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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. […]

Many 50 And Older Say Sex Good For Health

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif., Oct. 12 (UPI) — A U.S. survey of the online dating community catering to singles age 50 and older indicates 97 percent say a sexual relationship is good for their health. The survey, which polled more than 750 members of OurTime.com, said 70 percent of respondents replied that they feel more comfortable […]

Babies Sense Fairness, Can Be Altruistic

SEATTLE, Oct. 12 (UPI) — Infants as young as 15 months detect the difference between equal and unequal distribution of food and are willing to share, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Jessica Sommerville of the University of Washington said the research has implications for nurturing human egalitarianism and cooperation. “Our findings show that these norms […]

GPS Tracks Child For Parent

DALLAS, Oct. 13 (UPI) — AT&T officials say Amber Alert GPS V3 provides parents with the ability to get an e-mail or text when children exit zones they can create around their home. Carol Colombo, chief executive officer of Amber Alert GPS, says the system allows parents to create zones around their neighborhood, school and […]

Sport Professionals Guard Against Bullies

TORONTO, Oct. 13 (UPI) — Young athletes under the care of sport and exercise professionals should be protected against abuse, harassment and bullying, a Canadian researcher says. The position paper by The Canadian Academy of Sport and Exercise Medicine, published in the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine, provides sport medicine physicians and other professionals with […]

Kroger Announces Ice Cream Recall

CINCINNATI, Oct. 13 (UPI) — Kroger Co. Thursday recalled containers of ice cream sold in its stores in 10 U.S. states that may contain peanuts not listed on the label. Kroger stores in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, portions of eastern Missouri, Ohio and northern Kentucky, South Carolina, and eastern Tennessee are involved in the […]

Intersections Reduce Children’s Activity

KINGSTON, Ontario, Oct. 11 (UPI) — How streets are laid out may discourage children from exercising outdoors while at the same time helping adults walk to stores, researchers in Canada say. Lead researcher Graham Mecredy, a graduate student at Queen’s University, said high intersection density and well-connected streets in towns and cities may discourage children […]

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