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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 […]

Study: Getting Up Early Could Help You Lose Weight

A study from Northwestern University says that early risers are more likely to lose weight because of exposure to morning sunlight. “If a person doesn’t get sufficient light at the appropriate time of day, it could de-synchronize your internal body clock, which is know to alter metabolism and can lead to weight gain,” said Dr. […]

An Ingredient In Chocolate May Help People Fight Obesity And Type 2 Diabetes

BLACKSBURG, Va. (UPI) — Oligomeric procyanidins, contained in dark chocolate, may be the ingredient that helps keep weight down and helps prevent type 2 diabetes. Melanie R. Dorenkott, Laura E. Griffin, Katheryn M. Goodrich, Katherine A. Thompson-Witrick, Gabrielle Fundaro, Liyun Ye, Joseph R. Stevens, Mostafa Ali, Sean F. O’Keefe, Matthew W. Hulver and Andrew P. […]

Study Suggests Benefits Of Mammograms Often Overestimated, Harms Underestimated

BOSTON (UPI) — A review of international studies from 1960 to 2014 for the evidence on the mortality benefit and chief harms of mammography screening found women often are not aware of the harms associated with mammograms. Review co-authors Nancy Keating, of the Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and Lydia Pace of […]

Caregivers Of U.S. Military Wounded Uncared For

SANTA MONICA, Calif. (UPI) — The needs of military caregivers — family members, friends, or acquaintances who provide care and assistance for, or manage the care of, current or former military service members — are ignored and unmet. A report by the Rand Corp. said: “Although significant attention has been paid to servicemembers and veterans […]

Why Are U.S. Schools Failing To Reduce Bullying?

LOS ANGELES (UPI) — Schools that conduct limited programs to reduce bullying have had limited success, while more comprehensive programs have had some success but require enormous commitment and school resources. Overall, a new study suggests that efforts to reduce bullying in K-12 schools are not making the grade. Lead author Jaana Juvonen, a professor […]

High Levels Of A Stress Hormone Linked To Risk Taking In Those Who Stay Up Late

CHICAGO (UPI) — Night owls, people who stay up late at night, compared to early birds, people who wake up early in the morning, tend to be unmarried risk-takers. Study author Dario Maestripieri, a professor in comparative human development at the University of Chicago, said women who are night owls share the same high propensity […]

Simple Test Accurately Rules Out Heart Attack In ER

Karolinska University Hospital in Sweden has found a simple test that accurately rules out a heart attack or the risk of heart attack for patients in the ER with chest pain. The blood test paired with a normal electrocardiogram of the heartbeat was 99 percent accurate in determining which patients could be safely sent home […]


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