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Laptop WiFi May Affect Men’s Sperm

CORDOBA, Argentina, Nov. 29 (UPI) — Sperm exposed to a wireless Internet-connected laptop exhibited reduced motility and suffered DNA fragmentation, researchers in Argentina found. Conrado Avendano of Nascentis Medicina Reproductiva in Cordoba and colleagues said the study involved semen samples from 29 healthy donors that were divided into two groups. One-half of the sperm was […]

Youth Attempt Suicide Sooner Than Thought

SEATTLE, Nov. 29 (UPI) — About one in nine people attempt suicide by the time they graduate from high school, U.S. researchers say. The study, published in the Journal of Adolescent Health, found nearly 40 percent of young adults who said they had tried suicide said they made their first attempt before entering high school. […]

Poll: 37 Percent Text While Driving

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Nov. 30 (UPI) — Thirty-seven percent of U.S. drivers say they text while driving, but most say they engage in some type of distraction when driving, a survey indicates. A Harris Interactive/HealthDay poll of 2,810 U.S adults conducted Nov. 10-14 indicates 86 percent of U.S. adults admitted to eating/drinking while driving, 59 percent […]

Signs Of Alzheimer’s In Those With Low BMI

KANSAS CITY, Kan., Nov. 24 (UPI) — The middle-aged in the earliest stages of Alzheimer’s disease are more likely to have lower body mass index, U.S. researchers found. Study author Dr. Jeffrey M. Burns of the University of Kansas School of Medicine in Kansas City said the findings challenge the research that showed people who […]

Healthy Twin Fetus Aborted By Mistake

MELBOURNE, Nov. 24 (UPI) — Doctors at an Australian hospital who performed an abortion on a woman pregnant with twins ended the wrong pregnancy, officials said. The woman, who was within a few weeks of giving birth, had decided to abort one fetus after being advised the unborn boy had a severe heart problem that […]

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 […]


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