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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 […]

Tips Offered For Living To 90 And Beyond

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Seven simple lifestyle changes give people a 90 percent chance of living to the age of 90 or older, a U.S. cardiologist says. Dr. Clyde Yancy of the Feinberg School of Medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago, who is to deliver the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada […]

Gallup: Four Ways To Emotional Health

WASHINGTON, Oct. 23 (UPI) — Gallup Poll officials say after studying well-being and aging in America, they have discovered four keys to better emotional health in old age. The Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index is a daily assessment of U.S. residents’ health and well-being. Gallup interviews at least 1,000 U.S. adults every day and the Well-Being Index […]

Housing Distress May Harm Mental Health

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 20 (UPI) — People who have lost homes or are in foreclosure have poorer mental health and more physical symptoms than those with less housing stress, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Terri Lipman, a nursing professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, said those in financial straits and housing strain might […]

Report: Americans Eat Too Much Salt

ATLANTA, Oct. 20 (UPI) — Americans eat too much salt, increasing their risk of high blood pressure and subsequent heart disease and stroke, U.S. health officials say. A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said 100 percent of non-Hispanic blacks, 44 percent of non-Hispanic whites and […]

Exercise Helps Increase Cancer Survival

DALLAS, Oct. 21 (UPI) — Energy balance — calories consumed, offset by the number burned — is gaining attention by U.S. researchers as a way to reduce cancer rates, a surgeon says. Dr. David Euhus, professor of surgery at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said there is a link between being […]


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