only on cost, they choose the more expensive option, U.S. health officials said. Study leader Judith H. Hibbard of the University of Oregon in Eugene said consumers equate cost with quality and worry lower cost means lower-quality care. However, higher […]

Surgeon General: Teen Smoking ‘Epidemic’

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly 25 percent of U.S. high school seniors and one-third of young adults 26 and under smoke despite 50 years of warnings, the U.S. surgeon general said. “The numbers are really shocking — it’s a problem we have to solve,” Dr. Regina Benjamin, the surgeon general said in an interview with USA […]

Immune Cells Can Affect Blood Pressure

ATLANTA (UPI) — The effects of chronic stress on cardiovascular health may be a side effect of having an immune system that can fight infection, U.S. researchers said. Lead author Paul Marvar, a postdoctoral fellow at Emory University School of Medicine, and colleagues subjected mice to psychological stress by confining them in a small space […]

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