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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 […]

Heartworm A Pet Risk Beyond Summer

WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 17 (UPI) — Many think fall signals the end of heartworm season in pets, but U.S. veterinarians and researchers say the parasite is not just a summer threat. Officials of the American Heartworm Society said if pet owners delay heartworm prevention they may put their pets at greater risk of incurring the […]

Low Birth Weight Possibly Linked To Autism

PHILADELPHIA, Oct. 17 (UPI) — U.S. researchers said a study showed that low birth weight might be linked to autism. Lead author Jennifer Pinto-Martin of the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing in Philadelphia and colleagues tracked 862 children for 21 years and found premature infants with low birth weights were five times more likely […]

U.S. Heart Disease Down, But Not In South

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 (UPI) — The overall rate of U.S. coronary heart disease is declining but the South has a higher rate of heart disease than the rest of the country, officials say. A report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said from 2006 to 2010, those who reported they have been told […]

Being Bilingual May Delay Alzheimer’s

TORONTO, Oct. 13 (UPI) — People who speak multiple languages have twice as much brain damage as others before exhibiting symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease, Canadian researchers found. Study leader Dr. Tom Schweizer, a neuroscientist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto, said this is the first physical evidence that bilingualism delays the onset of the Alzheimer’s […]

U.S. Teen Birth Rate Down Slightly

ATLANTA, Oct. 13 (UPI) — A U.S. study of teen sex from 2006 to 2010 found the probability of having had a birth before age 20 was 18 percent, federal health officials said. Researchers Gladys Martinez, Casey Copen and Joyce Abma at the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Medical Copter Transport Not Always Needed

BOSTON, Oct. 14 (UPI) — U.S. physicians may order helicopter transport, which costs $25,000 per trip, for too many patients traveling short distances, researchers say. Study leader Dr. Brian Walcott of Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, and colleagues, compared the actual helicopter time to transport a patient from a hospital to a […]

New Look At Miscarriages Recommended

LONDON, Oct. 14 (UPI) — Hundreds of women may be ending healthy, viable pregnancies unnecessarily each year after being told wrongly that they have miscarried, British researchers say. Experts at Imperial College London say current guidelines are not always reliable in determining whether women in early pregnancy have suffered miscarriages, The Daily Telegraph reported Thursday. […]

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