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U.S. Moms Get Little Breastfeeding Help

ATLANTA, Aug. 2 (UPI) — Only 4 percent of U.S. hospitals provide the full range of support needed to facilitate breastfeeding for new mothers, federal health officials say. Vital Signs report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta says improving rates of U.S. breastfeeding by providing better hospital support to mothers […]

Salmonella Alert For Ground Turkey

WASHINGTON, Aug. 2 (UPI) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a public health alert after some 77 cases of Salmonella were reported in 26 states associated with ground turkey. Officials at the Food Safety and Inspection Service say the illnesses were linked through an epidemiologic investigation, state health department analyses and a Centers for […]

Nicotine Protects Against Parkinson’s

PARIS, Aug. 1 (UPI) — Nicotine protects the brain from Parkinson’s disease, researchers in Paris found. Study co-author Patrick P. Michel of the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere, Hopital de la Salpetriere, in Paris, says to make this discovery, scientists used mice genetically engineered without a specific nicotine receptor — the alpha-7 […]

Doctors Warn Of Hot Dogs Via Billboard

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1 (UPI) — A U.S. physicians’ group sponsored a billboard near the Indianapolis Motor Speedway warning NASCAR Sprint Cup fans “Hot dogs can wreck your health.” The billboard shows an image of hot dogs sticking out of a cigarette pack with the skull and crossbones and “Warning: Hot dogs can wreck your health.” […]

Sun, Heat A Risk For Cancer Patients

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Aug. 1 (UPI) — Because of their treatment, cancer patients are at higher risk from the sun so they should take precautions, U.S. physicians advise. “Cancer patients may be more at risk for sun damage because of their treatment,” Dr. Elizabeth Kvale, director of outpatient supportive care and survivorship at University of Alabama […]

Most Avoid Discussing A ‘good Death’

BUFFALO, N.Y., July 31 (UPI) — There is an avoidance of death in U.S. society that often sidesteps important issues until it is too late for critically ill patients, a professor suggests. Professor Deborah P. Waldrop of the University at Buffalo School of Social Work says, when asked, the majority of people say they want […]

Back-to-school Adjustment Should Begin Now

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 31 (UPI) — Since summer break ends in August in the South, parents and children should begin adjusting to back-to-school routines now, a U.S. researcher says. “Returning to the routine of the school year can be overwhelming for adults and students,” Josh Klapow, a clinical psychologist at the University of Alabama at […]

More U.S. Kids On Government Healthcare

DURHAM, N.H., July 31 (UPI) — With unemployment staying high and parents losing health insurance, more U.S. children are being covered by public health insurance plans, researchers say. “When people become unemployed, not only do they lose their employment-based private insurance, but, with the loss of income, families may become newly eligible for public plans,” […]

Psychology Colors Debt Management

ST. LOUIS, July 31 (UPI) — The best way to end debt is to make minimum payments except for one loan with the highest interest rate, but most tend not to do this, U.S. researchers say. Cynthia Cryder, a consumer behavior expert at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, and co-authors Shahar Ayal, […]

Grapes May Protect Against Sun Radiation

BARCELONA, Spain, July 30 (UPI) — Substances in grapes can reduce the amount of cell damage caused in skin exposed to the sun’s ultraviolet radiation, researchers in Spain say. Marta Cascante, a biochemist at the University of Barcelona, and colleagues at the Spanish National Research Council say UV rays act on the skin by activating […]

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