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U.S. Economy Adds 192,000 Jobs In March; Unemployment Rate Holds Steady

WASHINGTON (UPI) — The U.S. economy added 192,000 jobs in March, showing steady improvement in the labor market, but still short of the rebound analysts were expecting. The 192,000 gain was below the 206,000 estimate reported by analysts polled by Bloomberg, but the unemployment rate held steady at 6.7 percent. While the increase in jobs […]

American Employees Are Taking Only Half Of Their Paid Leave

SAUSALITO, Calif. (UPI) — Americans eligible for paid vacation admitted to using only 51 percent of their eligible time in the past 12 months, possibly costing them more than $1,300. Among employees eligible to take paid time off, 85 percent said they took at least some time off, whereas the rest took no time off. […]

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 […]

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. […]

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