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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 […]

60,000 Lbs. Of Ground Beef Recalled

DODGE CITY, Kan., Aug. 15 (UPI) — About 60,000 pounds of ground beef from National Beef Packing Co. in Dodge City, Kan., is being recalled for possible E. coli contamination, officials say. The U.S. Agriculture Department said in a release Friday the recall was initiated after the potential health hazard was detected at a state-inspected […]

Spices Reduce Triglyceride Response

Adding spices to a high-fat meal reduces triglyceride response by about 30 percent, compared to a similar meal with no added spices, U.S. researchers say. Study leader Sheila West of Pennsylvania State University, says eating a diet rich in spices, such as turmeric and cinnamon, reduces the body’s negative responses to eating high-fat meals.

Leaner Kids Have More Brown ‘Good’ Fat

BOSTON, Aug. 14 (UPI) — Brown fat, known as a type of “good” fat, is found more in leaner children, increasing until puberty and then declining, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. Aaron Cypess, staff physician at Joslin Diabetes Center, and colleagues say the study used PET imaging data to document children’s amounts and activity […]

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