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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 […]

Local Fire Prevention Needs Partners

BALTIMORE, Nov. 10 (UPI) — U.S. residential fires resulted in more than 2,500 civilian deaths in 2009, 13,000 injuries and property loss of almost $7.8 billion, researchers say. “Close to 90 percent of fire departments in the United States conduct fire and life safety programs, yet little is known about the factors that influence their […]

FDA Warns On Selling Tobacco To Minors

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Thursday it sent warning letters to more than 1,200 retailers, most involving selling tobacco to minors. Margaret A. Hamburg, commissioner of the FDA, said most retailers inspected by the FDA were in compliance with the law, but some are still selling cigarettes and […]

Diabetes Linked To Cognitive Impairment

BOSTON, Nov. 10 (UPI) — Memory loss, depression and other types of cognitive impairment are a serious consequence of diabetes, U.S. researchers say. Neurophysiologist Vera Novak of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and colleagues reported that in older patients with diabetes, two adhesion molecules — sVCAM and sICAM — cause inflammation in the […]

Most Smokers Want To Quit And Try To Quit

ATLANTA, Nov. 10 (UPI) — About two-thirds of U.S. adult smokers say they want to quit and 52 percent of adult smokers say they tried to quit in the last year, health officials say. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said 48 percent of smokers who saw a health professional in […]

Salmonella Linked To Broiled Chicken Liver

NEW YORK, Nov. 9 (UPI) — New York City health department officials identified 56 cases of salmonella bacteria-related illness linked to MealMart brand kosher broiled chicken livers. Health officials said even though they are labeled as “broiled” and may appear cooked, chicken livers from the Schreiber Processing Corp. are not thoroughly cooked and should not […]

Depression May Be Linked To Dementia Later

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 9 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say a chemical marker that binds to plaque and tangle deposits indicates dementia may be linked to major depressive disorder in older people. “This is the first study using [the marker] FDDNP to assess the abnormal protein levels in brains of older adults with severe depression,” Dr. […]

Teachers Can Help Abused Kids Adjust

COLUMBIA, Mo., Nov. 9 (UPI) — Abused children can return to school and do well academically if teachers can help them control their emotions, focus and stay motivated, U.S. researchers say. Stephen Whitney, an associate professor at the University of Missouri College of Education, compared the duration of abuse with math and reading scores in […]

Anti-Social Personalities Join Gangs

LEICESTER, England, Nov. 10 (UPI) — People with extreme anti-social personalities seek out others like themselves and form gangs, British researchers say. Dr. Vincent Egan of the University of Leicester and Matthew Beadman of University College London said people with anti-social personalities often act rashly and don’t think or care how their behavior might harm […]

People Seek Altruism In Their Shopping

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 10 (UPI) — With the U.S. economy faltering, some may be surprised altruism will play a big factor in holiday shopping, a U.S. sociologist says. Sociologist Keith Brown of Saint Joseph’s University said the holidays bring many motivations to buy, buy, buy — but beyond the sale prices and must-have items is something […]


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