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Eating Fresh Produce In Winter Is Easy

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Jan. 2 (UPI) — Part of the “eating local” movement is to eat produce in season, and in winter some fresh fruit and vegetables are nutritional stars, a U.S. food expert says. Phil Lempert, a food industry analyst, trend watcher and creator of the Web site supermarketguru.com, said some vitamin C-rich winter […]

Poor Sleep Linked To Worse Blood Sugar

TUCSON, Jan. 2 (UPI) — Young people with type 1 diabetes may have hard time getting a good night’s sleep, resulting in worse control of blood sugar, U.S. researchers say. Principal investigator Michelle Perfect of the University of Arizona at Tucson tracked the sleep health of 50 children ages 10-16 with type 1 diabetes. The […]

Still Time To Make Health Improvements

BOSTON, Jan. 3 (UPI) — Many people break, or forget, their resolutions just days into a new year but a U.S. physician says they can still take steps to improve their health. Dr. Wendy Chen, a breast cancer expert at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, says limiting alcohol consumption can save money and may lower […]

Watching Sitcoms May Improve Health

NEW YORK, Jan. 3 (UPI) — Watching TV sitcoms may help health because there is a direct correlation between laughter and positive effects on the body and mind, a U.S. researcher says. Dr. Lee Berk, a preventive care specialist and psychoneuroimmunologist, said watching sitcoms can contribute to improved overall health because people who laugh often […]

Survey: Americans Want To Live To Be 90

OMAHA, Dec. 29 (UPI) — Each generation appears to disagree on what exactly “old” is, but all want to live until age 90, a U.S. survey indicates. The survey by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion conducted for Home Instead Senior Care asked: “At what age do you consider someone to be old?” – Millennials, […]

U.S. Excess Deaths Linked To Fukushima

WASHINGTON, Dec. 29 (UPI) — An estimated 14,000 excess U.S. deaths may be linked to the radioactive fallout from the Fukushima nuclear disaster in Japan, two researchers say. Study authors epidemiologist Joseph Mangano, executive director of the Radiation and Public Health Project, and Dr. Janette Sherman, an adjunct professor at Western Michigan University, said six […]

Ways To Help Prevent Winter Falls

MELROSE PARK, Ill., Dec. 29 (UPI) — About 1 million fall-related U.S. injuries are reported each year but an exercise physiologist says there are ways to help prevent falls. Mike Ross, author of “The Balance Manual” and exercise physiologist at Gottlieb Center for Fitness, part of Loyola University Health System near Chicago, said some bodily […]

NYC: One Cigarette Is One Too Many

NEW YORK, Dec. 29 (UPI) — A New York City TV campaign on the health consequences of “light” smoking — 10 or fewer cigarettes per day — is scheduled to begin next week, officials say. Officials at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said it was the department’s first effort to […]

Reduce Cancer Risk By Taking A Walk

BOSTON, Dec. 30 (UPI) — Cancer experts at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston suggest ringing in the New Year by adopting a new health habit — the easiest of which is walking. Dr. Jeffrey Meyerhardt, a Dana-Farber gastrointestinal cancer specialist, says staying fit and healthy can be as simple as lacing up a pair […]

‘Hair Of The Dog’ Makes Hangover Worse

MAYWOOD, Ill., Dec. 28 (UPI) — The so-called hair of the dog — the notion that having a drink can relieve a hangover — only makes a hangover worse, a U.S. family physician advises. Dr. Aaron Michelfelder of the Loyola University Health System says there are several things people can do to avoid the misery […]

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