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Illicit Drug Use Up 1 Percent Since 2008

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Since the recession began, illicit drug use rose from 8 percent of the U.S. population age 12 and older in 2008 to 8.9 percent in 2010, a survey says. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health of survey of some 67,500 people conducted in the Substance Abuse and Mental […]

Sweden May Ban Breast Injections

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Sept. 8 (UPI) — Swedish authorities say they’re considering banning injections to enhance women’s breasts over worries the substance used makes it harder to detect cancer. Injectable implants can “hamper and sometimes make it impossible to interpret mammogram images,” the Swedish Medical Products Agency said. The agency has received calls from a number […]

Some Runners Drink Too Much During Races

MAYWOOD, Ill., Sept. 5 (UPI) — Nearly half of recreational runners may be drinking too much fluid during races, a survey of U.S. runners found. First author Dr. James Winger, a sports medicine physician at Loyola University Health System, said the study found 36.5 percent of runners drank following a preset schedule or to maintain […]

Secondhand Smoke Ups Child Absenteeism

BOSTON, Sept. 5 (UPI) — Children living in homes where they are exposed to secondhand smoke miss more days of school than do children living in smoke-free homes, U.S. researchers say. “Among children ages 6-11 who live with smokers, one quarter to one-third of school absences are due to household smoking,” lead author Douglas Levy […]

Bananas May Help Reduce Child Asthma Risk

LONDON, Sept. 6 (UPI) — Parents set to make back-to-school breakfasts may consider serving bananas, apple juice or pineapple because they reduce asthma risk, British researchers say. Children who eat one banana a day have a reduced risk of developing asthmatic symptoms, researchers at the Imperial College of London say. The researchers collected dietary information […]

Menopause Doesn’t Increase Heart Risk

BALTIMORE, Sept. 7 (UPI) — A spike in heart attacks in post-menopausal women is attributable to aging of heart and artery cells — not menopause itself — U.S. researchers say. Study leader Dhananjay Vaidya, an assistant professor of medicine at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, said the findings could have implications for how […]

Heart Disease Leading Cause Of U.S. Deaths

ATLANTA, Sept. 7 (UPI) — The leading causes of U.S. deaths in 2007 were heart disease, cancer, stroke, lower respiratory diseases, accidents, Alzheimer’s, diabetes and influenza. The report by the Centers for Disease Control and Preventions’ National Center Statistics used data from all death certificates filed in the 50 states and the District of Columbia […]

80 Percent Don’t Use Thermometer On Meat

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Sept. 1 (UPI) — Nine out of 10 U.S. adults cook burgers, but only 19 percent say they use a thermometer to determine if the burgers are safely cooked, a U.S. survey indicates. The survey, commissioned by the American Meat Institute and conducted by Harris Interactive, indicates 73 percent of adults who cook […]

Doctors Giving Antibiotics Inappropriately

ATLANTA, Sept. 1 (UPI) — Prescription of antibiotics for U.S. children age 14 and younger for respiratory infections not requiring antibiotics is down, but is still high, officials say. Health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta say inappropriate antibiotic use contributes to antibiotic resistance, which leads to increased healthcare costs, […]

U.S. In-Hospital Circumcision Declines

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 (UPI) — An analysis indicates the incidence of U.S. hospital newborn male circumcision has slightly declined during the last decade, federal health officials say. Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention used data from the National Hospital Discharge Survey from the National Center for Health Statistics, the Nationwide Inpatient Sample […]

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