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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 […]

16 Percent Of Kids’ Calories From Sugar

ATLANTA (UPI) — U.S. boys get an average of 16.3 percent of their calories from added sugars and girls an average of 15.5 percent, officials say. A report from the National Center for Health Statistics, part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, found preschool-age boys consume 13.5 percent of their calories […]

Chinese Herb Regulates Inflammation

BOSTON (UPI) — U.S. scientists have discovered the molecular secrets behind a Chinese herb’s extract made from Chang Shan, a type of hydrangea that grows in Tibet and Nepal. Senior author Malcolm Whitman, a professor of developmental biology at Harvard School of Dental Medicine, said for roughly 2,000 years, Chinese herbalists have treated malaria using […]

Many Getting Recipes From Web, Not Mom

SEATTLE (UPI) — A U.S. study found social/digital media such as Twitter and Facebook is replacing mom as the go-to culinary source of knowledge for many people. A study, ‘Clicks & Cravings: The Impact of Social Technology on Food Culture,” found about 40 percent of people now learn about food via Web sites, apps or […]

Winners Aggressive, Losers Are Not

COLUMBUS, Ohio, March 1 (UPI) — People are more aggressive when they are better off than others, U.S. and French researchers suggest. Study co-author Brad Bushman, a professor of communication and psychology at Ohio State University, said winners — those who outperform others on a competitive task — act more aggressively against the people they […]

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