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Green Tomatoes May Help Maintain Strong Muscles

IOWA CITY, Iowa (UPI) — Tomatidine, a compound found in green tomatoes, not only boosts muscle growth and strength, it protects against muscle wasting caused by illness, injury or aging. Dr. Christopher Adams of the University of Iowa said muscle atrophy, or muscle wasting, caused by aging, injury, cancer and heart failure makes people weak […]

Women Who Spend A Lot Of Time On Facebook May Have Declining Body Image

STRATHCLYDE, Scotland (UPI) — Young women who spend lots of time studying “selfies” and comparing themselves to social media photographs may be more insecure about their bodies than if they were reading magazines or other mass media. Petya Eckler of the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland, said friends’ photos might be more difficult to […]

Those With Alzheimer’s May Be Less Likely To Die Of Cancer

MADRID (UPI) — A new study reveals that older people who have memory and thinking problems, but do not demonstrate dementia symptoms, may have a lower risk of dying from cancer. “Studies have shown that people with Alzheimer’s disease are less likely to develop cancer, but we don’t know the reason for that link,” study […]

No Point To ‘Faking It,’ A Sexual Partner Knows If A Partner Is Satisfied

WATERLOO, Ontario (UPI) — Men and women are equally perceptive of their partners’ levels of sexual satisfaction and develop what psychologists call a “sexual script,” which forms guidelines for their sexual activity. Erin Fallis, a Ph.D. candidate, and Uzma S. Rehman and Christine Purdon, professors at the University of Waterloo in Ontario, said the findings […]

Study: E-Cigarettes Affect Cells Similarly To Regular Tobacco

SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A new study shows that the vapor from e-cigarettes damages human cells similarly to smoke from traditional cigarettes. The researchers present the study, published in the journal of Clinical Cancer Research, at the American Association for Cancer Research annual meeting on April 6 in San Diego. The scientists described how they […]

Men With Eating Disorders Often ‘Underdiagnosed, Undertreated And Under-Researched’

OXFORD, England (UPI) — Due to the perception held by many — including some doctors — that anorexia nervosa is an eating disorder primarily affecting young women, some men are not diagnosed, and one man with the eating disorder was told to “man up.” Researchers at the University of Oxford and the University of Glasgow […]

Four Paraplegic Men Move Their Legs

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Four men suffering from chronic, complete spinal cord injuries — legs paralyzed for years — moved their legs after being implanted with an epidural stimulator. Researchers from the University of Louisville; University of California, Los Angeles; and the Pavlov Institute of Physiology said the epidural stimulator delivers a continuous electrical current […]

Food Poisoning More Likely At A U.S. Restaurant Than At Home

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Outbreak data for food poisoning — Botulism, Salmonella, E. coli O157:H7, hepatitis A or Listeria — indicate Americans are twice as likely to get sick from food prepared at a restaurant than food prepared at home. The Center for Science in the Public Interest, a Washington nonprofit group, said it analyzed “solved” […]

Young U.S. Teens Ages 15 To 17 Give Birth To 1,700 Babies A Week

ATLANTA (UPI) — Seven out of 10 U.S. teens age 15 to 17 have not had sex yet, but teens in this age group give birth to 1,700 babies a week. A Vital Signs report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said births to younger teens age 15 to 17 declined 67 percent […]

3.7 Million Americans With Mental Illnesses Lack Health Insurance

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Nearly half of the States in the Union, mostly in the South and Midwest, have refused to expand Medicaid programs under the provisions of the Affordable Care Act. As a result, 3.7 million Americans suffering from serious mental illness, psychological pain and/or substance abuse problems are without health insurance — that according […]

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