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Walnuts Shrink Prostate Tumors In Mice

DAVIS, Calif., Jan. 29 (UPI) — Prostate tumors in mice fed the human equivalent of 3 ounces per day of walnuts grew smaller and slower than tumors in control mice, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Paul A. Davis of the University of California, Davis, and colleagues at the U.S. Department of Agriculture Western Regional Research Center […]

Early Elective U.S. Births Drop

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 (UPI) — Many U.S. hospitals reduced the number of early elective deliveries — birth before 39 weeks — in 2011 from 2010, a hospital quality watchdog group says. The Leapfrog Group, an employer-driven hospital quality watchdog group, said 39 percent of reporting hospitals kept their early elective delivery rate to 5 percent […]

Advice: Stay Home When Whooping Cough Hits

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y., Jan. 30 (UPI) — Two public school districts in New York’s Saratoga County each have two students with confirmed cases of whooping cough, school officials say. At Broadalbin-Perth, the school district’s Web site reported there was one confirmed case in each of its two buildings, while the Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake school system […]

Pigeon Fever Found In Arkansas Horses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark., Jan. 30 (UPI) — Some horses in Arkansas have been diagnosed with pigeon fever, a usually non-fatal disease but one uncommon in the state, health officials say. The University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture said in a release Monday cases were reported Friday by horse owners near Fort Smith in the […]

Positive Thinking, Affirmation Help Health

NEW YORK, Jan. 26 (UPI) — People can use positive thinking and self-affirmation to help make and sustain behavior change, U.S. researchers said. Study leader Dr. Mary Charlson, executive director of the Center for Integrative Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College and professor at Weill Cornell Medical College, said the study involved 756 patients encouraged […]

Narcissism Health Cost Higher Among Men

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Jan. 26 (UPI) — Narcissism, which is more prevalent among men than women, might have an especially negative effect on the health of men, U.S. researchers said. Sara Konrath, a University of Michigan psychologist; David Reinhard of the University of Virginia; and William Lopez and Heather Cameron of the University of Michigan […]

Caregivers Improve Care, Lower Costs

BALTIMORE, Jan. 26 (UPI) — Family members who routinely accompany older adults to physicians’ offices help improve care, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Jennifer L. Wolff, an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and colleagues at the Johns Hopkins schools of Public Health, Nursing and Medicine, as well as the […]

People Who Are Obese Have More Pain

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Jan. 26 (UPI) — A U.S. study of 1 million adults found a clear association between obesity and pain, with the heaviest people having the most pain, researchers found. Arthur A. Stone and Joan E. Broderick at Stony Brook University in New York calculated respondents’ body mass index based on questions regarding […]

Brockovich, Gibbs Question Hysteria Claim

LEROY, N.Y., Jan. 27 (UPI) — Activists Erin Brockovich and Lois Gibbs say New York officials might have prematurely ruled out environmental reasons for teens having neurological symptoms. Brockovich, whose California water-contamination case became a motion picture starring Julia Roberts, and Lois Gibbs, who led the homeowners at Love Canal in Niagara Falls, N.Y., have […]

Magic Mushrooms May Help Treat Depression

LONDON, Jan. 24 (UPI) — Psilocybin mushrooms, better known as magic mushrooms or shrooms may help treat people with depression, researchers in Britain say. Senior author David Nutt of Imperial College London said psychedelics are thought of as “mind-expanding” drugs so it is commonly assumed they work by increasing brain activity. Nutt said he and […]

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