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Study: Tobacco Plant May Have The Key To Fighting Cancer

VICTORIA, Australia (UPI) — According to La Trobe University researchers, the flowers of tobacco plants contain a molecule that has to the potential to be used to kill cancer cells. The molecule, which is part of the plant’s natural defense system and typically kills off fungi and bacteria, “has the ability to identify and destroy […]

Depression Increases Risk Of Heart Failure

STAVANGER, Norway (UPI) — People with mild symptoms of depression have an slight increase in the risk of heart failure, but those with moderate to severe symptoms had a 40 percent increased risk. First author Lise Tuset Gustad, an intensive care nurse at Levanger Hospital in Norway said people with mild symptoms had a 5 […]

More Mentally Challenging Occupations Linked To Reduced Loss Of Brain Function In Retirement

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (UPI) — U.S. researchers found a link between more mentally challenging an occupations, such as physician, and reduced loss of brain function when elderly. Gwenith Fisher of the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research and assistant professor of psychology at Colorado State University, and colleagues at the University of Michigan analyzed […]

Of Mice And Men? Overwieght Male Mice Pass On Risk Of Obesity, Breast Cancer To Daughters

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Most studies concerning the heredity of obesity and breast cancer in daughters focuses on the mother. But researchers at the the Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center decided to see if such heritability tendencies hold true for male mice. Their conclusion: It does. The researchers’ findings — which were presented at the 105th […]

New Moms Living With Grandparents May Suffer Higher Rates Of Depression

DURHAM, N.C. (UPI) — Almost half of all U.S. children born to single mothers will spend at least some time living in a multi-generational household, but a researcher says living with grandparents may increase the risk of depression. Lead author Joy Piontak, a research analyst with the Duke University Center for Child and Family Policy, […]

Antioxidants Can Both Protect Against And Encourage Omega 6 Damage

WASHINGTON (UPI) — According to researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, antioxidants have a schizophrenic relationship with omega 6 — sometimes protecting cells from omega 6 damage, other times promoting its adverse effects. Found in many modern-day cooking oils, omega 6 fatty acids have been shown in a number of animal studies to promote […]

Twice As Many Men Get Substance Abuse Treatment As Women

ROCKVILLE, Md. (UPI) — Twice as many men age 18 and older — 1.2 million — entered substance abuse treatment facilities in 2011, compared to about 609,000 females. A report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, using data from 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found among teens ages 12 […]

Insomnia Increases Stroke Risk, Study Finds

WASHINGTON (UPI) — Over a four-year period, insomniacs between the ages of 18 and 35 were eight times more likely to suffer a stroke. Those same patients were also 54 percent more likely to end up in the hospital as the result of a stroke. According to the health study — which was conducted by […]

Tweeters Share Their Migraine Pain In Real Time

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (UPI) — Humans have long understood commiseration to be cathartic. That’s why many take to social media to share the specifics of their battles with migraine pain. Twitter — a place where many migraine sufferers find consolation and sympathy — is also gold mine of information for health researchers. “As technology and […]

1 Of 5 Adult Tonsillectomies Involves A Complication

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (UPI) — One in 5 U.S adults who has a tonsillectomy suffers a complication such as a postoperative hemorrhage, dehydration or treatment for ear, nose or throat pain. Dennis Scanlon, professor of health policy and administration at Pennsylvania State University, and colleagues at Kaiser San Francisco Medical Center and Truven Health Analytics […]


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