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Study: People Yawn To Cool Overheated Brains

VIENNA (UPI) — Researchers at the University of Vienna have found that yawning cools down the overheated brain. Jorg Massen and Kim Dusch conducted the study, which tried to find the range of temperatures that causes yawning frequency to increase or decrease. They conducted identical studies on pedestrians yawning patterns in Vienna, Austria and Arizona […]

FDA Against Using Daily Aspirin To Prevent A First Heart Attack

WASHINGTON (UPI) — After a review of scientific data, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said only those who had suffered a heart attack or stroke benefited from a low-dose daily aspirin. The FDA consumer update said there was little evidence a daily low-dose aspirin helped prevent a heart attack or stroke for those who […]

Sports, Energy Drinks Linked To Smoking, Lots Of Screen Media Use

MINNEAPOLIS (UPI) — U.S. teens who drank sports drinks and energy drinks weekly drank more sugary beverages, were more likely to smoke and more likely to spend a lot of time in front of computer, phone and TV screens. Lead author Nicole Larson of the School of Public Health at the University of Minnesota and […]

Half Of U.S. Adults With Disabilities Get No Aerobic Physical Activity

ATLANTA (UPI) — Nearly half of U.S. adults with disabilities who are able to do aerobic physical activity do not, increasing their risks of heart disease, diabetes or cancer. A Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found 82 percent of U.S. adults ages 18-64 with disabilities were more likely to […]

The Cost Of The Great Recession On The Body May Surpass Damage To Bank Accounts

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) — The stress of the Great Recession due to unemployment, home foreclosures, stock market downturns — or the fear of losing a job, home or retirement funds — have a massive impact on health that has yet to be calculated. Kasisomayajula “Vish” Viswanath, professor of health communication at Harvard School of […]

Coral Reef Protein Fights HIV Infection

BETHESDA, Md., April 30 (UPI) — A new protein, extracted from coral collected from reefs off the north coast of Australia, shows the ability to block HIV from entering and destroying immune cells, or T cells. Researchers at the National Cancer Institute discovered that the proteins, called cnidarins, prove remarkably effective at quashing the transmission […]

Forget Milk, Drink Tart Cherry Juice For A Good Night’s Sleep

SAN DIEGO, April 30 (UPI) — Drinking Montmorency tart cherry juice twice a day for two weeks helped increase sleep time among older adults suffering with insomnia. Study co-author Dr. Frank L. Greenway, director of the outpatient research clinic at the Pennington Biomedical Research Center at Louisiana State University, said an estimated one-quarter to one-third […]

High Doses Of Antidepressants May Be Linked To Youth Self-Harm

BOSTON, April 30 (UPI) — High doses of antidepressants — selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Prozac or Zoloft — may be linked to increased risk of suicidal behavior in youth. Dr. Matthew Miller of the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston and colleagues, analyzed data from 162,625 people ages 10 to 64 with […]

New York State Legistators Aim To Ban E-cigarettes

ALBANY, N.Y., April 29 (UPI) — A group of New York state lawmakers have crafted a bill that would ban electronic cigarettes in public spaces. “We want the same restrictions for e-cigarettes as regular cigarettes,” said Sen. Kemp Hannon, R-Nassau County, the chairman of the Senate Health Committee. E-cigarettes, also called personal vaporizers or PVs, […]

Many Chipotle Customers Underestimate Calories Of A Burrito

DURHAM, N.C., April 29 (UPI) — A survey of more than 300 Chipotle customers before they ordered their food found they underestimated the number of calories in their planned orders, on average, by 21 percent. Researchers at Duke University and the University of Southern California conducted experiments testing the effectiveness of calorie labeling on menu […]

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