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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 […]

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 […]

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