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Study: E-Cigarettes Affect Cells Similarly To Regular Tobacco

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A new study shows that the vapor from e-cigarettes damages human cells similarly to smoke from traditional cigarettes. The researchers present the study, published in the journal of Clinical Cancer Research, at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting on April 6 in San Diego. The scientists described how they […]

Men With Eating Disorders Often ‘Underdiagnosed, Undertreated And Under-Researched’

OXFORD, England (UPI) — Due to the perception held by many — including some doctors — that anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder primarily affecting young women, some men are not diagnosed, and one man with the eating disorder was told to “man up.” Researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Glasgow […]

Four Paraplegic Men Move Their Legs

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Four men suffering from chronic, complete spinal cord injuries — legs paralyzed for years — moved their legs after being implanted with an epidural stimulator. Researchers from the University of Louisville; University of California, Los Angeles; and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology said the epidural stimulator delivers a continuous electrical current […]

Food Poisoning More Likely At A U.S. Restaurant Than At Home

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Outbreak data for food poisoning — Botulism, Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, hepatitis A or Listeria — indicate Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington nonprofit group, said it analyzed “solved” […]

Young U.S. Teens Ages 15 To 17 Give Birth To 1,700 Babies A Week

ATLANTA (UPI) — Seven out of 10 U.S. teens age 15 to 17 have not had sex yet, but teens in this age group give birth to 1,700 babies a week. A Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said births to younger teens age 15 to 17 declined 67 percent […]

3.7 Million Americans With Mental Illnesses Lack Health Insurance

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly half of the States in the Union, mostly in the South and Midwest, have refused to expand Medicaid programs under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. As a result, 3.7 million Americans suffering from serious mental illness, psychological pain and/or substance abuse problems are without health insurance — that according […]

The Farrah Fawcett Foundation Seeks New Therapy For HPV-Related Cancers

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — The Farrah Fawcett Foundation and other groups are behind a new research effort to seek therapy for human papillomavirus-related cancers including cancers of the anus, cervix and head and neck. Stand Up To Cancer, the Farrah Fawcett Foundation and the American Association for Cancer Research announced at the AACR annual meeting […]

Children Witness Domestic Violence That Often Goes Unreported

WASHINGTON (UPI) — New research by the American Psychological Association (APA) suggests the watchful eyes of children offer a realistic look at the frequency of domestic violence in the U.S. In a recent nationwide study of children who witnessed domestic violence, researchers found that an involved party was was physically harmed more than a third […]

Study: Tobacco Plant May Have The Key To Fighting Cancer

VICTORIA, Australia (UPI) — According to La Trobe University researchers, the flowers of tobacco plants contain a molecule that has to the potential to be used to kill cancer cells. The molecule, which is part of the plant’s natural defense system and typically kills off fungi and bacteria, “has the ability to identify and destroy […]

Depression Increases Risk Of Heart Failure

STAVANGER, Norway (UPI) — People with mild symptoms of depression have an slight increase in the risk of heart failure, but those with moderate to severe symptoms had a 40 percent increased risk. First author Lise Tuset Gustad, an intensive care nurse at Levanger Hospital in Norway said people with mild symptoms had a 5 […]

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