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Diet Soda May Up Heart Attack, Stroke Risk

MIAMI (UPI) — People who drink diet soft drinks daily might have increased risk of vascular events such as stroke, heart attack and vascular death, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Hannah Gardener, an epidemiologist at the University at Miami, and colleagues at Columbia University Medical Center in New York, said artificially sweetened soft drinks are […]

Heat-Related Football Deaths Tripled

ATHENS, Ga. (UPI) — Heat-related deaths among U.S. high-school and college football players tripled to three per year from 1994 to 2009, researchers said. Climatologist Andrew Grundstein, associate professor of geography in the University of Georgia, and colleagues built a detailed database that included the temperature, humidity and time of day, as well as the […]

Eating Fatty Fish Helps Keep Brain Young

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — A diet lacking in omega-3 fatty acids may cause the brain to age faster and lose some of its memory and thinking capabilities, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Zaldy S. Tan, a member of the Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research at the University of California, Los Angeles, said the study involved […]

AHA: Almonds Good For Heart

MODESTO, Calif. (UPI) — The American Heart Association certified almonds with its Heart-Check mark to signify to U.S. consumers they are a heart-healthy food, a trade group said. “Nutrition research has long supported the heart health benefits of almonds,” Jenny Heap of the Almond Board of California said in a statement. “Now consumers will be […]

Most Don’t Know Infants Need Eye Exam

ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Most U.S. adults are unaware 10 percent of infants has an undetected vision problem, if left untreated, could lead to vision problems, optometrists said. Only 18 percent of parents who participated in the American Optometric Association’s American Eye-Q survey reported taking their infant to an eye doctor for a comprehensive assessment […]

Active Video Games Don’t Boost Exercise

HOUSTON (UPI) — Children who play active video games do not engage in more physical activity than those who play inactive video games, U.S. and Hong Kong researchers suggest. Tom Baranowski of the Children’s Nutrition Research Center at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Ester Cerin of the Institute of Human Performance at the University […]

Study May Show If Family Enables Hoarding

TORONTO, Feb. 28 (UPI) — A Toronto researcher is recruiting 55 U.S. and Canadian families to look into whether people do things to make it easier for family members to hoard. Martin Antony, chairman of the psychology department at Ryerson University, told the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. accommodation — the tendency for family members to do […]

Child Adversity May Cause DNA Changes

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (UPI) — Childhood adversity might lead to DNA changes that increase the risk for psychiatric disorders, U.S. researchers said. Dr. Audrey Tyrka of Butler Hospital, an associate professor at Brown University in Providence, R.I., said multiple studies have established the association between childhood adversity, including parental loss and childhood maltreatment, and risk for […]

Depressed Girls More Likely To Binge Eat

BOSTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) — U.S. teenage girls who feel depressed are twice as likely to start binge eating, U.S. researchers found. “Girls who started off binge eating were about two times as likely as their peers to start feeling depressed,” Alison Field of the Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health […]

Bat Flu Virus May Not Be Threat To Humans

ATLANTA (UPI) — An influenza A virus discovered in fruit bats in Guatemala does not appear to present a current threat to humans, but warrants further study, officials said. Scientists at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and scientists at the University of the Valley of Guatemala said for the bat influenza […]


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