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Rare Breast Cancer Seen More In Hispanics

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 11 (UPI) — Rare (breast) phyllodes tumors — 0.5 percent to 1 percent of all breast tumors — tend to be more prevalent in Hispanic women, U.S. researchers say. Lead study author Dr. Jose M. Pimiento, surgical oncology fellow at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., said population-based estimates indicate the incidence […]

U.S. Homes Do Fire Plan, But Not Drills

AURORA, Ill., Oct. 12 (UPI) — Many U.S. families have a home fire escape plan, but the majority never practice it, or have a home fire drill, a survey indicates. The National Fire Protection Association recommends planning an emergency escape route and practicing it twice annually, while other fire safety organizations promote monthly drills to […]

The Pill Changes Women’s Attraction To Men

STIRLING, Scotland, Oct. 12 (UPI) — Women who were on the pill when they met their partner were less sexually satisfied or attracted to their partners, researchers in Scotland say. However, Dr. Craig Roberts and colleagues at Stirling University in Scotland also found the women who used oral contraception were more satisfied with other aspects […]

More Teens Using Birth Control During First Sex

ATLANTA, Oct. 12 (UPI) — Eight in 10 U.S. male teens used a condom the first time they had sex from 2006 to 2010 — an increase of 9 percentage points from 2002, health officials say. A report, “Teenagers in the United States: Sexual Activity, Contraceptive Use, and Childbearing, 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth,” […]

Restless Legs Syndrome, Hypertension Link

BOSTON, Oct. 10 (UPI) — Middle-age woman with restless legs syndrome may have an elevated risk of developing high blood pressure, U.S. researchers suggest. First author Dr. Salma Batool-Anwar, a researcher at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and an instructor in medicine at Harvard Medical School in Boston, said restless legs syndrome — which affects 15 […]

Crossing Legs, A Sign Of Stroke Recovery

MUNICH, Germany, Oct. 10 (UPI) — People who are able to cross their legs sooner after a severe stroke may be on the road to recovery, researchers in Germany say. Study author Dr. Berend Feddersen of the University of Munich, Germany, and colleagues said those who were able to cross their legs within 15 days […]

Teen Lack Of Sleep May Have Lasting Effect

MADISON, Wis., Oct. 11 (UPI) — A steady lack of sleep during one’s teen years may result in lasting brain maturation consequences, U.S. researchers suggest. Dr. Chiara Cirelli, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and colleagues indirectly followed the growth and retraction of synapses — structures that permit a neuron to pass an electrical […]

Three Genes Linked To Melanoma

LEEDS, England, Oct. 11 (UPI) — An international team of researchers led by the University of Leeds discovered the first DNA faults linked to melanoma not related to hair, skin or eye color. Lead author Tim Bishop at the Cancer Research UK center at the University of Leeds said it was previously known that risk […]

Oil Spill Made Community More Stressful

BATON ROUGE, La., Oct. 11 (UPI) — It’s believed many thrive if they share a strong sense of community, but those most attached had a harder time after the BP oil spill, U.S. researchers say. Sociologists Matthew Lee and Troy Blanchard of Louisiana State University report individuals who have a stronger sense of attachment to […]

Teens Don’t Know Net Posts Retrievable

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 7 (UPI) — Teens who bully and mock via texting, Facebook posts, tweets and YouTube videos don’t see the immediate consequences of the behavior, U.S. researchers say. Brandie Oliver, an assistant professor in Butler University’s graduate program for school counseling, said online bullies mistakenly think that once they’ve sent a message “it disappears […]

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