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Exercise Works As Second Depression Drug

DALLAS, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Exercise can be as effective as a second medication for depressed patients whose condition has not been cured by a single medication, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Madhukar Trivedi of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and colleagues had Study participants diagnosed with depression — ages 18-70, who […]

Social Media: Recruiting Tool For Studies

ROCHESTER, Minn., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Social media and online networking offer a novel way to recruit study participants for rare diseases, U.S. researchers suggest. Dr. Sharonne Hayes is reaching out to survivors of spontaneous coronary artery dissection, also known as SCAD, a poorly understood heart condition that affects just a few thousand Americans every […]

Vitamin C May Help Children With Asthma

TANTA, Egypt, Aug. 31 (UPI) — Depending on a child’s age, exposure to molds or dampness and asthma severity, vitamin C shows varying degrees benefits, researchers in Egypt say. Drs. Mohammed Al-Biltagi of the Tanta University in Egypt and Harri Hemila of the University of Helsinki in Finland analyzed the effect of 0.2 grams per […]

College Students Tend To Sleep Badly

TUCSON, Aug. 31 (UPI) — A media campaign at the University of Arizona-Tucson helped increase awareness of sleep as a health issue, resulting in better student sleep, researchers say. Freshmen sleep often suffers as new college students engage in social opportunities, card games, trips for late-night snacks, studying, parties, rehearsals, sports and watching TV. Kathryn […]

Irritable Kids Attached To Their Mom Are More Social

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Irritable children with secure attachments to their mothers are more likely to get along well with others than those without, U.S. researchers say. Researchers at the University of Maryland tracked 84 infants from birth to age 2, with about one-third characterized as highly irritable and two-thirds characterized as […]

People Prefer Things In The Middle

CHESTER, England, Aug. 31 (UPI) — People given free choice of products or politicians favor those in the middle of a row or a column, British researchers suggest. Researchers Paul Rodway, Astrid Schepman and Jordana Lambert of the University of Chester analyzed three but related experiments in which they tested the association between the location […]

Health Not Age Key To Melanoma Spread

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Aug. 31 (UPI) — Patients’ underlying health — good or bad — is linked to the outcomes for melanoma, not age, U.S. researchers suggest. Lead author Dr. Michael S. Sabel, associate professor of surgery at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, found patients with decreased core muscle density were more likely […]

Chocolate Good For Heart Confirmed

CAMBRIDGE, England, Aug. 29 (UPI) — People who eat chocolate have reduced risk of heart attack and stroke but the benefit may be due to something else chocolate eaters do, British researchers say. Dr. Oscar Franco and colleagues at the University of Cambridge conducted a review of seven studies involving more than 100,000 participants who […]

European Women Smoking, Dying Sooner

PARIS, Fla., Aug. 29 (UPI) — European women live longer than European men but the gender gap is decreasing due to more women smoking and drinking, researchers say. Dr. Diego Vannuzzo of the Milan Centre for Cardiovascular Prevention in Italy says the total number of deaths is roughly similar for men and women in the […]

Inattention: Why ADHD Kids Don’t Graduate

MONTREAL, Aug. 30 (UPI) — A lack of focus, not hyperactivity, is the main reason students with attention-deficient hyperactivity disorder don’t finish high school, Canadian experts say. University of Montreal researchers looked at data collected from the parents and teachers of 2,000 children during a period of almost 20 years. Attention problems were evaluated by […]


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