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Gallup: About One-Third Of U.S. Adults Didn’t See Dentist In Past Year

WASHINGTON, April 28 (UPI) — About 1 in 3 U.S. adults did not visit the dentist with the past 12 months, a survey found — similar to results of a survey in 2008. Gallup interviewed 178,072 U.S. adults in 2013 for the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and found 64.7 percent last year visited the dentist at […]

Researchers Create Artificial Skin Using Stem Cells

SAN FRANCISCO, April 28 (UPI) — An international team of researchers developed skin grown from human stem cells that may eliminate using animals for drug and cosmetics testing and help develop news therapies for skin disorders. The team led by King’s College London and the San Francisco Veteran Affairs Medical Center developed the first laboratory-grown […]

Influenza B Has Stubborn Hold On Texas, Northeast, New York

ATLANTA, April 25 (UPI) — For the week ending April 19, overall U.S. flu activity was down except in Texas, the New England, New York and New Jersey where influenza B predominated. The weekly flu report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta said the national proportion of people seeing their healthcare […]

Drinking More Coffee Linked To Lower Type 2 Diabetes Risk

BOSTON (UPI) — People who drank at least one more cup of coffee per day over a four-year period had more than a 10 percent lower risk of type 2 diabetes, according to a new study. Lead author Shilpa Bhupathiraju, a research fellow at the Harvard School of Public Health, said the research team analyzed […]

Nearly Half Of Homeless Men Have Suffered A Traumatic Brain Injury

TORONTO (UPI) — Some 45 percent of homeless men in a recent survey in Toronto had suffered a traumatic brain injury at some point in their life — 70 percent of those injuries occurred during adolescence and 87 percent happened before the men became homeless. The study is based on information collected from 111 homeless […]

7.5 Percent Of Schoolchildren Take Prescription Psych Meds

WASHINGTON (UPI) — According to a new health study, some 7.5 percent of children ages 6 to 17 are being prescribed psych medications for emotional or behavioral problems. The study is based on information collected as a part of the National Health Interview Survey, designed and carried out by the Centers for Disease Control and […]

Survey: U.S. Centenarians Don’t Feel A Day Older Than 83

MINNETONKA, Minn. (UPI) — On average, U.S. centenarians say they feel age 83, none said they felt sad or burdened, 3 percent said they felt lonely, but most want to invite Barack Obama, Betty White or Hillary Clinton to a dinner party. A UnitedHealthcare telephone survey of 104 U.S. centenarians found 36 percent of the […]

3,000 Types Of Bacteria Found On U.S. $1 Bills

NEW YORK (UPI) — Researchers at the New York University’s Dirty Money Project analyzed DNA on $1 bills and found some 3,000 types of bacteria — many times more than studies using a microscope found. Jane Carlton, director of genome sequencing at NYU’s Center for Genomics and Systems Biology told The Wall Street Journal: “It […]

Scientists Link Two Genes To Inflammatory Bowel Disease

CINCINNATI (UPI) — More than 1.4 million Americans suffer from the painful symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease, a group of disorders, like Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, resulting from chronic inflammation of the intestines. There is currently no cure for these conditions, but scientists hope a new discovery into the genetic origins of the disease […]

Food Texture Affects Calorie Perception And Portion Control

TAMPA, Fla. (UPI) — Previous research has revealed color, taste and smell all affect the way humans eat and enjoy food. But what role does texture play in our consumption habits? According to a new study led by Dipayan Biswas, a marketing professor at the University of South Florida, consumers perceive harder or more rough-textured […]

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