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Study: Many Who Cohabit Eventually Marry

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Dec. 7 (UPI) — Three-fifths of young U.S. adults who cohabit eventually get married, researchers say. Dr. Susan Brown, co-director of Bowling Green State University’s National Center for Family and Marriage Research, said 63 percent of women cohabited versus 57 percent of men. “Today, most marriages are preceded by cohabitation,” Brown said […]

Obesity May Worsen Breast Cancer Outcomes

SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 7 (UPI) — Obesity may be linked to a worse prognosis in women with early-stage breast cancer, U.S. researchers found. Lead researcher Dr. Sao Jiralerspong, an assistant professor of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, and colleagues used data from the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center at Baylor involving 4,368 patients […]

Binge Drinking Linked To Sex Assault

BUFFALO, N.Y., Dec. 8 (UPI) — The degree to which women college students consume alcohol is linked to their chance of being sexually victimized, U.S. researchers said. Lead researcher Maria Testa, a senior scientist at the University at Buffalo’s Research Institute on Addictions, and colleagues tracked 437 young women from high school graduation through freshman […]

Fast-Food Toy Ban Said Beneficial

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 8 (UPI) — A ban on fast-food toys in California hasn’t improved meals’ nutritional quality but restaurants are at least promoting the right food, researchers say. Stanford University researchers say following a ban on the toys in Santa Clara Country, area restaurants seem to have stopped promoting their fat- and salt-laden children’s […]

Girls Have More Headaches After Concussion

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Girls are more likely than boys to have headaches after suffering a traumatic brain injury such as concussion, a U.S. study found. Of those children with mild head injuries who reported headaches, 59 percent were girls, and with girls — but not with boys — the risk of headache increased […]

Irregular Schedule May Up Diabetes Risk

BOSTON, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Women who work rotating or irregular shifts that include some night shifts, may have an increased risk of type 2 diabetes, U.S. researchers say. Lead author An Pan, a research fellow in Harvard School of Public Health in Boston, and senior author Frank Hu, a professor of nutrition and epidemiology, […]

U.S. Presidents’ Faster Aging Is A Myth

CHICAGO, Dec. 7 (UPI) — U.S. presidents, Contrary to conventional wisdom, do not age at twice the normal rate, a University of Illinois at Chicago demographer says. S. Jay Olshansky, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health, examined the lifespan of U.S. presidents after media comments concerning […]

Rape, Abuse Linked To PTSD In Women

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Dec. 7 (UPI) — Women with post-traumatic stress disorder who report a history of rape or child physical abuse are more likely to suffer chronic PTSD, U.S. researchers say. Jesse R. Cougle, an assistant professor at Florida State University, said women who reported more “re-experiencing” of symptoms, such as nightmares and flashbacks, at […]

Sugar Levels Still High In Kids’ Cereals

WASHINGTON, Dec. 7 (UPI) — Some popular children’s cereals are still packed with sugar, with three brands having more in a one-cup serving than a Hostess Twinkie, a U.S. study says. The study of 84 cereals by the Environmental Working Group said Kellogg’s Honey Smacks, Post Golden Crisp and General Mills Wheaties Fuel rank as […]

Teen Sexting Less Prevalent Than Thought

DURHAM, N.H., Dec. 5 (UPI) — Far fewer U.S. minors send sexually suggestive cellphone images than school officials, police and lawmakers feared, a study published Monday indicated. One in 10 children ages 10 to 17 say they’ve used a cellphone to send or receive sexually suggestive images, but only 1 in 100 has sent images […]

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