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‘Thank You’ May Pacify Warring Couples

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Couples should use Valentine’s Day to spend more time focusing on the positive aspects of their relationship and not complaints, two U.S. psychiatrists said. “Valentine’s Day is not a day for arguing with your spouse or significant other. In fact, no day is good for that,” Dr. Philip Lee […]

A Kiss Can Trigger Food, Drug Allergy

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill., Feb. 13 (UPI) — Brushing teeth or waiting hours after eating may not prevent some with food or medicine allergies from triggering a reaction with a kiss, U.S. allergists said. Allergist Dr. Sami Bahna, past president of the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, said allergists recommend the non-allergic partner brush, […]

Rejection Can Lower Heart Rate

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Learning that someone doesn’t like you triggers a drop in heart rate, University of Amsterdam researchers found. Researchers asked 27 student volunteers ages 18-25 — 18 female, 9 male — to submit photos of themselves. The students were told this was for a study on first impressions, but in […]

Breakfast With Dessert Helps Weight Loss

TEL AVIV, Israel, Feb. 14 (UPI) — Dieters might be able to have their cake and eat it too — researchers in Israel found a sweet dessert at breakfast contributed to weight loss. Professor Daniela Jakubowicz, Dr. Julio Wainstein and Dr. Mona Boaz, of Tel Aviv University’s Sackler Faculty of Medicine and the Diabetes Unit […]

Tips Offered To Survive NFL Withdrawal

MAYWOOD, Ill., Feb. 12 (UPI) — With football season over, millions of fans will go through withdrawal symptoms from not being able to watch the pigskin fly, a U.S. psychiatrist says. Dr. Angelos Halaris of Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., says when a person engages in a pleasurable activity, such as watching a […]

Romantic Valentine’s Dinner Good For Heart

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Feb. 12 (UPI) — For those planning a romantic dinner for Valentine’s Day, it’s lucky that romantic and heart-healthy go hand-in-hand, a U.S. dietitian said. “Years of research has shown that a balanced diet with fruits, vegetables, whole grains, unsaturated fat and lean protein will not only help with weight maintenance, but with […]

Older Daters Don’t Want To Play Games

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Older Americans, the fastest-growing demographic in online dating, are looking for different traits in a date than their younger counterparts, researchers say. Dr. Wendy K. Watson and Dr. Charlie Stelle, Bowling Green State University professors of gerontology, said adults 60 and older do not appear to focus on […]

Valentine’s Gifts May Be Hazardous To Pets

MIAMI, Feb. 13 (UPI) — Many of the more traditional Valentine’s Day gifts can be harmful to pets, especially chocolate, U.S. pet experts said. The pet health Web site petMD said most people know chocolate is bad for dogs — it causes a rapid heart rate, among other problems. However, not everyone might be aware […]

Valentine’s Day Can Be ‘Tipping Point’

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 13 (UPI) — A relationship counselor in Ireland warns many relationships break up after the stress of Valentine’s Day. Brendan Madden, chief executive of Relationships Ireland, says many people can feel forced to conform to what are often unrealistic expectations of what love, romance and relationships are all about, the Irish Independent […]

2 Cases Of Deadly Disease In California

SAN RAFAEL, Calif., Feb. 9 (UPI) — A California health official says two cases of what appears to be Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease in Marin County could be coincidence. One of the victims has died, the Marin Independent Journal reported. Dr. Craig Lindquist, the county public health officer, said the doctors treating the two patients reported the […]

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