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Most U.S. Toddlers Haven’t Seen A Dentist

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Oct. 25 (UPI) — Child health experts recommend children begin dental care by age 1, but most U.S. children ages 1-2 have not yet seen a dentist, researchers say. Sarah Clark, associate director of the Child Health Evaluation and Research Unit at the University of Michigan, said the National Poll on Children’s […]

Heavy Drinking May Up Lung Cancer Risk

OAKLAND, Calif., Oct. 26 (UPI) — Heavy drinking may be linked to a greater risk of lung cancer, but being overweight and consuming black tea and fruit may lower risk, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Stanton Siu of Kaiser Permanente in Oakland, Calif., said black tea consumption was shown to reduce lung cancer risk in non-smoking […]

Time Outdoors Reduces Nearsightedness Risk

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 24 (UPI) — The more time children spend outdoors, the less risk they have for myopia, or nearsightedness, but British researchers say they aren’t sure why. Dr. Anthony Khawaja and Dr. Justin Sherwin, both of the University of Cambridge, used data for the analysis from eight studies involving 10,400 participants, on outdoor […]

Baby Boomers Worry About Losing Vision

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 24 (UPI) — Almost as many baby boomers say they worry about losing their vision as having heart disease or cancer, a U.S. survey indicates. A survey by the Ocular Nutrition Society, supported by an educational grant by Bausch + Lomb, indicated 55 percent of baby boomers surveyed worry about vision loss. […]

Bath Salt Poisoning Incidents Soar

HONOLULU, Oct. 24 (UPI) — Bath salt poisoning incidents treated in hospitals increased from 302 for all of last year to 1,782 since January, U.S. researcher say. Bath salts are not the salts people use to take a bath with, but a relatively new recreational drug that gets its name from its crystal form, similar […]

Daily Smoking Linked To Depression

OTTAWA, Oct. 24 (UPI) — Previous depression, smoking and a lack of control over life circumstances are risk factors for repeat episodes of depression, Canadian researchers say. Dr. Ian Colman of the University of Ottawa and colleagues identified risk factors associated with a long-term prognosis of depression. The researchers looked at 585 adults from Statistics […]

Motherhood Changes Brain Function

JERUSALEM, Oct. 25 (UPI) — Motherhood is associated with a host of new behaviors that are driven, at least in part, by alterations in brain function, researchers in Israel say. Study leader Dr. Adi Mizrahi of Hebrew University in Jerusalem and his postdoctoral colleague Dr. Lior Cohen exposed three groups of mice — mice that […]

Social Isolation Affects Consumer Choice

IOWA CITY, Iowa, Oct. 22 (UPI) — Lonely people behave differently in the marketplace than people with strong social networks, U.S. and Canadian researchers found. Jing Wang of the University of Iowa, Rui (Juliet) Zhu of the University of British Columbia and Baba Shiv of Stanford University said almost 25 percent of respondents in a […]

Tapping To Music Enhances Hearing

QUEBEC CITY, Oct. 22 (UPI) — Tapping to the beat of music measurably enriches the listening experience, researchers in Canada found. Michael Schutz, an assistant professor of music in the School of the Arts at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, said study participants heard a series of regular beats and were asked whether the final […]

Men Funnier By A Hair Than Women

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 22 (UPI) — Men are funnier than women, but not by as much as they think — they’re only funnier by a hair and mostly to other men, U.S. researchers suggest. First author Laura Mickes, a postdoctoral researcher at the University of San Diego; Nicholas Christenfeld, a University of San Diego professor […]

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