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U.S. Lung Cancer Rates In Men Drop

ATLANTA, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Lung cancer rates in men dropped in 35 states and in six states in women from 1999 to 2008, U.S. health officials say. The study, published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, says after increasing for years, lung cancer rates among women decreased […]

Study Links Breast Cancer Pain To Fatigue

GRANADA, Spain, Sept. 16 (UPI) — Spanish researchers say about 83 percent of those diagnosed with breast cancer survive five years but 66 percent of them suffer fatigue following treatment. Lead author Manuel Arroyo of the University of Granada linked psychological disorders and physical pain episodes with fatigue after treatment of a breast tumor. “Cancer-related […]

Video Games May Not Boost Cognition

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., Sept. 15 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say several influential studies showing action gamers’ skills are superior to those of non-gamers suffer from a host of methodological flaws. Walter Boot, an assistant professor at Florida State University, and Daniel Simons of the University of Illinois, and colleagues say many of the studies compared the […]

What Makes A Healthy School Lunch

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) — Packing a tasty and healthy school lunch may not be as hard as some parents think, a U.S. nutrition expert suggests. Jamie Stang, a nutrition expert at the University of Minnesota, says a good place to start when preparing a school lunch is using the “myplate” as a model when […]

Fresh Produce Grown On Supermarket Roof

NEW YORK, Sept. 14 (UPI) — The local foods movement involves farmers selling directly to consumers, but a U.S. company calls its plan to grow produce on supermarket roofs “ultra local.” Paul Lightfoot, chief executive officer of BrightFarms, says the New York City company designs, finances and builds greenhouses for retailers’ roofs, and then sells […]

Adult Vitamin D Consumption Declines

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 14 (UPI) — A University of Minnesota researcher says vitamin D in adult diets has been on the decline for the past 25 years. Lisa Harnack, director of the Nutrition Coordinating Center and professor of epidemiology at the University of Minnesota’s School of Public Health, says many Americans don’t get enough vitamin D […]

Kids Who Play Sports Apt To Be Overweight

MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Kids who play sports are more physically active than those who don’t, but they are just as likely to be overweight, a University of Minnesota researcher says. Toben Nelson, a University of Minnesota epidemiologist, says the food environment surrounding youth sports is a contributing factor in why kids who play […]

USDA Warns About Contaminated Cantaloupes

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 (UPI) — Health officials are warning consumers not to eat Rocky Ford Cantaloupe shipped by Colorado-based Jensen Farms because of possible listeriosis contamination. The Food and Drug Administration is telling consumers to throw away any of the recalled product they may still have in their homes. Jensen Farms is voluntarily recalling cantaloupe […]

Maple Syrup May Increase Liver Function

TOKYO, Sept. 13 (UPI) — Feeding laboratory rats a diet in which some carbohydrate was replaced with pure maple syrup from Canada improved liver function, Japanese researchers say. Dr. Keiko Abe of the University of Tokyo’s Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences says healthy rats given 100 percent pure maple syrup had significantly better […]

Concussion May Be Present Without Symptoms

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind., Sept. 14 (UPI) — Most doctors say if an athlete has no concussion symptoms there are no problems but U.S. researchers say there may be brain changes with no other symptoms. Larry Leverenz, an expert in athletic training and a clinical professor of health and kinesiology at Purdue University in Indiana, says […]

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