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4 In 10 High School Boys, Young Men Report Coerced Sex

COLUMBIA, Mo. (UPI) — Four in 10 U.S. high school boys and young college men say they were coerced into sex or sexual behavior, and 95 percent said a female acquaintance was the aggressor. “Sexual victimization continues to be a pervasive problem in the United States, but the victimization of men is rarely explored,” lead […]

Study Links Infant Genetic Mutations To Air Pollution

A new study shows a correlation between mothers exposed to toxic air pollution and their babies being born with compromised neurological development. The study, conducted by Columbia University and Chongqing Medical University, examined mothers and children living near a now defunct coal power plant in China. The study consisted of non-smoking women who had their […]

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million Prematurely Worldwide Annually

In 2012, about 7 million people died worldwide as a result of air pollution exposure — making air pollution the world’s largest single environmental health risk, WHO officials in Geneva say. Dr. Flavia Bustreo, assistant director-general of WHO’s Family, Women and Children’s Health, says the new estimates are not only based on more knowledge about […]

Practice Makes Perfect When It Comes To Aggression In Video Games

AMES, Iowa (UPI) — Children who play violent video games over and over again are perfecting aggressive thought patterns just as if they were practicing the piano or learning to pitch a baseball. Lead author Douglas Gentile, an associate professor of psychology at Iowa State University, said repeated practice of aggressive ways of thinking appears […]

Coffee, Colas And Candy Stain Teeth, But Chocolate, Tea And Strawberries Whiten

NEW YORK (UPI) — Some surprising foods such as steak, cheese and dark chocolate whiten teeth, but sauces, juice and curry can stain teeth, a dentist advises. Marc Liechtung, a member of the International Academy for Dental and Facial Aesthetics and principal in New York-based Manhattan Dental Arts, says blueberries, raspberries, cranberries, cherries and other […]

Stress Can Double Infertility Risk, Delay Pregnancy

The more stress women are under while trying to conceive a child the harder it is to get pregnant. Courtney Denning-Johnson Lynch, director of reproductive epidemiology at Ohio State University’s Columbus Wexner Medical Center in Columbus, and colleagues found women with high levels of alpha-amylase — a biomarker of stress in saliva — are 29 […]

Rigid Parents Skimpy On Affection Tend To Have Overweight Kids

MONTREAL (UPI) — Parents rigid with rules, and skimpy on affection and dialogue with their kids, have a greater risk of children who are overweight, researchers in Canada say. Study co-authors Tracie Barnett of Ste.-Justine hospital and professor at Concordia University, Dr. Gilles Paradis of McGill University Health Center and Lisa Kakinami, a post-doctoral epidemiologist […]

The U.S. Believes In The Pursuit Of Happiness, But Many Don’t

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (UPI) — Although the pursuit of happiness is a shared value in the United States, many cultures shy away from happiness, researchers say. Mohsen Joshanloo and Dan Weijers of the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand said in non-Western cultures it is a less valued emotion. The ideals of harmony and […]

Teens Eating High Amounts Of Salt Speed Aging

AUGUSTA, Ga. (UPI) — Overweight or obese teenagers who eat lots of salty foods may show signs of faster cell aging, researchers in the United States say. Lead author Dr. Haidong Zhu, an assistant professor of pediatrics at Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Regents University in Augusta, Ga., and colleagues said previous research found the […]

Mid-Life Crisis: Happiness Hits The Lowest Point At Ages 40-42

MELBOURNE (UPI) — It’s official, there is a mid-life crisis or a real dip in happiness in middle-age, researchers in Australia say. Dr. Terence Cheng of the University of Melbourne’s Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research said past evidence for “mid-life crises” was mixed because it came from cross sectional data. In other words, […]


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