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Doctor: Don’t Forget Coat In Winter

DALLAS, Jan. 31 (UPI) — An emergency room physician in Dallas warns people never to leave the house in winter without proper clothing even if spending only a few minutes outdoors. Dr. Paul Pepe, chairman of emergency medicine at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said those going from the garage at […]

Music Training May Help Deter Hearing Loss

EVANSTON, Ill., Jan. 31 (UPI) — The brain can be trained to overcome, in part, some age-related hearing loss in those with musical training, U.S. researchers suggest. Neuroscientist Nina Kraus of Northwestern University in Evanston, Ill., said age-related delays in neural timing are not inevitable and can be avoided or offset with musical training. Researchers […]

Exercise Fights Chronic Disease Sadness

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 31 (UPI) — Feelings of sadness that often accompany chronic illness can improve after exercise, researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham said. Lead author Matthew Herring, a research associate in the UAB’s School of Public Health’s department of epidemiology, said it is known that exercise can decrease depressive symptoms. Herring […]

Bed-Wetting May Be Due To Constipation

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Jan. 28 (UPI) — Bed-wetting isn’t always due to a bladder issue — constipation is often the culprit — U.S. researchers found. Dr. Steve J. Hodges, assistant professor of urology at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem, N.C., and lead author of the study, said bed-wetters should be examined for constipation. If […]

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 […]

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