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C. Difficile Anywhere Medical Care Given

ATLANTA (UPI) — The life-threatening bacteria C.difficile affects patients not just in hospitals, but also in nursing homes and out-patient care, U.S. health officials said. Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said infections from C. difficile, a bacteria that causes diarrhea and other health issues, is a patient safety concern […]

Aggressive Tooth Decay Strikes Toddlers

AUGUSTA, Maine (UPI) — U.S. dentists are reporting an increase in the number of children being treated for cavities and some have aggressive decay. Dr. Jonathan Shenkin, a pediatric dentist from Augusta, Maine, and a spokesman for the American Dental Association, said Devon Koester, age 2 1/2, is one of hundreds of children who needed […]

Kid Brain Concussive Symptoms Last A Year

COLUMBUS, Ohio (UPI) — Cognitive symptoms can persist for 12 months in children who sustain a mild traumatic brain injury, U.S. researchers found. Keith O. Yeates, director of Behavioral Health Services at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, said studies indicate children with mild traumatic brain injury display more post-concussive symptoms than healthy children or children with injuries […]

Lifetime Of Healthy Choices Pays Off Later

CHICAGO (UPI) — Young adults who don’t drink heavily, avoid tobacco, eat healthy, exercise and stay lean lower their risk of heart failure in middle-age, U.S. researchers say. First author Kiang Liu, a professor at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago, said the majority of people who maintained a healthy lifestyle in their 20s […]

Five ‘Healthy’ Types Of Food Best Avoided

WASHINGTON (UPI) — A U.S. registered dietitian suggests some foods might sound healthy but some so-called health foods are best avoided. Katherine Tallmadge, author of the book “Diet Simple,” told The Washington Post the U.S. Agriculture Department’s Economic Research Service says the U.S. agricultural system produces twice the population’s nutritional requirements and this encourages creative […]

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 […]

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