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Cholesterol-Lowering Food Tops Low-Fat

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. The study says those who ate the cholesterol-lowering diet had a greater drop in their LDL, “bad,” cholesterol levels.

Stigma Attached To Cosmetic Surgery, Botox

TORONTO, Aug. 25 (UPI) — There is a stigma to invasive anti-aging treatments such as Botox or cosmetic surgery — specifically, some think it is vain, Canadian researchers say. Lead author Alison Chasteen, an associate professor of the University of Toronto, says younger adults are more negative than older adults about using anti-aging methods. “These […]

Men Pack On Pounds After Divorce

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 22 (UPI) — Men tend to have a large weight gain after a divorce, but for women, the risk of a large weight gain was most likely after marriage, U.S. researchers found. “Clearly, the effect of marital transitions on weight changes differs by gender,” lead author Dmitry Tumin, a doctoral student in […]

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 […]


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