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Circumcision Reduces Prostate Cancer Risk

SEATTLE (UPI) — Circumcision before a male’s first sexual intercourse may help protect against prostate cancer, U.S. researchers suggested. Lead author Dr. Jonathan L. Wright, an affiliate investigator in the Hutchinson Center’s Public Health Sciences Division, said circumcision could hinder infection and inflammation that may lead to this malignancy. Wright and colleagues analyzed data from […]

Study: Marriage Education Can Be Helpful

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A study of more than a dozen different marriage education classes showed the programs help couples improve communication, U.S. researchers said. Dennis Stoica, president of Healthy Relationships California, said the survey looked at 17,245 Californians who took one of several programs available for couples. The classes range in length from 8 […]

Produce May Enhance Skin More Than Creams

FIFE, Scotland (UPI) — Adding a few servings of fruits and vegetables a day might do more than expensive creams to improve skin appearance, researchers in Scotland suggested. Ross D. Whitehead of the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and colleagues investigated longitudinally the effects of fruit and vegetable consumption on skin-color, to determine the […]

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 — […]


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