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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 […]

Older U.S. Women Satisfied With Sex Life

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Seventy-eight percent of older women who were sexually active said they were satisfied with their overall sex life, U.S. researchers found. Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, School of Medicine said the study involved 806 older women who live in a San Diego-area planned community and […]

Lifetime Of Puzzles Stave Alzheimer’s

BERKELEY, Calif., Jan. 25 (UPI) — A lifetime of crossword puzzles, Sudoku and other cognitively stimulating activities may help stave off Alzheimer’s in old age, U.S. researchers suggested. Lead author Susan Landau of the University of California, at Berkeley’s Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute, and colleagues assessed the association between lifestyle practices — cognitive and physical […]

Study: Scientists Can’t Find ‘G-Spot’

NEW HAVEN, Conn., Jan. 25 (UPI) — The “G-spot,” the erogenous zone inside the vagina many claim provide intense pleasure during sexual intercourse, may not exist, a U.S. researcher said. Dr. Amichai Kilchevsky, a urologist from the Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut, conducted a review of the research on the G-spot from 1950 to 2011 […]

Some Fried Food Not A Heart Breaker

MADRID, Jan. 25 (UPI) — Food fried in olive or sunflower oil was not linked to heart disease or premature death, researchers in Spain found. Professor Pillar Gullah-Castillo of Autonomous University of Madrid surveyed the cooking methods of 40,757 adults ages 29-69 over an 11-year period. None of the study participants had heart disease when […]

Women Feel Pain More Intensely Than Men

STANFORD, Calif., Jan. 23 (UPI) — In almost every disease category, women report more-intense pain than men, researchers at Stanford University School of Medicine in California say. Using a database from electronic medical records, Stanford scientists examined more than 160,000 pain scores reported for more than 72,000 adult patients. From these, they extracted cases in […]

U.S.: 1-In-5 Had Mental Illness Last Year

ROCKVILLE, Md., Jan. 23 (UPI) — Almost 46 million U.S. adults age 18 or older, about 20 percent of that age group, experienced mental illness during the past year, health officials say. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health showed 11.4 million adults — 5 percent of […]


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