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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 […]

Lack Of Vitamin D Is Diabetes Risk Factor

DALLAS, Dec. 5 (UPI) — Low vitamin D levels are significantly more prevalent in obese children and are associated with risk factors for type 2 diabetes, U.S. researchers say. Leader author Dr. Micah Olson of The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said high rates of vitamin D deficiency have been found in […]

Policies Labeled Radical Easy To Defeat

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 6 (UPI) — The quickest way for politicians to defeat a generally liked policy is by associating it with a group seen as “radical” or “extreme,” U.S. researchers suggest. Thomas Nelson, co-author of the study and associate professor of political science at the Ohio State University in Columbus, says the tactic can […]

Doctor: Heed Post-Menopausal Bleeding

DALLAS, Dec. 6 (UPI) — Recognizing possible symptoms of gynecologic cancers can lead to diagnosis and timely treatment, a U.S. gynecologic oncologist says. Dr. Debra Richardson of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas said women who have gone through menopause, for instance, should not experience any menstrual bleeding. “Any bleeding — even […]

Some With ADHD Have Genetic Variants

PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 6 (UPI) — U.S. researchers analyzed genetic influences on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and found changes in some genes affected brain signaling pathways. Study leader Dr. Hakon Hakonarson, director of the Center for Applied Genomics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said the discovery raises the possibility that drugs acting on those pathways might offer […]

Vegetables, Fruits, Reduce Stroke Risk

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Dec. 2 (UPI) — Women who ate an antioxidant-rich diet, even those with a previous history of cardiovascular disease, had fewer strokes than others, researchers in Sweden say. First author Susanne Rautiainen, a Ph.D. student at the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, said oxidative stress is an imbalance between the production of cell-damaging free […]


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