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Human Morality Begins Early In Infants

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 7 (UPI) — A U.S. professor of psychology says research shows human morality begins in infancy. Karen Wynn, a professor of psychology at Yale University, said at a Yale lecture “The Search for the Origins of Human Good and Evil,” that how infants and toddlers perceive the world can help adults […]

Closing Schools During Pandemic Effective

HAMILTON, Ontario, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Closing schools is effective in slowing the spread of infectious disease and should be considered during pandemic outbreaks, researchers in Canada suggest. Lead author David Earn, a professor in the department of mathematics and statistics and member of McMaster University’s Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research, and […]

Obama Increases Alzheimer’s Funding

WASHINGTON, Feb. 7 (UPI) — Obama administration officials said Tuesday in Washington it is immediately allocating an additional $50 million for cutting-edge Alzheimer’s research. In addition, the administration announced that its fiscal year 2013 budget will boost funding for Alzheimer’s research by $80 million and an additional $26 million in caregiver support, provider education, public […]

Cameras, Feedback Up Hospital Hand Washing

MANHASSET, N.Y., Feb. 7 (UPI) — U.S. researchers said cameras with views of every sink and sanitizer dispenser to record hand hygiene of healthcare workers changed hand washing behavior. Dr. Bruce Farber of North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset, N.Y., and colleagues evaluated healthcare worker hand hygiene with the use of remote video auditing in […]

Some 4,500 Children Hospitalized For Abuse

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Feb. 6 (UPI) — More than 4,500 U.S. children were hospitalized in 2006 due to child abuse, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found. Study leader Dr. John M. Leventhal, a professor of pediatrics and medical director of the Child Abuse and Child Abuse Prevention Programs at Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital, […]

Mortality Rate After Age 80 Underestimated

CHICAGO, Feb. 6 (UPI) — Due to an error in computation, the odds of living to a ripe old age in the United States are much lower than previously thought, researchers said. Leonid A. Gavrilov and Natalia S. Gavrilova of NORC at the University of Chicago, formerly known as the National Opinion Research Center, said […]

U.S. To Reduce Heart Attacks By 1 Million

BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 6 (UPI) — A U.S. Department of Health and Human Services initiative aims to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes over the next five years, officials said. Dr. Susan B. Shurin, acting director of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, said as part of its 10th anniversary, The Heart Truth […]

Magnetic Therapy For Depression Promising

MAYWOOD, Ill., Feb. 7 (UPI) — Psychotherapy and antidepressants treat only about one-third of patients who suffer depression, but a magnetic therapy is promising, a U.S. researcher said. Dr. Murali Rao of Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Ill., said nearly 300 U.S. centers offer the treatment, called transcranial magnetic stimulation, a treatment that sends […]

Worldwide Malaria Deaths On Downward Trend

SEATTLE, Feb. 5 (UPI) — Deaths from malaria have been on a downward trend for the past several years, U.S. researchers say. The researchers’ study, published in The Lancet, found global malaria deaths increased from 995,000 in 1980 to a peak of 1.82 million deaths in 2004 and then falling to 1.24 million in 2010. […]

Diabetes Helped By Any Exercise

LONDON, Feb. 3 (UPI) — Intermittent exercise with and without low oxygen concentrations can improve insulin sensitivity in those with type 2 diabetes, British researchers found. However, the study, published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, found exercise while under hypoxic conditions — low oxygen concentrations — provides greater improvement in glycemic control […]

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