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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 […]

Japanese Students Seek More Life Purpose

TOKYO, Sept. 19 (UPI) — Since the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear accident in Japan, Japan’s youth are taking a more altruistic approach to work and community, a survey indicates. The survey of 500 students at 47 universities and vocational schools in Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate — the three prefectures most directly affected by the March […]

Areas Flooded By Hurricane Irene At West Nile Risk

NEW YORK, Sept. 20 (UPI) — U.S. states on the East Coast hit by the heavy rains of Hurricane Irene are warning residents to be mindful that flooded areas increase West Nile virus risk. Dr. Nirav R. Shah, commissioner of health of New York state, urged residents to take precautions to prevent mosquito bites — […]

TV Hurts Parent-Child Communication

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Sept. 17 (UPI) — Reading books increases maternal communication beyond a level required for reading, while watching TV decreases maternal communication, U.S. researchers found. Amy Nathanson and Eric Rasmussen from Ohio State University studied maternal responsiveness and mother-child interactions of 73 mother-child pairs as they read together, played with toys together and watched […]

Study: Smoking Bans On Campuses Effective

BLOOMINGTON, Ind., Sept. 17 (UPI) — Smoking bans on U.S. university campuses have caused many students to reduce cigarette consumption or even quit altogether, researchers say. Dong-Chul Seo, associate professor in Indiana University’s School of Health, Physical Education and Recreation, and colleagues compared smoking behaviors — Indiana University Bloomington with a smoking ban and Purdue […]

New Spaghetti A Source Of Fiber

BOLOGNA, Italy, Sept. 17 (UPI) — A new pasta made with barley may soon be labeled a “good source of dietary fiber” and “may reduce the heart disease risk,” researchers in Italy and Spain say. Vito Verardo of the University of Bologna in Italy, Ana Maria Gomez-Caravaca of the University of Granada in Spain and […]

Study: Self-Delusion A Winning Strategy

EDINBURGH, Scotland, Sept. 18 (UPI) — Overconfidence, or self-delusion, actually beats accurate assessments in sports, business or war, but it can also backfire, Scottish and U.S. researchers say. Dr. Dominic Johnson, part of the research team at the University of Edinburgh in Scotland and the University of California, San Diego, used a mathematical model to […]

Majority Of People Are ‘Cyberchondriacs’

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 18 (UPI) — Sixty percent of U.S. adults — people the Harris Poll dubbed “cyberchondriacs” — say they went online recently to check for information on health issues. The Harris Poll of 1,019 U.S. adults indicates the proportion of people who report that they “often” search the Internet for information about health […]

Cause Not Determined In Wisconsin E. Coli Case

MILWAUKEE, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Wisconsin health officials said Thursday they still don’t know the cause of an E. coli outbreak that has killed one person and sickened eight others. People in Green County with symptoms of an E. coli infection are being encouraged to contact their doctor, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported. Officials say […]

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