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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 […]

Cholesterol-Lowering Food Tops Low-Fat

TORONTO, Aug. 23 (UPI) — People counseled to eat cholesterol-lowering food such as soy and nuts had lower cholesterol than those on a low-fat diet, researchers in Canada say. Dr. David J.A. Jenkins of St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto compared the two diets for a six-month period. The control diet emphasized high […]

Unemployed Men Happy To Do ‘Women’s Work’

LAS VEGAS, Aug. 23 (UPI) — Men unemployed as a result of the recession have taken on housekeeping and caring for children as their way of contributing to the home, U.S. researchers say. Ilana Demantas, a doctoral student in sociology at the University of Kansas, interviewed 20 recently unemployed men. “Usually men see themselves as […]

Erectile Dysfunction Linked To Orgasm Lack

NEW YORK, Aug. 24 (UPI) — Most men with erectile dysfunction are unable to have an orgasm and have problems with ejaculation, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Dr. Darius Paduch, a male sexual medicine specialist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, and colleagues tracked 12,130 men with mild to severe erectile dysfunction and found 65 […]

Wedded Bliss Boosts Heart Surgery Survival

ROCHESTER, N.Y., Aug. 22 (UPI) — Being married to a supportive spouse is as good for one’s heart as quitting smoking or being obese, U.S. researchers suggest. The study, published in Health Psychology, found marriage in general is linked to higher survival rates for men, and the more satisfying the marriage, the higher the rate […]


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