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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 […]

Across Cultures, Acting Extroverted And Outgoing Linked To Happier People

PULLMAN, Wash. (UPI) — Across cultures, people who act extroverted — energy, positive emotions, assertiveness, sociability and stimulation seeking and talkativeness — feel happier. Timothy Church, a professor and associate dean of research in the College of Education at Washington State University, and his team used a “Big Five” personality trait survey to measure behavior […]

Children With Autism Bond With The Family Dog

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Man’s best friend may indeed be the best friend of a child with autism providing a child who has trouble interacting with people companionship and unconditional love. Gretchen Carlisle, a research fellow at the Research Center for Human-Animal Interaction at the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine, interviewed 70 parents […]

Pregnant Women Who Took Antidepressants Linked To Higher Autism Risk In Boys

BALTIMORE (UPI) — Boys whose mothers took antidepressants such as Lexapro, Paxil, Prozac or Zoloft while pregnant, were almost three times more likely to have autism spectrum disorder. Rebecca A. Harrington and Li-Ching Lee of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Dr. Rosa M. Crum of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Dr. Andrew W. […]

Postpartum Depression A Risk For Young Dads Too

EVANSTON, Ill. (UPI) — In analyzing health data on 10,623 young men, ages 24 to 32 — data collected as part of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health — researchers at Northwestern University found that depression symptoms went up by an average of 68 percent during the first five years of fatherhood. While most […]

The Most Dangerous Food

The Most Dangerous Food

If you want to protect your heart, shrink your waistline, enjoy a better brain and shrink your risk of diabetes, a growing chorus of experts agree that there’s one type of food you should eliminate from your diet. It’s not sugar, but it can be just as dangerous to your health.

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