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Baby Sleep Guidelines: No Crib Bumpers

BOSTON, Oct. 19 (UPI) — The American Academy of Pediatrics is expanding its guidelines on safe sleep for babies, recommending against using bumper pads in cribs, a U.S. physician says. Lead author Dr. Rachel Moon, chairwoman of the AAP SIDS task force said the policy statement and technical report provide global recommendations for education and […]

Youth Football Players May Get Adult Hits

BLACKSBURG, Va., Oct. 19 (UPI) — A study of youth football helmets has collected data on 400 head impacts experienced by youth football players, U.S. researchers say. Stefan Duma, head of the Virginia Tech-Wake Forest University School of Biomedical Engineering and Sciences, said the current study follows the Virginia Tech study in 2003 that studied […]

Children Absorb More Cellphone Radiation

TETON VILLAGE, Wyo., Oct. 17 (UPI) — Children absorb twice as much microwave radiation from cellphones as do adults, U.S. researchers say. The researchers also found that keeping cellphones in shirt or pants pockets exceeds Federal Communications Commission exposure guidelines. The study, published in the journal Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine, found the industry-designed process for […]

Personality, Manners Affect Hygiene

PARSIPPANY, N.J., Oct. 17 (UPI) — Personality traits, good manners and occupation appear to have a beneficial effect on personal and household hygiene practices, a British researcher says. The Global Hygiene Council issued data from the international Lysol Habit Study, which found 54 percent of people surveyed globally reported good personal hygiene, and good personal […]

One In 4 U.S. Children Saw Family Violence

SEWANEE, Tenn., Oct. 18 (UPI) — More than 25 percent of U.S. children, including 11 percent during the past year, have been exposed to physical violence between their parents, researchers say. Lead author Sherry Hamby — an associate professor at Sewanee, the University of the South, in Tennessee, and the University of New Hampshire Crimes […]

Media Profanity Linked To Teen Aggression

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 18 (UPI) — Profanity in television and video games is linked to U.S. teen aggression, researchers at Brigham Young University found. Professor Sarah Coyne said the statistical modeling points to a chain reaction — exposure to profanity is associated with acceptance and use of profanity, which in turn influence both physical and […]

Green Vegetables Boost Immunity

CAMBRIDGE, England, Oct. 18 (UPI) — Green vegetables are the source of a chemical signal that is important to boost immunity, British researchers say. Marc Veldhoen of The Babraham Institute in Cambridge, England, said vegetables such broccoli or bok choy ensure immune cells in the gut and the skin known as intra-epithelial lymphocytes function properly. […]

Materialistic Couples Have More Problems

PROVO, Utah, Oct. 15 (UPI) — If both spouses are materialistic they are worse off on every measure of a relationship evaluation than couples with fewer possessions, U.S. researchers say. Lead author Jason Carroll of Brigham Young University and colleagues had 1,734 married couples nationwide complete a relationship evaluation. The statistical analysis showed couples who […]

Medicare Annual Enrollment Period Earlier

MAYNARD, Mass., Oct. 16 (UPI) — The annual enrollment period for next year’s Medicare is beginning earlier and ending earlier as well, but most seniors don’t know it, a U.S. survey says. The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is the only time during the year when Medicare consumers can review and change their Medicare coverage to […]

Americans Economizing To Pay Health Bills

NEW YORK, Oct. 17 (UPI) — Almost half of U.S. adults say their financial situation is worse than a year ago and many are finding ways to save money on healthcare, a survey says. A survey of 750 U.S. adults by global integrated marketing communications agency Euro RSCG Worldwide in New York in recent weeks […]


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