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Fish, Oil Relieve Pancreatitis Symptoms

GRANADA, Spain, Dec. 26 (UPI) — Substances found in virgin olive oil and fish relieve the symptoms of pancreatitis, researchers in Spain said. Study author Maria Belen Lopez Millan of the University of Granada said oleic acid and hydroxytyrosol — in a particularly high concentration in virgin olive oil — and n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids […]

Some Climbers Getting Mountain Sickness

HEIDELBERG, Germany, Dec. 26 (UPI) — More tourists are climbing mountains of more than 5,000 feet and the lack of acclimatization is causing acute mountain sickness, German researchers say. Kai Schommer and Peter Bartsch said some tourists make climbs of almost 7,000 yards — such as Mount Kilimanjaro — without any prior experience at high […]

Absenteeism Linked To Mental Issues

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 26 (UPI) — Children who miss a lot of school are more likely than others to have psychiatric problems, a team of U.S. researchers found. Study leader Jeffrey Wood of the University of California, Los Angeles, said the longitudinal study involved more than 17,000 students in grades 1 through 12, using three […]

How To Bring Holiday To The Hospitalized

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Dec. 22 (UPI) — It may not be much of a holiday for those who are hospitalized, but a U.S. psychologist says friends and family can make a difference for the patient. “Being in the hospital can be distressing for anybody,” Joshua Klapow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, […]

Overall Happiness In U.S. On The Decline

BURLINGTON, Vt., Dec. 22 (UPI) — People in the United States, at least those who are on Twitter, appear to be growing unhappier, researchers say. Lead author Peter Dodds, an applied mathematician at University of Vermont, and a team of scientists at the Complex Systems Center gathered more than 46 billion words written in tweets […]

Having Diabetes Ups Hepatitis B Risk

ATLANTA, Dec. 22 (UPI) — People with diabetes are at increased risk of hepatitis B infection, so infection control during glucose monitoring is essential, U.S. health officials say. A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said exposure to small — or even invisible — amounts of […]

Black Foods: Classy And Extra Nutritious

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 23 (UPI) — Chefs prepare food that is black in color because the shade is chic and a bit dramatic, but the dishes are also a boost to health, a U.S. food expert says. Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site, said the […]

Yo-Yo Dieting Still Has Health Benefit

BEERSHEBA, Israel, Dec. 23 (UPI) — Dieters whose weight yo-yos can take heart from findings their health is improving even if they’re not always losing weight, Israeli doctors say. Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba found diets frequently produce a swift weight decline, mainly in the first four to six months, followed […]

Expert: Some Foods Can Reduce Stress

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 22 (UPI) — It’s that frazzled time of year, but a U.S. food expert says one way to reduce holiday stress and anxiety is to choose foods with natural calming effects. Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site, said certain combinations of foods […]

Heart Attacks Spike During Holidays

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Dec. 21 (UPI) — Heart attacks can spike during the holidays but a U.S. cardiologist says there are ways to reduce the risk of having a holiday heart problem. “It is common for us to see an increase in heart-related issues, particularly around Christmas and New Year’s,” Dr. Brandon Stacey, a cardiologist at […]


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