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Study: Binge Drinkers Tend To Partner

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan. 7 (UPI) — Many binge drinkers are in romantic relationships with people who exhibit similar behavior, Canadian researchers say. The group from Dalhousie University in Halifax tracked 208 heterosexual couples, HealthDay reports. Their subjects were all in their early 20s, with at least one a college student, had been dating for […]

Researchers: Name Can Affect Life Chances

BERLIN, Jan. 7 (UPI) — A name that others associate with bad qualities can have effects throughout adult life, German researchers say. In a study published in Social Psychological and Personality Science, the researchers report on what they found using responses to profiles on a European online dating service, Postmedia News in Canada reported. Wiebke […]

Most Men Unhappy With Level Of Muscularity

BRISTOL, England, Jan. 7 (UPI) — Most men in Britain say they are unhappy about how muscular their arms and chests are, but a beer belly is their biggest body issue, researchers say. A collaboration of experts at the Center for Appearance Research at the University of the West of England in Bristol, the Succeed […]

Poor Diet Of Mom-To-Be Linked To Diabetes

LEICESTER, England, Jan. 8 (UPI) — In both rats and humans, what a mother-to-be eats impacts how her child stores fats later, researchers in Britain said. Professor Anne Willis of the Medical Research Council Toxicology Unit at the University of Leicester said storing fats in the right areas of the body is important because otherwise […]

Older, Cheaper Vacuums Spread Germs

BRISBANE, Australia, Jan. 5 (UPI) — Some vacuum cleaners add to indoor air pollution by releasing bacteria and dust that can spread infections and trigger allergies, researchers in Australia say. Lidia Morawska, a professor at Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, and colleagues said previous research showed vacuum cleaners can increase levels of very small […]

Animal Bites Should Be Assessed For Rabies

ATLANTA, Jan. 5 (UPI) — The third case of human rabies in the United States acquired in Haiti since 2000 highlights the importance of obtaining patients’ history, health officials say. A report published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report said a 73-year-old woman who was bitten in April […]

Tylenol Maker Sued Over Boy’s Death

PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 (UPI) — A U.S. couple filed a lawsuit in Philadelphia against Johnson & Johnson Inc. alleging Very Berry Strawberry Children’s Tylenol was linked to their son’s death. In a lawsuit filed in Philadelphia Common Pleas Court, Daniel and Katy Moore of Ellensburg, Wash., allege their 2-year-old son received a larger dose than […]

Neurological Conditions Increase Flu Risk

ATLANTA, Jan. 6 (UPI) — Doctors should be alert to the possibility of influenza among children and young adults with neurological and neurodevelopmental conditions, U.S. officials say. A study published in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report describes the findings of a joint investigation between the CDC and the […]

Vitamin D Lack Linked To Depression

DALLAS, Jan. 6 (UPI) — Higher vitamin D levels are linked with a significantly decreased risk of depression, especially among those with a history of depression, U.S. researchers say. Senior author Dr. E. Sherwood Brown, professor of psychiatry at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas and colleagues at the Cooper Center Longitudinal […]

Surgery Affects Memory, Concentration

STOCKHOLM, Sweden, Jan. 5 (UPI) — Patients undergoing surgery and anesthesia can develop a decline in memory and learning long after the procedure, researchers in Sweden say. Lars I. Eriksson, professor of anesthesiology and intensive care at Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm and Karolinska University Hospital, said post-operative cognitive decline is particularly common in the first […]


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