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Want To Save $3,300 A Year? Quit Smoking

MELROSE PARK, Ill., Nov. 8 (UPI) — For those needing a bit more motivation to quit smoking, a U.S. physician suggests focusing on the thousands of dollars a smoker will keep in his or her pocket. Dr. Carlos Reynes of Loyola University Health System’s Gottlieb Memorial Hospital said at $7 to $9 a pack, those […]

Older Women Have Worse Breast Cancer Survival Rates

HOUSTON, Nov. 8 (UPI) — Older women with breast cancer have worse survival rates than younger women, while the worst death rates overall are among black women, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Benjamin Smith, assistant professor at University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, and colleagues examined the rate of breast cancer death in the general […]

More Fruit, Veggies Eaten In U.K. Than U.S.

WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 (UPI) — Britons have more access to produce and consume more fruit and vegetables than Americans, a Gallup Poll indicates. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index surveys, conducted from March 1 to Sept. 30, involved 6,893 Britons and 211,232 Americans. Gallup asked respondents to report on how many days in the last seven they […]

Wealthier Age More Slowly, Are More Mobile

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Nov. 7 (UPI) — Wealthier U.S. adults and those with private health insurance have fewer mobility problems such as walking across a room or bathing, researchers found. Study co-author Virginia Richardson, a professor of social work at Ohio State University, said the disadvantage for the poor in walking, bathing, eating, dressing and getting […]

Why Some Say The Date 11/11/11 Is Special

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Nov. 8 (UPI) — Some say Nov. 11, 2011, holds special significance because the date can also be written 11/11/11, but a U.S. researcher says it has no “mystical significance.” Nov. 11 has been designated Veterans Day since Nov. 11, 1919, because it was the date when major hostilities of World War I […]

Fatherhood Cuts Crime, Drinking, Smoking

CORVALLIS, Ore., Nov. 8 (UPI) — Studies have shown marriage changes men’s negative behavior and U.S. researchers say fatherhood can also have an impact on crime, and tobacco and alcohol use. Lead author David Kerr, assistant professor of psychology at Oregon State University, and colleagues assessed more than 200 at-risk boys annually from the age […]

After Mild Stroke, Prevention Clinic Key

LONDON, Ontario, Nov. 8 (UPI) — Those who had a mild stroke had a 26 percent reduction in one-year mortality if referred to a stroke prevention clinic, Canadian researchers found. Dr. Vladimir Hachinski of The University of Western Ontario reveals just how important it is for patients to be referred to a stroke prevention clinic […]

New Cause Of Osteoarthritis Discovered

STANFORD, Calif., Nov. 8 (UPI) — Osteoarthritis is driven by low-grade inflammation, which is at odds with the prevailing view it is brought on by joint wear and tear, U.S. researchers say. Dr. William Robinson of Stanford University School of Medicine said the finding offers hope that by targeting the inflammatory processes that occur early […]

Americans Spend 3 Percent Of Time Active

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) — Sedentary U.S. adults are advised to take breaks from sitting in front of the computer and TV and fill that break time with exercise, researchers say. “A person who gets up in the morning and makes time by spending 30 minutes on the treadmill probably feels pretty pleased with himself […]

Wine, Beer Can Trigger Reaction, Asthma

BOSTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) — It’s rare, but allergies to alcohol can cause symptoms such as red itchy eyes, nasal congestion, upset stomach and breathing problems, U.S. researchers say. Allergist Dr. Sami Bahna, chief of allergy and immunology at Louisiana State University Medical School in Shreveport, said reactions can be triggered by naturally occurring ingredients […]

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