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Happiness Research May Help Depressed

RIVERSIDE, Calif., July 29 (UPI) — U.S. researchers propose a new approach for treating depression by teaching patients to increase their positive thinking and positive behaviors. Kristin Layous and Joseph Chancellor, graduate students at University of California, Riverside; Sonja Lyubomirsky, professor of psychology and director of the Positive Psychology Laboratory at UC Riverside; and Dr. […]

Cues Can Direct Choice Of Healthy Eating

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — When people making healthy eating choices look at food, their brains react differently from those of people succumbing to dietary temptation, a U.S. study says. Neuroscientists studying human decision-making say when we think about future rewards such as health over shorter-term pleasures such as digging into that cheeseburger, the […]

More Muscle Mass Reduces Diabetes Risk?

LOS ANGELES, July 29 (UPI) — Increasing muscle mass may reduce the odds of developing diabetes, a new U.S. study suggests. While previous research has focused on reducing body fat, a study by researchers at UCLA suggests a link between higher muscle mass and a lower risk of diabetes, USA Today reported Thursday. “Our findings […]

Report: Cost Cuts Threaten U.K. Patients

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) — Managers in Britain’s public health service are deliberately delaying operations to save money, an official report says. The report by the Cooperation and Competition Panel, an independent watchdog that advises the National Health Service, said operations are being delayed in hopes patients will opt for private treatment, The Daily Telegraph […]

Poll: Bicycle Helmets Should Not Be Forced

LONDON, July 29 (UPI) — Forcing people to wear bicycle helmets may cause people to give up cycling altogether and lose the health benefits of regular exercise, a British journal says. In a poll published in the British Medical Journal, two thirds of the publication’s readers said they opposed compulsory helmets for adults, The Daily […]

U.S. Cases Of HIV-2 Remain Rare

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) — Human immunodeficiency virus type-2, is related to but distinct from the well-characterized AIDS retrovirus, HIV type 1, U.S. officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says HIV-2 surveillance shows reported cases of HIV-2 remain rare in the United States — an average of […]

6,000 A Year Get Ill From Heat, Athletics

ATLANTA, July 29 (UPI) — About 6,000 people got emergency room care during the past decade for heat illness suffered during a sport or recreational activity, U.S. health officials say. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report says men accounted for three-quarters of the cases and people age 15-19 accounted […]

Why Americans Live Shorter Lives

LOS ANGELES, July 28 (UPI) — The U.S.-European life expectancy gap would disappear if obesity, diabetes and hypertension among middle-age Americans dropped to European levels, experts say. Dana Goldman, director of the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics at University of Southern California, and colleagues at Rand Corp. and Harvard School of Public Health, […]

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