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Moderate Drinking Reduces Dementia Risk

CHICAGO, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Moderate drinking — no more than two drinks a day for men and one for women — reduces risk of dementia and cognitive impairment, U.S. researchers say. Edward J. Neafsey and Michael A. Collins, professors in the department of molecular pharmacology and therapeutics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of […]

PTSD May Impinge Recognizing Fear, Sadness

SARAJEVO, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Aug. 16 (UPI) — Post-traumatic stress disorder may change brain processes that make it harder to recognize fear and sadness, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Dutch researchers say. Dr. Ervin Poljac of the International University of Sarajevo and the University of Leuven, Dr. Barbara Montagne of the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre and Edward de Haan […]

Separation Anxiety Affects Child, Parents

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Aug. 17 (UPI) — Separation anxiety may affect both U.S. children and their parents on the first day of school, a professor of counseling says. Samuel T. Gladding, professor of counseling at Wake Forest University and author of the book “Family Therapy,” says not being well-prepared for the separation makes anxiety worse. Gladding […]

7,000 In U.S. Die From ‘Culture Of Honor’

NORMAN, Okla., Aug. 16 (UPI) — U.S. researchers say people in so-called culture of honor states have a greater tendency than others to react to reputation threats with hostility and violence. Collin Barnes, Ryan Brown and Michael Tamborski of the University of Oklahoma say a culture of honor puts a high value on the defense […]

Caffeine May Lower Risk Of Skin Cancer

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., Aug. 16 (UPI) — In a study involving mice, U.S. researchers found caffeine applied directly to the skin helped prevent ultraviolet light from causing skin cancer. Allan Conney, director of the Susan Lehman Cullman Laboratory for Cancer Research at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and colleagues at the University of […]

If Child Has Autism, Siblings May Too

NEW YORK, Aug. 15 (UPI) — Having one child with autism increases the risk of siblings having autism at a rate higher than previously thought, U.S. researchers suggest. Researchers at the University of California, Davis, MIND Institute, found 19 percent of younger siblings of children with autism spectrum disorder developed autism — a rate significantly […]

Inflexibility Hard For Those With Autism

GLASGOW, Scotland, Aug. 15 (UPI) — People with autism often find it difficult to multitask because they stick rigidly to tasks in the order they are given them, researchers in Scotland say. Dr. Gnanathusharan Rajendran of the University of Strathclyde and colleagues at the University of Edinburgh and Liverpool John Moores University presented pupils with […]

Marital Arguing Remains Constant Over Time

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 15 (UPI) — The degree to which a married couple argues — whether a little or a lot — is not likely to change much during the course of decades, U.S. researchers found. Lead author Claire Kamp Dush of Ohio State University and Miles Taylor of Florida State University used data from […]

Alcohol Linked To Insomnia

AKITA CITY, Japan, Aug. 15 (UPI) — A study of alcohol, sleep and heart rate variability found that alcohol interferes with the restorative functions of sleep, Japanese and U.S. researchers say. “Alcohol affects overall sleep architecture,” Dr. Yohei Sagawa of Akita University School of Medicine in Japan says. “Normally, during physiologic nocturnal sleep in humans, […]

Egg Cholesterol Depends On What Hen Eats

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 15 (UPI) — How much cholesterol eggs give a person depend on what the hen laying the eggs eats, researchers in Israel say. Dr. Niva Shapira of Tel Aviv University’s School of Health Professions and colleagues designed feeds that were high in antioxidants and lower in omega-6 fatty acids, based on […]

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