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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 […]

U.S. School Peers Sex Harassment Common

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7 (UPI) — Peer-to-peer sexual harassment — considered a type of bullying — is experienced by almost half of U.S. middle and high school students, a report found. “Crossing the Line: Sexual Harassment at School” by the American Association of University Women, a non-profit organization, was based on a nationally representative survey of […]

Education, Divorce Rate Link Inconclusive

BOWLING GREEN, Ohio, Nov. 8 (UPI) — U.S. women with the least education and with the most education have the lowest rate of first divorce, researchers say. Researchers at the National Center for Family and Marriage Research at Bowling Green State University, using data from 2010 from the U.S. Census Bureau, found the rate of […]

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 […]


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