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Working Moms Happier Than Stay-At-Homes

GREENSBORO, N.C., Dec. 13 (UPI) — U.S. mothers with jobs tend to be healthier and happier than stay-at-home moms during their children’s infancy and preschool years, researchers say. Lead author Cheryl Buehler of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and colleagues analyzed data from the National Institute for Child Health and Human Development Study […]

U.S. Adults Not Meeting Dietary Guidelines

ATLANTA, Dec. 13 (UPI) — U.S. adults fall short of meeting the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005 recommendations, federal health officials say. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans are the basis of the nutrition policy for the U.S. government and are the foundation for all federal nutrition guidance. The Department of Agriculture’s Center for Nutrition Policy […]

Study: Americans Eat Too Much Sugar

DALLAS, Dec. 14 (UPI) — Experts recommend women consume no more than 6 teaspoons of sugar per day, and men eat no more than 9 teaspoons, but Americans eat much more, researchers say. Lona Sandon, assistant professor of clinical nutrition at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said Americans consume about 22 […]

Heart Risk Begins Early In Overweight Kids

MIAMI, Dec. 8 (UPI) — Negative heart-health implications can be observed as early as age 3 for overweight children, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Sarah Messiah, a research associate professor at the University of Miami, and Steven E. Lipshultz, chairman of pediatrics at the University of Miami Medical School, used health records of 3,644 children […]

CSPI: List Artificial Color On Front Label

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) — A U.S. food watchdog group is urging the federal government to require disclosure on the front label of a product whether is artificially colored. Michael F. Jacobson, executive director of the Center for Science in the Public Interest, said Tropicana Twister Cherry Berry Blast has no cherry juice, nor any […]

Zumba Injuries On The Rise

WASHINGTON, Dec. 8 (UPI) — U.S. doctors say they are seeing a growing number of patients for injuries related to Zumba fitness classes. One woman went to a Washington-area emergency room because of severe heel pain, The Washington Post reported Wednesday. It turned out the woman had a potentially serious injury called compartment syndrome, which […]

People With Arthritis Need More Exercise

ATLANTA, Dec. 9 (UPI) — People who engage in no leisure-time physical activity can produce important improvements in health with small increases in activity, U.S. health officials say. A report, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, published Thursday, said some subgroups, such as adults with arthritis, have […]

Money Worries Hurt Parent-Child Connection

COLUMBIA, Mo., Dec. 9 (UPI) — Middle- to upper-middle-class parents with financial problems and depression are less likely than others to connect to their children, U.S. researchers say. Gustavo Carlo of the University of Missouri, Laura Padilla-Walker and Randal Day, both of Brigham Young University, studied how parents’ financial problems and resulting mental distress affect […]

Flexible Workplace = Improved Health

MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 7 (UPI) — Judging an employee not on hours spent in the office, but on output, increases the health of the employee, U.S. researchers found. Sociology Professors Erin Kelly and Phyllis Moen at the University of Minnesota used longitudinal data collected from 608 employees at the Best Buy headquarters in Richfield, Minn., in […]

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 […]


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