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Study: Altruism Benefits Givers’ Health

STONY BROOK, N.Y., Dec. 21 (UPI) — If the benefits of volunteering or altruism could be put into a pill, it would be a bestseller overnight, a U.S. researcher says. Stephen G. Post of Stony Brook University School of Medicine in New York reviewed more than 50 studies that used a variety of methodologies, showing […]

Study: Any Toy Good If A Parent Plays Too

ST. LOUIS, Dec. 22 (UPI) — Some parents prefer to buy educational toys, but children benefit from any toy if their parents play with them and engage them, a U.S. researcher advises. R. Keith Sawyer of Washington University in St. Louis, an expert on creativity and improvisation, said toys can play an important role in […]

U.S. Recession: 9 Million Lost Healthcare

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22 (UPI) — Some 9.3 million U.S. adults lost health insurance coverage due to a lost job during the recession of 2007 to 2009, researchers estimate. Study authors John Cawley of Cornell University, Kosali Simon of Indiana University and Asako Moriya, a recent Ph.D. in economics and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University […]

Poor Top Wealthy In Detecting Suffering

BERKELEY, Calif., Dec. 21 (UPI) — Ebenezer Scrooge’s lack of compassion in Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol” is a common trait among those in the upper classes, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Jennifer Stellar, a social psychologist at the University of California, Berkeley, found people in the lower socioeconomic classes are more physiologically attuned to […]

Walking Home Drunk Is No Solution

MAYWOOD, Ill., Dec. 20 (UPI) — Drinking and driving is a dangerous combination, but a U.S. trauma surgeon says walking after drinking isn’t any safer. “Alcohol impairs your physical ability, period,” trauma surgeon Dr. Thomas Esposito at Loyola University Health System in Maywood, Ill., said in a statement. “Every movement ranging from driving a car […]

Study: Binge Drinking Is Contagious

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Dec. 21 (UPI) — Binge drinking — especially among couples — is as contagious as the common cold, researchers in Canada suggest. Dr. Simon Sherry, assistant professor in the department of psychology at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, said during a 28-day time frame, researchers were able to predict one partner’s […]

Journal May Blue-Pencil Bird-Flu Study

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21 (UPI) — An academic journal may withhold key parts of a bird-flu study after Washington said terrorists could use the facts to create deadly epidemics, the editor said. But the editor of another journal planning to publish a similar study was not so quick to acquiesce. Bruce Alberts, editor of Science, the […]

Trees That Yield Frankincense Under Threat

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands, Dec. 21 (UPI) — Frankincense, one of the three gifts of the Magi who visited the baby Jesus, is under threat and may disappear from where it grows in Ethiopia, researchers say. The resin is made from gum produced by the boswellia papyrifera tree and used as incense in religious rituals in many […]

Christmas Trees Cause Allergic Reaction

SYRACUSE, N.Y., Dec. 19 (UPI) — Fresh Christmas trees may be responsible for epidemic peaks of respiratory illness that occur in the weeks around the Christmas holiday, U.S. researchers say. Lead researcher Dr. Lawrence Kurlandsky, formerly of Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, N.Y., and colleagues provided clippings from their own trees. The study, published in […]

Middle-Age BP A Predictor Of Heart Attack

CHICAGO, Dec. 19 (UPI) — A blood pressure increase during middle age greatly raises the risk of having a heart attack or stroke during a person’s lifetime, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Norrina Allen, assistant professor of preventive medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, said previous estimates of one’s risk of cardiovascular disease […]


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