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How To Guard Against Hitchhiking Bedbugs

ATLANTA, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Most U.S. adults say they dislike bedbugs because they fear being bitten, but many do not check for bedbugs while traveling, a survey indicates. Orkin, a pest control company, conducted a recent Omnibus survey and found 33 percent say they check for bedbugs at their travel destinations and 26 percent […]

Shellfish Cause Illness Without Right Care

OTTAWA, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Health officials warn Canadians raw shellfish — oysters, clams, scallops, mussels or cockles — can carry bacteria, viruses or toxins if not properly handled. Officials at Health Canada said shellfish is a nutritious food choice but, as with all food, it is important to store, handle and prepare shellfish appropriately […]

Study: Paid Sick Leave Can Curb Flu Spread

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 25 (UPI) — Exposure to influenza H1N1 was influenced by social determinants such as the lack of paid sick leave, U.S researchers found. Supriya Kumar of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues assessed the impact of social determinants of potential exposure to H1N1 — unequally distributed by race and ethnicity in the United […]

U.S. Ties Geopolitics To Energy

WASHINGTON, Nov. 17 (UPI) — The geopolitical aspects of the oil and natural gas sector have a direct impact on the economic interest of the United States, a diplomat said. Washington announced the creation of the new Bureau of Energy Resources within the U.S. State Department. The department was spawned by work mandated by U.S. […]

Researchers: People Tend To Lie In E-Mail

AMHERST, Mass., Nov. 16 (UPI) — People tend to lie when using computers for instant messaging and e-mail to communicate compared with face-to-face conversations, U.S. researchers say. Robert S. Feltman, professor of psychology and dean of the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and Mattityahu Zimbler, a graduate student, looked […]

Some Expect To Work Until Retiring At 80

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 16 (UPI) — Three-quarters of middle-class adults say they expect to work during retirement, with 25 percent saying they’ll be punching the clock at 80, a U.S. survey says. Wells Fargo & Co.’s seventh annual retirement survey, conducted by Harris Interactive in August and September of 1,500 middle-class Americans, indicated 39 percent […]

Southeast Overuses Antibiotics The Most

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) — A pattern of outpatient antibiotic overuse in parts of the United States — particularly the Southeast — could accelerate drug resistance, researchers say. Ramanan Laxminarayan, director of Extending the Cure, and Keith P. Klugman, a professor at Emory University, describe their first-of-its-kind index for tracking resistance. Like a Consumer Price […]

Wellness Programs Boosted By Incentives

TREVOSE, Pa., Nov. 16 (UPI) — Most U.S. companies offer wellness programs, but only one in five workers will participate without incentives, researchers say. Melissa Van Dyke of the Incentive Research Foundation said the foundation’s report found offering incentives increases employee wellness participation by a minimum of 60 percent. “Incentives also have a long-term impact,” […]

Stem Cells Of Patient Improve Heart

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 14 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say they have used a patient’s own cardiac stem cells as treatment following a heart attack. Dr. Roberto Bolli of the University of Louisville in Kentucky and Dr. Piero Anversa at Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School in Boston said the study involved 16 patients diagnosed with […]

U.K. Air Pollution May ‘Put Lives At Risk’

LONDON, Nov. 14 (UPI) — A committee in Britain’s Parliament says the country’s ongoing delay in curbing air pollution is putting Britons’ health at risk.” The Environmental Audit Committee said government ministers’ “apparent tactic” in dealing with European Union fines is to ask the European Commission for repeated extensions rather than curb pollution, which is […]

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