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Why The Return Trip Seems Shorter

TILBURG, Netherlands, Aug. 25 (UPI) — People tend to estimate their vacation destination trip as longer than it is, a faulty estimate that makes the return trip seem shorter, Dutch researchers say. Niels van de Ven of Tilburg University in the Netherlands and colleagues say it seems that many people find that, when taking a […]

Telephone Counseling Boosts Exercise Time

PROVIDENCE, R.I., Aug. 25 (UPI) — Patients who have completed cardiac rehabilitation were more apt to excercsie if they received telephone calls supportive of exercise, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Bernardine Pinto of The Miriam Hospital, a professor at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, found the maintenance counseling group reported they were […]

Violence Remains A Top Cause Of U.S. Death

ATLANTA, Aug. 26 (UPI) — The estimated annual cost of U.S. medical care and productivity lost due to violence each year is estimated at more than $70 billion, researchers say. “Violence is an unfortunate reality of the world we live in with direct implications for health,” Dr. James Rippe, editor in chief of the American […]

Bachelor’s Degree For Students With Autism

ALBANY, N.Y., Aug. 24 (UPI) — Two Albany, N.Y., colleges are creating a bachelor’s degree program for students with autism spectrum disorder, college officials say. Officials at Sage Colleges and Excelsior College created the Sage Achieve degree, an online program for students with autism spectrum disorder, which can be customized to meet a student’s particular […]

Job Loss Puts Many In Medical Debt

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) — A majority of people who lost their jobs and their health insurance in the last two years are skipping needed medicine and healthcare, a U.S. study found. A Commonwealth Fund report says 72 percent of those people are foregoing needed healthcare or not filling prescriptions because they are struggling […]

Dust Mite Test May Help Predict Asthma

MELBOURNE, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Toddlers with a family history of allergy and test positive in a skin prick test for dust mites have a higher asthma risk later, Australian researchers say. Dr. Caroline Lodge from the University of Melbourne’s School of Population Health says the identification of house dust mites as a predictor for […]

Most U.S. Women In 80s Satisfied With Sex

SAN DIEGO, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Most U.S. women self-report quality of life, successful aging and sexual satisfaction well into their 80s, researchers found. Wesley K. Thompson — assistant professor at the Stein Institute for Research on Aging at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, and co-lead author Lindsey Charo — looked […]

COBRA’s Federal Subsidy To End Sept. 1

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 25 (UPI) — The federal subsidy for the unemployed to continue their health insurance from their former employer is set to end next week, a U.S. non-profit group says. The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1985, gives laid-off workers the ability to continue being covered by their former employer’s health insurance […]

Sexist Men And Women Made For Each Other

LAWRENCE, Kan., Aug. 23 (UPI) — Men who prefer “one-night stands” are apt to use aggressive courtship strategies that sexist women who favor casual sex respond to, U.S. researchers say. Jeffrey Hall and Melanie Canterberry of the University of Kansas say men with negative sexist attitudes toward women compete with other men who show an […]

Less Educated, Less Attending Services

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Aug. 23 (UPI) — Less-educated white Americans are dropping out of the religious sector, similarly to the way they left the labor market, a U.S. researcher says a study shows. Using data from the General Social Survey and the National Survey of Family Growth, the study found in the 1970s, among those ages […]

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