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Severe Asthma In Kids Linked To Vitamin D

ATLANTA, Sept. 23 (UPI) — Children with severe therapy-resistant asthma may have worse symptoms due to lower levels of vitamin D in their blood, researchers in London say. Dr. Atul Gupta, a researcher at Royal Brompton Hospital and the National Heart and Lung Institute at Imperial College and King’s College London, said lower levels of […]

Poll: Married Couples Exercise Less

LONDON, Sept. 23 (UPI) — Married people exercise less than single people, a British survey found, supporting research that couples are more likely to be obese than singles. The poll conducted by Loughborough University for Britain’s Department of Health found spouses were far less likely to take the recommended 150 minutes of physical activity per […]

Eighth Death From Contaminated Cantaloupes

ATLANTA, Sept. 22 (UPI) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta has confirmed an eighth death from listeria-contaminated cantaloupes grown in Colorado. The CDC said the death occurred in Maryland but did not identify the victim, The Washington Post reported Thursday. In addition to the deaths, 55 people have been sickened by […]

Best Diet: One-Third Protein, Carbs, Fat

TRONDHEIM, Norway, Sept. 21 (UPI) — Meals made up of one-third protein, one-third fat and one-third carbohydrates allow the body to function best, researchers in Norway found. Berit Johansen, a professor of biology at Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Ingerid Arbo and Hans-Richard Brattbakk fed slightly overweight people different diets and studied the effect […]

Study: Anti-Smoking Ads Can Backfire

COLUMBIA, Mo., Sept. 21 (UPI) — Using a combination of disturbing images and threatening messages to prevent smoking is not effective and could backfire, U.S. researchers said. Paul Bolls, co-director of the Psychological Research on Information and Media Effects laboratory and of University of Missouri School of Journalism, and colleagues Glenn Leshner, Paul Bolls and […]

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 […]


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