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High Pollution Ups Heart Attack Risk

LONDON, Sept. 22 (UPI) — People have an increased risk of heart attack for 6 hours after exposure to high levels of air pollution, researchers in Britain said. Krishnan Bhaskaran, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and colleagues reviewed 79,288 heart attack cases from 2003 to 2006 — noting exposure, […]

Many U.S. Black Men Short On Vitamin D

WASHINGTON, Sept. 22 (UPI) — Black men living in U.S. areas where there is low sunlight are more than three times more likely than white men to have vitamin D deficiency, researchers say. Dr. Adam Murphy, a clinical instructor in urology at Northwestern University Feinberg School in Chicago and a physician at Jesse Brown VA […]

If A Parent Drinks, A Child Will Drink More

GOTHENBURG, Sweden, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Children of a parent who abuses alcohol have an increased risk of consuming more alcohol after stressful situations, researchers in Sweden found. Anna Soderpalm Gordh of Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, said the study involved 58 healthy people who were divided into two groups based on […]

Sleep Lack May Up Diabetes In Obese Teens

PHILADELPHIA, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Obese teens who don’t get a good night’s sleep might increase their risk of developing type 2 diabetes, U.S. researchers said. Study investigator Dr. Dorit Koren, a pediatric endocrinologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said the study involved 62 obese adolescents with a mean age of 14 at The […]

Boredom, Low Blood Sugar Ups Car Accidents

NEWCASTLE, England, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Almost 80 percent of drivers on British roads fail to take sufficient breaks, increasing the risk of involvement in a collision, a researcher said. Study leader Dr. Joan Harvey, a psychologist at Newcastle University in England, said drivers need to stop at every third service station — or every […]

Intuitive Thinkers Apt To Believe In God

BOSTON, Sept. 20 (UPI) — People with a more intuitive thinking style tend to have stronger beliefs in God than those with a more reflective style, U.S. researchers found. Amitai Shenhav, a doctoral student of Harvard University in Boston, explained intuitive thinking means going with one’s first instinct and reaching decisions quickly based on automatic […]

Backpacks Can Be A Pain In The Back

DALLAS, Sept. 20 (UPI) — Hitting the books may result in high grades, but a bulging back pack can result in a condition called rucksack paralysis, a U.S. orthopedic surgeon says. Dr. Kevin Gill, director of the Orthopaedic Surgery Spine Program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, said rucksack paralysis — […]

Cutting Sugary Drinks May Cut Diabetes

BOZEMAN, Mont., Sept. 19 (UPI) — Canadian and U.S. researchers say switching from sugar-sweetened beverages to water might reduce type 2 diabetes risk. Dr. Jean-Pierre Despres of the Universite Laval in Quebec, scientific director of the International Chair on Cardiometabolic Risk, hosted a symposium on the findings and applications on the importance of healthful hydration […]

Spices Can Make Coffee Even Healthier

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Sept. 19 (UPI) — Spices, loaded with antioxidants that help keep people younger, can make antioxidants-laden coffee zippier and even healthier, a U.S. food expert says. Phil Lempert — a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site supermarketguru.com, said as the air turns cooler try apple juice and […]

Americans Eat Out About 5 Times A Week

WASHINGTON, Sept. 19 (UPI) — The recession has many Americans pinching pennies but the average U.S. adult eats 4.8 meals per week in restaurant, a survey indicates. The LivingSocial “Dining Out” survey of consumer behavior, conducted last month among 4,000 online Americans by Mandala Research, found the most popular restaurant meal is lunch, with 2.6 […]

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